First photochromic lens approved in Europe

June 14, 2007

Medennium has obtained CE mark clearance to market its photochromic intraocular lens (IOL), Aurium in Europe, making it the first lens of its kind to be introduced to the cataract lens market.

Medennium has obtained CE mark clearance to market its photochromic intraocular lens (IOL), Aurium in Europe, making it the first lens of its kind to be introduced to the cataract lens market.

As part of the approval process, clinical data from two sites were examined. Fifteen patients received the lens in one eye and a controlled IOL with yellow colour in the fellow eye. At six-months follow-up the Arium lenses offered better best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) than the control lens, especially under weak light conditions.

Medennium will initially launch the lens in selected European countries and it hopes that by September of this year it should be available to all European cataract surgeons.