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Innovations | Feb 2011


Tru-Size Diamond Knife
Bausch + Lomb Storz Ophthalmic Instruments (Rochester, NY) announced the US release of its Tru-Size Diamond Knife. According to the company, the knife’s incisional widths engraved on the diamond blade ensure accurately sized incisions. The profile design of the diamond blade features an asymmetric edge to make a straight tunnel through the cornea, and the blade is constructed to facilitate the creation of watertight incisions while producing less corneal distortion.

IOLMaster 500
Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc. (Dublin, CA), announced that the IOLMaster 500 has received marketing clearance from the FDA. The company’s newest biometer reportedly calculates all necessary eye measurements for lens selection prior to cataract surgical procedures. According to the company, the unit’s dual-measurement capabilities, composite signal filtering, and user-interface advances make it twice as fast as previous platforms and increase the percentage of measurable eyes.

Premier Edge Safety Line
Oasis Medical, Inc. (Glendora, CA), introduced the Premier Edge Safety Line of surgical instruments. The styles offered are 15°, 20-gauge straight microvitreoretinal, 2.0 angled crescent blade and single-beveled keratomes. The safety guard slides fully over the blade for protection while the instrument is not in use, and it retracts fully onto the handle while the blade is in use, according to the company. With one hand, users can extend, retract, and lock in place the guard in both positions.

Direct Image Lenses
Volk Optical (Mentor, OH) has expanded its Disposable Vitrectomy Lens line to include five new Direct Image Lenses. The lenses are designed to provide excellent visualization for a range of vitrectomy procedures. The high surface quality and light transmission of the new lenses overcome the optical quality issues typically associated with disposable lenses to ensure the best possible optics for viewing all segments of the retina, according to the company.

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