Alcon introduced the new UltraSert delivery system preloaded with the AcrySof IQ aspheric monofocal IOL at the American Academy of Ophthalmology annual meeting. Data will be presented at AAO on the UltraSert system, designed to deliver a pristine, untouched IOL directly into the eye of cataract surgery patients in less time.
“We are proud to introduce enhancements to the cutting edge UltraSert delivery system during such an important time for our company and the eye care space in general,” Sergio Duplan, Region President, North America, Alcon, said in a company news release. “After 70 years, we continue bringing forth best-in-class innovations that offer value beyond the technical aspects of cataract surgery. This latest innovation demonstrates Alcon’s commitment to optimizing the surgery experience by simplifying the surgical process in order to help enhance outcomes for the patient.”
The optimized design allows predictable delivery of the IOL in just three simple preparation steps. The new design features a longer 3-mm nozzle tip with a proprietary depth guard, and is designed for incisions as small as 2.2 mm. UltraSert is preloaded with the AcrySof IQ aspheric monofocal IOL, which is intended for the replacement of the human lens to achieve visual correction of aphakia (the absence of the lens of the eye) in adult patients following cataract surgery.
The UltraSert preloaded IOL delivery system reduces device preparation time and total case time by eliminating manual loading of the IOL. Alcon will present data from a study entitled, “US Multicenter Study of Time, Operational, and Cost Efficiencies Associated with a New Preloaded IOL Delivery System.” The study looked at the time and associated cost efficiencies of using the UltraSert preloaded IOL delivery system compared to the Monarch manually loaded IOL system. Findings will be presented on Monday, November 13 from 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. in Hall C of the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.
In addition, Alcon has planned numerous panel discussions and events highlighting technologies to address cataracts and other vision conditions, as well as a retina film festival.
The Difference is in the Distance: Presbyopia Correction Discussion
Alcon is hosting a dynamic panel discussion, “The Grand Essential of Presbyopia Correction: The Difference is in the Distance,” that will highlight real-world successes with the AcrySof IQ ReSTOR +2.5 Toric IOL with the unique ACTIVEFOCUS design. The panel, moderated by Dr. Bonnie An Henderson of Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston and Tufts University School of Medicine, will focus on cases and techniques using this innovative advanced technology lens platform.
The event will take place on Friday, November 10 from 5:30 – 8 pm at the River City Complex at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans.
CyPass Micro-Stent Symposium
Physicians can learn more about micro-invasive glaucoma surgery featuring real-world cases using the CyPass Micro-Stent presented in 3D. CyPass is a microinvasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) device to treat adult patients with mild-to-moderate primary open-angle glaucoma in conjunction with cataract surgery.
The program, moderated by Ike Ahmed, MD, of the University of Toronto, will take place on Saturday, November 11 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. at the River City Complex at Mardi Gras World in New Orleans.
Third Annual Retina Film Festival
Help Alcon celebrate its 70th anniversary at the Third Annual Retina Film Festival, an interactive event driven by surgical case videos that feature the latest technologies designed to help surgeons deliver a higher level of precision and efficiency during vitreoretinal surgery. The videos, to be presented by esteemed faculty and guest presenters, will feature technologies including Advanced ULTRAVIT Beveled High-Speed probes, VEKTOR Articulating Illuminated Laser Probes, and the NGENUITY 3D Visualization System.
The program, moderated by Dr. Donald J. D’Amico of Weill Cornell Medical College, will be held on Saturday, November 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Civic Theatre New Orleans.