Two presentations among the several featuring ianTECH’s novel »miLOOP Device won “Best Paper in Session” awards during the 2018 meeting of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery held in Washington, DC. The miLOOP paper titled “Minicap Sub-4.0 mm Phaco-Free Surgical Approach and Global Cataract Outreach Using Micro-Interventional Techniques,” was presented by Susan M. MacDonald, MD, and “Advanced Micro-Interventional Technique for Nucleus Disassembly in Grade 4 and 4+ Cataracts” was presented by Sean Ianchulev, MD.
The first investigation demonstrated the feasibility of a new technique for sub-4-mm manual small incision surgery using the micro-interventional miLOOP. “The use of this device enables minimally invasive cataract surgery with improved clinical outcomes and can allow surgeons worldwide to be trained for sustainable global outreach,” Dr. MacDonald told attendees.
Dr. Ianchulev’s paper concluded from a study of 56 patients that micro-interventional nucleus disassembly with the miLOOP during phacoemulsification cataract surgery reduces cumulative dispersed energy in hard, advanced cataract cases. “The miLOOP was designed not only to address needs in the developing world, but also cases that surgeons see every day in practice,” he said.
More than 100 surgeons also attended lab sessions where they experienced the miLOOP device in a one-on-one setting.