Zero-compression head helps reduce epithelial defect risk

June 15, 2003

San Francisco-The new zero-compression head for the Hansatome microkeratome (Bausch & Lomb) represents an important safety advance for that instrument because it significantly reduces the risk of intraoperative epithelial defects compared with the standard head, said Thomas Kohnen, MD, at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery annual meeting.