WaveLight AG reveals its first microkeratome

October 1, 2007

Erlangen, Germany-WaveLight AG presented its first microkeratome (Rondo) at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons in Stockholm, Sweden.

Erlangen, Germany-WaveLight AG presented its first microkeratome (Rondo) at the annual meeting of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons in Stockholm, Sweden.

Among the features of the device are an elevated suction ring (17 or 19 mm) with active vacuum adjustment, an integrated aspiration pump for an aspirating speculum, oscillation up to 9,000 rpm, a variable hinge position and size, a pre-assembled head to enable quick application into the eye, an uninterruptible power supply via an integrated lead-gel storage battery, and three cutting head sizes (100, 130, and 150 µm).

Ophthalmologists can perform an entire procedure without touching the blades, reducing the patient’s risk of eye inflammation and infection during treatment, according to the company.

The product name, borrowed from the Italian language, is a musical term meaning the repetition of a theme. The microkeratome has a CE marking and is available in Europe.