The Cataract Instrument Checklist

Modern cataract surgery requires a level of precision and efficiency that can only be achieved using top-quality surgical instruments. Cataract surgeons need surgical instruments that they can count on to perform as expected each and every time they’re in the operating room — but those tools also need to be cost-effective.  Below are some of the most important questions to ask about each aspect of cataract surgery, with instrument recommendations for each step of the procedure which allows you to make some smart decisions on choosing instruments for your cataract set.

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Ophthalmic Surgical Instrument Innovations from Dr. Roberto Pineda

ASICO has partnered with several esteemed ophthalmic surgeons over the years to develop groundbreaking instruments that offer the accuracy, precision, and efficiency required of today’s advanced surgical techniques. Among those surgeons is Dr. Roberto Pineda, who has worked closely with ASICO to develop innovative ophthalmic instrument designs that meet (and exceed) expectations in the operating room.

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Featured Ophthalmic Instrument: Akahoshi IOL Scissors

Intraocular lens (IOL) exchange is often considered one of the best options for improved vision and patient satisfaction. Thanks to technique and instrumentation improvements over the years, IOL exchange procedures have become safer and more common—in fact, the success rate is between 95 and 98 percent. In this article, we will explore those instruments and highlight one of the very best designs on the market: Dr. Akahoshi’s IOL Scissors. 

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Featured Ophthalmic Instrument: Ikeda Micro Capsulorhexis Forceps

Modern techniques have made cataract surgery safer, more efficient, and more effective in terms of outcomes. Smaller incisions promote faster healing and decrease the risk of unwelcome complications, such as incision stretching, viscoelastic leaking, and induced astigmatism. However, precision during surgery is absolutely necessary in order to yield positive outcomes for patients—and to achieve that level of accuracy, surgeons need access to the best, most innovative instruments on the market. 

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The Do’s and Don’ts of DALK Surgery

Alongside DSAEK and DMEK, DALK represents the latest innovations in corneal transplantation surgery. When the DALK procedure goes according to plan, it results in safer, more effective surgery and better patient outcomes. This blog post will highlight the do’s and don’ts of DALK surgery, along with the ASICO instruments that are recommended to perform the procedure safely.

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Featured Ophthalmic Instrument: Akahoshi Intraoperative Axis Marker (AE-2933)

Toric intraocular lens (IOL) implantation is a highly effective method for reducing existing astigmatism in patients undergoing cataract surgery. Pre-existing astigmatism can be resolved with toric IOLs during cataract procedures, which increases the likelihood of better uncorrected visual acuity.

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Ophthalmic Surgical Instrument Innovations from Dr. Jod Mehta

Over the years, ASICO has partnered with Dr. Jod S. Mehta on several innovative instrument designs that are used by surgeons all over the world. This article highlights the different ophthalmic instrument innovations that have come from ASICO’s collaboration with Dr. Mehta, along with details on how they’re used to increase surgical efficiency and achieve ideal patient outcomes.

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A Quick Guide to Toric and Premium IOL Marking Technologies

With the ever-growing presence of digital technology and vision systems in ophthalmology, manual marking might seem like a thing of the past—however, recent studies have proven that’s not the case. Manual marking systems are still widely used by ophthalmic surgeons who implant premium Toric Intraocular lenses (IOLs) for patients struggling with astigmatism.

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ASICO’s Innovations for Today’s Corneal Procedures

Top-quality ophthalmic instruments result in safer, more effective corneal procedures and better patient outcomes. DALK, DSAEK, and DMEK represent the latest innovations in corneal transplantation surgery, with dedicated instruments designed for performing each.

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Ophthalmic Surgical Instrument Innovations from Dr. Donald Tan

ASICO’s partnership with Professor Donald Tan, a pioneer in modern corneal transplant surgery, has led to the development of several ophthalmic instruments over the years. Innovative designs enhance surgical precision and efficiency, ultimately allowing surgeons to achieve optimal outcomes during corneal transplantation procedures.

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