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July/August 2004

 
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Capsular Tension Rings

Corneal Topography System

IOLs for Myopia

Disposable LASIK

Mobile Solution

Allergic Conjunctivitis Test

CK Marker


Capsular Tension Rings
The FDA approved the StabilEyes capsular tension ring (CTR), manufactured by Ophtec and sold in the United States by Advanced Medical Optics.

During cataract surgery in which the zonules are compromised, StabilEyes is designed for permanent implantation into the equator of the capsular bag to provide secondary support.

The CTR is a uniplanar, 270-degree, semicircular ring made of UV light–absorbing PMMA with manipulation eyelets on each end. It is available in 12- and 13-millimeter diameter sizes.

Advanced Medical Optics
866-427-8477 or 714-247-8200
www.amo-inc.com

Corneal Topography System
Reichert has released its CTS Corneal Topography System, which includes a topographer, computer, software and instrument table.

The CTS records measurement through a small-cone design and specialized ring technology. According to Reichert, this allows for shadow-free coverage of the corneal surface.

The system is based on the Windows XP operating system and is equipped with a joystick control system, LCD monitor and a built-in database for patient management. It also has a contact lens tool for fitting rigid gas permeable lenses. The tool can recommend lens parameters, and it lets the operator view a simulation of lens movement.

Reichert
888-849-8955 or 716-686-4500
www.reichert.com

IOLs for Myopia
Advanced Medical Optics has expanded its ClariFlex with OptiEdge line of silicone IOLs by adding low-diopter offerings. Lenses are now available in 0.5-D increments from +5.5 D to –10 D, for vision correction in highly myopic patients. (The line already includes lenses from +6 D to +30 D.)

The ClariFlex with OptiEdge lenses are manufactured with a squared posterior edge and a rounded anterior edge, for the purposes of providing 360-degree capsular contact and reduction of internal reflections.

Advanced Medical Optics
866-427-8477 or 714-247-8200
www.amo-inc.com

Disposable LASIK Instrument Pack
Moria has launched its Disposable LASIK Instrument Pack. Each single-use pack includes an adjustable LASIK speculum, scraper/hinge protector and marker. The company says disposables can increase patient volume, decrease operating costs and eliminate complications from improper sterilization or from the reuse of damaged instruments.

Moria
800-441-1314 or 215-230-7662
www.moria-surgical.com

Mobile Solution
Prime Clinical Systems introduces PocketStaff for mobile medical billing and scheduling. It enables physicians to use their handheld device to access their schedules, view diagnoses and input visit and procedure codes. Through a wireless connection or cradle synchronization, all information is transferred to and from Prime Clinical System’s OnStaff practice management system.

Prime Clinical Systems
800-523-5977 or 626-449-1705
www.primeclinical.com

Allergic Conjunctivitis Test
The FDA has approved Adiatec SA’s Lacrytest, a single-step, noninvasive allergic conjunctivitis test.

Lacrytest uses monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies to measure the total amount of immunoglobulin E in tears through an immunochromatographic test. The company states that results can be generated from a single teardrop in minutes.

Adiatec SA
33-0-2-51-72-11-40 (France)
www.adiatec.fr

CK Marker
Texas, has designed the Strauss K3-8580 marker for conductive keratoplasty procedures. The marker imprints a symmetrical pattern of 24 dots on the cornea as well as creates very small holes intended to guide placement of the probe tip more accurately. The 24 points are arranged in three rings of eight points each at the 6-, 7- and 8-mm optic zones. The K3-8580 has a radius to conform to the curvature of the cornea and a 2.5-mm targeting ring for centering the marker on the cornea.

Katena Products
800-225-1195 or 973-989-1600
www.katena.com

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