BD launches new knife range

December 10, 2008

The BD range of Atomic Edge Limbal Relaxing Incision (LRI) knives for surgical correction of astigmatism has been launched by BD Medical. The knives, which feature a retractable safety shield, use single-crystal silicon, offering high performance at low cost.

The BD range of Atomic Edge Limbal Relaxing Incision (LRI) knives for surgical correction of astigmatism has been launched by BD Medical. The knives, which feature a retractable safety shield, use single-crystal silicon, offering high performance at low cost.

A study conducted in 2007 compared the single-use BD Atomic Edge LRI knives with a single-use metal LRI blade and a reusable diamond LRI blade. Across the five metrics evaluated (incision smoothness, corneal curvature tracking, incision control, incision quality and blade sharpness), the Atomic Edge blade performed better than the single-use metal blade, and equally as well as the reusable diamond blade. The blades were deemed “clinically acceptable” by 95% of the 65 ophthalmic surgeons surveyed.

The BD Atomic Edge LRI knives are available now.