Bausch + Lomb’s Stellaris Elite, the company’s next-generation phacoemulsification platform, recently received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The company says that Stellaris Elite’s Adaptive Fluidics system combines precise aspiration control and predictive infusion management and creates a highly responsive and controlled surgical environment for lens removal. The system is also designed to reduce IOP fluctuation and post-occlusion surge by monitoring and responding to changes in vacuum levels. 

The Stellaris Elite also features the Attune energy-management system, using longitudinal cuts to complement the Adaptive Fluidics. Bausch + Lomb says these work together to deliver efficient, low-energy, controlled emulsification of the nuclear material. 
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First Insight Releases EyeClinic Imaging
In late March 2017, First Insight Corporation released EyeClinic Imaging, a cloud-based ophthalmic image management system that’s compatible with most EHRs. 

EyeClinic Imaging allows doctors to consolidate patient images and reports from all imaging devices (fundus cameras, visual fields, OCTs, etc.) into one management system through DICOM and non-DICOM interfaces. 

Clinicians are also able to access data, images and diagnostic reports any time on any computer or mobile device, thanks to the cloud storage provided by the system. First Insight’s new release also provides the ability to easily compare diagnostic images and reports side-by-side to detect changes and diagnose conditions. 
Doctors are also able to share findings on-screen, helping patients understand their eye conditions and why certain tests are necessary. 

For more information on First Insight’s EyeClinic Imaging, visit

Alcon 2.5 D ReSTOR Toric Lens
In late March of 2017, Alcon received FDA approval for its new +2.5 D ReSTOR multifocal toric intraocular lens. This new lens is optimal for patients undergoing cataract surgery who wish to simultaneously address their astigmatism and presbyopia. 

Alcon says that its new toric IOL is the only multifocal toric in which the central portion is 100 percent dedicated to distance vision, in contrast to previous presbyopia-correcting lens designs, which tended to compromise distance vision for a range of vision. 

For more information on Alcon’s new +2.5 D ReSTOR toric lens, visit

Topcon’s Aladdin HW 3.0 Biometer
Topcon recently announced the release of its Aladdin 3.0 Biometer. The device combines nine measurements in a single instrument, allowing the surgeon to choose the spherical prescription of the IOL and the choice of the right premium IOL for patients. 

The Aladdin combines the measurement of axial length, keratometry, anterior chamber depth, lens thickness, central corneal thickness, corneal topography, pupillometry and corneal diameter in a single instrument. 

Topcon says some of the Aladdin’s key features include the abilty to take all of the patient’s necessary measurements in less than five seconds, and that the operator can print an IOL report with just three clicks. The biometer includes a built-in full Placido topography system that offers all the additional diagnostic capabilities of any standalone topographer. The Aladdin also comes equipped with an onboard Barrett IOL Calculation Suite, including the Barrett Rx, the Barrett Toric IOL Calculator, the Barrett True K and the Barrett Universal II formulae. 

For more information on Topcon’s Aladdin 3.0, visit

Precision Vision’s Teller Acuity Cards
In late 2016, Precision Vision and the University of Washington agreed to become the main distributor and exclusive manufacturer of Teller Acuity Cards. These cards are a test of visual acuity for infants, young children and individuals with disabilities. Precision Vision says Teller Acuity Cards provide a solid foundation for ophthalmologists and optometrists to gather evidence on the visual acuity development of their pediatric or disabled patients. Although Precision Vision has manufactured these cards since 2011, the new agreement now makes them the sole manufacturer of Teller Acuity Cards. 

All cards measure approximately 25.5 x 55.5 cm (10 x 22 inches). An instruction manual is included with each set. These cards allow for a multidistance, high-contrast test that provides a classic, straightforward measurement of infants’ visual acuity. 

For more information on Precision Vision’s Teller Acuity Cards, visit

Stereo Optical’s New Tests for Optec Plus
Newly announced by Stereo Optical, Optec Plus will now have a number of new tests that clinicians will be able to administer to patients. The Optec Plus is a smart-vision screener that now includes a more extensive library of tests in a single machine that are administered with a user-friendly interface. 

Stereo Optical recently added a glare recovery test and the ability to administer its existing tests under the new glare conditions. It says that these tests are useful for quantifying vision loss under the glare conditions that can be brought about by the presence of cataracts or corneal scars. 

Some features of Optec Plus include: thorough and repeatable results; testing near, far and intermediate distances; monocular and binocular testing; different lighting conditions (day and night); reverse background; constant and homogenous luminescence levels; light weight and portability; compatibility with both PC and tablets; wireless connectivity; quick and easy access to digital records; and no requirements for training or certification.

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