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originally posted by: VoidHawk
originally posted by: CranialSponge
I wouldn't hesitate to get this done !
Me too. I spend most of my day switching between different pairs of specs, but this new device gives both near and distant focus.
I can see this may be met with great hostility from specsavers etc!
At my age (almost 60) I have to get new specs every year as my sight slowly worsens, but with this device i'd only need one 8 minute op, and it lasts forever. This will be the end for all those spectacle companies.
This keeps getting posted and is a lot more hype than substance.
This is nothing more than an intraocular lens. We use these every day in cataract surgery already when we remove a patient's current lens and replace it with an artificial one.
The "holy grail" of intraocular lens technology has always been a lens that offers a complete range of vision (distance, intermediate, near) much like when we are young (for people without glasses).
Looking at the website for this lens' company, there is very little in the way of explanation on how this lens works. There is no press on this in the ophthalmic community.
This lens is being promoted without any proof that it works and without any details on how it works. I wouldn't be surprised if the hype was coming from the maker of the lens to drum up investors.
Until I see something about HOW this lens works, I'm not holding my breath. If this truly does what the inventor says (doubtful), if would obviously be a game changer and I'm sure I'll be the first in line to implant it into my patients.
Tl;dr This is pure hype and no substance. No proof this lens works and no details on how it works. Don't hold your breath.
I wouldn't count on this changing the world much.