Bausch & Lomb has introduced the Chou Chopper. The universal phaco chopper offers two chopping tips that feature cutting on the advancing surface of the tip or on the inside of the chopping tip.

The company has also added the Salvitti Akahoshi Prechop Forceps to its line of surgical products. The fine micro jaws are excellent for insertion into the cataract for the pre-chopping technique, B&L says. The cross-action handle of the all-titanium instrument allows for maximum tip spread with minimal wound distortion. For information, contact Stephanie Haenchen at (636) 226-3788, or visit


Visionix's 4-in-1 ARK

Visionix's L80 Wave+ functions as  an auto refractometer,  corneal topographer, keratometer and aberrometer in one device.

The L80 Wave+ uses high-resolution (3,200 points), Shack-Hartmann technology with an automatic three-dimensional centering and focusing feature and automatic movement between the left and right eyes. The combination provides a more precise refractometry within 20 seconds, setting up for a better starting point of refraction.

This technology allows measurement through pupils of smaller diameter (<2 mm), measurement of potential accommodation and simulation of visual acuity. The unit is fully operator-independent, allowing  high reproducibility.

The combination of topography and wavefront aberrometry can be put to a variety of uses: as a precision tool for fitting and prescription of contact lenses; for automatically detecting keratoconus; collecting useful data for refractive pre- and postsurgery; evaluating visual acuity in wavefront-guided surgery and night vision; and helping with pre- and post-IOL procedures.

For information, call (610) 722-0435, e-mail:, or visit


CooperVision Biomedics EP for Presbyopes

biomedics from coopervision is a new two-week disposable lens designed specifically for emerging presbyopes. The lenses provide improved binocular vision at far, intermediate and near distances.

The lenses are designed for patients with less than +1.5 D add. To fit Biomedics EP lenses, eye practitioners only need the patient's manifest refraction information. There is no need to compensate for add power or determine eye dominance. The lenses, made of omafilcon A material with 60-percent water content, feature sphere powers of +4 D to -6 D in 0.25 D, an 8.7-mm base curve and a 14.4-mm diameter.

For information, contact Julie Napieralski,  e-mail,, (585) 421-0100, ext. 275 or visit