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Innovations | Jan 2013

Innovations

 

LenSx SoftFit Patient Interface

Price N/A
Company Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
Phone 1-(817)-293-0450
Web www.alcon.com
Key Features

  • A soft contact lens technology that enables the natural curvature of the cornea to conform to the soft contact lens insert and minimize corneal distortion
  • Promotes easier docking, free-floating capsulotomies, lower IOP, and improved performance in laser cataract surgery
  • Reduces procedural time and energy

The LenSx SoftFit Patient Interface for laser cataract surgery, introduced by Alcon Laboratories, Inc., at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), features a proprietary soft contact lens technology that enables the natural curvature of the cornea to conform to a soft contact lens insert. This capability reportedly allows secure and gentle fit to the patient’s eye and minimizes corneal distortion. According to the company, the interface facilitates free-floating capsulotomy in nearly all cases and pristine capsulotomy edges. The SoftFit reportedly enables easier docking, lower intraocular pressure (IOP), and enhanced comfort for the patient than Alcon’s one-piece patient interface. According to the company, 66% less energy is needed, and the procedural time is reduced by 34% with this interface.


Xoma System

Price N/A
Company Reliance Medical Products
Phone 1-(513)-336-7255
Web ecoxoma.com
Key Features

  • Fully automated tilt examination chair and instrument stand system that incorporates programmable lighting, slit lamps, automated refraction control, and imaging devices utilizing tablet technology
  • Images and other data can be accessed through electronic medical records
  • The devices and software are upgradable

The Xoma system (Reliance Medical Products) is a fully automated tilt examination chair and instrument stand that incorporates programmable lighting, slit-lamp delivery, automated refraction control, and imaging devices into one unit. Built-in tablet technology provides instant access to patient screening and acuity testing, images, and educational videos, and it eliminates the need for separate near-point cards and color-test books. Images and other data can be accessed through electronic medical records. The flat-panel screen can be used to display educational content, advertising, or entertainment, and to play videos and slide shows to promote products, procedures, services, and referral programs. According to the company, the devices and software incorporated into Xoma can be upgraded, and the system operates on an open platform, making it functional well into the future. Xoma is handicapped-accessible.

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