Sulco, 3-piece hydrophobic IOL (3HPC360) with PVDF haptics is the newest addition to the family of Freedom Premium IOLs, making Freedom the first Indian manufacturer to do so and compete with the world leaders in IOL market.
Freedom Sulco is a UV light-absorbing posterior chamber hydrophobic acrylic lens designed to be implanted in the capsular bag following extra capsular cataract extraction. The opticis biconvex design with 6mm Aspheric design as well as spherical optics, with 360° Square Edge to reduce PCO, and 13mm overall size.
Polyvinylidene fluoride monofilament haptics, PVDF have better shape recovery and loop memory compared to other haptic materials. Very malleable and resistant, PVDF haptics are designed for better capsular bag stability and to eliminate capsular bag stretching. PVDF haptics create a better flange than PMMA haptics, and can prevent conjuctival erosion during intra scleral haptic fixation.
3HPC360 is primarily intended for implantation in the capsular bag of the eye for the visual correction of aphakia in patients where a cataractous lens has been removed by phacoemulsification. It can also be implanted in the ciliary sulcus, in case of phaco emulsification complicated by posterior capsular rupture.
Sulco, 3-piece IOL is recommended and preferred for glued intrascleral haptic fixation over a one-piece IOL, cause of difficulty incurred in externalizing their haptics. A foldable 3-piece IOL can be easily employed in the glued IOL technique.
Freedom SULCO can be delivered through an incision as small as 2.6 mm with FREEDOM SULCO JET implantation system, a reusalbe TITANIUM injector with 2.6mm incisizion size cartridge.
See the below video to understand how to implant the FREEDOM SULCO lens in a very safe manner.