October 9, 2015
In Bill Clinton’s successful presidential campaign in 1992, adviser James Carville famously said, “It’s the economy, stupid,” shouting out the most important issue of the day. In the cover story for this issue of Ocular Surgery News, we explore advancing lens implant technologies available outside the U.S.
To summarize, there are many exciting options available throughout Europe and the rest of world that we may never see approved in this country. Good or bad, this limits physician and patient choices. Most damaging, though, is the unavailability of toric multifocal implants in the U.S. and our inability to precisely correct higher degrees of astigmatism among patients wanting distance and near vision.