The Stolte Soft IOL Cutter can easily cut through a soft acrylic or silicone lens. It features a concave well near the tip which is used to hook around and capture the IOL. Once the lens is in the well, the surgeon activates the device by pressing the plunger. As the plunger is advanced, a thin slotted plate slides forward above the lens which secures it and prevents any movement. Finally, a specifically designed angled blade slides forward, cutting the lens into two pieces for easier removal. The instrument is manufactured in titanium and supplied with its own sterilizing case.