- Microincisions demand design changes. Kuznar, Wayne // Ophthalmology Times;4/17/95, Vol. 20 Issue 16, p14
Reports on the development of new designs in lens insertion devices, phacoemulsification tips and vacuum surge protectors in the United States. Reduction of incision size in cataract surgery; Advantages of microincision cataract surgery; Causes of decreased wound integrity.
- Capsular tension ring helps to improve outcomes. Fine, Howard // Ophthalmology Times;05/15/2000, Vol. 25 Issue 10, p16
Presents information on a study which focused on the usefulness of the Morcher capsular tension ring in a variety of cataract surgery cases. Benefits of using capsular tension rings; Findings of the study.
- Newer techniques help manage small pupils during phaco. Charters, Lynda // Ophthalmology Times;5/15/2005, Vol. 30 Issue 10, p46
Evaluates newer techniques for dilating the miotic pupil for phacoemulsification procedures. Caution in using pupil-dilating instruments to minimize sphincter tears; Use of maintaining devices to keep the pupil adequately dilated when either an ophthalmic viscosurgical device or a...
- OVDs protect corneal endothelium during cataract surgery. Lindstrom, Richard L. // Ocular Surgery News;6/10/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 11, p8
The article looks at how ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVDs) protect corneal endothelium during cataract surgery. It lists several factors as causes of endothelial cell damage during phacoemulsification such as the surgical technique and the hardness of the nucleus. It mentions Healon which...
- Femtosecond Laser Tools from Accutome. // Review of Ophthalmology;Dec2012, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p58
The article offers brief information on several ophthalmic instruments such as the Eippert Femtosecond Spatula, the Solomon Femtosecond Chopper, and the LRI Enhancement Forcepts from Accutome Inc.
- Surgeons find CTRs benefit broad spectrum of patients. Guttman, Cheryl // Ophthalmology Times;10/15/2004, Vol. 29 Issue 20, p32
This article reports that with the relatively recent U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of capsular tension rings (CTRs), cataract surgeons finally have the opportunity to use these devices for their patients. Now, as they gain more experience and comfort with the insertion and...
- Viscous-dispersive OVD offers best of both worlds. Guttman, Cheryl // Ophthalmology Times;10/15/2004, Vol. 29 Issue 20, p34
This article focuses on a U.S. Food and Drug Administration study which show the safety and effectiveness of the investigational viscous-dispersive ophthalmic viscosurgical device (OVD) DisCoVisc for use during cataract surgery and implantation. DisCoVisc Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Device is a...
- Ophthalmic viscosurgical devices useful in floppy iris syndrome. Groves, Nancy; Packer, Mark // Ophthalmology Times;2/1/2008, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p26
The article focuses on the role of ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVD) in the management of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome by preventing pupillary restriction during cataract surgery and reducing the risk of iris prolapse. According to ophthalmologist Satish S. Modi, the viscous...
- Cataract Surgery: Top Products of the Year. Osher, Robert H. // Eye Care Review;Feb2009, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p7
The article evaluates several ophthalmological products in the U.S. including the Becton Dickinson ophthalmic safety knives, the unique microscissors and microforceps set by Crestpoint Management in association with Geuder, and the Nutridox convenience kit manufactured by Advanced Vision Research.