Blogs door OPHTEC
After the successful introduction of the Precizon Toric, six years ago, and the Precizon Presbyopic, two years ago, this year we are introducing the Precizon Presbyopic Toric. A promising new concept developed by OPHTEC's engineers, with the unique characteristics of its ancestors. The lens will be available before the summer.
An interview with Prof. Kim Min from Seoul, South Korea
OPHTEC’s Account Manager, Iris de Jong has worked as an eyecare volunteer in remote areas of Ghana twice. “It’s rewarding work and it also makes you more creative and proficient in your job as optometrist” she concludes.
Many different IOLs and PIOLs have been developed and marketed since Harold Ridley's famous first in 1952. But most of them have already been forgotten. Only a small group of IOLs survived for a longer period of time. At OPHTEC, we can proudly conclude that the iris fixated IOLs are among them.
In our series "The Clinic" we visit OMC HanzeKliniek (The Netherlands). An interview with Managing director Geke Hoekstra, about the clinic, the ties with OPHTEC and the impact of the coronavirus crisis.
Prof. Dr Manfred Tetz from Berlin is OPHTEC's 2019 'Artisan Ambassador'. We asked him about his career, his clinic and why he prefers the iris fixation technique over other fixation methods.
Angle kappa is the difference between the pupillary and visual axis. This measurement is of paramount consideration in refractive surgery, as proper centration is required for optimal results. Angle kappa may contribute to MFIOL decentration and its resultant photic phenomena.1
“Patients don’t even know we exist, but our work is very important for them.” Lamija Rustempasic and her colleagues perform calculations at OPHTEC to determine the power of implantable lenses. They do this as a team: “One team member performs the calculation, another team member checks it. We want our calculations to be correct, as each calculation represents a patient.”
During the 2018 ESCRS, OPHTEC has launched a new IOL concept for the correction of presbyopia with an optic using the patented Continuous Transitional Focus (CTF) technology. We are now delighted to share the findings of several surgeons spread around the globe. Find out why they are using the Precizon Presbyopic lenses.
One of the most critical success factors with presbyopia correcting IOLs: balancing your patient’s expectations
In general, one of the most critical success factors for mIOLs is balancing your patient’s expectations. Naturally, patients compare their post-operative uncorrected visual function with their pre-operative state.
When a clinic or hospital starts using Precizon Presbyopic IOLs, a frequently asked question is: what characteristics should we consider when selecting patients for presbyopia-correcting IOLs?
Even before selecting the appropriate IOL and target refraction, the most important factor to successful cataract surgery is getting to know the patient’s personality and visual objectives:
In the context of OPHTEC's 35th anniversary, we collected the top 3 video's of Prof. Dr Worst on YouTube.
What do these surgeons think of the new CTF Precizon™ Presbyopic IOL? We asked them two questions and this is what they answered:
Cataract surgery is perceived as a quick and relatively simple procedure. However, in case of astigmatism, the work of a multidisciplinary team and a specific surgical approach of its pre-, per- and postoperative phases is necessary for best outcomes.