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Innovations | Feb 2011


A-Scan Plus 4.20
The A-Scan Plus 4.20 (Accutome, Inc., Malvern, Pennsylvania), designed to meet the precision demands of premium IOLs, has the ability to measure 100% of patients, including those with dense cataracts and fixation difficulties, according to company literature. The A-Scan Plus 4.20 offers high-quality resolution and a large screen for precise, reproducible axial length measurements. Its alignment detection feature eliminates marginally aligned scans, and its automatic personalization of lens constants is designed to help surgeons achieve superior surgical outcomes. The portable, lightweight device is loaded with modern third- and fourth-generation formulas, including the Hoffer Q, SRK/T, Holladay, Haigis, and postrefractive formulas. Three new USB ports are available for unlimited printer, keyboard, and USB memory stick options. The A-Scan Plus has the ability to batch print and uploads to most electronic medical record systems.

Mackool Cannula
The Mackool Cannula (Sterimedix Ltd., Worcestershire, United Kingdom) is a hydrodissection cannula for cataract surgery. According to company literature, the cannula, designed in conjunction with Richard J. Mackool, MD, is angled and flattened to allow easy access under the anterior capsule. The single-use instrument is available in 23 gauge. Each sterile box contains 10 units.

Feb 2011