A round up of new products
Blue light filter aspheric IOL
The one-piece IOL has a blue light filter and a polymer network for the reduction of glistening or whitening for lasting stability. The anchor-wings of the IOL reduces movements towards the retina.
For more information please visit http://www.croma.at/
Toric Intraocular Lens
The IOL features an aspheric optic, designed to improve distance vision and image quality in cataract patients with pre-existing corneal astigmatism. The IOL can also be used for the correction of aphakia. The aspheric technology corrects natural spherical aberration to increase contrast sensitivity and improve night vision.
For more details please visit http://www.alconsurgical.com/
Condensed lenses for vitreoretinal surgery
Volk Optical has launched the MERLIN Condensing Lens Assembly (CLA) for the provision of detailed retinal views during vitreoretinal surgery.
The positioning of the lens is controlled using a foot-pedal or the lens-positioning unit (LPU) to minimize refocusing between corneal and retinal views. The low profile design of the CLA reduces the working height and is available in a manual configuration or the foot-pedal version.
The LPU can be fully rotated around the optical axis, allowing more space for surgical procedures. MERLIN is compatible with all surgical microscopes and comes with a choice of three lenses. These include a wide-angle lens, a small diameter wide-angle lens and a mid-field lens with high magnification.
More information can be found at http://www.volk.com/
Femtosecond laser for ICR implanations
The VisuMax laser is capable of making 360° incisions and tunnel segments between 90° and 270°. The inner and outer diameters of the incision are set, along with incision depth and the lower and upper widths. Access incisions 0, 1 or 2 can be set, meaning there are several parameter variations that allow numerous width, depth and inclination positions.
The laser reduces the occurrence of traumata, temporary vision loss and increase in intraocular pressure.
For further information visit http://www.meditec.zeiss.com/visumax