ASCRS 2017

CheckedUp, TearScience team for dry eye patient educationA newly formed partnership with CheckedUp and TearScience will bring the CheckedUp engagement platform to hundreds of clinics nationwide, announced the companies.
Cirle unveils latest 3-D surgical navigation systemCirle Inc. announced the unveiling of its latest three-dimensional Surgical Navigation System (SNS 200) at the 2017 meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. The investigational system is completing FDA registration.
Innovator in small pupil management recognized with Binkhorst MedalAt the 2006 ASCRS Film Festival, Dr. Malyugin, professor of ophthalmology and deputy director, S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Institution, Moscow, received the first-place award in the instruments/devices category for his video, “Russian solution to small-pupil phaco and tamsulosin floppy-iris syndrome,” that presented the pupil expansion ring he designed for atraumatic management of the small pupil.
Optimizing outcomes with accommodating IOLsAll presbyopia-correcting IOLs have pros and cons, and because they have different performance characteristics that can meet the vision needs of a range of patients, Steven G. Safran, MD, said that he uses all the available technologies.
Multicenter study supports efficacy of novel gel stent in refractory glaucomaAb interno placement of a novel gelatin stent (XEN 45, Allergan) in eyes with refractory glaucoma lowers IOP and medication use with a low incidence of complications and adverse events, according to results of a U.S. multicenter trial.
Haag-Streit slit lamp attachment gains approvalThe recent FDA approval of a slit lamp attachment (Fundus Module 300, Haag-Streit) allows for fundus imaging as part of the regular slit lamp examination, according to the manufacturer.
New punctal plug, eyelid cleanser mark Oasis milestoneAs Oasis Medical marks its 30th anniversary, the company debuts a new punctal plug for dry eye relief, as well as eyelid cleansing solutions for daily lid hygiene.
ASCRS hits ‘La La Land’ for 2017 annual meeting
ASCRS hits ‘La La Land’ for 2017 annual meetingThe 2017 meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) will be held May 5 to 9 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, but at least one guest speaker will be sharing his “out-of-this-world” experiences.