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Alcon Sponsors Online Educational Initiative for Patients Considering Cataract Surgery
Date:11/8/2008

Cataract Surgery Patients can Better Understand Their Condition at CataractSurgery.com

Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) November 8, 2008 -- Cataract surgery patients and their caregivers now have a new online educational resource to gather information on cataracts, found at www.cataractsurgery.com. Cataracts affect nearly 20 million Americans age 60 and older and are the leading cause of treatable blindness in the world. The new website is sponsored by Alcon, Inc. (NYSE:ACL), the world's leading eye care company, which has focused on preserving, restoring and enhancing sight for more than 60 years.

"Increasingly, we find that our patients and their families are looking to the Internet for information on healthcare," said Stephen Lane, M.D. and Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology for the University of Minnesota. "CataractSurgery.com will improve communication between the patient, the physician and the practice staff, as well as allow patients to have a clearer understanding of their surgical options."

The Alcon-sponsored educational website provides information on cataracts, cataract surgery and intraocular lens (IOL) options. In addition, CataractSurgery.com includes details on preparing for an eye exam and features videos, cataract illustrations, patient testimonials and a cataract resource library.

"Our research shows that there is a need for an informational website to help patients have better discussions wi
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