The Pursuit of Implants to Correct Presbyopia
June 1, 2009
Roger Steinert, delivering the Strampelli Lecture at a joint meeting of Ocular Surgery News and the Italian Society of Ophthalmology in Rome, discussed how three companies working with femtosecond lasers are pursuing the dream of small incision cataract removal to be followed by injection of a flexible lens to restore true accommodation.
“The ultimate goal is injectable flexible lens replacement within an intact capsular bag,” Dr. Steinert said.
According to Dr. Steinert, at least three femtosecond laser technology companies are pursuing this goal. Two of the companies working on this include LenSx (Aliso Viejo, CA) and LensAR (Winter Park, FL). (As soon as the identify of the third company is uncovered, we will report it.)
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