Hard contact lenses Advent of hard contact lenses Non gas-permeable Lots of discomfort Short wearing time But WOW, no more glasses!5
Soft contact lensesSoft contact lenses start a revolution Comfortable Overnight/continuous wear Colored! Astigmatism correction — torics Cosmetic/decorative Single use disposable Expensive initially6
New age spectacles When function meets fashion High refractive index — no lenses Photosensitive color change — transition lenses Progressive add lenses — no-line bifocal New Wavefront lens correction — custom7
Refractive surgery: RK Radial keratotomy Surgical remodeling of the eye to correct myopia, decrease need for glasses Pioneered in the 60s — flattens the curvature of the cornea 4-cut, 8-cut and 16-cut procedures for specific results8
Refractive surgery: EXCIMER laser Laser PRK — laser correction revolutionizes industry LASIK with keratome — “flap and zap" All laser LASIK — Femtosecond laser Custom ablations Eye tracking capabilities9
Refractive surgery: Other procedures INTACS — corneal inlay Now used for corneal keratonus Implantable contact lenses — used for extreme near-sightedness10
Lens based surgeries Lens surgeries Old style cataract surgery — Aphakia with thick-lens glasses, ridged lens Extra-capsular cataract surgery with intraocular lenses Phacoemulsification revolution Viscoelastic devices — save the corneal endothelium11
Lens based surgeries cont. Smaller and smaller incisions Intraocular lenses (IOLS) Foldable silicone Acrylic Monofocals Premium IOLs: Multifocal Torics Light adaptable Refractive lens exchange …12 a new era of vision
Cosmetic ophthalmology and oculoplastics Eyelid surgery Blepharoplasty — eyelid lift (upper and lower) Eyebrow lift — the eyes have it!13
Cosmetics Botulinum toxin BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport® and Myobloc® to treat: Glabellar (frown) lines Blephrospasm and facial spasm Excessive sweating Headaches14
Sodium Hyaluronate or “HA” Restore volume and contour Eye surgery — protects delicate eye tissue during surgery Healon® Amvisc® DuoVisc® Orthopedics — joint lubricant Supartz® Synvisc® Cosmetic purposes — facial filler Juvederm® Restylane® Perlane®15
Beauty benefits LATISSE® Once a glaucoma eye drop — LUMIGAN® Now creates long lush eye lashes16
The eyes have it! Today’s technology offers you: Good vision – without glasses Great looks BOTOX® Cosmetic LATISSE®Blepharoplasty LASIK Fillers17
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