Iridex expands EndoProbe product line with stepped probes

April 18, 2005

Washington, DC &#8212 Iridex Corp. announced the addition of two new IRIS Medical Stepped EndoProbe handpieces to its existing line of disposable endophotocoagulation probes. The unique probe designs offer a smooth, gently tapered needle that permits the angled tip to be inserted through either standard 20- or 25-gauge cannulas for full coverage of the peripheral retina.

April 19 - Washington, DC - Iridex Corp. announced the addition of two new IRIS Medical Stepped EndoProbe handpieces to its existing line of disposable endophotocoagulation probes. The unique probe designs offer a smooth, gently tapered needle that permits the angled tip to be inserted through either standard 20- or 25-gauge cannulas for full coverage of the peripheral retina.

The endoprobes offer a rigid, fixed-angle alternative to flexible tip directional probes and will increase the endophotocoagulation options available to vitreoretinal surgeons.

There are two new Stepped EndoProbe models (both with patents pending): 20 to 24 gauge/45 degree angle and 25 to 30 gauge/45 degree angle.

EndoProbe handpieces are compatible with IRIS Medical OcuLight green (532 nm), OcuLight infrared (810 nm), and IQ 810 infrared laser photocoagulators as well as competitive laser systems that accept a universal SMA connector. The current EndoProbe product family includes 20 gauge: straight, passive aspirating, active aspirating, angled, and illuminating models; and 25-gauge straight.