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Recent developments in the vision care industry

NIDEK has launched the Retina Scan Duo Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) with a high definition OCT and fundus camera in one compact system.

Haag-Streit Surgical says that new technical features will enhance the intraoperative OCT system.“A number of recent innovations have made handling easier and simplified the surgical workflow,” said a Haag-Streit spokesman. “The intraoperative optical coherence tomography (or iOCTTM) allows the surgeon to directly assess structures within the tissue while performing the surgical operation.

NIDEK has announced that the Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has issued 510K clearance for the CEM-530 Specular Microscope. The company says the microscope acquires images of the corneal endothelium and provides analysis very quickly and easily. “The auto tracking capabilities make acquisition speedy and straightforward,” said a company spokesman.

Geuder says the new MACH2 vitreous cutter fulfills the divergent requirements of faster vitrectomy and Improved patient safety. “The innovative double-blades allow for up to 12.000 cuts with megaTRON devices,” said a Geuder spokeswoman. “Together with a permanently open cutting window core vitrectomy is significantly faster compared to single blade cutters. Also in vitreous base shaving the new vitreous cutter shows significant advantages,” she said.

The SMILE procedure developed by Carl Zeiss Meditec for refractive surgery stands for Small Incision Lenticule Extraction. Zeiss says the procedure combines state-of-the-art femtosecond laser technology and precise lenticule extraction providing a micro-invasive laser vision correction method. Unlike LASIK, in which an excimer laser ablates tissue inside the cornea after opening the corneal surface by cutting a corneal flap, the SMILE procedure is performed without a flap.

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