Bausch + Lomb News, Events at ASCRS


April 11, 2018

Dear Eye Care Professional:

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) annual meeting is a fantastic opportunity to spend time with customers and colleagues new and old, learn about exciting new research and explore the latest technologies in our incredibly dynamic industry. We’re very proud of our contributions to this rich professional experience.

At this year’s meeting, we’ll be featuring the latest Bausch + Lomb cataract suite of technologies. Stellaris Elite™ vision enhancement system with Adaptive Fluidics™ and dual linear footpedal control, and the VICTUS® femtosecond laser platform with new 3.3 software and hardware are now being joined by the new enVista® MX60E with Stableflex™ technology to offer surgeons their cataract platform for the future. With it’s Trusight™ optic offering, predictably exceptional image quality and excellent contrast sensitibity, the enVista MX60E is a clear choice for visual excellence.

The response to these new technologies from surgeons across the country has been overwhelmingly exciting to see, as they are impressed by the technology and encouraged by the significant investment we’ve made to bring new phaco, laser and implant technology to the market over the past nine months. We invite you to find out for yourself what others are experiencing by participating in our immersive wet lab at the Bausch + Lomb booth (#2242). Those who have taken advantage of this opportunity in the past appreciate the chance to get a feel for these devices in the lab and then often schedule an evaluation in their operating room as soon as later that week.

Take a few minutes while you are at ASCRS to stop by, register for a wet lab time, and speak with your colleagues and the Bausch + Lomb team to learn more about how you can evolve your practice to the next technology platform. For more information and to schedule an appointment in advance visit www.testdrivebausch.com.

Featured Educational Programs
We understand that learning from colleagues is often the best way to understand how you can implement new technology into your practice. At these engaging programs, you will hear from surgeons who have been on the ground floor with implementing Stellaris Elite™, VICTUS® 3.3 and enVista® with Stableflex into their surgical suite. Please take time to join us for an engaging series of learning experiences:

Educational Symposia: “Transitioning to Premium Cataract and Refractive Technology”
On Sunday, April 15, Bausch + Lomb will host a lively discussion on how to successfully transition practices to offering premium cataract and refractive surgery using several of Bausch + Lomb’s Surgical technologies, which include the enVista® IOL with StableFlex™ technology, Stellaris Elite™ vision enhancement system, and the VICTUS® femtosecond laser. The event, open to all meeting attendees, will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in the EyeWorld 2 Theater (Ballroom C, located on the third floor) and led by an impressive and diverse group of speakers; Robert J. Weinstock, M.D., as the moderator, and faculty, Karolinne Rocha, M.D., John Shepherd, M.D., Dee Stephenson, M.D., and Mitch. C. Shultz, M.D. Registration and reception will begin at 4:45 p.m., with the program commencing at 5:15 p.m. Attendees can register online at: http://meetings.eyeworld.org/bausch.

Industry Spotlight Theater
For the second consecutive year, Bausch + Lomb will participate in several of the Industry Spotlight Theater presentations offered by the ASCRS ASOA Symposium & Congress. These educational discussions are designed to provide attendees the opportunity to learn about different ophthalmic products and categories. A distinguished group of speakers will participate in the sessions, several of which will include discussion of technologies from the Bausch + Lomb surgical portfolio. These include:

Sunday, April 15

  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - the “Femtosecond Laser and other Automated Capsulotomy Technologies” session, featuring the VICTUS® femtosecond laser and speaker, Tom Elmer, M.D.
  • 11 to 12:00 p.m. - the “Devices That Will Help You” session, with speaker, Kevin Blinder, M.D.

Monday, April 16

  • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - the “Phacoemulsification Systems for Cataract Surgery, Part I” session, featuring the Stellaris Elite™ and speaker, Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, M.D.
  • 11:50 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. – the “Presbyopia Correction 2018: Where Do We Currently Stand? Part I” session, featuring the Trulign® Toric and Crystalens® AO IOLs and speaker, Binoy Jani, M.D.
  • 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. - the “Phacoemulsification Systems for Cataract Surgery, Part II” session, featuring the Stellaris Elite™ and speaker, Cal Roberts, M.D., chief medical officer, Bausch + Lomb
  • 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. - the “Presbyopia Correction 2018: Where Do We Currently Stand?, Part II” session, featuring Crystalens® AO IOLs and speaker, Cal Roberts, M.D., chief medical officer, Bausch + Lomb

Scientific Podium Presentations and Posters
While we have been busy developing new products in our research and development labs at Bausch + Lomb, surgeons have been impressed with how these products have helped changed the way they treat patients. This year, some of those surgeons have developed 20 podium presentations and e-posters that will feature Bausch + Lomb’s surgical technologies. We encourage you to take time to see these presentations and posters during your stay in Washington, DC:

