The natural iris plays an important role in the optical system of the eye and also gives our eyes their color and influences our personal appearance. Aniridia therefore not only reduces optical quality due to photophobia, aberration errors, glare, and the loss of depth of field, but it also has a negative effect on the appearance and thus on the quality of life of the patient.
Complete or partial aniridia may be congenital, or caused by trauma or illness.
Treatment of aniridia is a challenge in each individual case, in which iris reconstruction using a prosthetic implant is often the only adequate treatment option. HumanOptics (formerly Dr. Schmidt Intraocularlinsen) has developed the ARTIFICIALIRIS in cooperation with Prof. H.-R. Koch (Bonn) to treat aniridia successfully.
Correction of ocular problems and aesthetic rehabilitation with the CUSTOMFLEX ® ARTIFICIALIRIS results in very high patient satisfaction.