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Innovations | Feb 2014



Hybrid Instrument Set


In cooperation with Lars Olof Hattenbach, MD, Geuder AG developed a hybrid 25-gauge instrument set for placing intraocular sutures in the anterior chamber. According to the company, these tube-guided instruments enable surgery in narrow spaces with minimal damage to surrounding tissue. The instrument set facilitates stitching within the anterior chamber via a paracentesis without the need to insert and remove long needles.

The hybrid set consists of a micro needle holder, tying forceps, and a pair of scissors. Also included is a pair of capsulorrhexis scissors, which can be used in eyes with traumatic cataract or zonulolysis. The optimized shape of the forceps enables a secure grasp and control of the capsule. The instrument set is ideally suited for iris sutures and suture fixation of dislocated IOLs.

Visitec Single-Use Capsulorhexis Forceps


Beaver-Visitec International’s Single-Use Capsulorhexis Forceps have curved tips and are available in sharp and grasping models. The sharp model, designed to perform a full capsulorrhexis, can penetrate, cut, grasp, and tear the capsular bag. The grasping model, designed for use after the anterior lens capsule has been penetrated with a cystotome or femtosecond laser, provides optimal control when grasping tissue to help create a centered and well-rounded capsulorrhexis. Both models can be used through a 1.8-mm microincision. The ergonomically designed rounded handle is shaped for increased movement and control. Ten sterile, ready-to-use units are packaged in each box.