The Ethics of Refractive Lens Exchange and Accommodating Lenses

Popular Accommodating Lens website highlights ethics concerns
By: Jason Miller
 
 
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July 23, 2008 - PRLog -- Boston, MA – Once considered impossible, “accommodating” lenses are quickly becoming a hot topic in ophthalmology. Considered the “holy grail” of cataract surgery, these lenses attempt to move and adjust in a similar manor as the natural human eye.

Having achieved relative success in use in cataract surgery, some device makers are now pushing to have surgeons recommend these new lenses to patients even when they do not have cataracts. This procedure, known as Refractive Lens Exchange, removes the natural eye lens and replaces it with an artificial lens all in the hopes of eliminating dependence on glasses.

Despite all of the hype, some surgeons have questioned the ethics of this procedure. In an effort to help wade through these concerns, AccommodatingIOL.com has announced that they will be publishing monthly editorials that highlight concerns regarding accommodating lenses.

Given the recent action in this industry, and general lack of information at the patient level, many have come to view AccommodatingIOL.com as the natural location to discuss these issues and help shed light on these otherwise little discussed issues.

Currently, visits to the site are at a 3 year high. As the public becomes more and more aware of the options available to them this is expected to grow dramatically. This announcement reflects AccommodatingIOL.com’s commitment to informing the public about these and other issues relating to accommodating lenses.

For more information visit: http://www.AccommodatingIOL.com

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About AccommodatingIOL.com: The Accommodating Lens Website that provides News and Information relating to cataract surgery and Accommodating Lenses. Its mission is to inform and inspire its readers to look further into the medical device companies and how they operate. Only an informed public and see through the marketing hype and controversial influence they have on the American Medical System.
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