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Innovations | Mar 2010


OEM Medical Excimer Lasers
OEM Medical Excimer Lasers by Coherent, Inc. (Santa Clara, California), have been available for more than 18 years, with 7,500 units installed in the field. Coherent's OEM lasers are equipped with the most up-to-date and marketproven technologies. Features include compact high-end laser and tube technology, repetition rates up to 1,000 Hz, and energy stabilization. Additional beam path optimization and customization alternatives are available to meet each integrator's individual need. Worldwide customer support is also available.

Chu Aspirating Speculum
The Chu Aspirating Speculum (Katena Products, Inc., Denville, New Jersey) is a Lieberman-style speculum designed by Y. Ralph Chu, MD, of the Chu Vision Institute in Edina, Minnesota. According to company literature, the instrument combines thin, solid blades to keep the lashes from the surgical field with aspiration ports to remove excess fluid during surgery. The speculum can be used nasally or temporally, even in deep-set eyes, as the shanks are precisely angled and the aspiration ports are aligned centrally on each blade. The speculum is designed with extra-long tubing to allow it to be connected directly to either the wall or a remote suction device.