The VICTUS platform features a sophisticated, curved patient interface with computer-monitored pressure sensors designed to provide the most comfort during the procedure. The VICTUS platform also offers real-time, three-dimensional imaging of the eye to aid Walt Bogart, MD in planning and monitoring the operation. The laser itself has a rapid pulse rate that allows the portion of the cataract procedure performed on the VICTUS to be completed in just a few seconds!
"Everything about the VICTUS platform was designed to give us a greater degree of control and more real-time information during the procedure," said Walt Bogart, MD. " VICTUS enhances our ability to offer the latest, most advanced surgery to our cataract patients and give them the results this community has come to expect from us."
About Cataract Surgery
A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens in the eye. An estimated 20 million aging American baby boomers and seniors have cataracts. Each year, approximately 1.5 million people will have cataract surgery in the United States, making it one of the most common surgical procedures. According to the National Eye Institute, it is also one of the safest and most effective. Worldwide, over 20 million cataract surgeries are performed annually. Cataract surgery is a simple procedure during which the natural lens in the patient's eye is surgically replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL).
About Femtosecond Lasers
Femtosecond lasers emit optical pulses of extremely short duration in the domain of femtoseconds, as short as one-quadrillionth of a second. These ultra-short pulses do not transfer heat or shock to the material being cut and can make surgical incisions with extreme precision. The technology was developed in the early 1990s at the University of Michigan Engineering Center. The first commercial platform was introduced in 2002 and the original approval was for flap creation during LASIK surgery. Recent platform approvals have been expanded to include additional corneal/therapeutic procedures and cataract applications.
About the VICTUS Femtosecond Laser Platform
The VICTUS™ Femtosecond Laser Platform, from Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, and Technolas™ Perfect Vision GmbH (TPV), a leading ophthalmology laser company, is the first femtosecond laser designed for both cataract and refractive surgery. The VICTUS platform was cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in July 2012 for creation of a corneal flap in patients undergoing LASIK surgery or other treatment requiring initial lamellar resection of the cornea and anterior capsulotomy during cataract surgery.
1. Data on file, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, 2013.
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