Bausch + Lomb Will Also Host Presentation on Technologies that Can Help Create Efficiencies in Fitting Zenlens™ Scleral Lenses on Patients
LAVAL, QC, Jan. 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) ("Bausch Health"), today announced that two poster presentations will feature data on the new Bausch + Lomb INFUSE™ silicone hydrogel (SiHy) daily disposable contact lenses during the virtual Global Specialty Lens Symposium (GSLS) Annual Meeting, which takes place Jan. 21-23, 2021. Bausch + Lomb also will offer attendees the opportunity to participate in a presentation about its Zenlens™ scleral lenses.
"The continued response from patients has been overwhelmingly positive since we launched this breakthrough new lens last year in the United States, Canada and other countries around the world.* In fact, in a survey among patients who tried Bausch + Lomb INFUSE lenses, 97% of patients agreed Bausch + Lomb INFUSE lenses provide crisp, clear vision throughout the day, and 94% of patients agreed Bausch + Lomb INFUSE helps keep contact lenses from feeling dry,"1 said Joseph C. Papa, chairman and CEO, Bausch Health. "We are proud to continue to support ongoing research on this unique lens to help eye care professionals understand its clinical benefits and relevance for patients."
Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Poster Presentations The Bausch + Lomb INFUSE poster presentations will be accessible to conference attendees via the GSLS website from Jan. 21-23, 2021.
The poster presentations are as follows:
Scheuer, Catherine et al. "Impact of a Novel Contact Lens on Maintaining the Native State of a Tear Film Protein"
An in vitro study to investigate the ability of a contact lens solution to stabilize the representative tear film protein lysozyme in its native state.
Steffen, Robert et al. "Evaluation of the Stability of Surface Water Characteristics of Contact Lenses Using Refractive Index Shifts after Wear of Daily Disposable Lenses"
A study to investigate surface water stability using refractive index shifts after insertion for four unique polymers, kalifilcon A, delefilcon A, verofilcon A and nesofilcon A.
Zenlens™ Event Presentation On Jan. 22, 2021, from 5:15 to 5:45 p.m. ET, Bausch + Lomb will host a presentation featuring one of its prominent custom contact lenses, Zenlens™ scleral lenses, led by Jason Jedlicka O.D., FAAO, FSLS, FCLSA, associate professor and director of the Cornea and Contact Lens Service, Indiana University School of Optometry. During the event, "Using Technology for Fitting Success", Dr. Jedlicka will discuss how technology can help create fitting efficiencies using the Zenlens lenses through the use of corneal topography, scleral topography and anterior segment optical coherence tomography.
About Bausch + Lomb INFUSE Contact Lenses Bausch + Lomb INFUSE™ contact lenses are the only SiHy daily disposable with a next generation material infused with ProBalance Technology™ that work together to help maintain ocular surface homeostasis to help minimize symptoms of contact lens dryness and discomfort for exceptional clarity and comfort. The ProBalance Technology™ formula is infused into the lens material during the manufacturing process. These proprietary ingredients are released during lens wear. Bausch + Lomb INFUSE combines exceptional breathability for healthy lens wear with high moisture content and a low modulus. It also maintains 96% of its moisture for a full 16 hours. For more information on Bausch + Lomb INFUSE contact lenses, visit http://www.bauschinfuse.com/.
About Bausch + Lomb Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health business of Bausch Health Companies Inc., is solely focused on helping people see better to live better. Its core businesses include over-the-counter products, dietary supplements, eye care products, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. Bausch + Lomb develops, manufactures and markets one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, which is available in approximately 100 countries. For more information, visit www.bausch.com.
About Bausch Health Bausch Health Companies Inc. (NYSE/TSX: BHC) is a global company whose mission is to improve people's lives with our health care products. We develop, manufacture and market a range of pharmaceutical, medical device and over-the-counter products, primarily in the therapeutic areas of eye health, gastroenterology and dermatology. We are delivering on our commitments as we build an innovative company dedicated to advancing global health. More information can be found at www.bauschhealth.com.
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* Bausch + Lomb INFUSE™ silicone hydrogel daily disposable contact lenses are branded as BAUSCH + LOMB ULTRA® ONE DAY daily disposable silicone hydrogel contact lenses in Canada.
References 1. Results of an online survey with patients who completed an evaluation program for Bausch + Lomb INFUSE™ contact lenses and wore their trial lenses for ≥7 days (n=777). Survey results include patients who strongly agreed, agreed, or slightly agreed (on a 6-point agreement scale) with the surveyed statement, with a margin of error ±1.7%.