VICTORIA, Dec. 6 /CNW/ - Vision RejuvenationTM Victoria, a Canadian leader in advanced cataract and refractive lens
exchange surgery has become the first centre in Canada to implant the
world's first Light Adjustable Intraocular Lens.
The Calhoun Vision LAL® Light Adjustable Lens is the long awaited answer
for customized cataract surgery. This ground breaking technology allows the intraocular lens to be
adjusted to a patient's ideal individual visual requirements after implantation through the safe, fast and non-invasive application of light. The
surgery was performed by Dr. Lawrence Brierley, Surgeon and Medical
Director at Vision Rejuvenation, who is involved in an investigation
testing application through Health Canada to perform a clinical study
to determine the safety and effectiveness of the Calhoun Vision LAL and
light delivery device.
Cataracts are a condition in which the natural crystalline lens of the
eye begins to grow cloudy, gradually causing vision to deteriorate. The
clouded lens must be surgically removed and replaced with a permanent
intraocular lens implant. However, due to the difficulty in precisely
determining the best power of the lens, the variability in matching the
lens to the ideal shape of the eye and the effect of the healing
process, surgery could potentially result in a negative outcome that a
patient would previously have to live with forever or undertake further
invasive surgical procedures.
Dr. Brierley states: "This breakthrough technology is one of the
greatest advances in cataract surgery in years. I have been waiting all
my life for the sort of precision that this lens allows me. For
patients who are looking for superior visual quality and a way to
reduce or eliminate dependence on glasses, the LAL is ideal. It is like
having an insurance policy that ensures accurate and precise outcomes
based on specific patient requirements."
The Calhoun Vision LAL is implanted using standard cataract surgery
techniques. When the eye has healed after surgery, the patient's
ability to see near and far is assessed to determine what type of
adjustment must be made to the LAL to provide the desired visual
outcome. With a specially designed light delivery device, a safe
non-invasive light source is applied through the eye and onto the lens,
changing its shape and hence its optical performance to the precise
correction needed for the patient. Minor adjustments can be performed
to further fine tune the patient's vision if required, until the
desired accuracy is achieved. The lens is then locked in by a similar
application of light leaving the patient with the quality of vision
customized to their unique needs.
About Calhoun Vision
Calhoun Vision Inc. was started in 1999 by Dr. Daniel Schwartz,
Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California at San
Francisco, Professor Robert Grubbs, the 2005 Nobel Prize winner in
Chemistry and Victor and Elizabeth Atkins, Professors of Chemistry at
the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA. They conceived
the idea of a light adjustable lens, the power of which could be
changed after implantation in the eye by safe, non-invasive irradiation
with light. In 2008, after almost ten years of numerous studies as well
as successful clinical trials on hundreds of patients, the LAL was
introduced commercially into countries of the European Union, beginning
About Vision Rejuvenation
Vision Rejuvenation Victoria was founded in 1999 by Dr. Lawrence
Brierley to provide the very latest and best in equipment and
techniques for cataract surgery and vision restoration. The state of
the art facility incorporates high quality diagnostic imaging services
with the finest cataract surgical technology. The goal is to optimize
visual outcomes by using personalized analysis, then customize the
treatment to leave patients with the highest quality vision and as
spectacle-free as possible after surgery.
SOURCE CLARION MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES INC.
For further information: For further information:
Mrs. Ying Liu at Vision Rejuvenation Victoria at 1.250.383.0645 or 1-866-944-3944.