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Innovations | Sep 2011


LASIK Enhancement Cleaver

The LASIK Enhancement Cleaver (Moria SA, Antony, France) is a doubleended cleaver with one thin tip that allows the surgeon to gently enter underneath the cleavage plane of an existing LASIK flap without damaging the surrounding stromal and epithelial tissue. The second tip has semi-sharp lateral edges and a smooth, polished head that does not cut the adjoining stroma, which according to the company minimizes risk of epithelial ingrowth. Once the cleavage plane has been identified and the flap edges loosened, the LASIK flap can be lifted without risk of tearing any tissue. The device was developed in cooperation with Laurent Gauthier-Fournet, MD.

Pupil Camera Optic

The Oculus Pentacam and Pentacam HR (Oculus Optikgeräte GmbH, Wetzlar, Germany) are now equipped with a new optic for the pupil camera. With the aid of the new camera, the white-to-white measurement is performed automatically. The high-resolution photograph allows new opportunities of evaluation, such as identifying landmarks on the iris. Additionally, the brilliant image is the basis for further data determination, an added value for IOL calculation and selection, according to a company news release.

The new camera optic is included with all new Pentacam and Pentacam HR devices at no extra cost. Older models of the Pentacam and Pentacam HR can be upgraded with the new pupil camera.