Cirle unveils latest 3-D surgical navigation system

May 6, 2017

Cirle Inc. announced the unveiling of its latest three-dimensional Surgical Navigation System (SNS 200) at the 2017 meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. The investigational system is completing FDA registration.

Cirle Inc. announced the unveiling of its latest three-dimensional Surgical Navigation System (SNS 200) at the 2017 meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. The investigational system is completing FDA registration.

“The SNS 200 is truly a next-generation platform for 3-D intraoperative navigation during cataract surgery, incorporating everything we learned about surgeon needs, design priorities, systems integration, and commercial-scale manufacturing through the development and registration process of the original SNS,” said Richard Awdeh, MD, professor, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and founder of Cirle.

“The second-generation version meets all the requirements for performance and procedure optimization that we established in our first model,” he added. “As a cataract surgeon, I am excited about the potential of the [platform] to enhance the efficiency and precision of the procedure.”

The ophthalmic image communications device performs annotation of the source image data provided by compatible surgical microscopes. The SNS 200 incorporates smart workflow automation that increases efficiency throughout the surgery. New features include:

·          Digital image registration for marker-less tracking and guidance 

·          Slim-line guidance console with a minimal footprint in the surgical suite

·          Smart, automated workflow

Cirle continues to focus its research programs on applications of technology and data science to improve outcomes in cataract surgery. Clinical studies designed to further characterize the advantages and importance of surgical guidance in cataract surgery are currently under way in the United States.