Ophthalmics

Alcon Leads European Diagnostic and Interventional Ophthalmic Device Market by Specializing in Multiple Capital Equipment Segments

The market for European diagnostic and interventional ophthalmic devices is expected to exceed €2 billion by 2023; corrective eye surgeries are responsible for a large portion of the growth of the market.

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Alcon, Abbott Medical Optics Lead Competitive Europe Interventional Ophthalmic Devices Market

The European market for diagnostic and interventional ophthalmic devices is expected to grow and exceed €1.9 billion by 2023. Competition from new foreign manufacturers expanding into Europe are severely undercutting prices in order to gain market share in the region.

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New Devices Offer Potential of Perfectly Sized, Shaped and Centered CCC

Now we are in a new era of innovation, advancing the art and science of CCC. The goal is to make the CCC perfectly round and of the ideal size for IOL optic overlap to enhance IOL centration and reduce tilt.

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OcuMet Beacon by OcuSciences Leads to Earlier Detection of Retinal Disorders

OcuSciences’ device, the OcuMet Beacon, produces a rapid, quantitative, and non-invasive measure that will give a snapshot of a patient’s retinal health to clinicians. It can suggest the presence of disease 5-10 years earlier using a technology called Retinal Metabolic Analysis.

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Combining OCT Parameters Improves Glaucoma Detection

Researchers have found that the retinal ganglion cell-inner plexiform and retinal nerve fiber layer parameters of optical coherence tomography had similar diagnostic value, while combining the two increased that value.

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New HD Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope by Canon to Better Detect Retinal Disease

Researchers at the University of Rochester New York and Canon Inc. have developed a new adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscope (AO-SLO) to better detect retinal disease.

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FDA Approves AcuFocus Corneal Implant to Improve Nearsighted Presbyopia Patients

The FDA recently approved the KAMRA inlay corneal implant by AcuFocus Inc. The device is designed to improve near vision by extending the depth of focus in older patients with presbyopia who have emmetropic refractions.

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Innovations in Cataract and Refractive Surgery – Optometry Times

The Optometry Times recently posted an in-depth article on the latest operating room technology for cataract ophthalmic patients, written by Tracy Schroeder Swartz, OD, MS.

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Retinal Imaging Technology Markets Shifting to Non-Invasive Equipment

While fundus cameras, or retinal cameras, will maintain a niche market in the years to come, optical coherence tomographers will see more growth and a higher market value overall

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3D Guidance System Improves Cataract Surgery Outcomes

Using optical and digital technology, the system integrates preoperative data and images to provide intraoperative three-dimensional (3-D) image guidance through the oculars of the surgical microscope that enhances the accurate execution of critical surgical steps.

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