Simulation Framework for the Development of Accomodating Intraocular Lenses (AIOL)

Currently, there is no viable surgical option to treat presbyopia despite considerable efforts to develop implantable devices capable of restoring natural accommodation to an aging eye.

Fiche signalétique

  • Département HESB | Technique et informatique
  • Pôle de recherche Human Centered Engineering
  • Champ de recherche Human Centered Engineering
  • Organisme de financement Innosuisse
    Innosuisse
  • Durée 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2013
  • Direction du projet Christoph Meier
  • Équipe du projet Benjamin Moser
  • Partenaires - secteur privé Adoptics AG
  • Partenaires - établissements de recherche, y c. BFH Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics, Universität Bern
  • Mots-clés Eye, Accommodation, Simulation, Optics, Presbyopia, Cataract, Intraocular lens, Adoptics

Contexte initial

Adoptics is developing an AIOL to restore accommodation. The partners develop a framework for accommodation simulation to test the implant. i) a toolset for numerical simulation of the accommodation process using the FE method will provide better insight into presbyopia. ii) optomechanical accommodation simulators will provide means for in-vitro validation and verification of numerical models and physical prototypes as well as for quality control of the AIOL implant.

But

Adoptics is developing an AIOL to restore accommodation. The partners develop a framework for accommodation simulation to test and optimize the implant. i) a toolset for numerical simulation of the accommodation process using the FE method.

Compétences clés

Combination of a highly innovative, patented technology with strong scientific and technical expertise to develop and introduce to the market a solution addressing a specific need in ophthalmology where no viable product exists.