Renowned contact lens manufacturer Bausch & Lomb has been sold for US$8.7 bn to Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals. The sale was first mooted publicly in December 2012, with rumours of an IPO in April. Sam Anson reports and comments. Read more


Intra Ocular Lens (IOL)

Source: NuSil

Intraocular lenses, or IOLs, are similar to contact lenses, except that they are implanted into the eye while contact lenses are not. Two authors from NuSil look at low consistency silicone elastomers (LCEs) in lens applications. Read more


Intraocular lenses (IOLs) usually consists of a small plastic lens with plastic side struts, called haptics, to hold the lens in place within the capsular bag inside the eye. Abbott's new Tecnis Toric 1-piece IOL is to correct astigmatic vision. Read more


The owners of contact les maker Bausch & Lomb are leaning towards an initial public offering. Read more