On November 29, 1949, Harold Ridley implanted the first intraocular lens (IOL),1 thus also inventing cataract surgery and pioneering the way for future ophthalmologists! Although first ridiculed by his colleagues about his invention, it later paved the road for ophthalmologic innovations and advancements.
In the world of senses, our vision is one of the most coveted. Our sight allows us to see expressions, like happiness on the faces of our children, experiencing history by touring buildings designed with fascinating artwork by the greats, like Michelangelo and Di Vinci – and even the smallest things that bring the world to life, like color. Sometimes we take our vision for granted. We wake up, open our eyes and it is just there – the ability to see, without worry that someday our sight could disappear. But what about the people who do not have these luxuries? Although some individuals are born blind, others lose sight along the way. For those who can benefit, cataract surgery may be the answer.
We all know that sight is something most people would not want to live without. But what if you could pay to have it back? Well, you can if you have cataract surgery! Although it may seem expensive for a one-time cost, alternative options are more costly. The innovation and success of the IOL and cataract surgery has been a miraculous contribution to the medical community and to those that suffer from the cataract disease.
Hydromer® has 40+ years of understanding the fragility of these devices and others like them. Being an FDA Regulated, ISO Certified facility, we handle every device with care – as if it were our own. We have the capabilities to coat the cartridges of the IOL devices, so that it allows surgeons to insert the most Innovative IOL devices into the eye with minimal trauma.
In addition to Hydrophilic Medical Coatings, Hydromer also provides the industry with Research & Development, Contract Coating Services, Custom Coating Equipment, Support Services, and many more options to bring your medical device to the market faster, under the strict control of a GMP controlled environment. However, if you prefer to coat in your own facility, we also offer technology transfer services and licensing arrangements!
Pub Med- 1
J;, Apple DJ;Sims. “Harold Ridley and the Invention of the Intraocular Lens.” Survey of Ophthalmology, U.S. National Library of Medicine, pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8658339/.