Ophthalmic lens support system aids in cataract surgery

August 27, 2008

An innovative ophthalmic lens support system available for licensing has been developed to stabilize the lens before or during cataract surgery, preventing the movement of lens fragments into the back of the eye, according to a market watch report in The Wall Street Journal.

Royal Oak, MI-An innovative ophthalmic lens support system available for licensing has been developed to stabilize the lens before or during cataract surgery, preventing the movement of lens fragments into the back of the eye, according to a market watch report in The Wall Street Journal.

The lens, developed by Timothy Page, MD, Beaumont Hospitals, Royal Oak, MI, will be able to prevent complications such as capsule tears, zonular dialysis, and dislocation of the lens into the back of the eye, often requiring the patient to have an additional surgery by a retina specialist, according to the report.

"I am excited to be able to bring something like this to market," said Dr. Page. "The system is an important development in minimizing risks and complications that can occur in such a common procedure."

Dr. Page has offices in Troy and Birmingham, MI.

This new lens support system consists of a cannula and a piston. By means of the piston, the lens support is movable to contracted and expanded configurations.

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