Alcon Launches Newly Approved Multifocal Toric IOL with Activefocus, Highlights Other Surgical Innovations at ASCRS

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017 | Conferences , Product Releases , Alcon


Alcon will launch its AcrySof IQ ReSTOR +2.5 Multifocal Toric IOL with Activefocus optical design at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) 2017 annual meeting, taking place May 5 - 9 in Los Angeles. The Activefocus toric IOL recently gained FDA approval for use in patients undergoing cataract surgery who choose to address their astigmatism and presbyopia at the same time. The IOL will headline a first-of-its-kind live surgery event that will give surgeons a front-row seat on the new technology and other innovations.

“This year, Alcon celebrates 70 years of innovating for the benefit of surgeons and patients by continuing to bring forth our most promising best-in-class technologies,” Sergio Duplan, Region President, North America, Alcon, said in a company news release. “We are excited about the lineup of demonstrations and presentations around our latest innovations, including the IOLs with Activefocus optical design. With these products, we are ushering in the new refractive era by transforming the way surgeons are able to address a multitude of optical conditions in one surgery.”

Alcon has planned numerous panel discussions and symposia, highlighting the new Activefocus optical design; celebrating the 50th anniversary of phacoemulsification while introducing the Centurion Vision System with Intrepid Transformer I/A Handpiece; and featuring the recently launched CyPass Micro-Stent technology for patients addressing cataracts and glaucoma at once.

AcrySof IQ ReSTOR +2.5 Multifocal Toric IOL with Activefocus Optical Design

The unique optical design of the Activefocus toric IOL gives astigmatic cataract patients quality distance vision and an increased range of vision to potentially reduce dependence on glasses. It is the only multifocal toric IOL in which the central portion is 100 percent dedicated to distance vision. Previous presbyopia-correcting IOL designs tend to compromise on distance vision in efforts to provide patients with a range of vision. Opportunities for surgeons to learn more about IOLs featuring the Activefocus optical design include:

  • Saturday, May 6
    • 2017 Alcon Live Surgery: Innovation in Action, Moderated by Dr. Terry Kim (Registration: 6:30 a.m., Event: 7:00 – 9:00 a.m., EyeWorld Theater, West Hall B, L.A. Convention Center)
    • Presentation: ACTIVEFOCUS™ Toric: A New Option for Presbyopia and Astigmatism Correction with One Lens. Drs. Donald Serafano, Quentin Allen and Jack Chapman (10:30 – 11:30 a.m., iLounge, Alcon Booth #1623)
    • Launch Event: Stop Holding Your Breath: The Most Advanced IOL Technology is Coming Up,Moderated by Dr. Quentin Allen (Registration: 7:00 p.m., Event: 7:30 – 10:00 p.m., The Novo Center by Microsoft, across from the convention center)

 

  • Sunday, May 7
    • Panel Discussion: Correcting Presbyopia and Astigmatism with One IOL: Raise Your Expectations. Deliver Theirs. Moderated by Dr. Robert Cionni (Registration/Lunch: 11:30 a.m., Event: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., EyeWorld Theater, West Hall B, L.A. Convention Center)
    • Presentation: Addressing Your Patients’ Needs with the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® +2.5 with ACTIVEFOCUS™ Optical Design, Drs. Randy Epstein, Paul Ernest and Jeff Horn (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., iLounge, Alcon Booth #1623)

 

  • Monday, May 8
    • Scientific Paper Presentation: Intermediate and Near Visual Acuities with a Toric Multifocal or Non-Toric Multifocal IOL, Dr. Stephen Scoper (3:12 – 3:17 p.m., Meeting Room Level, 410, L.A. Convention Center)
    • Scientific Paper Presentation: Contrast Sensitivity and Patient Reported Spectacle Wear with Toric and Non-Toric Multifocal IOLs, Dr. Satish Modi (3:17 – 3:22 p.m., Meeting Room Level, 410, L.A. Convention Center)

 

50 Years of Phaco and Beyond

This year, Alcon joins ASCRS in celebrating 50 years of phacoemulsification (phaco) technology and delivering ongoing innovations that have helped to improve the refractive outcomes of cataract patients. While the Company looks back at its rich history in the space, it will introduce the new INTREPID Transformer I/A Handpiece at the meeting.

The INTREPID Transformer I/A Handpiece has been specifically engineered to allow surgeons to easily transition from either coaxial or bimanual cortical removal without changing handpieces during cataract surgery. It allows greater access behind the lens and better positioning in bimanual mode. Surgeons can learn more about phaco technologies at the following events:

  • Saturday, May 6
    • Femto + Phaco in Your OR: How to Increase Efficiency, Drs. Kendall Donaldson, Neel Desai and Carlos Martinez (1:00 – 2:00 p.m., iLounge, Alcon Booth #1623)

 

  • Saturday, May 6 – Monday, May 8
    • Exhibition: 50 Years of Phaco. Get a rare glimpse of phaco machines that span across the past five decades of innovation, as well as those in the current Alcon Cataract Refractive Suite (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Alcon Booth #1623)

 

  • Sunday, May 7
    • CENTURION® Vision System with INTREPID® Transformer I/A Handpiece: Phaco-Dynamics and Advancements. Drs. Stephen Lane, John Berdahl and Damien Goldberg (1:00 – 2:00 p.m., iLounge, Alcon Booth #1623)

 

CyPass Micro-Stent

The CyPass Micro-Stent is a minimally invasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) device to treat adult patients with mild-to-moderate primary open-angle glaucoma in conjunction with cataract surgery. It is the first MIGS device uniquely designed to be implanted in the supraciliary space, utilizing the same outflow pathway as first-line prostaglandin analog medications. Opportunities to learn more about the CyPass Micro-Stent include:

  • Friday, May 5 – Monday, May 8
    • CyPass® Micro-Stent Registry Study: Stop by the Medical Affairs desk at the Alcon booth if you are interested in learning about a planned observational study to assess the real-world clinical effectiveness and safety of the CyPass® Micro-Stent. Scan your badge to receive information about this study.  (9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Alcon Booth #1623)

 

  • Saturday, May 6
    • 2017 Alcon Live Surgery: Innovation in Action, Moderated by Dr. Terry Kim (Registration: 6:30 a.m., Event: 7:00 – 9:00 a.m., EyeWorld Theater, West Hall B, L.A. Convention Center)
    • Presentation: CyPass® Micro-Stent: First Impressions and Surgical Case Reviews, Drs. Brian Flowers, Sameh Mosaed and Nathan Radcliffe (11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., iLounge, Alcon Booth #1623)
    • Scientific Paper Presentation: Early Postoperative Observations of Supraciliary Micro-Stent Implantation for IOP Control in Combined POAG-Cataract Surgery, Dr. Quang Nguyen (2:02 – 2:07 p.m., Meeting Room Level, 410, L.A. Convention Center)
    • Scientific Paper Presentation: Results from the Cycle Study for Supraciliary Micro-Stent Implantation Combined with Cataract Surgery for Open-Angle Glaucoma, Drs. Helmut R. Hoeh and Magda Beatrice Rau (2:07 – 2:12 p.m., Meeting Room Level, 410, L.A. Convention Center)
    • Panel Discussion: Clinical Case Series: Innovation in MIGS via the Supraciliary Space, Co-moderated by Drs. Thomas Samuelson and Ike Ahmed (Registration/refreshments: 4:45 p.m., Event: 5:15 – 6:15 p.m., EyeWorld Theater, West Hall B, L.A. Convention Center)


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