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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.
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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