Technological advances made in surgical handheld devices in the form of design and fluidics have provided better control and safety for surgeons, ultimately establishing confidence between doctor and patient in critical surgeries. Among this segment of medical devices, ultrasound eye surgery remains one procedure that has benefited from these advancements, namely phacoemulsification cataract eye surgery or phaco for short.
Were you aware that phaco is about 50 years old? Over these five decades, the safety of phaco devices has significantly improved due to hundreds of incremental upgrades. As highly advanced pieces of medical equipment, the devices now offer advanced fluidics, IOP control, and anterior chamber stability. Within the handpiece itself are critical parts that make it even more stable such as Omniseal Solutions’ Omniseal® fluoroelastomer seals, which protect the handpiece electronics and withstand autoclave / sterilization cycles up to 1,000 cycles.