Impact of ORA on Refractive Cataract Surgery and the Premium Channel Offering

Impact of ORA on Refractive Cataract Surgery and the Premium Channel Offering

Intraoperative Aberrometry, a term describing the use of a wavefront-sensing device during cataract surgery, has been available in the US since 2008. First commercialized as the ORange® System, developer WaveTec Vision (Aliso Viejo, CA), has continued to develop the technology through a series of software and hardware modifications to improve utility of the device during cataract surgery…

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Wavefront-Guided Custom Cataract™ Surgery

Wavefront-Guided Custom Cataract™ SurgeryA New Value Proposition for Cataract surgeons

In the spring of 2009, WaveTec Vision (Aliso Viejo, CA)began commercializing a new device for cataract surgeons based on a simple premise: providing refractive information during the procedure would help improve clinical results achieved following the procedure…

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Using Real-Time Feedback During Cataract Surgery To Improve Refractive Outcomes

Using Real-Time Feedback During Cataract Surgery To Improve Refractive Outcomes

Wavefront aberrometry has become a common method of determining refractive error in conjunction with corneal refractive surgery (e. g. , LASIK). The technology has now been adapted for use in cataract surgery, providing surgeons with a tool that allows them to measure refractive error during surgery…

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Consolidation Within the Ophthalmic Industry

Consolidation Within the Ophthalmic IndustryThe good, the bad, and the ugly.

The past several years have brought a wave of consolidation to the ophthalmic industry, primarily in the form of acquisitions. This activity heated up even more in the first half of 2007with these major announcements: Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (Santa Ana, CA), completed its acquisitions of IntraLase Corp. (Irvine, CA) and Wavefront Sciences, Inc. (Albuquerque, NM); Bausch & Lomb (Rochester, NY) made a strategic investment in AcuFocus, Inc. (Irvine, CA), for presbyopia correcting technology;

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