First Eye Surgeon In Florida to Implant Specialized Lens to Correct Severe Nearsightedness

First Eye Surgeon In Florida to Implant Specialized Lens to Correct Severe Nearsightedness Now Involved in Study to Correct Severe Farsightedness.

Boca Raton, FL - July 10, 2000

Dr. Eric Rothchild of the Rothchild Eye Institute in Delray Beach, Florida has been performing a new and unique surgical procedure to correct severe nearsightedness since January. Dr. Rothchild was the first doctor in Florida to perform ARTISAN™ Lens Surgery as a primary investigator in a nationwide FDA clinical study. This new technique involves implanting a small plastic lens into the eye between the cornea (clear front portion of the eye) and colored iris. It is an outpatient procedure, which takes approximately thirty minutes. The lens has been likened to an implantable contact lens that is permanent and maintenance free.

Dr. Rothchild has performed this exciting new surgery on many extremely nearsighted patients. Regulations of the FDA trial require a three-month waiting period between a patient's first and second eye. Several of Dr. Rothchild's patients have now had the Artisan surgery on both eyes and the results are astounding! A twenty-three-year-old young man, who was only able to see hand motion six inches in front of his eyes and has had Artisan lenses implanted in both eyes, now has 20/15 vision without glasses!

Benefits of the Artisan Lens by Ophtec USA

Dr. Rothchild is ecstatic that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the study to now include The ARTISAN™ Hyperopia Phakic Lens allowing farsighted patients to benefit from this miraculous surgery.

The unique characteristic of the ARTISAN™ Lens is its ability to correct the vision of severely nearsighted and now farsighted patients, who may not be candidates for traditional refractive surgical procedures such as Radial Keratotomy, PRK, and LASIK.

Dr. Rothchild is one of only twenty surgeons in the USA that have qualified and been chosen to participate in this very important and exciting two-year clinical investigation. Dr. Rothchild was chosen because of his extensive refractive surgery experience. He has performed over 10,000 refractive procedures including almost 4,000 LASIK procedures.

Inquiries regarding the Artisan Lens surgical procedure performed by Dr. Rothchild, should be directed to: Karyl Gordon Darley at 561-495-2811.