German microkeratome approved for U.S. sale

May 15, 2005

German excimer laser systems manufacturer Schwind eye-tech-solutions announced the FDA has approved the sale of its Carriazo-Pendular microkeratome in the United States.

German excimer laser systems manufacturer Schwind eye-tech-solutions announced the FDA has approved the sale of its Carriazo-Pendular microkeratome in the United States.

The device, developed by Cesar Carriazo, MD, of Colombia, features a pendular cutting motion with an automated, no-tension cut and a full view of the cutting surface.

The microkeratome has a ball-shaped cutting surface designed to protect the cornea.