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Monday, December 21 2020 - 22:00
Sifi Launches Well Fusion, A Novel Presbyopia Correcting System
CATANIA, Italy, Dec. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

- Spectacle-free uninterrupted high-quality vision for cataract patients

    SIFI, a leading international eye care company, today announces the launch 
of the WELL FUSION(TM) system and the Mini WELL PROXA(R) intraocular lens, 
offering a novel solution that provides cataract patients the option to treat 
presbyopia with spectacle-free uninterrupted high-quality vision at all 
distances and in all lighting conditions.

    SIFI has developed Mini WELL PROXA building upon the outstanding clinical 
outcomes of Mini WELL(R) [1-5], SIFI's premium IOL launched in 2016, which 
demonstrated a very broad extension of the depth of focus and excellent quality 
of vision. 

    Mini WELL PROXA is designed to be implanted in the non-dominant eye, 
alongside with Mini WELL in the dominant eye, to bridge the near vision gap 
typically associated with Extended Depth of Focus IOLs, whilst continuing to 
ensure high quality vision at all distances and in all lighting conditions.  

    Mini WELL and Mini WELL PROXA intraocular lenses share the same EDOF 
platform based on the distribution of spherical aberrations of opposite sign in 
the central part of the optics, a SIFI proprietary and patented technology in 
presbyopia-correcting IOLs.

    Mini WELL PROXA is now commercially available in Italy, Romania and Spain; 
other European countries will follow throughout 2021.

    Currently, over 1.8 billion people in the world are afflicted with 
presbyopia6, meaning difficulty seeing objects at a near distance with 
increasing age, typically starting after 40.

    "We are excited to introduce Well Fusion, a first-in-kind technology that 
has shown – throughout product and early clinical development – the true 
potential to bring together the best of the current gold standards in cataract 
refractive surgery, EDOF and Trifocal IOLs." said Fabrizio Chines, SIFI's 
Chairman and CEO. "We believe this represent a remarkable step forward in the 
quest to offer ophthalmologists and their patients an optimal surgical option 
for presbyopia correction." 

About SIFI 

    SIFI is a leading ophthalmic company, headquartered in Italy, focusing on 
eye care since 1935. SIFI develops, manufactures, and markets innovative 
therapeutic solutions for patients with ophthalmic conditions. SIFI is fully 
committed through its R&D to improve the quality of life of patients, exporting 
treatments to more than 20 countries worldwide with a direct presence in Italy, 
Spain, France, Romania, Mexico and Turkey.

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    Source: SIFI S.p.A.