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    What ophthalmologists are thankful for

    The 5 greatest ophthalmic innovations of the 21st century

     

    2. Intraocular Lens (IOL) Implant Technology  

    We’ve come a long way from the days of Sir Harold Ridley implanting the first IOL in 1949.1 The vast array of technological advances in IOL technology is probably unmatched across all the fields of medicine.

    Recent: Toric trifocal IOL widens patient pool

    Lenses ranging from monofocal, multifocal, accommodating, toric, and even accommodating-disaccommodating (AD-IOLs) have forged a path of continual innovation, superior visual outcomes for patients, and even reducing—if not eliminating—dependence on glasses.

    Related: AD-IOLs mimic movement of natural lens

    And the final greatest innovation....

    Joshua Mali, MD
    Joshua Mali, MD, is a vitreoretinal surgeon at The Eye Associates, a private multispecialty ophthalmology practice in Sarasota, Florida.

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