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"Rejuvenating Cataract Surgery With A Simple Device - miLoop" - Sean Ianchulev, MD, MPH

  • The Ophthalmologist
  • New York, NY
  • (June 12, 2018)

Microinterventional technology in surgery isn’t new; our colleagues in the cardiovascular and interventional radiology fields have been using microstents and similar devices for about 40 years, explained 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. Nevertheless, in cataract surgery, we’re still using the capsulorhexis and chopping tools that we were using 20 years ago. I believed that it was time to rejuvenate this field, and so I developed miLOOP – a simple, low-cost device for microinterventional cataract surgery. The miLoop comprises a nitinol filament mounted on a pen-type actuator, and enables rapid non-thermal cutting of even the hardest cataracts without vibrational, laser, or heat energy, and no fluidics complications.

- 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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