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Unpacking and folding

IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNPACK AND FOLD THE LENS INTO THE INJECTOR SHORTLY BEFORE IMPLANTATION!

After being taken from isotonic solution in the blister, the lens starts to hydrate  and grows in shape.  Any delay will cause an increase in lens volume in the injector and the lens may be damaged during implantation.

The lens is placed in a solution and packaged in a plastic blister which is arriving in a pouch. Do not use the lens if any of the primary packages is damaged. Take out the blister from the pouch and remove the aluminium foil from the corner marked “Peel here”.

Take out the lens from the blister using forceps. Wash it by BSS to remove residual isotonic solution. Drop the BSS which remained on lens after washing and check the lens from profile to recognize posterior and anterior side. Now you are ready to place it into the injector.

WASH THE INJECTOR FEW MINUTES BEFORE FOLDING OF THE LENS
AND KEEP IT WET ALL TIME UNTIL FOLDING.
IMPLANT IMMEDIATELY AFTER FOLDING.

Fully open the cartridge of the injector. Apply a small amount of viscoelastic solution into the loading chamber. Place the lens in the loading chamber with its back surface down (convex, bulging) approximately in the centre of the cartridge, between the cartridge tunnel and the silicone cushion.

Gently push onto the optical part of the lens using smooth toothless angled forceps to make sure that edges of lens are below the groove of the cartridge wings. Slowly close the wings of the cartridge until the “click-lock“.