Ophthalmic Surgical Instrument Innovations from Dr. Takayuki Akahoshi

Dr. Akahoshi, a leading pioneer and innovator in ophthalmology, is a true believer that efficiency is the key to increasing the amount of cataract surgeries that doctors can complete, and achieve higher patient success rates. As the world population ages, doing more cases faster is the key. To accomplish this, surgeons must be equipped with the right instruments for each surgery - which is where his partnership with ASICO came to fruition. 

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Quick Guide to the Incision Decision

The incision decision is the foundation for better outcomes in ophthalmic surgery. Modern cataract procedures call for small, precise incision every time you operate.But  deciding the right approach can be daunting when so much is at stake. This article provides a quick overview on square incisions, the benefits to getting it just right, and the must-have instruments to help make the best incision decision for your patients.

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ASICO’s Innovations in Prechopping Instruments

Prechopping, a technique for fracturing the nucleus under viscoelastic material before completing phacoemulsification, has proven to reduce total ultrasound energy use by up to 50 percent and improve surgical outcomes. Over the years, ASICO has worked with leading cataract surgeons to pioneer top-quality prechopping instruments, from the world’s first-ever prechopper to the latest designs highlighted in this article.

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Microincision Capsulorhexis – How Small Can You Go?

Continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC) is a technique used to remove the capsule of the lens from the eye during cataract surgery. There are significant surgical advantages to CCC; it resists radial tears and stabilizes both the nucleus and lens implant, making lens removal and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation safer and more efficient.

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Beyond Cost Savings: Increasing Eye Surgery Efficiency to Meet Growing Global Need

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Featured Ophthalmic Instruments: Next-Generation Akahoshi Prechoppers

In 1992, Dr. Takayuki Akahoshi introduced the phaco prechop, a surgical technique that would leave cataract surgery forever changed. Working with ASICO, he went on to develop the world’s first prechopper, an ophthalmic instrument specifically designed for completing his prechop technique.

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7 Key Questions You Should Be Asking Your Ophthalmic Instrument Company

Ophthalmologists know that using great tools facilitates great patient outcomes. The benefits of purchasing top-quality ophthalmic instruments are clear—but with so many tools of the trade to choose from, it can be difficult to weed out the bad from the best. That’s why it’s critical to ask each ophthalmic instrument company a series of important questions in order to ensure you choose quality, efficient, durable tools that deliver the level of precision your job demands.

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A Quick Guide to Various Capsulorhexis Forcep Features

A successful capsulorhexis incision is essential for ensuring an accurate and efficient cataract surgery outcome. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right tools and techniques to perform the procedure as precisely as possible. There are many variations of capsulorhexis forceps on the market today, all of which have their own unique use cases and benefits. Different models are designed based on firsthand feedback from ophthalmic surgeons and tailored to meet their specific needs.

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5 Ways to Improve the Accuracy of Toric Lens Implants

The last thing patients want to deal with after cataract surgery is residual astigmatism—but unfortunately, it’s extremely common when using traditional intraocular lenses (IOL). The good news is that, unlike conventional IOLs, toric lens implants can correct a patient’s preexisting astigmatism during cataract surgery, ultimately allowing for better visual acuity following the procedure.

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3 of Today's Most Must-Have Prechoppers for Cataract Surgery

The demand for ophthalmology surgical efficiency has never been greater, between an increasing senior population, patient expectations for greater surgical results, and your need to see more patients in less time. You must meet these demands while achieving better outcomes, causing fewer complications, and achieving better time management.

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