Alcon will feature new clinical data along with innovative product designs and technology for the Cataract Refractive Suite during the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) 2019 annual meeting, taking place May 3-7 in San Diego. The company, which recently became an independent, publicly-traded entity, will be included in 170 scientific abstracts at the meeting, underscoring its efforts to support surgeons with the most complete line of ophthalmic surgical devices.
“It’s an exciting time at Alcon. We are the largest independent eye care device company in the world, with a powerful plan for innovation and growth, fueled in part by the data and technology we will be showcasing at ASCRS this year,” Sergio Duplan, Region President, North America, Alcon, said in a company news release. “This meeting offers another opportunity to demonstrate our focus in delivering advancements in areas we know are important to our customers – especially personalization, precision and efficiency during surgery to deliver better patient outcomes.”
Innovating in Phaco Technology
In an effort to improve safety, consistency and control during cataract surgery, Alcon will launch the ACTIVE SENTRY Handpiece and INTREPID Hybrid Tip. The ACTIVE SENTRY Handpiece is the first and only phaco handpiece with a built-in fluidics pressure sensor that detects pressure in real time and communicates with the CENTURION Vision System. The INTREPID Hybrid Tip is an update to the popular INTREPID BALANCED Tip, and includes a rounded polymer edge designed to reduce the risk of capsular tears and improve patient safety in the OR.1 Several posters and presentations will highlight the clinical significance of these devices.
- Monday, May 6
- Paper Presentation: Occlusion Break Surge Volume Reduction with Active Sentry, Presented by Dr. Kevin M. Miller (3:40 – 3:45 p.m., San Diego Convention Center [SDCC], Upper Level, Room 1B).
- Tuesday, May 7
- Paper Presentation: Evaluation of the Capsular Safety of a Novel Hybrid Phacoemulsification Tip in a Cadaver Eye Model, Presented by Dr. Caleb L. Shumway, et al. (10:07 – 10:12 a.m., SDCC, Upper Level, Room 1A).
Changing the Paradigm in Visualization
Alcon will feature two technologies that aim to improve surgeon visualization during cataract surgery.
- The new LuxOR Revalia Ophthalmic Microscope delivers enhanced visualization during all stages of cataract surgery through unique and personalized LED illumination technology.2
- NGENUITY 3D Visualization System will now be available in the Cataract Refractive Suite to bring unprecedented 3D visualization for the anterior space.3 In addition to offering greater depth of focus during cataract surgery, the system enables a full view of the surgical procedure for the entire OR staff, and enhances training and teaching capabilities for residents and fellows. It also allows the surgeon to operate with a more ergonomic posture during surgery.4
Highlighting Advantages of Intraoperative Aberrometry
The ORA SYSTEM powered by AnalyzOR Technology is the only intraoperative aberrometer to bring precise, real-time tracking of refractive outcomes for continual optimization during surgery. Key data shared at the meeting will examine the results of using intraoperative aberrometry versus preoperative formulas.
- Saturday, May 4
- Paper Presentation: Refractive Outcomes Using Intraoperative Aberrometry for Highly Myopic, Highly Hyperopic, and Post-Refractive Eyes, Presented by Dr. Terry Kim, et al. (1:45 – 1:50 p.m., SDCC, Upper Level, Room 1B).
- Tuesday, May 7
- Paper Presentation: Use of a Refractive Analysis Database for Intraocular Lens Power Optimization in Cataract Surgery, Presented by Dr. Robert J. Cionni et al. (9:00 – 9:05 a.m., SDCC, Upper Level, Room 1B).
Alcon will be hosting a symposium titled Intra-Operative Aberrometry (IOA) In Modern Cataract Refractive Surgery for Current and Future Users Summit for existing or interested ORA SYSTEM technology users; the symposium will focus on ORA intraoperative aberrometry with preoperative formulas. This event will be held on Friday, May 3 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Marriott Marquis, San Diego Marina, Ballroom 10.
Examining the Benefits of Presbyopia-Correcting IOLs
Alcon’s ReSTOR +2.5D ACTIVEFOCUS™ is the only multifocal toric IOL that delivers uncompromised distance vision and unrivaled stability.5-10 New data will be presented which looks at the satisfaction of patients implanted with a ReSTOR 2.5 and 3.0 add lens combination and the rotational stability with ACTIVEFOCUS™ Toric IOLs versus TECNIS® Toric IOLs*.
- Saturday, May 4
- Paper Presentation: Patient-Reported Satisfaction and Spectacle Independence Using Mini-monovision with the Multifocal IOLs in Cataract Surgery, Presented by Dr. John A. Hovanesian (2:10 – 2:15 p.m., SDCC, Upper Level, Room 7B).
- Tuesday, May 7
- Paper Presentation: Residual Astigmatism after IOL Placement: An Update in Rotational Trends, Presented by Dr. Brent A. Kramer, et al. (10:32 – 10:37 a.m., SDCC, Upper Level, Room 1B).
Alcon will also have the following events onsite:
- The Focal Point: Teachable Moments in Cataract Surgery from the Alcon Experience Academy, during which world-class surgeons will discuss cataract cases via a wide-screen, high-definition 3D video presentation. The event will take place on Saturday, May 4 from 6:15 – 7:45 p.m., SDCC, Hall E.
- Surgeon to Surgeon gives surgeons who visit the Alcon booth #921 the opportunity to talk one-on-one with other surgeons about some of the most innovative eye care technologies in the industry.
- Alcon (ALC): Our Next Chapter lunch event enables attendees to learn more about the new, independent Alcon including a look at how the company plans to shape the future of ophthalmology. This will take place on Sunday, May 5 from 11:30 – 1:00 PM, SDCC, Hall E.
Visit Alcon booth #921 to learn more and experience hands-on demonstrations of the Alcon cataract and refractive portfolio, including our newest innovations.