Oertli launches its SwissTech phaco system at ESCRS

September 17, 2004

Oertli Instruments AG, Berneck, Switzerland, introduces the SwissTech phaco machine, the successor to its well-established CataRhex phacoemulsification machine, at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) meeting.

Oertli Instruments AG, Berneck, Switzerland, introduces the SwissTech phaco machine, the successor to its well-established CataRhex phacoemulsification machine, at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) meeting.

Company officials report that the portable SwissTech phaco machine brings "higher intelligence" in the performance of cataract surgery. The unit offers little over-engineering and user-proven physical concepts. It eliminates unnecessary features, yet allows for fast, easy-to-learn operation of the machine. Procedures with SwissTech are said to be more economical, at different sites and requiring less space, weighing 5.6 kg (12.3 pounds).

Performance of the SwissTech includes chamber stability at a state-of-the-art level, CMP cool phaco for micro-incision cataract surgery, an occlusion mode, 40 Hz micro pulse, paramount pedal control, and individual programming for nine surgeons. The pressure sensor is a closed system, which eliminates the risk of contamination. The SwissTech also can be extended to posterior segment surgery when in its Vitrex module.