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Innovations | Jan 2011


Reusable Epi-K Rings
Epi-K (Moria, Antony, France) epikeratome reusable metallic rings are now available in sizes 0, +1, and +2. According to the company, refractive surgeons can create small epithelial resections that are fast-healing and also sufficient for 6-mm optical zone treatments for myopic eyes. The small epithelial resections also allow early removal of the bandage contact lens and a positive surgical experience for the patient. Moria’s -1 and -1 large-diameter metallic rings sizes are still available.

Bluemixs 180
Bluemixs 180 (Carl Zeiss Meditec, Jena, Germany) is an injector for the complete diopter range of Zeiss’s preloaded monofocal MICS IOLs. The injector, which was introduced at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) Annual Meeting in Paris, is designed for 1.8-mm incisions. According to company literature, the Bluemixs 180 injector allows controlled, linear visco injection for an astigmatism-neutral outcome and enhanced convenience for the surgeon and assisting personnel during surgery.

Jan 2011