How Do The Marketing Promises Compare Reality?

Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

How Do The Marketing Promises Compare Reality? In particular, we’re going to be discussing whether or not the literature supports the marketing. We’re going to discuss whether or not assumed promises are actually born out.

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Dry Eye Worse after Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

Femto laser-assisted cataract surgery has been touted by many as a “gentler” method of cataract surgery. In fact, there is little objective evidence to suggest that laser-assisted cataract surgery is any gentler than ultrasound-only cataract surgery… 

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Enhanced Range of Vision with the Staar nanoFLEX® Intraocular Lens

The range of vision possible with cataract surgery using the Staar nanoFLEX® IOL is impressive, but not complete. It is often still necessary to wear readers to clearly see objects closer than arm’s length.

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Dry Eye Worse after Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

It’s quite common for those who have had cataract surgery to notice tearing, foreign body sensation, mild soreness, “scratchy eye”, or a “tired eye” for a period of time after surgery. Although not entirely understood there are a few likely suspects including…

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Questions I am Frequently Asked About the Staar nanoFLEX® IOL

FAQ #1: “Why haven’t I heard of this lens before?” Staar is a relatively small company compared to Alcon, AMO, and B&L (the big three IOL makers in the USA). As such, Staar simply doesn’t have the marketing budget to compete. Hate to break it to you, but doctors are just as likely to be swayed by marketing as anyone else.

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Advantages of the Staar nanoFLEX® IOL over Multifocal IOLs

A multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) focuses both distance and near images onto the retina at the same time. Amazingly, our retinas and brains are generally able to “see” both images clearly. This results in a greater range of clear vision with a reduced need for spectacles after cataract surgery. There are, however, some downsides to the multifocal IOL:

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