The Fred Hollows IOL Laboratory Asmara, Eritrea was established in 1994 with the financial and technical support provided by the Fred Hollows Foundation in Australia with the express intention of providing high quality affordable IOLs for use in extra-capsular cataract extraction and lens replacement surgery (ECCE+IOL)
The laboratory was deliberately and purposefully over-engineered in order to guarantee the highest quality manufacturing facility and a finished product that would equal to or better than world class standard. It was designed specifically for the production of single piece intra-ocular lenses and other sterile medical devices.
The plant floor plan, structural design, materials of construction, environmental controls are specifically designed to minimize biological and particulate contamination during the manufacture of IOLs and to facilitate cost effective, continuous batch processing of high quality single piece intra-ocular lenses.
All manufacturing operations are conducted in ISO Class 7 clean rooms while finished product packaging is conducted in ISO Class 5 laminar flow workstations.
The Laboratory has maintained a high commitment to ongoing staff development and training, ensuring that the manufacturing facility continues to meet the demands of world-class production and management standards.
The Laboratory works in technical collaboration with the Fred Hollows Foundation, Australia.
FRED HOLLOWS IOL LAB - ERITREA