Bausch & Lomb offers upgrades for Zyoptix and Millennium systems

September 18, 2004

Bausch & Lomb has upgraded its Zyoptix 100 laser system by enhancing the safety and accuracy of the unit by introducing iris-recognition technology. The company also introduced an Advanced Flow System for its Millennium microsurgical system.

Paris—Bausch & Lomb has upgraded its Zyoptix 100 laser system by enhancing the safety and accuracy of the unit by introducing iris-recognition technology. The company also introduced an Advanced Flow System for its Millennium microsurgical system.

The iris-recognition of the Zyoptix laser is a specially designed software that captures the image of each patient's eye, transforms the iris structures into a digital key, called Zy-ID, and stores the information along with other diagnostic data. This new feature ensures that the correct eye is treated and, in the case of disparity, will not allow the procedure to proceed.

Other features include a personalized treatment planner for best patient treatment options, based on the diagnostic information gathered, and a new 100Hz laser source, which means treatment times will be shortened in half.

The Advanced Flow System on the Millennium is designed to provide surgeons who prefer flow-based phacoemulsification techniques with the responsiveness they expect. The unit also provides the widest range of control of fluidics and ultrasound power available, the company reported.

Advantages of the system include significant reduction of post-occlusion surge; optimized chamber stability due to low-compliance tubing and patented traducer; easy adjustment to a surgeon's preferred operating technique; phaco energy that is delivered in energy-efficient bursts to minimize fragment chatter and to improve followability while reducing heat; and Dual Linear control of both power and aspiration.