Saturday, April 14

  • Sheppard, John. “Thirty-Six Month Clinical Experience with a Hydrophobic Acrylic IOL in Patients with Endothelial Compromise Undergoing Simultaneous Cataract Extraction and DSEK.” Saturday, April 14 at 4:15 p.m.; Level 1, Room 144C
  • Shultz, Mitchell C. “Analysis of Optical Aberrations and Depth of Focus Using a Ray-Tracing Analyzer in Patients with Zero Spherical Aberration IOLs.” Saturday, April 14 at 1:07 p.m.; Level 1, Room 143B

Sunday, April 15

  • Koch, Douglas D. “Evaluation of a New Phacoemulsification Infusion System.” Sunday, April 15 at 3:25 p.m.; Level 1, Room 143B
  • McCabe, Cathleen M. “Phaco Energy Profile of Various Nuclear Disassembly Techniques in the Setting of Adaptive Fluidics.” Sunday, April 15 at 3:02 p.m.; Level 1, Room 143B
  • McCabe, Cathleen M. “Intraoperative Evaluation of New Vacuum-Based Phaco System with Adaptive Fluidics.” Sunday, April 15 at 3:45 p.m.; Level 1, Room 143B
  • Packer, Mark. “Comparison of Spectacle Independence for a New Toric Intraocular Lens (IOL) versus Predicate Spherical IOL.” Sunday, April 15 at 8:51 a.m.; Level 1, Room 143A
  • Packer, Mark. “Modeling the Effect of Off-Axis Light for Refractive and Diffractive IOLs.” Sunday, April 15 at 8:45 a.m.; Level 1, Room 143C
  • Shultz, Mitchell C. “Comparative Analysis of Dual Linear Venturi Phacoemulsification Using New Adaptive Fluidics System in Femtosecond-Assisted and Traditional Cataract Surgery.” Sunday, April 15 at 3:07 p.m.; Level 1, Room 143B
  • Shultz, Mitchell C. “Comparative Analysis of Dual Linear Venturi Phacoemulsification with New Adaptive Fluidics System in Traditional Phacoemulsification of Various Nuclear Densities.” Sunday, April 15 at 3:17 p.m.; Level 1, Room 143B

Monday, April 16

  • Jackson, Mitchell A. “Advantages of Multiburst Phaco Modality in Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cases.” Monday, April 16 at 3:41 p.m.; Level 1, Room 143A
  • Liang, Eva I. “Comparison of Visual Outcomes of a Toric Accommodating IOL and a Toric Extended-Depth-of Focus IOL.” Monday, April 16 at 8:17 a.m.; Level 1, Room 143B
  • Liang, Eva I. “Patient Selection and Comparison of Visual Outcomes of an Accommodating IOL and an Extended-Depth-of-Focus IOL.” Monday, April 16 at 8:43 a.m.; Level 1, Room 143B
  • Sheppard, John. “Twelve-Month Clinical Experience with a Hydrophobic Acrylic IOL in Patients at Risk for Intraocular Inflammation.” Monday, April 16 at 3:12 p.m.; Level 1, Room 143C

Tuesday, April 17

  • Rowen, Sheri L. “Surgical Outcomes for Accommodative Intraocular Lens (IOL) in Patients with Highly Aberrated Corneas.” Tuesday, April 17 at 11:08 a.m.; Level 1, Room 143C
  • Stephenson, Dee. “Clinical Evaluation of a New Material for Hydrophobic Acrylic IOL.” Tuesday, April 17 at 11:03 a.m.; Level 1, Room 144B
  • Whitman, Jeff. “Postoperative Aberration Profile After Implantation of Hinged, Plate-Haptic Accommodating IOL.” Tuesday, April 17 at 10:51 a.m.; Level 1, Room 143C

Posters

  • Lu, Kenneth. “Using Pattern ERG to Objectively Measure Contrast Sensitivity in Pseudophakes with Different IOLs.” Poster available Saturday, April 14 to Tuesday, April 17
  • O’Brien, Terrence P. “Manual versus Femtosecond Corneal Incisions.” Poster available Saturday, April 14 to Tuesday, April 17
  • Singh, Inder. “Topology Verification of Femtosecond-Created Capsulorhexis and Arcuate Incisions Using Intraoperative Guidance System.” Poster available Saturday, April 14 to Tuesday, April 17

Films

  • Shultz, Mitchell C. “Adaptive Fluidics in Femtosecond Laser–Assisted Cataract Surgery.” Film available Saturday, April 14 to Tuesday, April 17

I look forward to having a chance to say hello and having the opportunity to introduce you to my team of colleagues in our exhibit this year. If you’re unable to attend but would like to learn more about our technologies, please feel free to reach out to me directly at chuck.hess@bausch.com.

As always, it’s a privilege and a pleasure to be your trusted healthcare partner working with you towards our shared goal of helping to improve peoples’ lives.

I hope to see you in our nation’s capital!

Best regards,

 

Chuck Hess   
Vice President & General Manager
U.S. Surgical, Bausch + Lomb      

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