Alkon, the world leader in ophthalmology, announced the launch in production of intraocular cataract lenses in Russia. The localization project is being implemented jointly with the NanOptika company, whose plant is located in Zelenograd near Moscow. It is part of the Alcon long-term program to expand the availability of innovative surgical care in ophthalmology for Russian patients.
Alkon and NanOptika signed agreement on the localization of AcrySof® Single Piece intraocular lenses production in Russia at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum on May 2018. Over the past year, the plant in Zelenograd was retrofitted, a line for the production of localized products was opened, processes were modernized, technology was transferred and specialists were trained.
The AcrySof® Single Piece intraocular lens production localization project in Russia is part of the Alcon long-term program to expand the availability of surgical care in ophthalmology for Russian patients. In addition, the company actively supports the medical education of Russian surgeons specializing in the treatment of cataracts and runs an information campaign to raise awareness among Russian patients to prevent vision loss.