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Tecnis Symfony Extended Range of Vision IOL approved for cataract patients

Tecnis Symfony Extended Range of Vision IOL approved for cataract patients

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first intraocular lens (IOL) that provides cataract patients with an extended depth-of-focus, which helps improve their sharpness of vision (visual acuity) at near, intermediate and far distances. [More]
Leica Microsystems launches IOLcompass Pro intraocular lens positioning system

Leica Microsystems launches IOLcompass Pro intraocular lens positioning system

Leica Microsystems in partnership with TrueVision Systems Inc. launches the IOLcompass Pro. IOLcompass Pro is a software-based guidance system for pre-operative planning and intra-operative positioning of premium intraocular lenses (IOLs). It supports ophthalmic surgeons to achieve minimal residual astigmatism for their patients by providing stable and accurate guidance throughout the cataract surgical workflow. [More]
Uncorrected refractive error responsible for vision impairment in 101 million people worldwide

Uncorrected refractive error responsible for vision impairment in 101 million people worldwide

Uncorrected refractive error (URE)--nearsightedness, farsightedness, and other focusing problems correctable by prescription lenses--is responsible for moderate to severe vision impairment in 101 million people and blindness in seven million people worldwide, reports a study in the March issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. [More]
Wearing glasses could significantly improve reading speed for children with severe astigmatism

Wearing glasses could significantly improve reading speed for children with severe astigmatism

For children with severe astigmatism, wearing glasses to correct blurred vision can significantly improve accurate reading speed, reports a study in the February issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
Laser eye surgery: a glimpse into the future - An interview with Professor Dan Reinstein

Laser eye surgery: a glimpse into the future - An interview with Professor Dan Reinstein

LASIK (Laser In Situ Keratomileusis) creates a hinged flap with a microkeratome and evaporating corneal tissue under the flap with an excimer laser. However, the concept that refractive error could be corrected by sculpting corneal stromal tissue to change corneal curvature was the brainchild of Jose Ignacio Barraquer Moner in 1948. [More]
Report describes effectiveness of new computer-based vision-screening test for kids

Report describes effectiveness of new computer-based vision-screening test for kids

Many eye disorders in young children are asymptomatic and may remain undetected without testing. Since effective treatments are available for many of those conditions, early identification and intervention are critical to prevent potentially permanent vision problems. [More]

Scleral imbrication shows promise in second surgery for refractory MHRD

Combining vitrectomy and gas tamponade with sclera imbrication results in high retinal reattachment and macular hole closure rates among patients with refractory macular hole retinal detachment associated with high myopia, study findings indicate. [More]
New approach to measuring, correcting visual abnormalities

New approach to measuring, correcting visual abnormalities

A technique developed by astronomers seeking a clear view of distant objects in space is being intensively studied as a new approach to measuring and correcting visual abnormalities. [More]
Avedro receives Canadian approval for KXL II System

Avedro receives Canadian approval for KXL II System

Avedro Inc., a Boston-based ophthalmic medical device and pharmaceutical company announces today the Canadian approval for the company's KXL II System. The KXL II System performs a procedure called PiXL (Photorefractive Intrastromal Cross-Linking) which has the potential to deliver non-surgical correction of myopia, and improve cataract surgery outcomes. [More]
High-precision Lens Profiler from Phasefocus assists practitioners studying clinical complications arising from corneal oxygen deficiency

High-precision Lens Profiler from Phasefocus assists practitioners studying clinical complications arising from corneal oxygen deficiency

Phase Focus Ltd (Phasefocus), the company that is revolutionising microscopy and imaging with the Phasefocus Virtual LensĀ®, reports on how optical lens practitioners are using the Phasefocus high-precision Lens Profiler to study potential clinical complications arising from corneal oxygen deficiency. [More]

Avedro initiates US clinical trials for Lasik with cross-linking and pulsed accelerated cross-linking

Avedro Inc., a Boston-based ophthalmic medical device and pharmaceutical company, announces today that the first patients have been treated in two new US clinical trials: Lasik with Cross-linking and Pulsed Accelerated Cross-linking. [More]
Wavefront optics-from the observatory to your optometrist's office

Wavefront optics-from the observatory to your optometrist's office

Techniques developed by astronomers seeking a clear view of objects in space are coming closer to home, as eye care professionals apply the concept of wavefront optics to understanding-and correcting-subtle visual abnormalities of the human eye, according to a special article in the September issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. [More]
Massachusetts hospital performs first cornea transplant with pre-loaded donor tissue

Massachusetts hospital performs first cornea transplant with pre-loaded donor tissue

The first successful cornea transplant with donor endothelial tissue preloaded by an eye bank has been performed at Massachusetts Eye and Ear in Boston, Mass. Roberto Pineda II, M.D., Director of the Refractive Surgery Service at Mass. Eye and Ear, and an Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School, recently performed the groundbreaking transplant. [More]
Clearview announces arrival of Catalys Precision Laser System in Southern CA

Clearview announces arrival of Catalys Precision Laser System in Southern CA

Clearview Eye & Laser Medical Center announces the arrival of the world's most sophisticated laser cataract surgery system in Southern CA. [More]
Government investment in eye examinations may boost the economy

Government investment in eye examinations may boost the economy

Governments could add thousands of millions of dollars to the global economy simply by investing in eye examinations and the provision of glasses for some 703 million people who need them, according to a study published this month in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. [More]
AIO first in the Pittsburgh area to offer laser surgery for cataract removal

AIO first in the Pittsburgh area to offer laser surgery for cataract removal

Associates in Ophthalmology (AIO), an eye care and surgery practice with seven locations in the Tri-State Area, has become the region's first medical group to offer bladeless, computer-controlled laser surgery for cataract removal. [More]

CooperVision to launch Proclear 1 day multifocal lenses

More than one billion people worldwide have a vision condition called presbyopia(1), which is a natural decrease in the ability of the lens in the eye to change its shape to focus on close objects. We've all seen others struggle with trying to read menus and newspapers. Maybe it has even happened to you. [More]
Computational adaptive optics for real-time in-vivo applications

Computational adaptive optics for real-time in-vivo applications

Real-time, 3-D microscopic tissue imaging could be a revolution for medical fields such as cancer diagnosis, minimally invasive surgery and ophthalmology. University of Illinois researchers have developed a technique to computationally correct for aberrations in optical tomography, bringing the future of medical imaging into focus. [More]

FDA clears CooperVision's Avaira Toric contact lenses for astigmatism

CooperVision, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted a Special 510(k) clearance for CooperVision's Avaira Toric two-week silicone hydrogel contact lenses for astigmatism. [More]

Japan approves Visian Toric Implantable Collamer Lens

STAAR Surgical Company, the leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive refractive lenses, today announced that its Visian Toric Implantable Collamer Lens has been approved by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare. [More]
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