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Innovations | Apr 2014



M-Series Angled Disposable Slit Knives


Company: Accutome
Phone: +1 610 889 0200

Single-use knives for cataract procedures.
Key Features
• Stainless steel
• Teardrop bevel design
• Available in a variety of sizes

Accutome has added the M-Series Angled Disposable Slit Knives to its AccuSharp Series of Ophthalmic Surgical Knives. The M-Series is made of the highest quality stainless steel and features a teardrop bevel design for superior sharpness, according to the company. The knives are marked with a 2-mm depth indicator to help surgeons achieve proper wound architecture. For safety, each blade locks into a protective plastic case. The M-Series comes in a variety of sizes compatible with the latest microincision cataract procedures.



Company: FCI Ophthalmics
Phone: +1 781 826 9060

A device used to dilate the lacrimal duct for treatment of excessive tears.
Key Features
• Treats symptoms of epiphora
• Packaged sterile in 2- or 3-mm kits
• Features shape memory before and after inflation

The OphtaCath (FCI Ophthalmics) is a balloon catheter that dilates the lacrimal duct to rapidly and effectively treat symptoms of epiphora. According to the company, OphtaCath is a less invasive alternative to incisional procedures such as dacryocystorhinostomy. It eliminates the placement of tubes, resulting in less trauma. OphtaCath comes packaged sterile in 2- or 3-mm kits with one or two balloon catheters and an easy-to-use disposable inflation device. The tapered tip and low profile allow easy insertion and removal of the balloon catheter. The balloon features shape memory before and after inflation and is resistant to burst pressure. The semiflexible balloon ensures progressive inflation and precision.