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"Lens Fragmentation Device Is In The Loop" - Cheryl Guttman Krader

  • Ophthalmology Times
  • New York, NY
  • (January 01, 2018)

Mechanical micro-interventional lens fragmentation using a proprietary device, miLoop, has the potential to improve phacoemulsification efficiency, control, and safety in all cataract surgery, and particularly for the challenging cases that involve very dense nuclei. The device represents an extension of other micro-interventional concepts in ophthalmology, said Sean Ianchulev, MD, MPH, professor of ophthalmology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and director of the ophthalmic innovation and technology program at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, who developed the device. "Through our experience in microinvasive glaucoma surgery, we realized that some of the techniques being used in cardiovascular surgery and interventional radiology were quite pertinent to ophthalmology," said Dr. Ianchulev. "The hope is to take their expression further to create better tools that can guide us toward breaking new grounds in our surgical approach." He added that, "our patients demand ever less traumatic and minimally invasive solutions for immediate refractive outcomes."

  • Sean Ianchulev, MD, MPH, Professor, Ophthalmology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director of the Ophthalmic Innovation and Technology Program, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

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