Bausch + Lomb is set to introduce its next generation enVista intraocular lens (IOL) to Australian ophthalmologists this month, in a webinar featuring three surgeons who have been early adopters of the company’s enhanced lens material and delivery technology.
US cataract surgeons Dr Mitch Shultz and Dr Dee Stephenson will join Queensland’s Dr Sunil Warrier for the free event on Tuesday 23 March from 6.30-7.30pm AEDT (3.30-4.30pm AWST and 8.30-9.30pm NZDT).
After 11 Australian surgeons completed a pre-launch evaluation at the end of last year, the new enVista preloaded IOL is expected to be widely available to Australian ophthalmologists from April.
The enVista family of lenses, which include monofocal and toric IOLs, have a unique set of features that B+L says help to compensate for the eye’s natural imperfections.
Shultz, Stephenson and Warrier will present and discuss how the new enVista preloaded IOL – which incorporates an improved lens material and the company’s new SimplifEYE preloaded delivery system – contributes to procedural efficiencies by providing predictable and stable performance.
The enhanced enVista monofocal material was launched in early 2018 in the US, followed by the SimplifEYE delivery system in late 2020.
Register for the webinar here.
Dr Mitchell C. Shultz – USA
Dr Mitchell Shultz is a fellowship-trained, board-certified refractive surgeon, expert in the most advanced techniques of vision correction surgery. Having graduated with Provost Honors from the University of California San Diego, he went on to receive his doctor of medicine degree with Alpha Omega Alpha Honors from New York Medical College. Dr Shultz regularly conducts clinical studies as well as FDA-regulated investigations on the latest innovations in the cataract field. A Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the International Society of Refractive Surgery, Dr Shultz has committed himself to teaching the most recent advances to ophthalmologists and optometrists nationwide. He has received many honours for presenting his results and techniques at major conferences around the world.
Dr Dee Stephenson – USA
Dr. Stephenson is a Board Certified Ophthalmic Surgeon with extensive expertise in micro-incisional cataract surgery and implantation of premium intra-ocular lenses, as well as custom femto-cataract techniques. Dr. Stephenson has been recognised by numerous institutions for her expertise and contributions to cataract surgery and premium IOL’s. She is at the forefront of research and development in the creation of specialized surgical instrumentation and techniques and is also involved in the development of the next generation of intra-ocular lenses. Dr. Stephenson passes on her knowledge through lecturing and instruction to ophthalmologists worldwide, and to ophthalmology residents, as an Associate Professor at the University of South Florida.
Dr. Sunil Warrier – Australia
Dr Sunil Warrier graduated from medical school at The Flinders University of South Australia. Following completion of his ophthalmology specialist training in Queensland, he was awarded the Prevent Blindness Foundation Scholarship and pursued further training in the subspecialty fields of Ocular Oncology, Glaucoma and Medical Retina (macular degeneration and diabetic eye disease). This included a fellowship at the prestigious Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre in the United Kingdom. Aside from his subspecialty interests, Dr Warrier has a strong research background with several publications in peer reviewed journals, and a commitment to the training of medical students and ophthalmology trainees.