In cataract surgery, the Bausch + Lomb (B+L) CapsuleGuard irrigation and aspiration (I/A) handpiece is said to provide more degrees of freedom, consisting of smooth I/A ports to help eliminate sharp edges for reduced risk of capsule rupture.
Available in three configurations for standard and microincision cataract surgery (MICS) procedures, ranging from 1.8mm to 2.8mm, the single use instrument is designed with a soft, smooth, relatively transparent silicone tip that improves visualisation.
It has also been developed with three different tip angulations to cater for the tendencies of each surgeon.
According to B+L, the optimised aspiration port facilitates safe and efficient cortical clean-up and polishing of the capsule, as well as removal of viscoelastic.
“The dual irrigation ports allow uniform capsular irrigation and maintenance of capsular bag space,” Australian ophthalmologist Professor Minas Coroneo said. “Overall this device adds a safety margin previously unattainable.”