• Alcon
    Cataract/Anterior Segment, Comprehensive Ophthalmology

    Alcon announced the global launch of its new Centurion Vision System phacoemulsification platform. The company says it’s designed to automatically and continuously adapt to changing conditions within the eye, provide greater anterior chamber stability during each step of the surgery and offer enhanced fluidic management and surgical precision.

    Alcon says the new system will become available in 2013 in countries in which it has received the necessary regulatory approvals and will continue to be rolled out globally in 2014.

    More than 40 surgeons worldwide have tested the Centurion Vision System during more than 2,000 cataract surgeries.

    The new system includes the following technology:

    • Active Fluidics, an automated system that optimizes anterior chamber stability by allowing surgeons to proactively set and maintain target IOP within the eye during the cataract removal procedure.
    • Balanced Energy Technology, which increases efficiency and control, while reducing energy levels, and accommodates surgeon settings for aspiration and vacuum by keeping the fragmented lens material at the shearing plane for emulsification.
    • Applied Integration, which enables the system to be integrated with multiple cataract surgical technologies.