eyeonics cuts number of required implants

December 15, 2005

Aliso Viejo, CA—eyeonics Inc. is reducing the number of implants it requires ophthalmic surgeons to perform before providing credentials for crystalens IOL implantation.

Aliso Viejo, CA-eyeonics Inc. is reducing the number of implants it requires ophthalmic surgeons to perform before providing credentials for crystalens IOL implantation.

The company now will issue credentials after surgeons perform implants on five patients (10 eyes) instead of 10 patients (20 eyes). Company Chairman and Chief Executive Officer J. Andy Corley said the process was streamlined after feedback from 300 credentialed surgeons. Another 200 surgeons are in the credentialing process.

"I believe that eyeonics is offering surgeons an easier way to become credentialed, but at the same time they teach methods to achieve accuracy in measurements and ultimately better patient outcomes," agreed Richard L. Lindstrom, MD, FACS, founder of Minnesota Eye Consultants, P.A., and adjunct professor emeritus, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.