The Micro-Implantation Cataract Suite enables surgeons to perform an entire micro-surgical procedure, which can reduce surgically induced astigmatism, provide a safer intra-operative environment, and promote faster healing and visual recovery, Abbott said.

During the procedure, the cataract is removed through the micro-incision, and a foldable intraocular lens (IOL) is inserted into the eye.

University of California, Irvine Ophthalmology chairman Roger Steinert said the combined benefits of Abbott‘s products are even more prominent now that they are delivered throughout a complete micro-implantation procedure.