Posts Tagged ‘Surgical’

How Mynosys is Gearing Up to Take on Femto

How Mynosys Is Gearing Up to Take on Femto

Now that Mynosys Cellular Devices has received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Zepto Capsulotomy System for cataract surgery, the company is planning its US launch August 1 and has partnered with Precision Lens of Bloomington, MN, to distribute the platform, Mynosys CEO John Hendrick tells OIS Weekly. Mynosys is based in Fremont, CA. Zepto takes…

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Carl Zeiss Meditec Taps Mazzo To Lead Consolidated Unit

OIS board member Jim Mazzo joins Carl Zeiss Meditec

Carl Zeiss Meditec has moved to consolidate its diagnostic and surgical products in ophthalmology and has brought in well-known ophthalmology industry veteran, James V. Mazzo, to head up the new unit. Mazzo joins CZM as Global President of the ophthalmology unit with responsibility for the new strategic business unit along with overseeing CZM’s US sales…

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Zeiss CEO Monz on Building a Really Strong Brand

Dr. Ludwin Monz, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, shares how his company’s long history in ophthalmology helps it pave a path for new markets and technologies. Video Highlights 00:34 – How much of Carl Zeiss is ophthalmology? 01:00 – In ophthalmology we try to provide everything needed for diagnosis and treatment. 01:30…

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B&L’s Roberts Still Thinks Like a Doctor

Calvin Roberts, MD, CMO at Bausch & Lomb lends his physician’s perspective to how companies like Bausch & Lomb can serve eye care. Video Highlights 00:42 – I’m always asking what can we do for patient and what can we do for doctors? 01:00 – Think of all the things we do today for doctors…

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CZM Focuses on “A Lot of Little Things” to Move Premium Channel

Moving cataract surgery outcomes from 80% of patients within 0.5 D of targeted refraction to 95% requires “a lot of little things,” Karlheinz Rein, PhD, vice president of cataract and retina surgery at Carl Zeiss Meditec, said during the panel on diagnostics and the premium channel at OIS@ASCRS 2016. The increased use of optical coherence…

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Physicians Say MIGs Is Transforming Glaucoma Treatment

Ike K. Ahmed, MD, led a discussion between three notable ophthalmologists treating glaucoma patients with MIGs. The panel followed a presentation by Ahmed and four companies leading the MIGS space. Panelists include Robert Cionni, MD, Richard Lewis, MD and Jai G. Parekh, MD, MBA. Video Highlight 00:20 – What are your thoughts on the growth…

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MIGS Market Just Beginning to Hit Its Stride

Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, and the number of people with some form of glaucoma is expected to rise to 80 million by 2020, said Ike Ahmed, MD. “This is a $6 billion market that’s continuing to grow, but our current therapies are suboptimal,” he said, adding adherence, side effects, and…

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IBMD Strives for Femto-like Capsulotomies Without the Cost

International Biomedical Devices (IBMD) is in preclinical investigation of its ApertureCTC precision capsulotomy device designed to achieve laser-like precision outcomes in cataract surgery, Chief Medical Officer Mark Packer, MD, reported at OIS@ASCRS 2016. The concept, Dr. Packer said, is to prevent “the heart-stopping capsulorhexis” while overcoming the challenges of “pricey” femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery, thus…

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Mynosys Eye Commercial Launch of Zepto

Zepto represents an “innovative, disposable capsulotomy device,” said president and CEO John Hendrick. It does not disrupt the natural flow of cataract procedures or patient flow. Its proprietary cutting edge doesn’t burn tissue (no cautery, thermal burning), but instead cleaves the tissue, providing an “unusual edge to the capsulotomy,” he explained. Finally, the device requires…

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CEO John Hendrick on Zepto’s Fast Development

Mynosys Cellular Devices is developing Zepto, a disposable device, used in cataract surgery that uses precision pulse technology. The company notes the device is accurate and creates a reproducible capsulotomy that is quick, safe, and affordable. Zepto consists of a silicon suction cup, a nitinol capsulotomy cutting element and an incision finder/push-rod system. Highlights 01:00…

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