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Verisyse Phakic IOL

Disposable Bimanuals

Epi-LASIK Tissue Separator

Video Journal

Keratoconus Treatment

Magnification With Portable LCD Panel

Verisyse Phakic IOL
The FDA has approved the Verisyse Phakic IOL for correction of moderate to high myopia. The phakic IOL is indicated for the correction of myopia ranging from –5 D to –20 D in patients aged 21 and older.

The lens is manufactured by Ophtec USA and is available exclusively through AMO in North America and Japan.

Advanced Medical Optics
866-427-8477 or 714-247-5700

Ophtec USA


Disposable Bimanuals
Oasis Medical has introduced a new line of disposable bimanuals with separate irrigation and aspiration functions and handpieces.

The blue irrigation and purple aspiration handpieces are curved and feature a textured tip and a closed end. The irrigation handpiece has a dual 0.5-millimeter oval port. The aspiration handpiece has a round 0.3-mm port. They are both available in 19-, 20- and 21-gauge sizes.

According to Oasis, the bimanuals provide flexibility and control during cortex removal and capsule polishing.

Oasis Medical
800-528-9786 or 909-305-5400

Epi-LASIK Tissue Separator
The FDA has approved VisiJet’s EpiLift System. It is designed for use in Epi-LASIK procedures. The company says the device “cleanly and safely separates epithelium from the next layer of corneal tissue, the Bowman’s membrane.” VisiJet states the EpiLift System removes the primary cause of LASIK complications by eliminating the cutting of stromal flaps.

866-427-8477 or 714-247-8200

Video Journal
The first and second issues of the 2004 Video Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery are now available on video, CD-ROM and DVD.

The first issue features an update on phacoemulsification techniques focusing on microphaco. Experts from around the world demonstrate their preferred approaches to this new operation. It also features phaco pioneers illustrating their coaxial techniques.

The second issue provides a special tribute to Charles D. Kelman, MD. It features Dr. Kelman’s lifetime achievements as a surgeon, entertainer, teacher, innovator, musician, pilot and family man.

The Video Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is published quarterly by Robert H. Osher, MD, and is available by subscription.

Video Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
800-544-5133 or 513-984-5133

Keratoconus Treatment
The FDA has granted Addition Technology a Humanitarian Device Exemption to market its Intacs inserts for surgical vision correction in the treatment of keratoconus.

The exemption allows Addition Technology to market Intacs for the correction of myopia and astigmatism in patients with keratoconus, where contact lenses and eyeglasses cannot offer patients functional vision. According to the company, it could also postpone the need for a corneal transplant for some patients.

Addition Technology
877-888-5372 or 847-297-8419

Magnification With Portable LCD Panel
Enhanced Vision improved its Max and Flipper digital magnification products by adding a liquid crystal display panel platform. The new magnification products, known as MaxPanel and FlipperPanel, are available with either a seven- or 10-inch screen.

MaxPanel is a digital magnifier intended for use with objects or text up close. FlipperPanel is a 225-degree rotating full-color auto-focus camera that can be trained on objects far or near. Images are then viewed on the LCD screen. Both MaxPanel and FlipperPanel feature magnification ranges from two to 22 times.

Both products come with a carrying case, accessory items and a battery that provides up to five hours of life before needing a recharge.

Enhanced Vision
888-811-3161 or 714-374-9230


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