Medical device innovation: AcrySof IQ Vivity extended vision intraocular lens (IOL)
AlconAcrySof IQ Vivity intraocular lens (IOL) is a presbyopia-mitigating lens for patients undergoing cataract surgery.
Alcon designed the IOL with a non-diffractive extended depth of focus, which is able to stretch and shift light without splitting it in the vision. It is a UV-absorbing and blue light filtering foldable intraocular lens that has monofocal-quality distance with excellent intermediate and functional near vision, according to the company.
Alcon received FDA approval for the Vivity device in February 2020 and subsequently launched it in September 2020 during a pilot phase before carrying out a national launch.