Since 1987 HOYA Surgical Optics has been introducing new IOL technology to the market. HOYA was the first company in the world to launch a one-piece yellow-tinted polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) IOL in 1994, followed by a series of foldable hydrophobic acrylic IOLs, first in Japan and Europe, then in the Asia-Pacific region. They were also the first company in the world to develop the preloaded hydrophobic lens—introducing the iSert®, their first preloaded hydrophobic acrylic three-piece IOL in 2007 and subsequently launching a series of iSert® preloaded hydrophobic acrylic one-piece IOLs.
The HOYA iSert® Preloaded IOL System provides ultimate sterility and reduced lens damage in an easy, disposable system that minimizes time-consuming inserter preparation, cleaning, and sterilization. The ergonomic design provides consistent, controlled, and safeguarded delivery of the IOL and requires smaller incisions. As a single-use device, iSert® preloaded system also may reduce the risk of infection in the surgical environment.