A Vantage client surgeon wanted to expand his practice but needed help with building his referral base in the expansion territory.
Vantage touted Dr. Jones' abilities and reputation with local ODs and helped him to quickly ramp up a profitable third satellite location.
When intraocular lenses were introduced in 1949, they were made of a hard plastic material called PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate).
Surgeons had to use a large incision to implant these lenses because they were not flexible. In the 1980s, Alcon began
developing an intraocular lens that could be implanted through a small incision. Historically, small-incision implantation
depended upon foldable lenses made from silicone. This material was originally invented for purposes other than
implantation in the eye; therefore, it did not possess exactly the right qualities for use as an intraocular lens.
These lenses were thick and demonstrated spring-like behavior that could prove disastrous during surgery. In 1994,
Alcon® Surgical introduced the ACRYSOF® Acrylic Foldable IOL.
Vantage Outsourcing is an intraocular lens supplier of Alcon. Among the Alcon intraocular lens brands that
Vantage stocks are:
ACRYSOF® IQ IOL (SN60WF)
ACRYSOF® Multipiece – Expand® Series IOL (MN60MA, MA60MA)