Oertli launches next generation microincision instruments

July 8, 2008

Oertli has launched new instruments to be used in microincision surgery for the anterior and the posterior segments.

Oertli has launched new instruments to be used in microincision surgery for the anterior and the posterior segments.

For the anterior segment, Oertli has introduced the CO-MICS 2 tip for 1.6 mm phaco, which is fully compatible with the existing OS3, SwissTech and CataRhex platforms. This product builds on Oertli's portfolio of instruments that enable surgeons to perform coaxial microincision cataract surgery (CO-MICS), now, through a groundbreaking microincision of 1.6 mm.

In the posterior segment, the company has launched a new 23G autoseal PMS pars plana microincision surgery system set with self-sealing trocars, which is available as a complete vitrectomy pack for Oertli's OS3 NovitreX3000 platform or individually, as a sterile disposable set of 10 pieces.

The CO-MICS 2 set (left) combines phaco tip and irrigation sleeve to provide enhanced chamber stability during microcoaxial phaco. It provides the same performance and ultrasound times as standard phaco, with enhanced holdability force, stability and fluidic properties but reduced lateral forces, and no turbulence.

The 23G autoseal PMS pars plana microincision surgery system (below) for transconjunctival vitrectomy without the need for sutures has an integrated sealing valve, which does not necessitate sealing during surgery and enables easier and faster plug-sealing with no loss of pressure following vitrectomy.

Both the CO-MICS 2 and the 23G PMS are available now and can be seen by visiting Oertli at booth number 1560, Hall 15, during this year's ESCRS congress in September, Berlin, Germany.