WaveLight reveals its first microkeratome

October 15, 2007

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 microkeratome has a CE marking and is available in Europe. WaveLight ultimately hopes to distribute the device worldwide.