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Colombian leading ophthalmologist and Interventional Concepts joined forces to develop an innovative medical device for cataract surgeries

Clínica Oftalmológica del Caribe (COFCA), located in Barranquilla, Colombia, has received funding from Colombia's Administrative Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (COLCIENCIAS) to develop an injection system of viscoelastic substances during cataract surgery invented and patented by Dr. Luis Escaf, its founder and medical director. Ophthalmology experts agree that the quality and number of corneal endothelial cells decrease after intraocular surgery, especially during cataract phacoemulsification. The good health of the eye's endothelium ensures that the cornea is transparent and healthy. If the cornea is not transparent after cataract surgery, the patient's vision is impaired, so specialists need to perform a corneal transplant or transplant corneal endothelium to the damaged eye. Dr. Luis Escaf's device prevents the damage to the eye during cataract surgery. The prototype is being developed by Interventional Concepts' bioengineering team in Miami, FL. The project will be led by Dr. Pedro Martinez-Clark, a Colombian-born physician with extensive medical device development track record in the US. 

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