As an integral part of Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology The Fred Hollows Intraocular Lens Laboratory is an internationally recognized manufacturing facility which produces high quality intraocular lenses that are sold not only in Nepal, but to various countries around the world. Commissioned in 1995 with funding from the Fred Hollows Foundation in Australia, and designed and constructed by engineers and technicians from New Zealand, Australia and Nepal, the laboratory guarantees the highest quality manufacturing facility and a finished product that matches world-class standards.
" I studied medicine so I could help others-set a
leg or whatever and its given me a great deal of
satisfaction." But setting legs was not what
Professor Fred Hollows ended up doing...
Fred had done an eye term at medical school and, as a result, he assisted eye surgeons at Auckland Public Hospital in his first job after graduating.
At the same time, he had growing interest in practicing in Africa- "there seemed to be a crying need for properly run clinics, free of political or church influence" - and someone told him if you were to be useful in Africa you had to know how take out cataract because there was a lot of cataract blindness."
Equipped with the latest innovation in computer numeric controlled (CNC) lens production equipment with automatic loading, lathing, turning and milling in one computer numeric control machine for high precision output. This equipment is the industry's latest version of automatic equipment having the most comprehensive software which is the first of its kind in the world.
Having alliance with leading IOL design experts and medical research teams, the laboratory is in tune with the latest trend in IOL designs which are proven for its superior stability in the eye and accurate visual outcome for the patient. To cater to needs of different surgeons, the product line includes a range of IOL designs and supplirnentary products.
Adherence to the Highest Quality Standards is a consistent feature of the laboratory. Operations are conducted in Class M5.5 (less than 10000 particles of 0.5 micron or above per cubic foot of air) (US Fed Std 209) clean room Final packing in class M3.5 laminar Flow workstation (less than 100 particle of 0.5 micron or above per cubic foot of air).
"The intraocular lens manufacturing facility is at par with the best manufacturing facility of the west - beautiful clean-room facility and excellent quality control. so this is a real service not just to the people of Nepal but to other countries as well."
" I had a very nice tour of the manufacturing facility. It's amazing & impressive that the standards are so high. I feel confident now implanting them in the human eye."
You have chosen a design (FH106) which we think is an absolute state of art. In terms of surface finish and general sem appearance i've never seen a better lens manufacture.
Published at 20, Dec 2021
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