Ziemer Announces CE Mark Clearance for its New Ablation Laser Aquariuz

Source: Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems

Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems received CE Mark clearance for its ablation laser Aquariuz, a new compact solid-state ablation laser for refractive surgery.

Based on the latest technological improvements, Ziemer’s new ablation laser operates at wavelengths that are less absorbed by water molecules. This allows the ablation process to be significantly less affected by temperature or humidity in the OR, leading to more consistent surgical results, according to Ziemer. In addition, the tissue hydration state prior to surgery is less critical which saves time and allows the surgeon to focus more on the patient. Another important difference is that the Aquariuz is a solid-state laser and does not require gas to operate. The solid-state laser has proprietary developed crystals that produce a very stable beam with excellent quality.

The Aquariuz laser is fully designed and manufactured by Ziemer in Switzerland and combines the latest ablation laser technology with well known, innovative Ziemer engineering.

“With the release of the Aquariuz solid-state laser, we can soon offer the complete refractive surgical suite together with our Femto LDV Z-models and the Galilei devices,” Frank Ziemer, CEO and President of Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems, said in the news release.

At the upcoming virtual ESCRS congress, Ziemer will announce additional product news, including the launch of CLEAR (a new Lenticule application), the CE mark clearance for pediatric cataract surgery,  updated DALK software, a new patient interface for small palpebral aperture, and Amore.

Further information can be found at www.ziemergroup.com/escrs

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