Portfolio Enhancements, Expansion & ASCRS Activity

April 26, 2016

Dear Eye Care Professional:

We are proud to share just a few examples of how we’re delivering on our commitment to providing you with an even more compelling, comprehensive portfolio of surgical eye health solutions and technologies and exceptional customer service.

Enhancing and Expanding Our Portfolio
We’re continuously working on ways to improve our existing portfolio of products, platforms, and tools. One example of these efforts is the recent FDA approval of several enhancements to our TRULIGN® Toric IOL calculator designed to help further streamline the TRULIGN® selection process to facilitate surgeon and technician user experience with the tool.

The added enhancements will allow users to:

  • Interface directly with the IOL Master® or Lenstar® systems to help facilitate the input of patient data and create a seamless user experience;

  • Display the model and power of the Crystalens® IOL, if a non-toric lens is recommended, while displaying the IOL at 90 degrees with no axis of alignment.

These are just a few of the changes we’ve made to improve the calculator, which were all based on direct feedback from customers like you.

In addition to enhancing our portfolio through product optimizations, the Bausch + Lomb Surgical team is preparing to launch the new Bausch + Lomb FortifEYE™ capsular tension ring (CTR). We anticipate filing for FDA approval to market in the coming months and will keep you updated as we progress toward the anticipated launch date.

Looking forward to ASCRS
Each year, the entire Bausch + Lomb team looks forward to sharing our latest ophthalmic products during the Annual American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) (booth #327) by allowing you the opportunity to experience and better understand our innovations as well as hear from surgeons who routinely use them in practice.

We are pleased to share that will be supporting a number of events and exhibits during the upcoming ASCRS symposium in New Orleans. We invite you to join us for each of the following programs:

Friday, May 6:

  • Premium Vision Summit (Hilton New Orleans Riverside at 8 a.m. CST)*
  • Technology & Innovation Showcase (Hilton Riverside Hotel at 6:30 p.m. CST)
  • Research Symposia (Hilton Riverside Hotel at 5:30 p.m. CST)
  • Premium IOL Solutions for the Premium Practice (Brennan’s French Quarter at 7 p.m. CST)*

Saturday, May 7:

  • Bausch + Lomb Booth Talk, “enVista® IOL: Premium Optics on a Monofocal IOL,” with P. Dee Stephenson, M.D.; Quentin Allen, M.D.; and Doug Katsev, M.D. (Bausch + Lomb Booth #327 at 10 a.m. CST)
  • Premium Vision Practice Development Lunch, with Special Guest Speaker John DiJulius, author of “The Customer Service Revolution” (New Orleans Downtown Marriott at Noon CST)*
  • Bausch + Lomb Booth Talk, “Complex Cataracts and Pars Plana Vitrectomy: Advanced Techniques for Anterior Segment Surgeons,” with Yuri McKee, M.D.; and John Kitchens, M.D. (Bausch + Lomb Booth #327 at 1 p.m. CST)
  • Bausch + Lomb Booth Talk, “VICTUS® Femtosecond Laser: Bringing the ‘Big Easy’ to Cataract Surgery,” with Thomas Elmer, M.D.; Mitchell Shultz, M.D.; and Frank Bowden III, M.D. (Bausch + Lomb Booth #327 at 3 p.m. CST)
  • Masters of Phacoemulsification Course, “Pearls and Techniques for Challenging Cataract Removal,” registration required (5:30-7:30 p.m. CST)
  • Premium IOL Solutions for the Premium Practice (Dickie Brennan’s Steakhouse at 7 p.m. CST)*

Sunday, May 8:

  • Bausch + Lomb Booth Talk, “Achieving 20/Happy with Premium IOLs,” with Sheri Rowen, M.D., Charles ‘Chuck’ Williamson, M.D.; and Blake Williamson, M.D. (Bausch + Lomb Booth #327 at 10 a.m. CST)
  • Bausch + Lomb Booth Talk, “VICTUS® Femtosecond Laser - A Global Perspective,” with Sheraz Daya, M.D.; Baseer Khan, M.D.; and Robert Ang, M.D. (Bausch + Lomb Booth #327 at 11 a.m. CST)
  • Growing Your Practice Through Long Term Cataract Outcomes (Marriott Convention Center at 11:30 a.m. CST) RSVP at: www.EyeWorld.org/meetings/bausch.
  • Bausch + Lomb Booth Talk, “The Premium Vision Practice – How Practice Managers Work with Surgeons to Achieve Success,” with Patti Barkey, COE; Carrie Jacobs, COE; and I. Paul Singh, M.D. (Bausch + Lomb Booth #327 at 2 p.m. CST)
  • VICTUS® Femtosecond Laser User Group Experience, “Brilliance in the Big Easy” (Ritz Carlton Hotel at 5:30 p.m. CST)*

Additionally, we are proud to share that more than 20 podium presentations and e-posters will feature Bausch + Lomb’s Surgical products at ASCRS this year. This is a testament to the great performance and exceptional outcomes surgeons are achieving with our technology.

If at any time should you have any questions, concerns or ideas that you’d like to share, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly at Andrew.Chang@bausch.com. We truly appreciate your candid feedback and insights, which help us continue on our mission of helping people see better to live better.

Thank you for your support and for being our customer, and we look forward to connecting with you soon.

Best regards,


Andrew Chang                                                                                            

General Manager and Senior Vice President                                                      
U.S. Surgical, Bausch + Lomb      

*These events are invite-only. Please contact your Bausch + Lomb sales representative for more information.

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