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Innovations | Feb 2013



Ophthalmic Instruments for Laser Cataract Surgery

Company Accutome, Inc.
Phone +1 610 889 0200
Web accutome.com
Key Features

  • The Eippert Femtosecond Spatula assists in opening primary and secondary incisions created by the femtosecond laser
  • The Solomon Femtosecond Chopper is designed to chop fragmented nuclei
  • The LRI Enhancement Forceps can spread arcuate incisions pre- or postoperatively or during slit-lamp examination

Accutome, Inc., recently introduced three instruments for use during laser cataract surgery: the Eippert Femtosecond Spatula, the Solomon Femtosecond Chopper, and the LRI Enhancement Forceps. According to the company, these devices help surgeons who use femtosecond lasers during cataract surgery to create precise subsurface cuts. The Eippert Spatula helps users accurately open primary and secondary incisions created by the femtosecond laser, offering doubleended sizing for greater versatility and blunt, thin tips to maintain the wound’s proper architecture. The Solomon Femtosecond Chopper’s football-shaped tip is designed specifically to chop fragmented nuclei. The LRI Enhancement Forceps, which have a 500-μm gauge to correct the incision’s depth, can spread arcuate incisions pre- or postoperatively or during a slit-lamp examination.

Ultra Q With Reflex Technology

Company Ellex Medical Lasers Ltd.
Phone +61 8 8104 5264
Web ellex.com
Key Features

  • Reflex light delivery system provides optimal illumination of the vitreous
  • Indicated for capsolutomy, iridotomy, and Nd:YA G laser membranectomy
  • Floaters can be treated with YA G laser vitreolysis

Ellex introduced the Ultra Q microsurgical YAG laser with Reflex Technology at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago. According to the company, the laser features Ellex’s proprietary Reflex light delivery system, which provides optimal illumination of the vitreous. The device is indicated for capsolutomy, iridotomy, and Nd:YAG laser membranectomy. The Ultra Q, which is optimized for performing YAG laser treatments in both the anterior and posterior segments, can be used for conventional YAG laser treatments as well as YAG laser vitreolysis for floaters.