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Kunihiro Nagahara

Specialty: Cataract


In 1994, Dr. Kunihiro Nagahara had an idea for an instrument to increase the efficiency of the newly developed phacoemulsification procedure. Unable to explain this radical new concept, he bent a wire hanger in a unique direction to explain what he was looking for, and mailed the hanger over 6,000 miles, from Japan to Westmont, IL, where ASICO LLC received the “prototype”. ASICO President Ravi Nallakrishnan worked with his engineering team to turn this CONCEPT INTO A REALITY, creating the world’s first phaco chopper.