Welcome!

News Feed Item

San Diego Ophthalmologist Discusses Latest Investigational Treatment for Presbyopia

Dr. Michael Gordon of Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Institute Explains How the Presbia Flexivue Microlens™ Investigational Research Trial May Present an Option for Patients Looking to Reduce Their Dependency on Glasses

SAN DIEGO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/24/14 -- Considered part of the eye's natural aging process, presbyopia is a condition that results in a progressively reduced ability to focus on close objects, causing blurred near vision. It affects as many as hundreds of millions of adults in the U.S., and more than one billion worldwide. Current treatment for presbyopia includes a range of options, from reading glasses to laser surgical correction, but San Diego eye surgeon Michael Gordon, MD says there is a new investigational treatment -- currently being studied in a clinical research trial -- called the Presbia Flexivue Microlens™.

"In this new investigative procedure you literally create a pocket in the cornea and insert a very clear, thin, small lens," says Dr. Gordon. "You're not removing any tissue. It's something that is potentially reversible and it's also potentially upgradeable, meaning you may be able to put a certain power lens in when you're 45 and come back five years later to put a stronger, new lens in. That's the theory behind the Presbia® implant."

As described in "What Causes Presbyopia?" -- the first post of a recent blog series on Dr. Gordon's website -- current treatment options for presbyopia include monovision laser surgery, progressive multi-focal LASIK (PML), or lens-based procedures (similar to the type of lens replacement performed in cataract surgery). Still in an experimental phase, the Presbia® implant is distinguished from these other options by its investigational microlens technology:

"The Presbia® inlay is made of almost a soft contact lens material," says Dr. Gordon. "And it's a refractive inlay. There are other inlays that you can put in that are also being studied, but this is the only refractive inlay, meaning it has a power unto itself. That's why you can, in theory, remove these and put in a stronger power later on in life."

In part two of the blog series -- a post titled, "Dislike Your Reading Glasses? Learn About the Latest Investigative Treatment for Presbyopia" -- the San Diego eye surgeon says the clinical research trial will evaluate the implant's effectiveness in improving patients' ability to see at near distances. "The procedure is for people who are not able to read any longer," he says. "Typically, when we turn right around the age of 40, we start losing enough accommodation where you have to hold things further away to see, and then ultimately you can't hold it far enough away and still read it because it's too small."

"Ideal candidates are people between the ages 40 and 60 who essentially have no prescription for distance, so they don't need distance glasses," says Dr. Gordon regarding the clinical trial. "They currently need reading glasses and have healthy eyes; they can't have had previous LASIK surgery, for instance. Those are the basic criteria."

Dr. Gordon completed the investigational surgery on the first five recipients during the week of June 9th, 2014. As the treatment is a clinical research trial, Dr. Gordon also strongly reminds patients considering the study that procedures must be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in order for their safety and efficacy to be proven.

About Michael Gordon, M.D.
Dr. Michael Gordon earned his medical degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and has more than 25 years experience as an ophthalmologist and laser eye surgeon. He is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, is a founding board member of the International LASIK Institute, and holds membership in many medical organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society for Refractive Surgery. Dr. Gordon is renowned among the world's most experienced laser refractive surgeons and has taught laser vision correction to ophthalmologists worldwide. He was also the first surgeon in the U.S. to use the Summit excimer laser, and he has been awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Achievement Award. He is available for interview upon request.

About Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute
With over 90 years of collective experience, the team of eye surgeons at Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute (GWSVI) has served the eye care needs of the San Diego community for more than 20 years. They provide an extensive range of vision correction procedures and implement the latest advancements in laser technology and refractive surgery. The ophthalmologists and optometrists at GWSVI are board-certified, members of numerous prestigious medical organizations, and have been widely recognized as leaders in the field of clinical research. GWSVI offers comprehensive options for LASIK vision correction and provides surgical treatment for cataracts, corneal disorders, and other eye diseases.

For more information about Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute, please visit gwsvision.com and facebook.com/lasiksandiego.

To view the original source of the press release, click here: http://www.gwsvision.com/latest-news/san-diego-ophthalmologist-discusses-latest-investigational-treatment-for-presbyopia/

Image Available: http://www2.marketwire.com/mw/frame_mw?attachid=2624218

Gordon-Weiss-Schanzlin Vision Institute
8910 University Center Lane
Ste. 800
La Jolla, San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 455-6800

