• Lens replacement surgery poised to become most successful refractive procedure

    13 days ago - By Healio

    If one travels outside the United States to a meeting of refractive cataract surgeons, it quickly becomes clear that trifocal diffractive/refractive optic IOLs are far more popular than the bifocal diffractive/refractive optic IOLs we currently have available here.
    Extended depth of focus IOLs and monovision with spherical and aspheric IOLs retain a strong following, but the bifocal IOLs most commonly utilized today in America have been mostly abandoned in other countries. The trifocal IOL market leaders are the Zeiss At Lisa, Alcon PanOptix and PhysIOL
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  • Trifocal IOLs rank high in European surgeons' preferences

    13 days ago - By Healio

    Among IOLs for presbyopia, trifocal options are gaining increasing appreciation. According to many users, physicians and patients, the combination of distance, intermediate and near vision gives crisp image quality with only a small price to pay in terms of optic phenomena. Not yet available in the U.S., they have been used in Europe for several years.
    Damien Gatinel, MD, PhD, had a pivotal role in the development of the trifocal optic concept.
    “About 12 years ago I was using bifocal IOLs, and patients were coming back to me asking for spectacles to use at intermediate, mostly because
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