CUSTOMFLEX® – The ARTIFICIALIRIS for patients with aniridia
The CUSTOMFLEX® ARTIFICIALIRIS is the world’s unique and foldable iris prosthesis, for both medical and aesthetic reconstruction of eyes with complete or partial aniridia.
The artificial iris CUSTOMFLEX® ARTIFICIALIRIS from HumanOptics AG has received FDA approval. This makes it the only product of its kind currently approved in the highly attractive US market addressing medical needs not yet served there.
The CUSTOMFLEX® ARTIFICIALIRIS is not intended for a cosmetic change of eye color. The CUSTOMFLEX® ARTIFICIALIRIS is developed for implantation in the posterior chamber of the eye and is not suitable for placement in the anterior chamber. It is strongly recommended that the CUSTOMFLEX® ARTIFICIALIRIS be implanted only after removal of the natural lens and IOL.
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ARTIFICIALIRIS – GOOD VISION DESPITE AN IRIS DEFECT!
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.
(Pictures courtesy of Kevin M. Miller, MD, Jules Stein Institute, University of California, Los Angeles, USA)