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New Vision Hope For Millions Undergoing Cataract Surgery
Date:6/18/2013

SAN LEANDRO, Calif., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world.  According to the American Association of Ophthalmology, aging is the leading cause of eye diseases such as cataracts, a clouding of the eye's natural lens. 22 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts, and by 2020, as Baby Boomers continue to age, that number will increase over 30 million.  In a fast moving, high tech world of iPhones, iPads, smart-phones and computers, the demographic of ages 40 plus works later in life, the daily eye strain and acuity of mid vision and astigmatism becomes more and more critical.  

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The newly FDA-approved TRULIGN™ Toric Intraocular Lens is the first ever Toric IOL that corrects astigmatism and, unlike other standard Toric lenses, has the additional capacity to improve vision across a natural range of focus.  It can also reduce a patient's need to wear glasses for day-to-day activities, all in a single procedure. This is quite a package of potential benefits for today's (and tomorrow's) cataract patient who leads an active lifestyle.

In the FDA clinical trials, the TRULIGN™ Toric was shown to be exceptionally stable in correction of astigmatism and improved near, intermediate and distance vision.

Dr. Nicholas Batra, Cornea Specialist and Medical Director of BatraVision Medical Group in San Leandro, California, is one of only a handful of ophthalmologists in the US who has the new TRULIGN™ Toric IOL, and the only surgeon in California offering this exciting new technology to his patients. During cataract surgery Dr. Batra uses the revolutionary ORA System™, an innovativ
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