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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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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