The Sofport is a foldable silicone IOL with PMMA haptics and a 360-degree square-edge optical profile to reduce the incidence of posterior capsule opacification. The Easy-Load Delivery System allows surgeons to load the Sofport IOL into the inserter without touching or aligning the lens with forceps, providing a more reliable insertion, while minimizing mishandling and damage to the lens. Visit the website at http://sofportrevolution.com or call 1 (800) 338-2020.
Pterygium Debulking Scissors from Rhein
Rhein Medical's Mansur-Aran graft harvesting and pterygium debulking scissors, developed with Arnulfo V. Mansur, MD, and Alberto J Aran, are designed to reduce procedure time in pterygium surgery. Allowing precision separation between the conjunctiva and excised fibrous tissue, the scissors offer excellent dissection capabilities, especially for tough fibrous tissue at the pterygium base, according to Rhein. The scissors feature sharp inner blades for rapid cutting of fibrous tissue and special ergonomic acting rounded blade tips for precision graft harvesting. Reusable, autoclaveable and made in the United States, the scissors carry a lifetime guarantee. For a 30-day surgical evaluation, or for more information, contact Rhein Medical at 1 (800) 637-4346.
Newly Enhanced HRT3 from Heidelberg
Heidelberg Engineering GmbH introduces the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph 3 (HRT3), a newly enhanced version of its flagship product for the assessment, diagnosis and management of glaucoma. The HRT3 uses laser technology to produce a topographical image of a patient's optic nerve, presenting an objective analysis of the structure's cup, rim and retinal nerve fiber layer.
New features include the Fast Check Glaucoma Probability Score, which Heidelberg says provides a statistical probability of glaucoma using ethnic-specific databases. The software eliminates the need to draw contour lines or use reference planes and provides real-time feedback to the operator for capturing a quality image. The HRT3 is a portable laptop-based system that can be stored in a compact carrying case. The company expects to begin shipping the HRT3 in the last quarter of 2005. For more information call 1 (800) 931-2230 or visit http://heidelbergengineering.com.
Gulden Introduces Two New Prisms
Gulden Ophthalmics announces a new line of prism products that provide significant advantages in the diagnosis, correction, and prescribing of therapy for low visual acuity. Utilizing Comprism technology, (a composite design that contains optical components that act as corrective elements when used as a prism) Gulden's Correct-a-Prizm offers a convenient way to convert existing prisms to Comprisms by inserting a 37-mm square prism in the unit. The Correct-a-Prizmbar easily attaches to any standard prism bar without tools and can be used to dramatically improve the performance of an existing prism bar by converting the prism segments to Comprisms.
Both products come with optical, removable yellow light filters, which improve the optical performance for most users. The filter is especially useful for low-vision patients, or those suffering from blue-glare sensitivity. A standard red filter may be substituted for the yellow filter for subjective measurements of deviations. Each unit adds 2 prism D to each prism power. The Correct-a-prizm improves the optical performance of high power prisms, and provides a convenient way of holding and presenting the prisms to patients, thereby reducing fingerprint marks on the prisms. Visit http://guldenindustries.com for more information.
New Binocular Accommodation Tool from AIT
AIT Industries introduces the WAM-5500 Binocular Accommodation Tool, which uses a natural binocular field of vision for both distant and near point measurements. The WAM-5500 improves upon the
company's earlier WR5100-K, by adding the ability to measure pupil diameter and increasing the measurement speed to four measurements a second. The company reports that the WAM-5500 is the perfect tool for accommodation diagnosis of an IOL. For more information, call 1 (800) 729-1959 or visit http://aitndustries.com.
FCI Introduces Long-Term Plug
FCI Ophthalmics' Prolong Plug is a long-term punctal plug, supplementing the company's line of short-term collagen plugs and non-dissolvable Ready-Set Punctum Plugs.
Prolong plugs are designed to provide patient comfort for up to three months. The company says the plug is effective and economical for transient dry-eye symptoms following surgery and beneficial for post-LASIK dry-eye management. The Prolong plug is composed of an absorbable copolymer material and comes in three sizes: 0.3-mm, 0.4-mm and 0.5-mm diameters. Each is 2.0 mm long. The plugs are packaged in same sizes or in a variety pack of all three sizes. For more information, call 1 (800) 932-4202 or visit http://fci-ophthalmics.com.
New 5-D Magnification Lens from Derungs
Derungs Medical Lighting's RLLE-122 ring magnification task light offers a permanent 5-D optical quality magnification lens with an electronic ballast built into the arm for increased energy efficiency and quiet, flicker-free illumination.
The light is designed with two arm reaches that adapt to a variety of application requirements. The RLLE's standard 17.5-inch top arm offers a 37-inch extended reach, while the longer 24-inch top arm extends to 43.5 inches. The product also offers a 4-D "drop-in" ADD-X lens which increases the light's power to 9 D (3.25 X). A lens cover protects against dust and scratches, and the inside of the light head houses a 22-watt lamp that provides even light distribution to the work surface and 12,000 hours of lamp life. For more information about Derung's medical lighting, visit http://derungslicht.com.
Optos and Eyemaginations Create Educational Materials
Ophthalmic retinal imaging company Optos Inc. announces a strategic alliance with interactive design and multimedia firm, Eyemaginations Inc. to provide eye-care patient education materials. The first joint project from the companies is an educational animated video explaining the Optomap Retinal Exam, which will be incorporated into Eyemaginations' 3D-Eye Office software. The animation helps eye-care practitioners and their staff members clarify procedures and educate patients about key components of their ocular health. For more information, visit http://optos.com or eyemaginations.com.
O2OPTIX silicone hydrogel contact lenses are now available in minus powers from -0.25 D to -8 D in 0.25-D steps, and from -8.50 D to -10 D in 0.5-D steps. In October, plus powers from +0.25 D to +6 D in 0.25 D steps will be added. With the addition of these new parameters, O2OPTIX contact lenses will cover 94 percent of spherical vision-corrected eyes. Visit cibavision.com for more information.
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