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Pre-loaded injector for single-handed implantation of hydrophilic IOL through 2.2mm incision

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Session Title: Cataract Surgery/ Equip/ IOLs

Session Date/Time: Sunday 14/09/2014 | 14:30-16:00

Paper Time: 14:54

Venue: Capital Hall B

First Author: : A.Vyas UK

Co Author(s): :                  

Abstract Details


To evaluate the safety, predictability and reproducibility of pre-loaded injector for single-handed implantation of Rayner C-flex hydrophilic IOL through 2.2mm incision


Scarborough hospital, York Teaching hospital, UK


The new pre-loaded injector for Rayner C-flex IOL has a single piece design consisting of nozzle, loading area and plunger. The hydrophilic IOL is supplied pre-loaded in a chamber immersed in a blister pack with solution. The chamber gets loaded on the injector prior to implantation. Implantation is single-handed with second hand free for wound assistance if required. Through 2.2mm incision, 20 consecutive IOL implantations were evaluated by a single surgeon under microscope for ease of loading, ease of implantation, undue rotation of IOL and visible damage to IOL surface or structure.


There were no problems reported while loading the pre-loaded IOL chamber on the injector, folding the IOL and implanting in the capsule bag. None of the implantation showed any rotation of IOL while unfolding. It was possible to implant the IOL through 2.2mm incision with single-handed wound un-assisted technique in every eye. Under microscope, none of the IOLs showed signs of damage to the optic or haptics.


Rayner pre-loaded injector designed for single-handed implantation of hydrophilic C-flex IOL through 2.2mm incision was found to be safe, predictable and reproducible.

Financial Interest:

One or more of the authors... receives consulting fees, retainer, or contract payments from a company producing, developing or supplying the product or procedure presented

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