Milllions of people who are eligible for Lasik vision correction surgery have resisted having it done because the invasive process involves cutting the cornea — compromising its biomechanical strength and increasing the risks of post-procedure complications.
Continuum and Avedro collaborated to create a revolutionary clinical vision correction device that reshapes the surface of the eye using a precisely metered pulse of energy. The procedure requires no cutting, there is no pain, and the patient experiences improved eyesight immediately, with a much shorter recovery time.
The team visited refractive surgery centers and interviewed physicians to understand how surgeons, nurses, and patients interact with treatment devices in order to ensure that we created a device that surgeons would be eager to use. Our designers and engineers then developed innovative solutions to several technical challenges to make the Avedro device one of the most significant patient treatment products launched in the last several years. Our team worked closely with Avedro to quickly and efficiently create a production device that has gained its CE marking and is presently in human clinical trials.
Managing the console’s abundant power source in relation to the delicate nature of the procedure was a major technical hurdle.
Our multi-disciplinary team created the console that the surgeon uses to deliver the
energy directly to the surface
of the eye with pinpoint accuracy—and we accomplished this in less than a year.
The device is currently undergoing clinical trials on patients in Europe and Central America, and the early results have been extremely encouraging.