Articles, Publications & Press Releases

Articles, Publications & Press Releases

AMSURG Interviews Partner David Folden, M.D. about the Folden Femto Dissector

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AMSURG, a nationally recognized leader in the development, management and operation of outpatient surgery centers, interviews partner David Folden, M.D., about the cataract surgical instrument he designed to improve the process of opening femtosecond laser-created corneal incisions for cataract surgery. Here Dr. Folden is asked about how he came up with the idea, the design and manufacturing, how the Folden Femto Dissector is utilized in laser cataract surgery and the initial affect it has had on him and his practice. Read the full article...

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Dr. Folden, MD, Designs Innovative Cataract Surgical Instrument

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David Folden, MD, Partners with Rhein Medical to Create the Folden Femto Double Ended Dissector MINNEAPOLIS – May 19, 2015 – A local surgeon specializing in cataract, LASIK, and refractive lens implant surgery has partnered with Rhein Medical to create the Folden Femto Double Ended Dissector.   David Folden, MD, designed the instrument for a smooth opening of all femtosecond laser-created corneal incisions during cataract surgery. The instrument enhances safety, comfort, and outcomes for patients undergoing laser cataract eye surgery. “This instrument allows for a more gentle approach and improved efficiency for the surgeon performing cataract surgery,” says Dr. Folden. “For the patient, this instrument helps improve comfort, minimizes local irritation, and ultimately improves outcomes.”   The instrument is now commercially available from Rhein Medical to surgeons worldwide. Florida-based LENSAR, a leading manufacturer of innovative femtosecond laser technology for cataract surgery, has already purchased the instrument and uses them in several of their new facilities.   Dr. Folden is one of the most experienced laser cataract surgeons in the state of Minnesota. He is a partner physician at North Suburban Eye Specialists, a technologically leading eye care center and regional hub for patients seeking cataract, LASIK, corneal, and glaucoma eye surgeries. North Suburban Eye Specialists has locations in Blaine and Coon Rapids, Minn. To learn more about Dr. Folden, visit the North Suburban Eye Specialists website: http://nseyespecialists.com.   About Dr. Folden Dr. Folden specializes in cataract, LASIK, and refractive lens implant surgery. He is certified on the LENSAR™ femtosecond laser for cataract surgery, Ziemer™ femtosecond laser and the WaveLight® EX500 excimer laser, providing customized refractive cataract surgery, LASIK, and PRK. His interest and experience in cataract surgery includes Micro-Incision (MICS) techniques and the use of the LENSAR™ femtosecond laser. As an early adopter of femtosecond laser technology, he is now among the most experienced laser cataract surgeons in the state of Minnesota. As a board certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Folden has performed thousands of cataract, LASIK, and refractive eye surgeries. He works closely with the industry to improve the design of instruments used for laser cataract surgery, enhancing safety and comfort for patients undergoing this procedure. His experience with Advanced Technology Intraocular Lenses (IOLs) includes accommodating, multifocal, and astigmatism-correcting IOLs. He was the first resident surgeon at the University of Minnesota to implant Advanced Technology IOLs, which give patients undergoing eye surgery reduced dependence on glasses, bifocals, and/or contact lenses.   About Rhein Medical Rhein Medical is dedicated to the design, development, manufacture, and worldwide distribution of unique, innovative and specialized hand-held ophthalmic surgical instruments of the highest...

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Dr. Lobanoff on The Doctors – 9.23.14

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Dr. Lobanoff on The Doctors – 9.23.14

Technological advances in LASIK surgery are improving results and recovering times.

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Dr. Folden and Dr. Johnson on The Doctors – 9.23.14

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Dr. Folden and Dr. Johnson on The Doctors – 9.23.14

Cataract surgery is one of the most common medical procedures and is important for maintaining quality of life.

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Dr. Lobanoff and Pro Cyclist Tom Danielson

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Dr. Lobanoff and Pro Cyclist Tom Danielson

Dr. Lobanoff chats with professional cyclist Tom Danielson about what he does and how Visian ICL has impacted his life.

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CBS Healthwatch on Cataract Surgery

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CBS Healthwatch on Cataract Surgery

Learn about cataracts and how the surgeons at North Suburban Eye Specialists use the latest laser technology to improve patient lives. Dr. Folden and Dr. Johnson discuss the Femtosecond LASER and its use in cataract surgery. See the full story on...

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CBS Health Watch: Z LASIK

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CBS Health Watch: Z LASIK

Dr. Mark Lobanoff explains the benefits of the advanced Z LASIK technology on CBS Health Watch. Watch the full video on YouTube.  ...

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Coon Rapids celebrates ribbon cutting

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Coon Rapids celebrates ribbon cutting

Our new Coon Rapids facility was recently featured in the article “Coon Rapids eye clinic doubles its office space” by Peter Bodley. Excerpt from the article: North Suburban Eye Specialists’ new clinic in Coon Rapids doubles the space it had at its previous office. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place July 18 to mark the grand opening of the clinic’s new 132,000 square-foot building at Coon Rapids and Round Lake boulevards. North Suburban Eye Specialists first opened in Coon Rapids 36 years ago and Dr. James Cameron, who cut the ribbon to mark the opening of the new building, was one of the founders of the practice. (Photo credit: ABC...

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Groundbreaking for new Coon Rapids facility

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Groundbreaking for new Coon Rapids facility

Our new project in Coon Rapids was featured in the recent article, Ground broken for new medical facility in Coon Rapids, by Peter Bodley. Excerpt from the article: Construction has started on a new medical building in Coon Rapids. Groundbreaking ceremonies took place Oct. 16 for the new home of North Suburban Eye Specialists, which has been located in Coon Rapids since it opened in 1977 – 35 years ago. (Photo credit: ABC...

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“Prize on the eyes” article in Shoreview Press

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“Prize on the eyes” article in Shoreview Press

Dr. Lobanoff was featured recently in the Shoreview Press regarding laser cataract surgery. See the full article here. (Photo credit: Shoreview Press)

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