Jeffrey Martin, MD To Address Colleagues During American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery Symposium in Boston

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Dr. Martin and his colleagues are among the top 10% surgeons in the world to offer patients the safety, precision and accuracy of the Catalys Laser System. North Shore Eye Care is the first practice in Suffolk County and the second practice on Long Island to give patients access to this advanced laser technology.

“The Catalys Laser is a perfect match with the state-of-the-art Lifestyle Lens Implant that helps reduce or eliminate dependency on prescriptive eyewear following cataract surgery,” he said.

Leading cataract surgeon Jeffrey Martin, MD has been selected by Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) to join industry experts on Saturday, April 26th in discussing the latest breakthroughs in laser cataract surgery at an exclusive meeting in Boston during the 2014 American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).

Joining Dr. Martin will be James Loden, MD, William Wiley, MD and Dan Neat, PhD, who will provide practice pearls and insights on how Abbott laser technologies are helping provide ophthalmology practices a clinically competitive advantage in the arena of cataract lens removal and lens implantation. “Abbott Medical Optics has an outstanding reputation as a global leader and pioneer in bringing new technologies to the ophthalmic industry, so I am honored to have been selected to help lead this discussion at our annual ASCRS meeting in Boston,” he said. “I hold my fellow co-presenters in very high regard and applaud them for helping pioneer exciting new technology that will enhance our clinical and surgical skills, as well as our outcomes.”

This year’s panelist will focus on one of the latest breakthroughs in ophthalmology: laser cataract surgery using the Catalys Precision Laser System. Femtosecond laser cataract surgery using the Catalys Precision Laser System offers a reproducible, noninvasive technique to replace the least predictable - and most technically demanding - steps for surgeons during conventional cataract procedures. “Our Catalys laser procedure is a truly a technological breakthrough in precision, accuracy and safety for today’s cataract patients,” Dr. Martin said. Cataract removal and lens implantation is one of the most common – and successful medical procedures performed today. Each year, more than two million people in the United States have their vision restored through cataract surgery.

The Catalys combines a state-of-the-art femtosecond laser, advanced 3D Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) imaging, sophisticated software and a host of other unique features that allow surgeons to provide patients a gentle, highly customized cataract surgery with unprecedented precision and accuracy.

Dr. Martin and his colleagues are among the top 10% surgeons in the world to offer patients the safety, precision and accuracy of the Catalys Laser System. North Shore Eye Care is the first practice in Suffolk County and the second practice on Long Island to give patients access to this advanced laser technology.

“The Catalys makes laser correction of astigmatism now possible with more precise and predictable laser-guided application,” Dr. Martin said. “In the post-operative recovery period following laser cataract surgery, I see less incidence of swelling and inflammation than with traditional cataract surgery.”

According to Dr. Martin, cataract surgery has evolved over the years from a procedure with less than certain outcomes, to an advanced no-patch, no-shot, no-stitch, 10-minute procedure with a swift recovery time. “The Catalys Laser is a perfect match with the state-of-the-art Lifestyle Lens Implant that helps reduce or eliminate dependency on prescriptive eyewear following cataract surgery,” he said.

The Cataralys Precision Laser System allows surgeons to perform cataract surgery with accuracy up to 10 times greater than is possible with a manual cataract procedure. The reproducibility and accuracy of the Catalys enhances the positioning of the artificial replacement lens.

North Shore Eye Care is Long Island’s most established full-service comprehensive eye care provider. This year they are celebrating 50 years of eye care excellence since Dr. Sidney Martin founded the practice in 1962.

North Shore Eye Care maintains offices in Smithtown, Riverhead, Holbrook, Deer Park, Southampton and Southold and specialize in cataract care, LASIK laser vision correction, glaucoma management, diabetic eye disease, oculoplastics and retinal care. For more information about North Shore Eye Care, please contact Jacqueline Hernandez at 631-265-8780 ext 139.

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