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• Multicolor Laser Photocoagulator
• PDT Magnification Lens
• UV Magnifier Lamp
• Ophthalmic Surgical Microscope
• Enhancement Spatula
• Disposable Vitrectomy Lens

Multicolor Laser Photocoagulator

Nidek has received FDA marketing clearance on its MC-300 Multicolor Laser Photocoagulator system equipped with red, yellow and green diode-pumped, solid-state lasers. The laser delivers wavelengths at 659-, 561- and 532-nanometers for retinal applications and disease treatments and management.

The MC-300 laser system features digitally controlled, instant-duty cycles. It can be mounted for slit-lamp delivery. 

800-233-9044 or 510-226-5700
AAO Booth #3062

PDT Magnification Lens

Volk Optical’s Photodynamic Therapy Laser Lens is designed to provide clear visualization of the choroidal neovascular membrane. It has a 1.5-times laser spot magnification and a 137-degree field of view.

Volk reports that its SupraCoat lens coating increases laser transmission efficiency by reducing the amount of laser light reflected back through the lens. Developed with Peter Kaiser, MD, the PDT Laser Lens also has a double-aspheric glass design intended to provide bright, undistorted images across the lens surface.

Volk Optical
800-345-8655 or 440-942-6161
AAO Booth #2820

UV Magnifier Lamp

Spectronics has introduced the Spectroline Q-22 ultraviolet lamp, with a built-in, three-power, 2-by-4-inch magnifier lens with an 8-inch focal point to help in the identification of cataracts, corneal scratches and abrasions.

The Q-22 contains two 4-watt UV tubes and two 4-watt white-light tubes, and each wavelength has its own on/off switch. The lamp can either rest on a pedestal stand or attach to a flexible 36-inch arm with a 360-degree arc.

800-274-8888 or 516-333-4840
AAO Booth N/A

Ophthalmic Surgical Microscope

Leica Microsystems has introduced the Leica M844 F40 ophthalmic surgical microscope. It uses a direct halogen illumination system, and it allows preprogramming for each step of the surgical procedure. It also features a two-in-one display, along with a control unit and video monitor packaged as one on the floor stand. When the operator lifts the stand’s arm, the functions reset and the microscope is ready for the next patient.

Leica Microsystems
800-248-0123 or 847-405-0123
AAO Booth #1744

Enhancement Spatula

Katena Products has introduced the Moran Enhancement Spatula. Developed by Mark Moran, MD, the double-ended instrument is designed to aid in LASIK enhancements. The instrument features a modified Paton Spatula on one end. The Paton Spatula has a semisharp tip that is used to locate and elevate the edge of the previous flap. The other end of the instrument features a Fukasaku tip that is used to undermine, lift and retract the flap. After laser ablation, the instrument is used to reposit and smooth the flap. 

Katena Products
800-225-1195 or 973-989-1600
AAO Booth #1945

Disposable Vitrectomy Lens

Volk Optical has expanded its line of Chalam lenses to include the Chalam Flat Self-Stabilizing Vitrectomy (SSV) Sterl Disposable Vitrectomy Lens. The lens enables surgeons to view the posterior segment of the retina.

Volk states that its lens, with a low-profile design, a 30-degree field of view and 0.9-times image magnification, allows surgeons an enhanced view of the fundus. The patented SSV feature secures the lens to the cornea without the need for sutures or an assistant.  
Volk Optical
800-345-8655 or 440-942-6161
AAO Booth #2820

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