Griffin Eye Center– Myrtle Beach, SC is the first to offer the Next Generation Zepto® cataract device in the local region. The most recent advances of the Next Generation Zepto® Cataract System make the device more precise and efficient through improvements in multiple device components. ZEPTO® automates the capsulotomy process. The micro-sized handpiece is used to create a precise, circular capsulotomy on a cataract patient’s visual axis. The Zepto® device has been approved by the FDA.
Leading Ophthalmic Surgeon, Dr. Neil B. Griffin has performed many laser cataract surgeries and has been certified on three different cataract laser systems since 2012. The most significant advantage of using any laser during cataract surgery is the precise opening, capsulotomy, it performs on the capsule membrane that surrounds the cloudy cataract lens. Zepto® is a device that was designed specifically to perform a precise capsulotomy.
Dr. Griffin explains, “Zepto® is performed as a routine step during the actual cataract surgery. The Zepto® microsurgical technology is incorporated into the actual cataract surgery procedure and does not extend the procedure time. Most cataract laser systems require that patients make a separate stop prior to the operating room for the laser procedure. Most laser systems require that a suction applanation device be placed on the eye before the cataract procedure and they all extend the overall procedure time.”
Dr. Griffin specializes in cataract, LASIK, and corneal surgery. He received his medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He served his internship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and completed his residency at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He completed a highly specialized fellowship in cornea and external disease at the University of Texas in Houston.
Also, Dr, Griffin was a US Navy flight surgeon. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is also a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
For more information on cataract and LASIK procedures please visit www.griffineyecenter.com or call 843-449-6414.