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Eye Center of Northern Colorado Joins the AcuFocus IC-8® Lens Clinical Study for Patients with Cataracts

December 18, 2018

FORT COLLINS, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 18, 2018--Dr. Gary J.L. Foster and Eye Center of Northern Colorado is participating in the AcuFocus clinical study for the IC-8 intraocular lens (IOL) designed for patients with cataracts.

“At Eye Center of Northern Colorado, we are dedicated to our patients and to delivering personalized vision correction solutions to them,” says Gary Foster, M.D. “One way we do this is by serving as investigators in clinical studies, such as the IC-8 lens study. This research lets us be on the forefront of cataract advancements while also identifying new ways to help our patients.”

By the age of 65, an estimated 90% of people worldwide experience changes to the natural crystalline lens of the eye. The lens gradually becomes cloudy as a cataract develops, leading to blurry vision and eventually vision loss. The only solution to a cataract is the surgical removal of the natural lens and its replacement with an artificial lens called an IOL. More than 25 million cataract procedures are performed worldwide each year. The majority of patients with cataracts are treated with a standard monofocal (single-focus) lens, which allows the patient to have excellent far vision; however, patients remain dependent on glasses for near and intermediate vision.

Gary Foster, M.D., will be one of a select group of clinical investigators across the United States for the IC-8 lens study. The IC-8 lens is a clear monofocal lens with a mini-ring placed in the center. The mini-ring has an opening, or pinhole, designed to increase the range of vision by extending the focus of light rays that enter the eye. The clinical study will determine if the IC-8 lens in one eye, when paired with a standard monofocal lens in the other eye, will provide near and intermediate vision in addition to far vision for cataract patients.

“As a clinical study site, we at the Eye Center of Northern Colorado are able to give our patients access to the most cutting-edge options for cataracts,” says Dr. Foster. “Today, we are excited to begin enrolling patients in the IC-8 lens clinical study. This study will focus on how small aperture technology extends the range of vision compared to a traditional single-focus monofocal IOL. For the patient, this may mean better near, intermediate and far vision.”

Eye Center of Northern Colorado is now enrolling patients that meet the study eligibility criteria. Patients who comply with study commitments will be compensated. Some basic qualifications include the following:

At least 22 years of age. Have cataracts in both eyes. Are available, willing and able to participate in examinations and all follow-up study visits and appointments.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer participant in the IC-8 lens clinical study, please contact Courtney Moon at Eye Center of Northern Colorado at (970) 221-2222, or at Courtneym@eyecenternoco.com.

About Eye Center of Northern Colorado

Eye Center of Northern Colorado is the largest multi-specialty eye care practice in the region. Eye Center of Northern Colorado has over 200 employees and 22 physicians in five offices serving Northern Colorado, Eastern Colorado, Metro Denver, and all of Wyoming. The team of ophthalmologists and optometrists offer a full range of vision services including pediatric and adult comprehensive eye exams, LASIK, laser-assisted cataract surgery, corneal treatments, glaucoma management, retinal treatments, dry-eye management, and cosmetic/medical oculo-facial procedures. For additional Information about Eye Center of Northern Colorado, visit www.eyecenternoco.com or call (970) 221-2222.

About the IC-8 IOL

Caution: Investigational Device. Limited by Federal (or United States) law to investigational use. For additional information about the IC-8 intraocular lens, visit www.ic8lensclinicalstudy.com.

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