Our ophthalmic range includes Microvisc, Microvisc plus, Microvisc phaco and BBT visc, which are ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVD) for cataract, trauma, and refractive surgery, as well as Microdrops, eye drops for dry eyes.
Cataract means that the naturally transparent lens of the eye becomes cloudy and has to be substituted with an artificial lens. A cataract operation is one of the most common surgical procedures performed both in Sweden and world wide. In Sweden alone approximately 80,000 cataract surgeries are performed annually.
The occurrence of cataract in the population increases with increasing age, but also young people, children and diabetics can be affected. During a cataract surgery the viscoelastic solution protects the tissues in the eye, keeps the eye moist and prevents the anterior chamber of the eye from collapsing.