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New cataract lens reduces incision size

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HealthDay Reporter

MONDAY, July 9, 2001 (HealthDayNews) -- Advancement of cataract surgery continues with the FDA's approval of a new foldable lens manufactured by Pharmacia and Upjohn.

The CeeOn Edge 911A is an artificial lens for people at least 60 years old who have had their natural lens removed during cataract surgery. Cataracts cause a clouding in the lens, making it difficult to see clearly.

The uniqueness of the CeeOn lens is that it's foldable, which allows the surgeon to make a smaller incision when placing the lens in the eye. The lens gives a person much-better distance vision, although reading glasses probably still will be needed.

Tests have shown that the CeeOn lens can bring vision to at least 20/40, and often, the desired 20/20 "normal" vision is attainable.

You can read all of the nomenclature about the CeeOn lens from this FDA site.

Good information about cataracts and how to treat them is found at the The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

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