Thursday, January 3, 2013

Alcon Cachet, a New Phakic IOL

There's some very exciting news out there for people who can't have Laser Refractive Surgery but who want to be free of their glasses and contacts. The Alcon CACHET is a new phakic IOL, a lens that is put into your eye without removing your natural lens. It has been used for years in Europe and is still in trials here in the US.  

Unlike the Visian ICL which goes in back of your pupil, the Cachet sits right on top of your pupil to give you clear distance vision. In the most important clinical trial, in which people had very high amounts of nearsightedness, more than 75% of patients had 20/20 vision or better without glasses, and 95+% had at least 20/40 vision. That's more than 95% of patients with super high prescriptions now able to get a driver's licence without glasses!!

The safety studies have continued to show that the Cachet is not only effective but safe. It's not FDA approved in the U.S. yet, but it has been used successfully for several years elsewhere in the world. If you live in Cleveland you can be sure that Dr. Darrell White and Skyvision Centers will be among the first to offer this exciting technology!

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