DORC announced the launch of a new range of EVA EquiPhaco needles and sleeves, which are designed to deliver superior ultrasound efficiency, improved anterior chamber stability, and easier sleeve positioning.
The range has been developed by DORC in close consultation with leading surgeons including Dr. Marcus Drodofsky (Osnabrück) and Prof. Fanis Pavlidis (Köln). The new range includes three key performance-driven design enhancements:
- An association of needle and sleeve for optimized irrigation/aspiration balance and stable anterior chamber, ease of insertion, and enhanced sleeve positioning and removal
Up to 45% larger tip diameter with deeper inner steps in the flare for better holdability of lens fragments, improved emulsification and reduced phaco power, and reduced clogging
A 1.1m longer tip for further reach into the eye
The design of the new generation of EVA EquiPhaco tips combines performance and safety with chamber stability. Significant improvements on the ease of use have been integrated in the redesign such as easier positioning of the sleeve on the chosen needle, orientation indicators to ensure correct alignment with the needle.
Further highlights of new range of needles and sleeves are:
The needle and sleeve range are available for 4 incision sizes – 1.8mm, 2.2mm, 2.4mm and 2.8mm – each sleeve is color coded to enable easy identification
All of the needles are available in the straight, flared needle design
The new needles are available in two bevel options to meet most of surgeon’s preferences – 30°
and 45° bevel
The needles are available in both single use and reusable format
Each single use set features one needle, two sleeves, a needle wrench, test chamber and is
packed in sets of 6
The range is fully compatible with the DORC SureTouch Phaco handpiece
The new range is available for order now for most CE markets and in the USA.
Following first surgery with the new range, Prof. Fanis Pavlidis (Augencentrum Köln) said, “My initial experience with the new tip is a significant stability improvement of the anterior chamber, better occlusion and holdability. The excellent flow control mode of the EVA VTi pump now has a perfect partner instrument for cataract surgery.”
Dr Marcus Drodofsky (Osnabrück), who also collaborated with DORC on the development of the range commented, “I have experience of over 200 cases with the new EVA EquiPhaco 2.4mm phaco needles. The new design guarantees a stable chamber and highly efficient dispersion of phaco energy. Similarly, holdability and followability are also very good. In my phaco-chop technique, using the 45° tip allows me to hold the lens for the first steps while the 30° tip seems to be more comfortable during the final removal of quadrants.”
The new EVA EquiPhaco range is now available commercially in most CE markets and the United States. For more information, visit www.dorcglobal.com