Beaver Visitec International announced the release of the Visitec I-Ring Pupil Expander at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in San Diego. The Visitec I-Ring Pupil Expander is a single-use iris retraction device for intraoperative small pupil management. It is designed to safely expand the iris to increase the surgeon's field of view and improve access to the lens of the eye while protecting the iris.
“We are excited to bring the latest innovation in intraoperative small pupil management to market. The Visitec I-Ring Pupil Expander is a simple, safe, and innovative solution that helps maintain an optimal field of view during ophthalmic surgery without compromising intraocular tissue safety,” Tom Kapfer, President and CEO of Beaver Visitec International, said in a company news release. “This new product offering furthers our commitment to providing high-quality, innovative solutions that improve safety and provide better outcomes for surgeons and patients.“
The Visitec I-Ring Pupil Expander is designed for safety, comfort, and ease of use. The I-Ring is made of soft, resilient polyurethane material that is gentle on intraocular tissue. Insertion, engagement, and removal are single-handed. The fixed channel height prevents pinching of the iris during the insertion and removal steps, and safe positioning holes further protect the iris from potential damage. The I-Ring's complete (360°) engagement with the iris provides consistent pupil expansion without distortion. The uniform field of view is 6.3mm, with an aperture shape that helps guide the capsulorhexis. Overall, the learning curve for the surgical team is minimal."Having dealt for a decade with the challenges of IFIS and other small pupil situations, it is clearly time for an advance in surgical management strategies. Having also been involved with the Visitec I-Ring through its design, development and now clinical application, I am most impressed with its safety, consistency and reliability. The Visitec I-Ring superbly represents the next generation of intraoperative pupil expansion devices", Kenneth R. Kenyon, MD, Beaver Visitec International Consulting Medical Director, and Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology, Tufts and Harvard Medical Schools, Boston, said in the news release.