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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Advanced Medical Optics' Tecnis(R) IOL Designated as a New Technology Intraocular Lens

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Dr. Michael Colvard , an eye surgeon in Encino, CA with over 20 years ofclinical practice and a specialty interest in IOL technology and cataractsurgery added, "The Tecnis(R) IOL, which takes into consideration theimportance of the correction of spherical aberration with cataract surgery, isone of the few truly major advances in intraocular lens technology over thepast two decades."

According to an April 2004 abstract from the Archives of Ophthalmology, anestimated 20.5 million Americans older than age 40 have a cataract in eithereye and the total number of persons who have a cataract is estimated to riseto 30.1 million by 2020.

About the Tecnis(R) foldable IOL

The Tecnis(R) foldable IOL is indicated for primary implantation forvisual correction of aphakia in adults in whom a cataractous lens has beenremoved by phacoemulsification. The lens is intended to be placed in thecapsular bag.

AMO acquired the Tecnis(R) foldable IOL, along with the CeeOn(R) IOL,Baerveldt(R) glaucoma shunt, and Healon(R) family of ophthalmic viscosurgicaldevices from Pfizer in June 2004 .

More information is available at www.tecnisiol.com.


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