Rosemont Media
Email Contact
(858) 200-0044
www.rosemontmedia.com

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that ICC-USA, a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances, will exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO | DXWorldEXPO. DXWordEXPO New York 2018, colocated with CloudEXPO New York 2018 will be held November 11-13, 2018, in New York City. ICC is a computer systems integrator and server manufacturing company focused on developing products and product appliances to meet a wide range of ...
Michael Maximilien, better known as max or Dr. Max, is a computer scientist with IBM. At IBM Research Triangle Park, he was a principal engineer for the worldwide industry point-of-sale standard: JavaPOS. At IBM Research, some highlights include pioneering research on semantic Web services, mashups, and cloud computing, and platform-as-a-service. He joined the IBM Cloud Labs in 2014 and works closely with Pivotal Inc., to help make the Cloud Found the best PaaS.
We all know that end users experience the Internet primarily with mobile devices. From an app development perspective, we know that successfully responding to the needs of mobile customers depends on rapid DevOps – failing fast, in short, until the right solution evolves in your customers' relationship to your business. Whether you’re decomposing an SOA monolith, or developing a new application cloud natively, it’s not a question of using microservices – not doing so will be a path to eventual b...
Sanjeev Sharma Joins November 11-13, 2018 @DevOpsSummit at @CloudEXPO New York Faculty. Sanjeev Sharma is an internationally known DevOps and Cloud Transformation thought leader, technology executive, and author. Sanjeev's industry experience includes tenures as CTO, Technical Sales leader, and Cloud Architect leader. As an IBM Distinguished Engineer, Sanjeev is recognized at the highest levels of IBM's core of technical leaders.
Headquartered in Plainsboro, NJ, Synametrics Technologies has provided IT professionals and computer systems developers since 1997. Based on the success of their initial product offerings (WinSQL and DeltaCopy), the company continues to create and hone innovative products that help its customers get more from their computer applications, databases and infrastructure. To date, over one million users around the world have chosen Synametrics solutions to help power their accelerated business or per...
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
In an era of historic innovation fueled by unprecedented access to data and technology, the low cost and risk of entering new markets has leveled the playing field for business. Today, any ambitious innovator can easily introduce a new application or product that can reinvent business models and transform the client experience. In their Day 2 Keynote at 19th Cloud Expo, Mercer Rowe, IBM Vice President of Strategic Alliances, and Raejeanne Skillern, Intel Vice President of Data Center Group and ...
Founded in 2000, Chetu Inc. is a global provider of customized software development solutions and IT staff augmentation services for software technology providers. By providing clients with unparalleled niche technology expertise and industry experience, Chetu has become the premiere long-term, back-end software development partner for start-ups, SMBs, and Fortune 500 companies. Chetu is headquartered in Plantation, Florida, with thirteen offices throughout the U.S. and abroad.
One of the biggest challenges with adopting a DevOps mentality is: new applications are easily adapted to cloud-native, microservice-based, or containerized architectures - they can be built for them - but old applications need complex refactoring. On the other hand, these new technologies can require relearning or adapting new, oftentimes more complex, methodologies and tools to be ready for production. In his general session at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, Chris Brown, Solutions Marketi...
At the keynote this morning we spoke about the value proposition of Nutanix, of having a DevOps culture and a mindset, and the business outcomes of achieving agility and scale, which everybody here is trying to accomplish," noted Mark Lavi, DevOps Solution Architect at Nutanix, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @DevOpsSummit at 20th Cloud Expo, held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
HyperConvergence came to market with the objective of being simple, flexible and to help drive down operating expenses. It reduced the footprint by bundling the compute/storage/network into one box. This brought a new set of challenges as the HyperConverged vendors are very focused on their own proprietary building blocks. If you want to scale in a certain way, let's say you identified a need for more storage and want to add a device that is not sold by the HyperConverged vendor, forget about it...
In his Opening Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, John Considine, General Manager of IBM Cloud Infrastructure, led attendees through the exciting evolution of the cloud. He looked at this major disruption from the perspective of technology, business models, and what this means for enterprises of all sizes. John Considine is General Manager of Cloud Infrastructure Services at IBM. In that role he is responsible for leading IBM’s public cloud infrastructure including strategy, development, and offering m...
Historically, some banking activities such as trading have been relying heavily on analytics and cutting edge algorithmic tools. The coming of age of powerful data analytics solutions combined with the development of intelligent algorithms have created new opportunities for financial institutions. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Sebastien Meunier, Head of Digital for North America at Chappuis Halder & Co., discussed how these tools can be leveraged to develop a lasting competitive advantage ...
Most companies are adopting or evaluating container technology - Docker in particular - to speed up application deployment, drive down cost, ease management and make application delivery more flexible overall. As with most new architectures, this dream takes a lot of work to become a reality. Even when you do get your application componentized enough and packaged properly, there are still challenges for DevOps teams to making the shift to continuous delivery and achieving that reduction in cost ...
From 2013, NTT Communications has been providing cPaaS service, SkyWay. Its customer’s expectations for leveraging WebRTC technology are not only typical real-time communication use cases such as Web conference, remote education, but also IoT use cases such as remote camera monitoring, smart-glass, and robotic. Because of this, NTT Communications has numerous IoT business use-cases that its customers are developing on top of PaaS. WebRTC will lead IoT businesses to be more innovative and address...