Katena irrigating chopper complements MICS technique

October 15, 2005

Katena Products Inc. introduces the K7-5861 Alio-Prats Irrigating Stinger, a 19-gauge instrument developed by Jorge Alio, MD, of Alicante, Spain, to complement his micro-incision cataract surgery (MICS) technique.

Chicago-Katena Products Inc. introduces the K7-5861 Alio-Prats Irrigating Stinger, a 19-gauge instrument developed by Jorge Alio, MD, of Alicante, Spain, to complement his micro-incision cataract surgery (MICS) technique.

The irrigating chopper features a bullet-shaped head for ease of insertion and a blunt “stinger-shaped” chopping tip. According to Dr. Alio, the instrument is useful as a chopper and dissector of soft and hard cataracts.

In addition, the unique “stinger” design enables the surgeon to remove fragments from underneath the iris, which are located peripherally inside the capsular bag or at the sulcus. The irrigator has a 1-mm diameter port facing posteriorly that provides an irrigation flow rate of 65 ml per minute.

For more information, visit Katena Products Inc. at Booth 1945.