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IOLs for Presbyopes

Bromfenac Ophthalmic Solution

Multifocal Refractive Lens

Disposable Epikeratome

Auto Refkeratometer

Maintenance-Free Illumination

Progressive Lenses


IOLs for Presbyopes

The FDA has approved Alcon’s AcrySof ReStor IOL for cataract patients with and without presbyopia.

The AcrySof ReStor IOL uses an apodized diffractive technology to give patients a full range of vision (near, intermediate and distance) that, according to Alcon, will increase their independence from glasses after surgery.

Alcon, Inc.
877-523-2784 or 817-293-0450
www.alconinc.com

Bromfenac Ophthalmic Solution

Ista Pharmaceuticals received FDA approval for Xibrom (bromfenac ophthalmic solution) 0.09 percent for the treatment of ocular inflammation following cataract surgery. Xibrom is a sterile, twice-daily, topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory solution. According to Ista, Xibrom provides improved patient compliance and early onset of action.

Ista acquired U.S. marketing rights for Xibrom under license from Senju Pharmaceuticals.

Ista Pharmaceuticals
877-788-2020 or 949-788-6000
www.istavision.com

Multifocal Refractive Lens

Advanced Medical Optics has received FDA approval for the ReZoom multifocal refractive IOL for cataract patients. This is an acrylic three-piece multifocal IOL.

The ReZoom IOL distributes light over five optical zones for enhanced restoration of visual function, providing distance, intermediate and near vision for reduced spectacle dependence.

Advanced Medical Optics
800-427-8477 or 714-247-8200
www.amo-inc.com

Disposable Epikeratome

Moria has received FDA approval for its Epi-K, a disposable epikeratome for Epi-LASIK. This automated system is used to mechanically cleave the epithelium from the Bowman’s membrane, leaving a clean optical zone for laser ablation.

The Epi-K set contains a sterile disposable head encasing a preassembled noncutting metal blade. It features two separate motors—one for head advancement and one for blade oscillation—and advancement speed calibrated for epithelial separation.

Moria, Inc.
800-441-1314
www.moria-surgical.com

Auto Refkeratometer

Kowa has launched its Auto Refkeratometer KW-2000, which measures both refractive and keratometry dimensions. It measures the entire cornea, providing measurements in four discrete directions in 0.07 seconds.

The KW-2000 can accommodate pupils measuring as small as 2.3 millimeters in diameter, as well as those eyes with IOLs. It produces reports with separate information for the right and left eyes, including measured refractivity, representative values and measured shape of the cornea for all four parameters.

The Auto Refkeratometer comes equipped with autostart, adjustable chin rest, 5.6-inch color LCD monitor and built-in printer. It weighs approximately 33 pounds.

Kowa
800-966-5892 or 310-327-1913
medical.kowa.com

Maintenance-Free Illumination

A recent addition to Eschenbach’s range of low vision aids is its LED electric handle that provides bright illumination for stand magnifiers. Eschenbach states that the bulbs and batteries will never need to be replaced.

The handle features a switch that boosts the illumination 33 percent. This maximizes the contrast of the material being viewed, reducing the amount of magnification needed by the user.

Eschenbach
800-487-5389 or 203-438-7471
www.eschenbach.com

Progressive Lenses

Carl Zeiss Optical introduced two progressive lens products, Gradal Top 1.67 Transitions V Gray and Gradal Top 1.59 Transitions V Gray. These feature photochromic technology from Transitions, Transitions V with ESP, and Gradal Top progressive lens design.

The delivery range for Gradal Top 1.67 Transitions V Gray is sphere +6 D to  –16 D, cylinder out to –4 D, additions 1 D to 3 D. For Gradal Top 1.59 Transitions V Gray, the delivery range is sphere +4.5 D to –6 D, cylinder out to –4 D, additions 1 D to 3 D.

Carl Zeiss Optical
877-486-7473 or 925-557-4100
www.zeiss.com

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