• Corneal Ulcer Treatment Approved
• Sterilization Trays
• Ophthalmic Tools
• Low Vision Prescription Lens
• Tip Covers
Corneal Ulcer Treatment Approved
Vistakon Pharmaceuticals has announced the introduction of Iquix (levofloxacin ophthalmic solution) ocular anti-infective medication.
The company reports that this is the only new-generation fluoroquinolone approved by the FDA for the treatment of corneal ulcers.
Iquix contains 1.5 percent levofloxacin and is formulated to penetrate corneal tissue rapidly while providing broad coverage of the most sight-threatening gram-negative and the most prevalent gram-positive pathogens. The medication targets these pathogens by inhibiting both topoisomerase IV and DNA gyrase. Iquix is preservative-free.
Bausch & Lomb Storz Instruments has introduced two new double-layer instrument sterilization trays to its line of surgical instruments.
The E7411 Double Layer Microsurgical Instrument Tray is 6 x 10 x 1.9 inches and holds 20 to 30 instruments. It has silicone matting on both layers for supporting and protecting instruments.
The E7421 Retina Sterilization Tray holds five retina handles, five retina tips and 10 to 15 additional instruments. The tray also contains placeholders for Bausch & Lomb’s Retinal Tip Identification System.
Bausch & Lomb Storz Instruments
Gulden Ophthalmics has added two new tools to its ophthalmic line.
The Spanish Language Wormington Near Vision Acuity Screening Card uses single letters and Spanish text to allow the eye care professional to measure a Spanish-speaking patient’s single letter near vision and reading acuity with no interfering language barriers. The card features a tumbling E chart in Times New Roman font and uses a metric scale and pupil size array.
The Glasses Station! Eyeglass Caddy & Cleaner is designed to hold patients’ eyeglasses during exams. Attaching to the phoropter pole, this plastic unit features a felt-lined compartment for holding two pairs of eyeglasses. A microfiber cleaning cloth is attached to the side of the unit so that patients can clean their eyeglasses. An additional compartment in the front of the unit can hold the office’s business cards or cleaning solutions.
Low Vision Prescription Lens
Eschenbach has introduced its Univision Low Vision lens for visually impaired patients who need prescription correction for near tasks and want it the day of their visit.
The round, high-plus lenses, which are 22-mm in diameter and lightweight, form a microscopic system when mounted on a spectacle lens. The adhesive application allows the lens to be mounted directly onto the patient’s spectacles and to adhere to a variety of spectacle materials, such as high-index glass and polycarbonate, as well as to lenses with tints or reflective coatings.
The Univision Kit includes an assortment of Univision lenses in powers from 8 to 40 D that are contained in a case alongside application tools.
Reichert has introduced new packaging for Ocu-Film + Tip Covers to provide quicker and easier single-pack dispensing. The custom-designed covers are used with the Tono-Pen XL and Tono-Pen Avia handheld applanation tonometers, and help protect against dust and fluids while reducing the risk of patient cross-contamination.
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