Becton Dickinson-VISITEC Products, 7575 Commerce Court, Sarasota, FL 34243-3212; telephone: 705-2525. Becton (800) 237-2 174; fax: (800) Dickinson-VISITEC Products introduces a series of cannulas dedicated to the Bimanual Irrigation and Aspiration technique. These separate irrigation and aspiration cannulas insert through two opposing side port incisions or side port and phaco incision. The 5223 Bimanual Irrigation Cannula is a 21-g x 5/8-in thinwall cannula curved 45 degrees. It possesses a .40-mm open-end irrigation port. Irrigation and anterior chamber maintenance is provided by the irrigation cannula when attached to a gravity fluid source. The 5222 Bimanual Aspiration Cannula is a 23-g x 5/8-in cannula curved 45 degrees. It possesses a .40-mm top aspiration port micro etched 2-mm from the end, which facilitates capsule polishing. Aspiration is provided by the 5222 when attached to suction. The curved design eases removal of cortical debris between the 10 - 2-o’clock meridian.
OFFICE ACCESSORIES Alcon Surgical, 6201 South Freeway, Fort Worth, TX 76134-2099; telephone: (800) 862-5266. Alcon Laboratories, Inc, has recently released its new worldwide Cutting Instruments Catalogue. This catalogue features detailed descriptions, product photographs, and illustrations depicting products being used in the techniques for which they were specifically designed. A complete listing of cannulas and cystitomes, ophthalmic sponges, and the OPTEMP’” Cautery are also included. As an additional feature, this publication contains a Functional Cross Reference guide to match the appropriate product with each step of the procedure. l
Cynacon/Ocusoft, P.O. Box 429, Richmond, TX 77406-0429; telephone: (281) 342-3350; e-mail: [email protected]
Cynacon/Ocusoft announces the availability of Tears Again Night & Day Lubricant Gel. Packaged in 3.59-1 tubes, the product is water based so it will not blur vision. Using a patented gel process, Tears Again provides prolonged cornea1 contact time; dispersal of the gel in the eye is both immediate and rapid. l
American Academy of Ophthalmology, 655 Beach St, P.O. Box 7424, San Francisco, CA 94120-7424; telephone: (415) 561-8500; fax: (415) 561-8533. Three new clinical education videotapes, providing up-to-date instruction in diagnostic techniques and surgical procedures, are now available from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. From the Clinical Skills Series, S&ml Suture Fixation of Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lenses reviews the indications, alternatives, current techniques, and potential risks of secondary posterior chamber intraocular lens implantation in the absences of capsular support using suture-fixation to the sclera. The second video, which is part of the annual meeting series, contains the following three topics: Bevel-Down Chop-and-Flip Phaco With Arshinofi Soft-Shell Technique demonstrates the advantages of combining a cohesive viscoelastic with dispersive viscoelastic; Chop-and-Flip Phaco With High Vacuum and Burst Mode covers the use of burst mode and high vacuum-power modulations to enable rapid disassembly of the nucleus and evacuation of the nucleus from the eye with a decrease in ultrasound energy; The Incision Decision describes the zero normal stress principle and reviews the most important factors influencing cataract wound construction. The third video, also part of the annual meeting series, contains the following three topics: Inferior Oblique Surgery demonstrates surgery of the inferior oblique muscle using an inferior temporal fornix incision; Intruoperutiue Control ofcorneal Astigmatism During Penetrating Keratoplasty present a three-step procedure using a ring light projected onto the cornea to control astigmatism during surgery; The ‘Frunscaruncular [email protected]
to the Medial Orbit demonstrates a medial orbital decompression, medial orbital fracture, and ethmoidal mucocele. l