LenSx SoftFit Patient Interface
Company Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Phone (800) 862-5266
- Features a soft contact lens technology that enables the natural curvature of the cornea to conform to the soft contact lens insert while minimizing corneal distortion
- Promotes easier docking, free-floating capsulotomies, lower IOP, and improved surgical performance
- Reduces procedural time and energy
The LenSx SoftFit Patient Interface, which was introduced by Alcon Laboratories, Inc., at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago, features a proprietary soft contact lens technology that enables the natural curvature of the cornea to conform to a soft contact lens insert. This capability reportedly allows a secure and gentle fit to the patient's eye while minimizing corneal distortion. According to the company, the new interface provides free-floating capsulotomy in nearly all cases and pristine capsulotomy edges. Compared with the single-piece patient interface, the SoftFit offers easier docking, enhanced comfort for the patient, and a lower rise in IOP of 16 mm Hg. According to the company, 66% less energy is needed, and the procedural time is reduced by 34% with this interface.
Company Reliance Medical Products
Phone (800) 735-0357
- Fully automated tilt examination chair and instrument stand system that incorporates programmable lighting, slit lamps, automated refraction control, and imaging devices utilizing tablet technology
- Images and other data can be accessed through electronic medical records.
- The devices and software incorporated into Xoma can be upgraded
The Xoma system (Reliance Medical Products) is a fully automated tilt examination chair and instrument stand that incorporates programmable lighting, slit-lamp delivery automated refraction control, and imaging devices into one unit. Builtin tablet technology provides instant access to patients' screening tests, acuity testing, images, and educational videos, and it eliminates the need for separate near point cards and color test books. Images and other data can be accessed through electronic medical records. The flat-panel screen can be used to display educational content, advertising, or entertainment as well as to play videos and slide shows to promote products, procedures, services, and referral programs. According to the company, the devices and software incorporated into Xoma can be easily upgraded, and the system operates on an open platform, making it functional well into the future. Xoma is handicap accessible.