Akreos AO microincision lens and Amaris excimer laser win Medical Design Excellence Awards

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The Akreos AO microincision lens (model MI60; Bausch and Lomb) and the Amaris excimer laser (Schwind) have been named amongst 33 winners at the 2008 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA).

The Akreos AO microincision lens (model MI60; Bausch and Lomb) and the Amaris excimer laser (Schwind) have been named amongst 33 winners at the 2008 Medical Design Excellence Awards (MDEA).

The Akreos MI60 intraocular lens is acrylic and designed for implantation through a 1.8 mm incision. The supply and design of the IOL has been credited to Contamac (Saffron Walden, UK), Complices (Toulouse, France), and Medicel (Widnau, Switzerland).

The Amaris excimer laser is designed to correct ametropia and corneal changes. It features a 1,050 Hz turbo eye tracker (5 D eye tracker), with a response time of less than three milliseconds. According to Schwind, one diopter of correction takes on average less than 2.5 seconds, whilst the small beam diameter of 0.54 mm (FWHM) allows maximum precision and smooth treatment surfaces. The supply and design of the laser has been credited to SMI (Berlin, Germany).

The awards will be presented on Wednesday, June 4, 2008 in a ceremony at the Medical Design & Manufacturing (MD&M) East 2008 Conference and Exposition in New York City, US.

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