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10/24/2018, Wednesday

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BAUSCH + LOMB INVITES SURGEONS TO EXPERIENCE FIRST-IN-CLASS EYETELLIGENCE™ APPLICATIONS ON STELLARIS ELITE™ VISION ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM DURING THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY MEETING IN CHICAGO

Attendees also Invited to Gain Hands-On Experience with New enVista® Toric MX60T Intraocular Lens, Bi-Blade® Dual Port Vitrectomy Cutters and other Bausch + Lomb Technologies at in-Booth Wet Lab; Take Part in Educational Events, Scientific Presentations and Run for Vision Event

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 24, 2018 – Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, today announced that surgeons are invited to attend live demonstrations of the new, first-in-class eyeTELLIGENCE™ applications, now available exclusively on the Stellaris Elite™ vision enhancement system, during the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in Chicago, IL (Oct. 26-30). Surgeons can also “test drive” the new enVista® toric MX60T intraocular lens (IOL) and the Bi-Blade® dual port vitrectomy cutters and other recent innovations at a wet lab in the Bausch + Lomb booth (#3044). 

“Bausch + Lomb partnered with IBM to develop the new eyeTELLIGENCE™ applications for 
Stellaris Elite™ in response to what we know many surgeons have been looking for; solutions that help them work smarter and find new ways to maximize their overall practice efficiency,” said Chuck Hess, vice president and general manager, U.S. Surgical, Bausch + Lomb. “We are excited to demonstrate how we are expanding what’s possible for eye surgery and for ophthalmic surgical platforms with these applications and with our entire surgical portfolio, including the new enVista® toric IOL and Bi-Blade® dual port vitrectomy cutters, at the AAO Annual Meeting.”

Live Demonstrations of eyeTELLIGENCE™ Applications 
As announced in partnership with IBM earlier this week, the two new eyeTELLIGENCE™ applications, which run on the IBM Cloud, will deliver first-in-class efficiency features that include expedited technical support and the ability to synchronize preferred surgical parameters across multiple Stellaris Elite™ systems. 

Ophthalmologists can use the first of the two eyeTELLIGENCE™ applications to sync their settings across all of the Stellaris Elite™ machines on which they operate, no matter the location. Bausch + Lomb Stellaris Elite™ specialists can also help control settings for them across facilities through the eyeTELLIGENCE™ app. 

The second eyeTELLIGENCE™ application allows surgeons to gather information about the system and make service requests or report technical issues, which will then be sent via the IBM Cloud to the appropriate team at Bausch + Lomb. Surgeons can also grant Bausch + Lomb remote access into their Stellaris Elite™ system through the IBM Cloud, so that service teams can make technical assessments and software updates expeditiously.

Live demonstrations of the new applications will be available in the Bausch + Lomb booth throughout the meeting.

Interactive In-Booth Wet-Lab featuring the enVista® Toric MX60T and Bi-Blade® Dual Port Vitrectomy Cutters
For the third consecutive year, attendees are invited to join the company’s immersive Test-Drive Bausch + Lomb wet-lab experience in its booth (#3044). These 30-minute interactive wet-lab sessions provide surgeons the opportunity to try the company’s latest surgical technologies, including the new enVista® toric MX60T, the company’s new hydrophobic acrylic IOL for astigmatism correction. This IOL features a one-piece aberration-free, aspheric optic with fenestrated, step-vaulted, modified C-loop haptic design that delivers exceptional rotational stability and ensures predictable astigmatism correction.1 The optic’s posterior square edge also provides a 360-degree barrier to posterior capsular opacification (PCO).1,2,3,4

The enVista® IOL material remains the only single-piece, hydrophobic acrylic material domestically available that have been proven to be glistening-free.1 The enVista® material also has the potential for increased resistance to scratches and abrasions that may occur during loading and surgical manipulation.5,6

The wet-lab will also feature the company’s 25- and 27-gauge Bi-Blade® dual port vitrectomy cutters, which are exclusive to the Stellaris Elite™ surgical platform. This innovative design offers an effective cut rate of 15,000 cuts per minute (cpm), resulting in increased flow efficiency and control compared to prior generation guillotine cutters. The Bi-Blade® design also allows for more consistent flow rate and reduced retinal traction. Surgeons can order the 25- and 27-gauge cutters in a pack with other accessories needed to perform vitrectomy procedures.

