Television News & Interviews

David Folden, MD named ‘Rising Star in Ophthalmology’ by Mpls. St. Paul Magazine

Congratulations to David Folden, MD for being named in Minneapolis St. Paul Magazine’s annual listing of Rising Stars. MSP Mag listed 383 Docs to Watch in 2017 with Dr. Folden being honored as a rising star in Ophthalmology. Dr. Folden specializes in cataract, LASIK, and refractive lens implant surgery. 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.  He works closely with industry to improve the design of instruments used for laser cataract surgery, enhancing safety and comfort for patients undergoing this procedure. In 2015, in partnership with Rhein Medical, Dr. Folden invented a cataract surgical tool, the Folden Femto Dissector. This instrument was designed to simplify laser-created corneal incision opening and improving outcomes, safety and comfort for patients. The tool has received great reviews and acclaim. Dr. Folden received his medical degree from the University of North Dakota. He has published his research in various journals including the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery and the American Journal of Ophthalmology. He and his wife, Rachel, have two young children. For entertainment, they enjoy local restaurants and...

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Review of Ophthamalogy Highlights New Tools to Ease Femto Surgery

Review of Ophthalmology reviewed two new surgical instruments from Rhein Medical that is easing complications common with Femto Surgery. Dr. Folden’s Femto Dissector is one of the tools discussed and how it is used for corneal incisions during cataract surgery. For more information, read the article...

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Ophthalmology Times Reviews the Folden Femto Double-Ended Dissector

Ophthalmology Times Discusses How the Folden Femto Double-Ended Dissector Resolves laser-created corneal incisions. During cataract surgery, laser-created incisions in the cornea have always created issues for cataract surgeons. But there’s finally a solution. Ophthalmology Times interviews Dr. Folden and his new cataract surgical tool and its design, inspiration and how it can help surgeons. The tool – a double-ended dissector allows improved opening of all femtosecond laser-created corneal incisions during cataract surgery. You’ll find out how it’s double-ended design improves the flap opening for both surgeon and patient. Read the full interview...

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

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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