NEW PRODUCT REPORT
VISITEC I-RING PUPIL EXPANDER
1 The Visitec I-Ring Pupil Expander, a single-use iris retraction device, is intended for intraoperative small pupil management. By expanding the iris, the I-Ring helps to increase the surgeon’s field of view and improve access to the lens of the eye while protecting the iris, the company says. Its fixed channel height prevents iris pinching during insertion and removal, and its safe-positioning holes protect the iris from potential damage. Also, the device’s polyurethane material is designed to feel gentle on intraocular tissue.
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EYE ECO DRY EYE RELIEF MASK
2 The Dry Eye Relief Mask (D.E.R.M.), from Eye Eco, is a moist-heat/cold compress mask made from silica beads intended to help relieve dry eye discomfort. Heating the mask in a microwave for 20 seconds allows a four- to six-minute moist-heat treatment, or a seven- to nine-minute treatment by placing a moistened cotton liner over the mask before heating. Using a liner with D.E.R.M. also increases sanitation to use the product in-office on multiple patients.
SYNERGEYES ULTRAHEALTH FC
SynergEyes’ UltraHealth FC is an oblate-design hybrid lens. The lens is intended for patients with flatter corneas, such as patients who are post-Rk, post-surgical or those with other refractive error problems or trauma. The UltraHealth FC lens has a reverse geometricalvaulted lens design and includes a 130 Dk GP center and an 84 Dk silicone hydrogel skirt. The lens uses the company’s SoftCushion technology.
SENSOR MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS
Sensor Medical Technology has introduced sterile single-use vitrectomy lenses and products. The lenses and products are antireflection coated and packed in individual sterile pouches. The line includes plano lenses, magnifier lenses, bi-concave lenses, 20-degree and 30-degree prism lenses, suture rings and forceps.
Sensor Medical Technology
3 Abbott’s iDesign Advance WaveScan Studio System measures and maps a patient’s eyes. This creates a personalized LASIK treatment plan based on the unique “blueprint” of each patient’s eyes. During a three-second scan, the system captures more than 1,200 micro readings of the eye. It identifies: the shape and curvature of the cornea; how light passes through the eye; the pupil’s diameter under different lighting conditions.
NPR in brief
■ Bausch + Lomb expanded the power range of its TRULIGN Toric IOL. The company added lenses in 10.0 D to 16.5 D (in half diopter steps). This expands the TRULIGN Toric IOL line to 10.0 D to 33.0 D.
■ Novartis Pharmaceuticals’ ViaOpta turn-by-turn navigation app is available for use with wearable devices, such as Apple Watch and Android Wear. ViaOpta assists those with visual impairments by providing voice guidance and vibration settings and alerting the user to upcoming intersections and landmarks. Users can ask for their exact position, add waypoints to a calculated route, save favorite destinations and share locations. OM