Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at Palm Beach Gardens announces that on September 16, Dr. David Goldman was the first physician in Florida, and likely the first in the US, to successfully implant the Akreos Advanced Optics Intraocular Lens since its FDA approval.
Steven Hantman, Senior Surgical Territory Manager for Bausch and Lomb, affirms, “We chose Dr. Goldman to be Florida’s first physician to implant the Akreos lens, due to his reputation as one of the young and innovative leaders in ophthalmology and his commitment to offer his cataract patients the most cutting edge care available.” The lens, approved by the FDA on September 12th and available to US physicians on September 16, offers cataract patients many advantages over current acrylic lenses currently available in the US Market. The new lens allows the surgeon to implant the lens with a smaller micro incision, resulting in a quicker recovery for the patient.
“It was an honor and privilege to be one of the first surgeons in the country chosen to implant this new lens. With new microincisional phacoemulsification technology, we at Bascom Palmer have been able to reduce the size of cataract incisions by as much as 33%. This has resulted in quicker healing times, less risk of dry eye after surgery, less induced astigmatism, and overall more comfortable patients. The Akreos lens is an excellent addition to our options for patients undergoing this advanced cataract surgical technique,” shares Dr. Goldman.
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