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    RLE choice factors in benefits, risks, alternatives


    Expanding role

    The role for RLE may increase in the future subsequent to ongoing innovations in lens technology that include the development of adjustable, exchangeable, and upgradeable platforms.

    These devices include the Light Adjustable Lens (Calhoun Vision), the Harmoni Modular IOL (ClarVista Medical), and the Gemini Refractive Capsule (Omega Ophthalmics).

    Dr. Wiley noted that the latter device has space-occupying characteristics, may prevent the need for YAG capsulotomy, and has the potential to decrease or eliminate the risk of retinal tears and detachment.

    “It could really open the space for clear lens surgery,” he concluded.

    Dr. Wiley is a consultant to Omega Ophthalmics, receives grant support from Calhoun Vision, and is a consultant to and/or receives lecture fees from other companies that market products used in RLE surgery.


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