The goal of developing a different type of pupil dilator was primarily to create a device that is fast and easy to insert and remove. Furthermore intraocular manipulations should not be required, adequate pupil size has to be provided an there has to be no interference with surgery.
APX developed and tested various models and designs of pupil expanders, many of them were potentially practical; however, the most efficient design was a scissor-like device with blunt rounded terminal tips on the internal side and a Nitinol spring on its outer side.
The APX technology has created a safe, easy-to-use device, requiring minimal insertion and removal time, and does not impede surgical instruments within the surgical field.
APX Ophthalmology Ltd. was founded by experienced Ophthalmology and bioengineering entrepreneurs.