Dr. Jon Dishler is working with ReVision Optics™, Inc. to investigate the clinical study for a new procedure that may help those needing reading glasses.
MR. TOM MARTINO: And we'll talk to Dr. Dishler one of my favorite people. Hi‚ John‚ how are you doing?
DR. JON DISHLER: Thank you.
MR. MARTINO: He has something that I have been waiting for‚ it waiting for. I mean‚ I have had LASIK‚ and it's working great and then he recently helped me with my dry eye with these little plugs and I don't think I need it right now‚ but to know it's out there is so cool. You know what I'm talking about.
DR. DISHLER: Yes.
MR. MARTINO: Explain it because to me this is exciting and maybe we can show them the eye‚ what it looks like.
DR. DISHLER: You know‚ this is real news‚ this is really exciting. The FDA just last Friday granted approval to this company I'm working with‚ Revision Optics‚ it's one of their investigators‚ to start implanting this new special contact lens. It's a very‚ very tiny‚ it goes just under the surface of the corn you of the eye.
MR. MARTINO: So if we can show the eye.
DR. DISHLER: Here's an eye ball.
MR. MARTINO: And I want to show‚ Bonnie's going over to the camera because I want to show exactly where it goes as opposed to.
DR. DISHLER: Sure.
MR. MARTINO: All right‚ let's go here now. So the eye is here. And this is the outside.
DR. DISHLER: This is the outside of the eye. So what we're doing is we're making a flap just like we do in all of our LASIK procedure.
MR. MARTINO: Okay, let's.
DR. DISHLER: And then we're putting in this very‚ very tiny‚ much smaller than the pupil‚ about.
MR. MARTINO: So it's a tiny little circle.
DR. DISHLER: It's tiny like the size of a very tiny piece of confetti or a seed.
MR. MARTINO: Really.
DR. DISHLER: And then the flap goes back down‚ just like we were doing the LASIK‚ and then thing is so cool because it's very‚ very thin‚ it's very small‚ but because it's right in the center and stays there‚ when the pupil gets small and people read‚ they're looking through that little spot so they can read. So this is designed for people that have‚ in the first study the one we're doing‚ and the neat thing is anyone who's listening to this that wants to be considered for this study, the initial group is going to be 15 patients‚ no charge at all‚ the company's paying for everything‚ it's free‚ it's totally free‚ but you have to have - - this is for people that have had great vision all their lives‚ and suddenly they're 45 to 65 and they go you know‚ I can't read nod this is a treatment for presbyopia and so - -
MR. MARTINO: So you'll still be able to see far away as you normally do.
DR. DISHLER: Right.
MR. MARTINO: And then as you go like this to read‚ you'll automatically focus on that
DR. DISHLER: You'll focus on this‚ it just goes in one eye‚ and it's sort of‚ it's kind of like monovision which we have been doing for years.
MR. MARTINO: Oh, it only goes in one eye.
DR. DISHLER: Only goes in one eye. So the other eye is maintained for distance and this eye is for near and it's kind of like monovision but better than monovision.
MR. MARTINO: Better because you can still
DR. DISHLER: You can still see great far away. So it doesn't mess up the far away‚ but helps with the near.
MR. MARTINO: Okay.
DR. DISHLER: And the first step is going to be doing this for people‚ like I said‚ that have just normal vision‚ healthy eyes. In the future‚ we're going to do a study with LASIK for people where we can correct their vision and do this at the same time.
MR. MARTINO: Oh.
DR. DISHLER: Give them the whole
MR. MARTINO: So you can give them one far and use that.
DR. DISHLER: Yeah.
MR. MARTINO: So what I want to know‚ so you would then make both eyes adjusted for far.
DR. DISHLER: Right.
MR. MARTINO: And then put an implant in one of the eyes.
DR. DISHLER: That's the plan.
MR. MARTINO: Now if you've already had LASIK.
DR. DISHLER: Well‚ there's probably going to be‚ you know‚ again‚ this is being developed. There will be a study first for people having it as a primary procedure but we're looking at using it for people that already had LASIK‚ they'll be able to come in and have this done later.
MR. MARTINO: But right now the people who you're looking for‚ there are 15 people who have not have procedures done‚ normal aging of the eyes‚ between 45 and 60.
DR. DISHLER: Right.
MR. MARTINO: And they have excellent distance vision‚ but need reading glasses. Also healthy eyes and no severe dry eyes and of course excellent health. Okay‚ so people looking at this‚ these things‚ who do they do‚ what do they do‚ no previous eye surgeries‚ eye check-ups for three years must consent to surgery. Who do they contact‚ how do they contact?
DR. DISHLER: They just call our office and come in and see us. Some people turns out‚ you know‚ are good candidates for other things‚ LASIK‚ things like that we already do‚ but this is specifically a study for these people. We want peep tool know about this and the initial group as I said will be 15. After that‚ we'll probably do somewhere between 15 and a hundred total patients over the course of the study. People have to live in the area where they which come in for all that. One of the things‚ it is free for them‚ but they have to agree to come in‚ of course for the follow ups and the examinations for several years. And‚ you know‚ it's been approved in Europe‚ they're just starting to implant these I Belgium‚ in Austria‚ in London.
MR. MARTINO: So they have been approved.
DR. DISHLER: They have been approved in Europe‚ and the FDA in the U.S.‚ of course‚ is just beginning this study and now they've approved us to start this study along with several other investigators.
MR. MARTINO: How long does it take for this to get full scale approval?
DR. DISHLER: Well‚ we don't know that‚ but they'll have to be put in and watched for awhile and make sure that there aren't any problems with them but they've been put in other countries previous to this in Mexico and other places with great long term results and so we're really excited to be able to start offering this to our patients here in the U.S.
MR. MARTINO: All right. Our number is (303)Martino, 627 8466 she was on the line with a question and she just dropped. So do we have anyone else? No? Okay‚ not yet. Now‚ let's talk about your contest‚ quickly.
DR. DISHLER: Sure.
MR. MARTINO: All right‚ because this is exciting. And I want to this clear. Anyone who joins‚ whether you win or not‚ if you just make a video for YouTube that's linked on Dr. Jon Dishler's site‚ if you just make a video‚ you will get $500 off, a true $500 off your LASIK surgery. If you win one of the two prizes, you get it totally free.
DR. DISHLER: Totally free.
MR. MARTINO: What are you looking for?
DR. DISHLER: We're looking for two groups. One‚ funny‚ humorous‚ and the other group‚ serious‚ why do I really need this‚ I really need to see better‚ you know‚ it will help me and my life. So we're looking for that. Two runners up also will get it for half price in each category‚ but everyone who enters‚ just make a two minute video with a flip phone or a camera or anything you have and it can be on YouTube or any of those types of things. Send us the link‚ we'll look at it‚ we're actually going to bring some of the‚ you know‚ video hereon to the show and you can help pick the winner.
MR. MARTINO: Yes, I would love to. Dishler.com is the website. Dishler‚ .com f you want to do that contest and you open up a YouTube account or something. Okay‚ now let's go to that graphic. We're looking for 15 people‚ remember‚ and if you think you can qualify for that‚ he's looking for 15 people participate in this clinical trial‚ (303)793-3000, (303)793-3000, and of course just call if you want quality LASIK at the lowest price for all of the care you get, (303)793-3000, financing available as well, or Dishler.com, as always, we've learned a lot, thank you very much and hey, I'll tell you what, take part in that clinical trial. I would if I could because it's already approved in Europe.