Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems announced plans to incorporate lenticule extraction capabilities for its flagship LDV Z8 femtosecond laser system.1
“From the very first days of developing the femtosecond laser the Ziemer R&D team has continuously focused on adding new surgical applications to the femtosecond portfolio” CEO and President Frank Ziemer said in a company news release. “I am very proud to announce the Ziemer team has developed a new method for corneal surgery by equipping our flagship FEMTO LDV Z8 device with the capability to also perform as a future feature low energy lenticule extraction.”
“Our Z8 femtosecond platform now includes low energy LASIK flaps, intrastromal pockets and rings, various keratoplasty options, full FLACS (Femtolaser Assisted Cataract Surgery) capabilities with the future addition of lenticule extraction1 applications– an all in one compact and mobile femtosecond laser,” Mr. Ziemer said.
He added that Ziemer continues to make progress in successfully implementing its low energy pulse management concept for new corneal applications.
Further insights will be provided during the upcoming ESCRS in Vienna.
- Lenticule extraction applications are currently under development and neither CE nor FDA approved and therefore not commercially available in the United States and in all other countries. An upgrade possibility for the Z8 is planned once lenticule extraction options are available and cleared by the responsible regulatory bodies.