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A new surgical technique for the insertion of a novel annular-add corneal inlay through a Ziemer LDV femtosecond laser-created corneal pocket

Session Details

Session Title: Refractive

Session Date/Time: Sunday 17/02/2013 | 08:30-11:00

Paper Time: 09:00

Venue: Hall 3

First Author: : S.Moran IRELAND

Co Author(s): :    C. Baily   M. O'Keefe           

Abstract Details


To demonstrate a new surgical technique for the insertion of the ICOLENS corneal inlay.


Mater Private Hospital. Dublin, Ireland.


We describe a new technique for the insertion of a corneal inlay through a femtosecond-created pocket. This procedure is performed under topical anaesthesia and involves two stages. Stage one is creation of the corneal pocket using a Ziemer LDV femtosecond laser and stage two involves insertion of the hydrogel inlay using a unique preloaded deployment device.


The ICOLENS has been inserted in a total of 52 eyes to date of which five were explanted and eight were exchanged.


We have found this new surgical technique for the insertion of the ICOLENS corneal inlay in the treatment of presbyopia to be a safe and reversible procedure in a series of 52 patients. We have demonstrated successful insertion, explantation and exchange of the ICOLENS corneal inlay with an excellent surgical outcome and no adverse effects to the cornea.

Financial Disclosure:

... travel has been funded, fully or partially, by a company producing, developing or supplying the product or procedure presented

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