Other technologies featured in the wet lab include the Stellaris Elite™ vision enhancement system and the VICTUS® femtosecond laser platform, as well as the entire Bausch + Lomb IOL, Storz® and Synergetics® instruments portfolio. To schedule an appointment, visit: www.testdrivebauschandlomb.com

Featured Educational Programs
Friday, Oct. 26
Vitreoretinal surgeons are invited to attend the Retina Subspecialty Day at McCormick Place (Lakeside Center, Hall E, 2301 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616) where they can hear Dr. Carl Awh present his clinical experience using the Vitesse™ vitreous cutter, the only hypersonic, 100% open-port vitrectomy system. Dr. Awh’s presentation, “Hypersonic Vitrectomy: Continued Clinical Experience and Technical Improvements”, will begin at 8:37 a.m. 

Surgeons are also invited to attend “The enVista® toric MX60T Early Experience” at the Omni Chicago Hotel (Chagall Ballroom, 676 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611) from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Drs. Mitchell Schultz, Dee P. Stephenson and Alan Zieker will discuss their early experiences using the company’s first hydrophobic acrylic intraocular lens for astigmatism correction. Registrations are required for this event. Attendees can register at www.envistatoricticket.com.

Saturday, Oct. 27
Engage in a dynamic conversation during the “Complex Cataract Cases: Dine and Learn with the Experts”, from 7-9 p.m. at Morton’s Restaurant (1050 N. State Street, Chicago, IL, 60610). Throughout the evening, Drs. Audrey Rostov and William Trattler will present four complex cataract surgery cases, focusing on patients with early age related macular changes, mild allergic conjunctivitis with intolerance to soft contact lenses, post-refractive surgery blepharitis and previous laser vision correction. Attendees are asked to register in advance at www.reviewofophthalmology.com/cataractcasesAAO2018.

Sunday, Oct. 28
Learn more about the Bausch + Lomb Trulign® toric and enVista® toric IOLs during the “Surgical Management of Astigmatism with Cataract Removal” on Sunday, Oct. 28 from 7-9 p.m. at the Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse (1024 N. Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611). Drs. Alice Epitropolous and Alan Zeiker will lead the discussion, sharing their surgical experiences using these IOLs. Attendees can register for the event at www.EveningWithAstigmatism.com

Scientific Poster Presentations
The following posters will feature Bausch + Lomb’s surgical technologies during the meeting on Monday, Oct. 29:

  • Blinder, Kevin J. “Evaluation of the On-Demand Flow Level Compensation in Irrigation and Aspiration Pressures for Posterior Segment Hand Pieces and Cannulas.” Hall A (Hyatt McCormick Place), Monday, Oct. 29, 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.
  • Blinder, Kevin J. “Comparison of Cap-Over and Traditional Infusion During Irrigation and Aspiration with Various Vitrector Configurations.”  Hall A (Hyatt McCormick Place), Monday, Oct. 29, 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.

 

33rd Annual Run for Vision in Support of Eye Tissue Donation 
On Sunday, Oct. 28 at 6:30 a.m., AAO attendees are invited to join donor family members and corneal transplant recipients for the annual Run for Vision, a 5k benefit run/walk, which will begin at Grant Park at Upper Hutchinson Field (the southwest corner of Columbus and Balbo Drives). Bausch + Lomb has been a proud supporter of this event for more than 30 years to help raise awareness and support eye tissue donation on behalf of the Eye Bank Association of America.    

AAO attendees can register at the Bausch + Lomb Booth (#3044) during the conference or online by  Thursday, Oct. 25, at https://restoresight.org/33rd-annual-run-for-vision. Pre-registered runners and walkers can pick up their race packets, including runner bib and special technical running t-shirt, at McCormick Place (2301 S. King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27.

About Bausch + Lomb
Bausch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, is a leading global eye health organization that is solely focused on protecting, enhancing and restoring people’s eyesight. Its core businesses include over-the-counter supplements, eye care products, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. Bausch + Lomb develops, manufactures and markets one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in the industry, which is available in more than 100 countries.

References
1. Bausch + Lomb. enVista® Toric IOL DFU. 
2. Nishi O Et al. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2004;30:2170-2176. 
3. Nixon DR et al. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2010;36:929-934.  
4. Buehl, Wolf and Findl, Oliver. “Effect of Intraocular Lens Design on Posterior Capsule Opacification.” J Cataract Refractive Surgery, 2008; 34: 1976-1985.  
5. Elachchabi, Amin; Martin, Paul; Goldberg, Eugene; and Mentak, Khalid. “Nanoindentation Studies on Hydrophobic Acrylic IOLs to Evaluate Surface Mechanical Properties.” ESCRS presentation, 2007; 1-12. 
6. Data on file. Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, 2016.  

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