Wide range of phaco tips available, compatible with nearly all make
Universal Phaco Tips
15 degree 19 G or 20 G -Straigh
30 degree 19 G or 20 G -Straight
30 degree 21 G or 23 G -Straight
30 degree 19 G or 20 G -Curved
30 degree 19/20 G vortex
30 degree 20/21 G vortex
A capsular tension ring may not hold the bag in place during phaco if the zonules are especially weak. Surgeons sometimes use iris retractors on the rim of the capsulorhexis in order to manage this problem, but iris retractors aren't designed for this purpose. Since the iris retractor comes in at an angle, the hook is not in the plan.e of the rim to be supported.
In contrast, CapsuleCare is designed such that the hook is angled to be in the plan.e of the anterior capsule. As a result, it's easy to get a firm and reliable grip on the rim. Further the tip of the hook is rounded to prevent any accidental damage to the peripheral capsule while placing the hooks in the bag. The round tip also provides a larger support area per hook thereby reducing the number of hooks required in each surgery. Once the hooks are placed in position to support the capsule, an endocapsular ring can be inserted.
It is a double ended glide which is very useful in SICS as well as Phaco Surgery. Phaco glide portion :10mm long x 2.6mm wide,tapered to 1.75mm IOL glide portion : 20mm long x 5mm wide, 2.5mm radius The Phaco glide portion protects iris from prolapse or trauma during phacoemulsification and acts as a guide for insertion of instruments. IOL glide portion assists in the implantation of posterior chamber IOLs and in extracting the nucleus during the Bluementhal technique.
The Epinucleus provides a protective cushion for the capsular bag during Phaco Emulsification of the nucleus, thereby protecting the capsule from sharp edges of the phaco needle. Thus capsular injuries are more often encountered during removal of epinucleus rather than nuclear removal. The phaco needle provides an adequate aspiration port (3mm) but there are two disadvantages especially with aspiration of sticky/stubborn epinucleus.
The I/A probe cannot be used for epinucleus removal because the port size is only 0.3mm and the epinucleus is too brittle to be aspirated through a small port. In an epinucleus aspiration probe the port size is large enough for epinucleus aspiration (1mm). It is situated away from the tip which helps in safe aspiration of even the toughest of epinucleus very easily. A very handy instrument to avoid tricky situation in phacoemulsification.
A very useful instrument to check astigmatism during a cataract surgery. Microscope illumination is used to form a reflection of alternate black and white rings over the cornea. These reflections indicate the astigmatism and requirement to adjust the sutures to minimize it.