-4.0 D → +4.0 D (0.5 D steps)
Addition (at the IOL plane):
+10 D
Copolymer of hydrophobic and hydrophilic monomers with 25% water content and UV absorber
Abbe No:
Optic Diameter:
6 mm
Overall Diameter:
13 mm
Optic Design:
Special convex-concave bifocal optic for AMD visual correction
Haptic Design:
Special 4 closed loop design with 0° angulation
Shelf Life:
5 years after sterilization
Recommended Injector:
-4.0D → +4.0D: MEDJET MA2.2

Basic Principle & Simulation

Figure 1: Patient’s eye with a constricted pupil (near vision)

Near vision:

The pupil is constricted (near vision miosis) and light rays pass through the central region of the SML, providing a magnified image on the macula (Figure 1).
Due to the high dioptric power of the central region, sharp vision is achieved at a distance of about 15 cm.
Figure 2: Patient’s eye with a dilated pupil (distance vision)

Distance vision:

The pupil is dilated when focusing on a distant object and thus light rays passing through the peripheral region of the SML will dominate over those passing through the central region (dashed lines).
Move the button to the right to see how the SML works

Where do I Start?

To be succesfull with the SML there are some preconditions to guarantee an adequate setup:

- You have experience with macular degeneration and low vision patients
- You are prepared for diagnosing low vision patients (available personnel and equipment)
- You have a trained doctor or optician to take care of low vision patients
- You are a cataract and refractive surgeon
- You are a retinal specialist or you have a retinal specialist in your team
- You have OCT (for macular imaging) at the clinic
- You have a doctor and/or an optician who will be dedicated for pre- and post-operative care and training of implanted patients or you cooperate or have an agreement with an organization taking care of low-vision patients.
What does it take to get happy patients?

- Precise patient selection and indication (supported by the Medicontur Scientific Team and tools)
- Alignment of expectations and reality
- Postsurgical patient training