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New Trends in Ophthalmology symposium highlights lens technology developments

LONDON — During his introduction of the New Trends in Ophthalmology symposium, presented at the Russian Embassy by NanoVision, Russian Ambassador to the U.K., Alexander Yakovenko, commended the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Congress for this year’s program.

Three of NanoVision’s newest projects were presented during the symposium. Ioannis G. Pallikaris, MD, PhD, spoke about a new-concept accommodative system for presbyopia, consisting of an expanding ring that restores the anatomy of the peripheral capsule and an accommodative IOL that clips to the capsule.

The system, Pallikaris said, is designed to prevent posterior capsular opacification and the fibrosis that have thus far caused all previous accommodative lenses to fail to maintain function over time.

Matteo Piovella, MD, presented the Aloe Hydra System, a new-concept aloe-coated contact lens that provides high hydration and reduces inflammation. The lens is made of a material that allows drug penetration and can, therefore, be used as a therapeutic tool for controlled drug penetration.

Finally, Sergey Vartapetov, PhD, presented the lasers produced by NanoVision and announced that a new laser for femtosecond-laser assisted cataract surgery will soon be launched.

Disclosure: Pallikaris, Piovella and Vartapetov are members of the scientific board of NanoVision.

LONDON — During his introduction of the New Trends in Ophthalmology symposium, presented at the Russian Embassy by NanoVision, Russian Ambassador to the U.K., Alexander Yakovenko, commended the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Congress for this year’s program.

Three of NanoVision’s newest projects were presented during the symposium. Ioannis G. Pallikaris, MD, PhD, spoke about a new-concept accommodative system for presbyopia, consisting of an expanding ring that restores the anatomy of the peripheral capsule and an accommodative IOL that clips to the capsule.

The system, Pallikaris said, is designed to prevent posterior capsular opacification and the fibrosis that have thus far caused all previous accommodative lenses to fail to maintain function over time.

Matteo Piovella, MD, presented the Aloe Hydra System, a new-concept aloe-coated contact lens that provides high hydration and reduces inflammation. The lens is made of a material that allows drug penetration and can, therefore, be used as a therapeutic tool for controlled drug penetration.

Finally, Sergey Vartapetov, PhD, presented the lasers produced by NanoVision and announced that a new laser for femtosecond-laser assisted cataract surgery will soon be launched.

Disclosure: Pallikaris, Piovella and Vartapetov are members of the scientific board of NanoVision.

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