Bausch + Lomb recently announced that its next generation sub-micron gel formulation of loteprednol etabonate was statistically superior to placebo in eliminating inflammation and pain following cataract surgery by study Day 8, the primary endpoints in the first Phase 3, multi-center, double-masked, vehicle-controlled, parallel-group study.
Abbott recently announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for two new products used in laser cataract surgery, the Cataract Operating System 3 (cOS3) and the Liquid Optics Interface 12, both for the company’s Catalys Precision Laser System.
Most of us would probably say that the vast majority of our patients are quite satisfied with the care they receive in our offices. But how do we know this for sure?
Advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness, according to a study published in Ophthalmology.
Today, the surgical correction of refractive error is most commonly performed on the cornea. LASIK surgery is the most popular form of refractive surgery in the U.S. with more than 16.5 million procedures performed to date.1 For many of our patients, LASIK may be the best surgical option, but sometimes removing tissue from the cornea may not be the best surgical option.
Avedro Inc. has received a complete response letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding its new drug application (NDA) for riboflavin ophthalmic solution/KXL System to treat keratoconus and corneal ectasia after refractive surgery.
X-Cel Contacts recently added the Flexlens ARC (Atypical Refractive Correction) custom soft lens to its collection of irregular cornea designs.
Your patients rely on you to help determine if they are good candidates for laser vision correction. We know that a patient’s systemic health can affect the safety and efficacy of refractive surgery.
Patient satisfaction with PRK is similar to that of LASIK, with greater than 95% reporting satisfied or extremely satisfied. When PRK is the best procedure for your patient, help him understand the benefits of surface ablation while alleviating his disappointment about not qualifying for LASIK.