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Bring Innovation into your operating room.

The CataPulse® is CE Approved and is currently pending FDA Approval.

Advanced Technology

Desiged to remove cataracts in a novel and technologically advanced way by utilizing High Frequency Pulsed Vacuum, the CataPulse® gently dissects the cataract material at the tip of the handpiece. This recent advancement in cataract surgery manipulates vacuum to aspirate the cataract material gently and efficiently.

What is High Frequency Pulsed Vacuum?
What is High Frequency Pulsed Vacuum?
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High Frequency Pulsed Vacuum

Optimized for the cataract surgeon who wants the best results for their patients, the CataPulse® offers an elegant solution to today's growing cataract market.

How it Works:

The "pulse" is generated by interrupting the vacuum at a set interval of time, ranging from 450 pulses per minute to 800. At a preset vacuum value, the High Frequency Pulsed Vacuum activates and begins dissecting tissue. The effect is an isolatied micro-impact between the cataract material and the tip of the cannula. The diagram below illustrates the concept of high frequency pulsed vacuum.

The Benefits:

Some key benefits of High Frequency Pulsed Vacuum include no frictional heat, no need for continuous flow, and superior vacuum control. By interrupting the vacuum, the potential for vacuum surge is reduced and the inward energy increases the ability to purchase the cataract material, which provides superior followability. The impact at the tip caused by the High Frequency Pulsed Vacuum rapidly dissects and aspirates the cataract material while maintaining low flow through the eye. The goal is to successfully remove the hardened lens while reducing endothelial cell loss and improve the overall effects cataract surgery has on the cornea.

Superior Quality and Efficiency

Our commitment to excellent patient outcomes is evident in the quality of our product. Every kit goes through rigorous testing to ensure the highest quality standards. Our reliable disposable kits eliminate the need to disassemble, clean, sterilize, and reassemble the handpiece. This makes the operating room more efficient.

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Superior Quality and Efficiency

By using the CataPulse®, several steps associated with Phaco become eliminated. The CataPulse® Lens Removal Kit includes the Lens Removal Handpiece, Irrigation Handpiece, and Sterile Drape. All come preassembled and ready to use out of the box. Just attach a cannula of your choice and insert the Lens Removal Cassette and the system is ready to use. The diagram below illustrates the simplifying effect the CataPulse® has on OR operation during cataract procedures, which translates to a faster return on investment.

Clinical Benefits

The high frequency pulsed vacuum delivers true efficiency to optimize lens extraction with reduced endothelial cell loss and clearer corneas postoperatively when compared to traditional phaco.*

*For a summary of the clinical investigation used to achieve CE Approved, click on the link to read more.

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A Summary of the CataPulse® Clinical Study Used to Achieve CE Approval

About the Investigator

Dr. Antonio Mendez Noble is the director of the Vision Mendez Institute. He and his staff have been operating for more than 25 years in the field of refractive surgery. His subspecialties include cornea, external disease, and refaractive surgery. He is an expert in advanced techniques and regularly treats cataracts and performs LASIK and cornea transplantation.

Study Population

A wide variety of of subjects with different ages and grades of cataracts were recruited for this study. The average age of the treated subjects was 65 and ragned from 46 to 83 years of age. Of the 73 subjects enrolled, 28 were male and 45 were female. All subjects had visually symptomatic age-related cataracts ranging from Grade 1 through Grade 4, according to LOCS II.

Follow-Up

The 73 subjects of the study were scheduled to be evaluated at baseline, 1 day, 15 days, and 30 days post-op. All but two subjects were evaluated as scheduled. Two subjects missed the 15 day follow-up but were evaluated at baseline, 1 day, and 30 days. There were zero adverse events or complications throughout the study.

Results

In the postoperative examinations, all subjects had clear corneas the following day, with only 13 showing minor signs of edema on day 1 postop. All patients successfully achieved at least 20/40 uncorrected visual acuity, with 93% achieving 20/30 or better. The average endothelial cell loss at day 30 was 2.86% with a 1.22% standard deviation.

Conclusion

Using the CataPulse®, there is a significant reduction in endothelial cell loss when compared to the percentage loss of endothelial cells documented in studies* showing endothelial cell loss when ultrasound is used. Less endothelial cell loss means a greater long term health of the cornea, which corresponds to a higher quality of life and happier patients.

Instruments and Disposable Products

CataPulse® Console

Product Code: CP1700

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CataPulse® Console

Product Code: CP1700

The CataPulse® Console is designed to be simple and easy to use. The large touch screen allows for text to be seen easily across the operating room and provides easy operation when changing the settings.

Once the Lens Removal Cassette or the Anterior Vitrectomy Cassette is inserted into the CataPulse® Console, the software immediately recognizes which procedure the user is performing and opens the appropriate operation screen. If the user is signed in, then the user's preset settings are used making surgery as simple as possible.

CataPulse® Footswitch

Product Code: CP1800

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CataPulse® Footswitch

Product Code: CP1800

The CataPulse® Footswitch has four ergonomic buttons and a smooth linear vacuum footpedal. The pedal's range is completely dedicated to the control of vacuum, giving the user optimum control during surgery. The four buttons control irrigation and allows the user to scroll through the on-screen options to quickly change a setting.

