Johnson & Johnson Vision announced a series of new products and innovations at the 2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA, USA.
The company announced the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the iDESIGN Refractive Studio Wavefront-guided PRK indication and the availability of TECNIS Simplicity Delivery System.
“Innovation comes in many forms – ranging from products and treatment techniques, to innovations that make practice management easier so that ophthalmologists can focus on the work that matters most – helping patients see better, connect better, live better,” said Tom Frinzi, Worldwide President, Surgical, Johnson & Johnson Vision.
“At AAO, we announced our new IOL insertion system TECNIS Simplicity, adding a PRK indication to our industry-leading iDESIGN Refractive Studio, and introducing CHiME Manage, a new innovation in inventory management.”
TECNIS Simplicity Delivery System, now FDA-approved, is a new preloaded, disposable IOL delivery system that is designed to prevent loading errors, simplify lens delivery and protect against contamination to help elevate the standard of care for patients when paired with a TECNIS 1-piece IOL.
The FDA has approved the use of Wavefront-Guided PRK for the iDESIGN Refractive Studio, expanding options for surgeons across LASIK, PRK and monovision procedures. New clinical data presented at AAO raises the bar for the industry in visual acuity outcomes and patient satisfaction for the WFG-PRK procedure.
The new software will be commercially available in the first quarter of 2020. Johnson & Johnson Vision has also announced CHiME, a new programme committed to allowing ophthalmologic practices the freedom to focus on patient care. Building on the unveiling of Customer Connect, a breakthrough e-commerce system launched earlier this year, Johnson & Johnson Vision is introducing CHiME Manage – an all-inclusive smart inventory management system that will automate the inventory process for its products, while also providing safeguards in patient care. CHiME Manage will help practices plan and optimise inventory utilisation, streamline ordering, provide valuable insight with actionable reporting, reduce human picking errors and assist in expiration management. The cabinet will be piloted in several practices across the US this autumn.