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Alcon introduces new cataract technologies and data at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting, April 17-19

  • New technology upgrades for the ORA System® and VERION™ Image Guided System 
  • Twenty-two clinical presentations to highlight the newest data on cataract procedures 


San Diego, California, April 13, 2015 – Alcon, the global leader in eye care, announces its upcoming launches, scientific presentations and symposia to take place at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) meeting in San Diego, April 17-19.

New Technologies

In addition to its broad range of intraocular lenses (IOLs), refractive cataract equipment and pharmaceutical solutions, Alcon will introduce enhancements to both the ORA System® and the VERION™ Image Guided System. The new technology upgrades will be on display at the Alcon booth (#1127) and used in practice during the live surgery.

Alcon Events

Alcon is sponsoring four symposia with open registration through EyeWorld at ASCRS, including the following:

LenSx® Laser Continuing to Innovate, Continuing to Lead

Friday, April 17, 2015, 4:30–5:30 pm
Omni San Diego Hotel – Grand Ballroom
Featured Speakers: Steve Slade, MD, Brad Black, MD, Lisa Cibik, MD,
John Davidson, MD, and Michael Woodcock, MD

Strategies for Today’s Cataract Refractive Patient Needs

Saturday April 19, 2015, 5:15–6:15 pm
EyeWorld Theater, Hall A, San Diego Convention Center
Featured Speakers: Bonnie Henderson, MD, Paul Ernest, MD, Scott Hartzell, MD, Andrew Maxwell, MD, and Gary Foster, MD

Innovative Technologies Designed to Improve Outcomes

Sunday, April 19, 2015, 12:00–1:00 pm
EyeWorld Theater, Hall A, San Diego Convention Center
Featured Speakers: Stephen Lane, MD, John Davidson, MD, Michael Jones, MD,
Robert Lehmann, MD, Alan Faulkner, MD

Alcon Live Cataract Surgery and Debate

Saturday, April 18, 2015, 7:00–9:00 am
Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom
Program Moderator: Donald Serafano, MD
Surgeon Faculty: Jerry Gang Hu, MD, Bret Fischer, MD, Cathleen McCabe, MD
Debate Moderator: Kerry Solomon, MD
Debate Faculty: Elizabeth Yeu, MD, John Berdahl, MD, Rosa Braga-Mele, MD, Lawrence Woodard, MD, Dick Mackool, MD, Bradley Black, MD

Alcon Supported Scientific Presentations

Twenty-two Alcon supported scientific presentations have been accepted by ASCRS to be included in this year’s event. Among the presentation highlights:

Sunday, April 19, 2015

  • Cionni, Robert, MD. “Randomized Prospective Comparison of Toric IOL Power and Axis Determination by Intraoperative Aberrometry Versus Toric Calculator” [ASCRS Paper ID: 12090. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:06 pm–3:11 pm]
  • Tran, Dan B., MD. “Astigmatism Management with Toric IOL in Lens Replacement Surgery Guided by Intraoperative Aberrometry in Post-LASIK Patients” [ASCRS Paper ID: 15848. Sunday, April 19, 2015, 3:26 pm–3:31 pm]

Monday, April 20, 2015

  • Stulting, R. Doyle, MD., PhD., et al. “Prospective Study of Topography-Guided LASIK for Myopia: 12-Month Clinical Results” [Oral ID: 14444. Monday, April 20, 2015, 3:51 pm–3:56 pm]

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

  • Miller, Kevin, MD., et al. “Stability of Target IOP in Gravity-Fed Versus Actively Controlled Phacoemulsification Fluidic Systems” [Oral ID: 13411. Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:12 am–11:17 am]


About Alcon

Alcon, the global leader in eye care, provides innovative products that enhance quality of life by helping people worldwide see better. Alcon’s three businesses, Surgical, Pharmaceutical and Vision Care, offer the widest spectrum of eye care products in the world. Alcon is the second largest division of the Novartis Group, with pro-forma sales of USD 10.8 billion in 2014.

Headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, Alcon has more than 25,000 employees worldwide, operations in 75 countries and products available in 180 markets.


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