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October 2011

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Vitreoretinal Instruments

Bausch + Lomb Storz Ophthalmic Instruments has added to its existing line of vitreoretinal instrumentation with the release of StableGrip Vitreoretinal Instruments.

The new StableGrip Vitreoretinal Handle features a contoured titanium handle for lightweight balance and tactile control. The squeeze-handle mechanism has been designed to activate compatible vitreoretinal tips smoothly and consistently with fingertip-rotation control for accurate tip alignment.

In addition to the new handle, the company is introducing new vitreoretinal tips with an enhanced hub design. The new hub design incorporates a compact configuration that is intended to provide the surgeon with enhanced comfort and control. In addition, the hubs feature a color-coding system to indicate the instrument’s gauge size and tip design.

The StableGrip collection includes five vitreoretinal forceps and two vitreoretinal scissors, each available in 23- and 25-gauge options. The tip configurations include Micro Pic Forceps, Asymmetrical Peeling Forceps, ILM Forceps, Endgripping Forceps, Micro Forceps, Vertical Scissors and Curved Scissors.

Bausch + Lomb Storz Ophthalmic Instruments
800-338-2020 or
Booth 1821


Video Magnifier

Eschenbach has introduced the Prisma HD. Using an HDMI cable, this video magnifier attaches to any high-definition television and uses an autofocus camera to provide a 720p (1280 × 720 resolution) magnified image.

The Prisma HD can provide between 2.5× and 100× magnification on a 32-inch television and offers a choice of nine different viewing modes. It weighs 3 pounds and comes with a zippered carrying case.

800-487-5389 or or
Booth 1858


Convenience Kit

Ocusoft has announced the availability of the prescription- only Ocudox Convenience Kit at many retail pharmacies.

The kit contains 60 capsules—for variable dosing as determined by the practitioner—of Ocudox (doxycycline hyclate, 50 mg); Ocusoft Lid Scrub Plus Extra Strength Pre-Moistened Pads with antibacterial properties; and Tears Again Advanced Liposome Spray. Each component of the Ocudox Convenience Kit was selected as a result of requests from doctors seeking treatment options specific to acute cases of lid disease.

Booth 2200


Eye Shields

Gulden Ophthalmics has introduced a series of eye shields to protect patients’ eyes during procedures such as microdermabrasion, pigmentation elimination, hair removal, evening out of complexions and improving the appearance of sun-damaged skin. The eye shields are lightweight and provide unobstructed access for treating all areas near the eyes. Nonreflective surfaces protect health care staff by dispersing the laser wavelengths so they are not reflected back.

Durette IV Stainless-Steel Laser Shields are equipped with mobile metal swivels, attachments and elastic headbands to allow flexibility in positioning the shields. The Durette IV Kit contains two metal eyecups, two nasal and two temporal metal attachments, two elastic headbands and a plastic sterilizing tray.

Similarly, Durette III Stainless-Steel Laser Shields protect patients’ eyes from all laser wavelengths, but they are equipped with mobile plastic swivels, attachments and elastic headbands. The Durette III Kit contains two metal eyecups, four nasal and four temporal plastic attachments, two elastic headbands and a plastic sterilizing tray.

Durette Plastic Eye Shields can be used with noncoherent visible light created by fluorescent lamps, bright LEDs or diachronic filament bulbs, and visible violet light in the 405- to 420-nm range. The shields can also be used with UVA or UVB phototherapy for skin conditions, light therapy with red and near-infrared LEDs, photodynamic therapy lamps, narrowband light via an LED matrix, and narrowband LEDs. The plastic eye shields are not suitable for use with lasers, any flash lamps or systems that operate in burst modes of multiple pulse trains. The Durette Kit contains two plastic eyecups, four nasal and four temporal plastic attachments, two elastic headbands and a plastic sterilizing tray.

Gulden Ophthalmics
800-659-2250 or
Booth 3200


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