Advances in cutter technology

jose 13 September, 2018 1008 No Comments

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Since the 1970s, new approaches to vitreous removal have been focused on increasing cut speed, maximizing cutting port surface, and enlarging the diameter of the probe’s inner lumen. However, the cost will be a consideration in new technology development. The following characteristics have been essential targets in the development and improvement of new cutter devices:… Read more »

Stellaris Elite™ Vision Enhancement System, The Next-Generation Surgical Platform of Bausch + Lomb

jose 11 June, 2018 2361 No Comments

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Stellaris Elite™ vision enhancement system is a combined platform for retina and cataract surgery was created with the anterior and posterior philosophy. This new system launched in 2017 by Bausch & Lomb, has received CE mark1 as well as other country approvals. The platform features multiple advancements as well as the ability to integrate future… Read more »

35 Years of Disposable Vitrectomy Cutter Technology: 35 years of Innovation with BAUSCH + LOMB

jose 30 May, 2018 787 No Comments

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2018, the year our new liquefaction technology for vitreous removal has been introduced onto the market. BAUSCH + LOMB is now celebrating the 35th anniversary of the first disposable guillotine cutter in the world. However, we are sure not so many surgeons may remember the name of our first disposable guillotine cutter that was launched… Read more »

Abbe Number and Longitudinal Chromatic Aberration (LCA)

jose 24 April, 2018 1979 No Comments

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In natural conditions with polychromatic light, retinal image quality is affected both by monochromatic and chromatic aberrations of the ocular optics and their interactions. As a consequence, Retinal image could be blurred and contrast sensitivity reduced. Chromatic aberrations are induced by the dispersion of light in the ocular media: this is caused by the wavelength… Read more »

The Impact of Dry Eye on Cataract and Refractive Surgery

jose 10 April, 2018 1165 No Comments

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Tear film quality is the most important factor to achieve high-quality visual outcomes in refractive and cataract surgery, thus its assessment and managing cornerstone to deliver the excellent visual results the patients expect. Dry eyes are more likely to have large optical aberrations than those with a normal tear film,1 and can lead to inaccurate… Read more »

Disposable or reusable medical devices in Minimal Invasive Surgery (MIS)

jose 21 March, 2018 2448 No Comments

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Advances in vitreoretinal surgery, and specifically in the minimally invasive surgery, have improved efficiency; consequently, there is an increasing trend toward the performance of retinal surgery in ambulatory surgery centers.1The development of reliable disposal medical devices have led us to re-evaluate our usage of reusable medical devices in small-gauge vitrectomy surgery.1 Why single use? Choosing… Read more »

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