We’re calling it Connected Surgical Experience, which sounds brilliant and it’s true…. And I think together we’re really reinventing the way that surgery will work for people

Ron Cummings-Kralik, Principal Network Engineer, Bausch and Lomb

Business Challenge

More than two million cataract surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year. Not only is it one of the most frequently performed surgical surgeries performed today, it’s also one of the fastest and most successful. Ophthalmologists, like all doctors in the U.S. today, are under mounting pressure to find ways to increase their efficiency, improve workflow and cut costs. They also are facing the same challenges associated with the increased consolidation of medical practices that we’re seeing across the broader U.S. healthcare system. As a result of these stressors, the need for solutions that help them work smarter and find new ways to maximize their overall practice efficiency is massive.


Bausch + Lomb, a brand synonymous with eye care, has engaged IBM to digitally transform complex eye surgery with IBM Watson IoT and the IBM Cloud. The company’s Connected Surgical Experience puts Bausch + Lomb specialists at doctors’ fingertips in the operating theater with the push of a button. Surgeons can also program the complex surgical machines to their specifications and synch their preferences to the cloud for future operations, to create exceptional and highly efficient surgical experiences. 

Solution Category

  • Cloud
  • AI/Watson