Reduces treatment costs while improving quality

It has often been said that using the Morgan Lens is like having an additional staff member.  Being the only “hands-free” method for ocular irrigation, it frees medical personnel to treat other injuries while the patient receives the best possible treatment.  Irrigation should be continued until the pH returns to normal, and for many eye injures this requires 2 or 3 hours of continuous irrigation–and sometimes even days.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics listed the 2010 average wage for a Registered Nurse to be $33.13 per hour, meaning significant savings are possible if the nurse is able to perform other essential duties rather than spending hours treating a severely burned eye. When irrigation is performed with the Morgan Lens Delivery Set, both eyes may be simultaneously irrigated without the need for two separate I.V. sets and two bags of solution, providing further cost savings in both materials and set-up time. In addition, follow-up expenses are reduced. A 2005 study estimated that one minute of time in the operating room cost $66; if follow-up surgeries can be minimized or eliminated, health care costs may be lowered.  Another study indicated that prompt and proper ocular irrigation following a chemical burn decreased the length of follow-up treatment to 4.2 months from 6.0, the number of operations dropped to 6.5 from 10.4, and the resulting visual acuity of the patient improved to 76% from 55%. Not only does the Morgan Lens allow prompt irrigation, but the increased patient tolerance means irrigation may be continued a sufficient amount of time to ensure that the eye is properly treated. Many doctors have admitted to MorTan that, if a Morgan Lens is not available, they are not able to irrigate as long as they should, either because the patient cannot tolerate the other methods of irrigation or because of the lack of available staffing.  It’s also critical that irrigation be continued while the patient is being transported, but this may be nearly impossible without the Morgan Lens, resulting in further ocular damage which might otherwise be prevented if the lens had been used.