Seminar announcement (Feb 17th, 11hrs): State of the art of laser refractive and cataract surgery by Nicolas Pohardy

Speaker: Nicolas Pohardy (Manager EMEA Vision Experience Center at Johnson & Johnson)

Title: "State of the art of refractive and cataract surgery " (see abstract below)

Date: Wednesday, February 17th, 2024

Time: 11.00 - 13.00h

Place: Room A4-205, Campus Nord UPC

Abstract: This presentation will give you an overview of the technology used nowadays in the field of refractive and cataract surgery. In the last 20 years, laser technology (Gas, solid state, fiber) and optical measurement (OCT, Wavefront) have revolutionized the ophthalmologic field. The surgeon practice evolved into a safer and more accurate surgery which provides better patient outcomes. Ophthalmology is in constant needs of innovation supported by a market growth of two digits YOY mainly due to population aging. In the US, it is estimated that more than half of the population needs some form of vision correction (source: United States Census Bureau). The Global Cataract Surgery Devices Market is expected to grow from USD 5,460.48 Million in 2019 to USD 8,206.33 Million by the end of 2025 at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.02% (source