Bausch + Lomb Receives 510(k) Clearance from FDA on New 3.3 Software for Victus Femtosecond Laser

Source: Bausch + Lomb

Bausch + Lomb announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for a new 3.3 software package and new hardware for the Victus femtosecond laser platform, which together are designed to enhance the Victus user experience.

“Victus has long been one of the most comprehensive and versatile femtosecond laser platforms available,” Chuck Hess, vice president and general manager, U.S. Surgical, Bausch + Lomb, said in a company news release. “The new software and hardware features combine to make the Victus experience more user-friendly than ever before.”

3.3 Software Features

The Victus 3.3 software features a new option for capsulotomy and lens fragmentation centration, providing surgeons with the choice to center the procedure on the pupil, the limbus, the lens apex or other positions as defined by the surgeon. Automatic pupil centration for the creation of corneal flaps is also included. These features eliminate the need for manual positioning, thus contributing to the precision of the treatment.

Another feature of the new software is the introduction of the grid lens fragmentation pattern, which provides surgeons with additional options to optimize their individual phacoemulsification technique.

Finally, the system’s startup diagnosis and pre-selection of its startup mode has been enhanced to improve usability and work flow as well as facilitate service and maintenance of the system.

New Hardware Features

In addition to the new software, Victus now features a new S60 bed, which swings out further away from the laser, making it easier to get patients in and out during the procedure, helping to simplify workflow by allowing the phacoemulsification procedure to be completed on the same bed.

“As a Victus user, I appreciate the platform’s versatility and breadth of offerings, as well as Bausch + Lomb’s commitment to hearing customer feedback and innovating to meet our needs,” Mitchell Schultz, MD, cataract, cornea and refractive surgeon from Shultz Chang Vision in Los Angeles, said in the news release. “I expect the new software and hardware features to have a significant positive impact on my user experience, and I’m looking forward to taking advantage of them in my practice.”

To learn more about the Victus femtosecond laser platform, visit: http://www.victuslaser.com/.   

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