New Diagnostic System
Oculus has received FDA approval for its new PARK 1 combination Pachymeter/Auto-Refractor/Keratometer. Using a Scheimpflug camera and infrared technology, the PARK 1 is designed for fast and easy measurements. Its slim design is intended to allow the patient’s face to be seen easily for quicker and more comfortable exams. The PARK 1 features a motorized chinrest, built-in printer and 5.7-inch LCD screen. Its small footprint and external power supply allow it to be mounted on refraction units and heightadjustable tables, and the patient data management system connects to office EMR software via a USB interface.
Toric Marker and Gauge
ASICO introduces two new instruments.
The Modi Intra-Op Toric Marker (AE-2848) is designed for smaller eyes. It features a thin profile and a small, 12.5-mm outer diameter. The grooves on the outer barrel indicate the location of the axis marking pattern. The outer barrel is also knurled for easy rotation to the proper degree setting.
The Beveled Degree Gauge (AE-1590) is designed with atraumatic fixation teeth. Its special etching and bevel design increase clarity and reduce glare under the microscope. The gauge also features laser lines at every five degrees for greater accuracy.
The first and second issues of the 2008 Video Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery are now available on CD and DVD.
The first issue covers approaches to zonular challenges, including the capsular support system developed by Richard Mackool, MD, the modified capsular tension ring designed by Robert J. Cionni, MD, the capsular segment developed by Ike Ahmed, MD, and the capsular anchor designed by Ehud I. Assia, MD, among others. It also features case presentations on spherophakia, lens coloboma, zonular weakness in a complex glaucoma case, large zonular dialysis and a dramatic case of a dangling lens.
The second issue has presentations on small pupil options, new IOL fixation techniques, intracameral phenylephrine, viscomydriasis peripupillary membranectomy, the Graether pupil expander and more.
This issue also includes presentations of microendo scopy-assisted suturing, intrascleral haptic fixation, IOL gluing and suture fixation without conjunctival dissection.
Video Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
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