Dr. Jeffrey Whitman Will Be First Dallas Surgeon to Perform Commercial Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay Procedures

Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Aug-2016

On August 30, 2016, our very own Jeffrey Whitman, President and Chief Surgeon at Key-Whitman Eye Center, will join Dr. Stephen Slade at Dr. Slade’s Houston-based eye surgery center to perform the first Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay commercial procedures in the nation.

On June 29, 2016, after a thorough clinical trial period, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved these small, clear implantable medical devices to improve vision in eligible patients with presbyopia.

Dr. Whitman, who performed more Raindrop® procedures than any other eye surgeon in the nation during clinical trials, states, “The best candidates for the Raindrop inlay are people who are not dependent on glasses or contact lenses for distance vision but need vision correction to read close up. For example, if you’re in your 40s or 50s, and have become increasingly dependent on readers, Raindrop may be a good option for you.”

Both Dr. Whitman and investigators were pleased with the improvements patients experienced to both intermediary and near vision after the Raindrop® procedure. In fact, patients witnessed five lines of improved near vision and two to three lines of improvement to intermediary vision following the procedure. Additionally, patients lost negligible distance vision.

Because Dr. Whitman performed the most procedures during the clinical trials and Dr. Slade was amongst the first investigators in the Raindrop® study, the developing and manufacturing company of the Raindrop® Near Vision Inlay asked them to perform the first commercial post-FDA approval surgeries in the nation.

Dr. Whitman and Dr. Slade will each perform the Raindrop® surgery on two to three patients on August 30. The procedure and Q&A will broadcast that day at 10:00 AM Central Time on EyeTube.net.

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