The Sulcoflex intraocular lens (IOL) is specifically designed for implantation in the ciliary sulcus as a secondary supplementary lens. It is used in pseudophakic eyes to address a postoperative refractive surprise, residual corneal astigmatism,1,2 and presbyopia.
Rayner Sulcoflex Trifocal: An elegant solution for treating presbyopia.
The Sulcoflex Trifocal supplementary IOL is an adjustable option which allows you to treat an even wider range of patients for presbyopia, to meet both their visual and lifestyle needs.
The Sulcoflex lenses are currently the only IOLs that have been specifically designed to be placed in the ciliary sulcus as a piggyback IOL to correct residual refractive errors following primary IOL implantation.
The IOLs are made from a biocompatible hydrophilic acrylic material and have special design features to reduce complications that might develop from sulcus placement. The lenses have large 14 mm undulating round-edged haptics with a 10-degree angulation that reduces the risk of contact with the posterior iris pigmented epithelium and subsequent pigment dispersion. The lens has a round-edged 6.5 mm optic to prevent optic-iris capture and reduce the likelihood of edge glare and dysphotopsias. In addition, the optic has a concave posterior surface to prevent contact between the IOL in the bag and the Sulcoflex IOL in the sulcus
All of the Sulcoflex lens can be easily injected into the eye through a sub-3 mm incision utilizing the Rayner Soft-Tipped Injector System. Unfortunately, these lenses are currently not available in the U.S., however, the company promises Food and Drug Administration clinical trials in the near future. Eventual availability of these IOLs in the U.S. will provide our patients with multiple options for improving their surgical results.