Alcon launches two new vitrectomy technologies

August 19, 2014

Alcon Laboratories has introduced two vitrectomy technologies designed to help surgeons deliver a higher level of precision and efficiency during retina surgery.

 

Fort Worth, TX-Alcon Laboratories has introduced two vitrectomy technologies designed to help surgeons deliver a higher level of precision and efficiency during retina surgery.

The two technologies were unveiled last week at the American Society of Retina Specialists annual meeting in San Diego.

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The Ultravit high-speed vitrectomy probe operates at an ultra-high-speed of 7,500 cpm, according to Alcon, and the increased speed helps reduce traction that can cause iatrogenic tears and postoperative complications.

The probe also features a dual-pneumatic drive that helps enable flow and shearing at high cut rates.

 

According to the company, the dual-pneumatic technology-in conjunction with Constellation duty cycle control-supports surgeons performing a wide range of maneuvers addressing several pathologies.

Alcon also introduced a new portfolio of 27+ series instruments and accessories that are designed to allow surgeons to reduce incision size and provide access to small tissue planes with a stiffness experience similar to 25+ instrumentation.

Both technologies are now available in the United States.

 

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