New Cataract Surgical Device Designed to Reduce

More than 2.5 million people undergo cataract removal
surgery in the US each year, and now researchers at Alcon
Laboratories have recently devised a new technique that
could make the most commonly performed surgery in the US a
little safer.

There’s a new advancement in lens removal technology that
may reduce the risk of thermal burns and other potential
complications called the AquaLase® Liquefaction Device.

Instead of using a metal probe, a doctor can now dissolve  a
patient’s clouded lens with pulses of warm naturally balanced
solution to ‘wash away’ the lens layer-by-layer.
First Alcon Infiniti Cataract Surgical System
sold in India, Installed at our Institute.
What is a cataract?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most
cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common. In older
people. By age 65, more than half of all Indians have either a cataract
or have had cataract surgery.
A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one
eye to the other.
What are the symptoms of a cataract?

The most common symptoms of a cataract are (a) Cloudy or blurry vision, (b) Colors seem faded, (c) Glare
Headlights, lamps, or sunlight may appear too bright,
(d) A halo may appear around lights, (e) Poor night
(f) Double vision or multiple images in one eye. (This symptom may clear as the cataract gets larger.)
(g) Frequent prescription changes in your eyeglasses or contact lenses.
A revolutionary Cataract removal system with unsurpassed performance
offering for the first time in the world the
New AquaLase® cataract
liquefaction device
, which is so innovative, that the cataract is
removed with extreme safety, using only fluid ultra micro-pulses  in
milliseconds, gently and with unprecedented, virtual, total safety.

Dramatically reduces the potential for complications. Represents a
quantum leap over the older phaco techniques.

The newest technology in cataract removal devices.
AquaLase® Liquefaction Device is part of the Infiniti™ Vision System, the world’s first tri-modal cataract
removal surgical instrument.

Alcon’s entirely new AquaLase® liquefaction device that generate fluid ultra micro-pulses  in milliseconds,
gently and with unprecedented, virtual, total safety safely break up and remove the natural lens material,
dissolving the cataract.

Increased flexibility and greater options provide surgeons with more control over the lens-removal procedure,
which potentially offers the reduced risk of complications. It also represents the first departure from
ultrasound phacoemulsification, which has been the industry standard for almost 25 years.
Visit the Infiniti site for further detailed information regarding the product and
specifications on the link mentioned below:
The Mehta International Eye Institute
The Center for Advanced Eye Care, Surgery, Education and
Asia's most advanced Eye Center
Please CLICK on each of the LINK below for
an Animation Video on the working of the Infiniti.
It sure looks interesting. (Recommend you see it.)