The SML is a joint innovation

of Prof. Gábor Scharioth and Medicontur Medical Engineering, a medical device company with 30 years of focused experience with intraocular implants. The SML was first implanted in 2013 and there have been over 500 commercial implantations worldwide since.

During my ophthalmological practice macular diseases have always been my special concern, especially Age-related Macular Degeneration.

I had to find again and again that patients evaluate treatment outcomes differently from us doctors. While a patient maintains their ability to focus and orientate themself, they are usually not able to read anymore.

These observations finally led to the development of our Macula Lens in cooperation with the Hungarian company Medicontur Medical Engineering.

Prof. Gábor B. Scharioth, MD, PhD

Medicontur Medical Engineering is an independent European company which has been in existence since 1989. With more than 5 million intraocular implants produced and sold across 60 countries, we have been at the forefront of developing innovative solutions in material, design, and optics.

The SML project gives AMD patients the chance to regain their lost abilities and to improve their quality of life. This is something that we, together with Prof. Gábor Scharioth, are very proud of.

Alexandra Kontur, MD, PhD
Scientific Director