The NuLens® is made of a flexible silicon gel that uses the eye’s own muscles to push against the lens. This pushes the gel through an opening within the lens.
Brief summary of newer advanced intraocular lens implants that can possibly restore and maintain clear vision even without glasses and with little risk of developing complications.
A look at using silicone polymers that could be injected through a small incision into the capsular bag (this holds the IOL in position) where it would then “cure” or harden into the correct shape.
At room temperature it is shaped like a rod allowing the surgeon to easily slip it through a small incision and into the eye. As the material heats up to body temperature it transforms into a biconvex lens. Truly amazing!
Probably the most unique approach to the problem of presbyopia-correcting IOLs is the mechanism used in the NuLens®. This lens tries to mimic the natural process that occurs in some water birds such as penguins.
This IOL platform, presented by Paul Dougherty, M.D., seemed to have only one benefit over multifocal IOLs: minimal post-operative glare. However, that benefit already exists with the Crystalens® IOL.