LenSx SoftFit Patient Interface
Company Alcon Laboratories, Inc.
- 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.
Company Reliance Medical Products
- 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.