Purpose: I have developed a laser etched contact lens to use as a guide for manual capsulorrhexis and IOL centration and toric alignment. Prototypes have been trialled.
Setting/Venue: Private surgeons have trialled the device in accredited surgery centres.
Methods: We have compared the use of the guide to video based surgical guidance systems and found good concordance with capsulorrhexis size and centration.
Results: Ease of use was good, and the device gives good assistance for capsulorrhexis, and IOL centration and toric alignment. Annoyance factor is minimal for the surgeon.
Conclusions: PrecisionIOLguide, a contact lens based device, may be useful for surgeons who do not use a video based surgical guidance system or femtosecond laser.