Bausch & Lomb's E2506 Putterman Eyelid Creaser demonstrates to patients the effect of an upper blepharoplasty and aids in determining the level to create the upper eyelid crease. The creaser can also compress lower eyelid herniated fat to demonstrate the effect fat removal will have on diminishing inferior orbital rim circles, in deciding whether excision or repositioning is indicated.
The E9027 Davis LASEK Well allows the surgeon to infuse alcohol into the well without the risk of dripping the alcohol mixture on the surface of the eye. A syringe of the alcohol solution is connected to the tubing attached to the instrument's handle. As the syringe is compressed, the solution enters the well and is then aspirated in the same fashion, reducing the need for sponge absorption. The ring sits on the cornea with a beveled twin-ring design to provide a more secure applanation on the cornea, according to B&L.
The ET1789STL Snyder 23GA Forceps and the ET1789CTL Snyder 23GA Curved Suture Forceps, both designed by Michael Snyder, MD, are for use in anterior segment repair. The ET1789STL tip is designed for intraocular grasping of delicate structures in the anterior chamber. The broad circular fenestrated platform surface of the forceps is ideal for grasping iris, according to the company. The instrument features a 23-ga. shaft for a secure grasp and ease of manipulation through a small incision. The 23-ga. shaft and gently curved jaws of the ET1789CTL are for grasping and tying sutures for various intraocular techniques in the anterior chamber. The low-glare surface reduces light reflection.
The Soft I/A TM tips feature a silicone covering with a flexible port. The tips protect the capsule by placing a flexible barrier between the aspiration source and intraocular structures. According to the company, the metallic port never contacts the capsule, reducing the chance of broken posterior capsules. The silicone covering of the tip scrubs the capsular bag, removing cortex from the capsular fornices, and can be used to hold the IOL in place during viscoelastic removal. Soft I/A TM is available in straight, curved and 45-degree configurations.
For more information, call 1 (800) 338-2020 or visit storz.com.
ASICO Makes Its Markers
Asico has released two reference markers for use with its Intra-Op Toric Axis Marker for precise alignment. The Pre-Op Toric Reference Marker includes more cutouts on the marker surface and laser lines on the non-marking surface for increased visibility and visualization, and marking points that contour to the shape of the eye. It also features a lightweight, all-titanium construction.
The Nuits/Lane Pre-Op Toric Reference Marker features a marking pattern on both sides for temporally marking the left and right eye. The specially designed bubble level aids in marking the 3, 6 and 9 o'clock positions.
For information, call 1 (800) 628-2879 or visit asico.com.
Gulden's Siepser Slip Suture Kit
The Siepser Slip Suture Kit from Gulden Ophthalmics includes instruments essential to learning and practicing the Siepser slip suture technique. The kit includes a two-inch practice "eye" on a polystyrene planar practice surface, a practice suture, a suture handling tool and a training video that provides step-by-step instruction of the procedure. For more information, call (215) 884-8105 or visit guldenophthalmics.com.
Reichert Repackages Tip Covers
Reichert has introduced new packaging for Ocu-Film + Tip Covers for quicker and easier single-pack dispensing. The covers are also now being sold in a blue color to assure users that the product is Reichert's and not an imitation, according to the company. For information, call 1 (800) 866-6736 or visit ocu-film.com.
MultiMeter from OptiSource
The Multimeter from OptiSource International is a multifunctional, digital UV meter. The unit works as a UV spectrometer, photochromic lens demonstrator and visible light meter. It can activate any brand of photochromic lenses and measure transmittance of UV for any lens and of visible light for colored lenses. The demonstrator works with mounted or unmounted lenses. For information, call 1 (800) 678-4768 or visit 1-800-optisource.com.
Tomey's B-Scan Probe
Tomey has introduced its B-Scan 20-MHz Probe, enabling observation of the surrounding retina, corpus ciliare and anterior vitreous. In conjunction with the Probe's video function, the instrument allows live (versus static) visualization of the ciliare body's trabeculation for easy glaucoma identification, according to the company. The Probe also gives sulcus-to-sulcus measurement for IOL and ICL implants. For information, call 1 (888) 449-4045.
CooperVision's Proclear Multifocal
The Proclear Multifocal XR contact lens from CooperVision offers extended sphere and add powers to fit a wider range of presbyopes. The XR features the same Balanced Progressive Technology design as the Proclear Multifocal, which combines spheric and aspheric optics and unique zone sizes to produce a "D" lens for the dominant eye and an "N" lens for the non-dominant eye. The two lenses work together to provide improved distance, intermediate and near vision.
The lens features sphere powers of +4.25 to +20 D and -6.25 to -20 D in add powers up to +2.5. The lens also offers sphere powers of +20 to -20 D in 0.5-D steps after ±6.5 D for the three new add powers: +3, +3.5 and +4. The lens features a base curve of 8.7 and a diameter of 14.4.
The PC Hyrdrogel omafilcon A lens material has high water affinity, creating a shield of water in the lens surface that prevents deposits from adhering to it and resists dehydration, increasing wearer comfort. For information, visit coopervision.com.