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May 2008

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Retinal Imaging Camera

Kowa Optimed has announced a 10-megapixel version of its Non-Myd 7 fundus camera.

It features Kowa’s Crystal Clear Optics technology and offers three internal fixation target positions as well as 45- and 20-degree angles. It also has small-pupil mode, multiple-step flash and focusing alignment dots. With its plug-and-play capabilities, the camera is designed for use with Kowa’s VK-2 digital imaging system and a variety of network environments.

Kowa Optimed
800-966-5692 or


Surgical Assistant

Volk has introduced a new version of its lens positioning system, the manual Optiflex Surgical Assistant, for vitreoretinal surgery.

Its manual controls are intended for precise lens-positioning adjustments and focus control, while the swing and pivot mechanisms allow the lens to be moved easily out of the surgical field when not in use. Compatible with all leading surgical microscopes, the titanium Optiflex offers quick connection and removal of key system components for sterilization. An automated version with foot-powered controls is also available.

Volk Optical
800-345-8655 or


Surgical Instruments

Bausch & Lomb Storz Instruments has introduced two new products.

The E2422 Hunkeler Mendez Degree Gauge is a miniature degree gauge designed for astigmatic procedures. The bevel of the instrument’s ring allows it to applanate the cornea for precise placement of degree markings.

The ET2423 Nichamin Degree Gauge is designed to facilitate placement of limbal relaxing incisions when treating corneal astigmatism. The two 180-degree opposed hash marks are to be aligned with the steep corneal meridian, centering the ring over the patient’s positive astigmatic axis. Its 10-degree marks distinguish the extent of the arc to be incised. It can also be used to move the globe into position to allow for perpendicular placement of the incisions and to steady the eye when using topical anesthesia.

Bausch & Lomb Storz Instruments
800-338-2020 or


Intraocular Mirror

Katena has developed the Kim Intraocular Mirror (K3-5580) to help visualize the eye’s internal structures.

It is designed to allow a surgeon to visually inspect remote areas of a patient’s eye, which are not visible through the microscope alone. Modeled after the dental mirror, the reflective 2.5-mm diameter tip can be used to examine areas behind the iris (zonules, ciliary sulcus and the nucleus’ equator), determine how an IOL is seated and identify any corneal endothelial defect using reflection and retroillumination.

Katena Products
800-225-1195 or



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