ESCRS Showcase

September 1, 2013

A brief round up of some of the products that will be shocased during the ESCRS exhibition

Phaco machine

This device is a compact offering, weighing only 5 kg, and the company reports that it fits into any pilot case and can be suspended from any IV pole with a simple click, making it truly portable.

More information can be found at Oertli's product premiere being held during the ESCRS Congress.

Booth number: D06

Website: http://www.oertli-instruments.com/

Digital medical camera

The company reports that this instrument offers superior image quality, which fulfils international ISO 10940 fundus camera standard requirements. Through a Smartscope EY4 optics module, which includes 9 internal fixation targets, the device is capable of peripheral imaging with a wide 40° field of view. Additionally, an improved Smartscope M5 camera reportedly provides accurate and silent autofocus and shoot, and is also equipped with WiFi for easy image transfer. The Smartscope ES2 module enables capture of high resolution digital image data of anterior segment of the eye. The cobalt blue LEDs allow fluorescent imaging to detect dry eye or cuts or rashes on the eye's surface.

This instrument also comes with Patient Data Management software with full DICOM (digital imaging and communications in medicine) and PACS (picture archiving and communication system) compliance to ensure interoperability with hospital networks and practice management systems.

Booth number: K04

Website: http://www.optomed.com/

Vitreous cutter

This instrument uses a double-blade technique to double the cutting rate of the company's vitrectomy systems, up to 5000 cuts per minute. The company reports that the cutting window of the device is permanently open, which results in a constant and high flow. This high flow combined with the increased cutting rate reportedly leads to a high level of volume abrasion and to a fast core vitrectomy. Additionally, it is claimed that safe vitreous base shaving is possible as a result of the continuous and controllable flow at a high cutting rate.

Furthermore, it is stated that this device offers excellent holdability of luxated lenses and in addition to the standard applications the MACH2 Vitreous Cutter is suitable for cases of traumata, bleeding in the vitreous cavity and retinal detachments.

Booth number: A16

Website: http://www.geuder.de/

Optional software module

The software enables bladeless cataract surgery with the Femto LDV Z models. The two corneal incisions can be programmed simultaneously or as separate procedures.

Up to three CRIs can be created for astigmatism correction, allowing for complete control of position and arc length. The software also enables higher precision in dimension and depth that leads to more predictable and constant clinical outcomes.

Booth number: C05

Website: http://www.femtoldv.com/