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Innovations | May 2010


Schwind Artificial Chamber
The Schwind Artificial Chamber (Schwind eyetech- solutions, Kleinostheim, Germany) can be used with the company's Carriazo-Pendular microkeratome for preparation of the donor cornea in anterior and posterior lamellar keratoplasty. According to company literature, the patented geometry of the Carriazo-Pendular cutting head and the cutting principle of convex applanation provide highly reliable and precise flaps and smooth cutting surfaces. The integrated spring element allows optimal fixation of the graft without loss of pressure in the Schwind Artificial Chamber. Compact and ergonomically designed, the device is easy to assemble, and the microkeratome is easily connected. Four ring sizes (8.5–10 mm) and three cutting heads (300, 350, and 400 μm) for lamellar keratoplasty are available.

TrueVision 3D Surgical, Inc. (Santa Barbara, California), announced the release of TrueEditor at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) meeting in Boston. Company literature describes the TrueEditor as the visual clickand- drag editor for recorded 3D video content for microsurgery. This video editing tool, which edits raw or compressed 3D video taken with the TrueVision 3D visualization system, enables surgeons to quickly and easily edit 3D video content. Multiple file formats can be used, including mix-and-match images, AVI, MOV, and MPEG-2 files. Other features include an intuitive graphical user interface, fade and dissolve video transitions, text overlay, and output to PowerPoint (Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, Washington)