CataPulse® Cart

Product Code: CP1900

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CataPulse® Cart

Product Code: CP1900

The CataPulse® Cart safely holds the CataPulse® and Footswitch. The IV Pole height is controlled by the console and can be adjusted when in use from the Footswitch or the touch screen.

Lens Removal Kit

Product Code: CP2100

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Lens Removal Kits

Product Code: CP2100

The Lens Removal Kits are single-use and come with a pre-assembled aspiration handpiece, irrigation handpiece, and fluid collection cassette. Additionally, a sterile screen cover is provided.

Anterior Vitrectomy Kit

Product Code: CP2200

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Vitrectomy Kits

Product Code: CP2200

Single-use, pre-assembled anterior vitrectomy handpiece and fluid collection cassette. In the rare instance that the capsule is ruptured, this anterior vitrectomy handpiece can produce 2,500 cuts per minute to remove any vitreous humor from the anterior chamber.

Stainless Steel Bimanual Aspiration Cannulas

Product Code varies by Gauge. Click to see more information.

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Stainless Steel Bimanual Aspiration Cannulas

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These aspiration cannulas come with a 15° bend. The downward bevel offers an ergonomic and comfortable angle to purchase the cataract material for optimum aspiration.

Stainless Steel Bimanual 2-Port Irrigation Cannulas

Product Code varies by Gauge. Click to see more information.

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Stainless Steel Bimanual 2-Port Irrigation Cannulas

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These irrigation cannulas come with a 30° bend and 2 ports at the distal tip to allow for side irrigation. The wedge at the most dital tip assists with insertion and can be used to feed the aspriation cannula during operation.

Stainless Steel Bimanual 3-Port Irrigation Cannulas

Product Code varies by Gauge. Click to see more information.

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Stainless Steel Bimanual 3-Port Irrigation Cannulas

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These irrigation cannulas come with a 15° bend and 3 ports at the distal tip to allow for side and front irrigation.

Stainless Steel Bimanual Aspiration Cortex Cannulas

Product Code varies by Side Port Size. Click to see more information.

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Stainless Steel Bimanual Aspiration Cortex Cannulas

Product Codes:

These cortex aspiration cannulas either come with a specific bend or with a "Simcoe Style" gradual bend in the cannula. Choose between a .30mm, .35mm, and .40mm port.

Stainless Steel Bimanual Cortical Irrigation Cannulas

Product Code varies by Gauge Size. Click to see more information.

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Stainless Steel Bimanual Cortical Irrigation Cannulas

Product Codes:

These irrigation cannulas are perfect when using our Cortical Removal Cannulas.

Disposable Bimanual Aspriation Cannulas

Product Code varies by Gauge. Click to see more information.

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Disposable Bimanual Aspriation Cannulas

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These aspiration cannulas come with a 15° bend. The downward bevel offers an ergonomic and comfortable angle to purchase the cataract material for optimum aspiration.

Disposable Bimanual 2-Port Irrigation Cannulas

Product Code varies by Gauge. Click to see more information.

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Disposable Bimanual 2-Port Irrigation Cannulas

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These irrigation cannulas come with a 30° bend and 2 ports at the distal tip to allow for side irrigation. The wedge at the most dital tip assists with insertion and can be used to feed the aspriation cannula during operation.

Disposable Bimanual 3-Port Irrigation Cannulas

Product Code varies by Gauge. Click to see more information.

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Disposable Bimanual 3-Port Irrigation Cannulas

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These irrigation cannulas come with a 15° bend and 3 ports at the distal tip to allow for side and front irrigation.

Disposable Bimanual Aspiration Cortex Cannulas

Product Code varies by Gauge. Click to see more information.

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Disposable Bimanual Aspiration Cortex Cannulas

Product Codes:

These Cortex Aspiration Cannulas are disposable and come in either 21 or 23 Gauge.

Disposable Bimanual Cortical Irrigation Cannulas

Product Code varies by Gauge Size. Click to see more information.

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Disposable Bimanual Cortical Irrigation Cannulas

Product Codes:

These Irrigation Cannulas are perfect for cortex removal and provide adequate flow during the operation.

Coaxial Cortex Aspiration Cannula

Product Code varies by Gauge. Click to see more information.

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Coaxial Cortex Aspiration Cannula

Product Codes:

This cortex aspiration cannula is perfect for coaxial operations and should be used in conjunction with the Coaxial Cannulas for Lens Removal to maintain the same incision size.

Disposable Coaxial Lens Removal Cannulas

Product Code varies by Gauge. Click to see more information.

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Disposable Coaxial Lens Removal Cannulas

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A simple solution to allow a surgeon to use a single handpiece while removing the cataract with the CataPulse Lens Removal System. Just plug the irrigation into the angled port and put the hub onto the CataPulse Handpiece and you're ready to improve the quality of your patient's vision.

Disposable Coaxial Cortex Removal Cannulas

Product Code varies by Gauge. Click to see more information.

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Disposable Coaxial Cortex Removal Cannulas

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This cannula option offers the ability to use a single incision when performing coaxial cataract surgery.

CataPulse® Mini-Prechopper

Product Code: CP3000

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CataPulse® Prechopper

Product Code: CP3000

Developed by Duckworth and Kent in the UK, this prechopper is specifically designed to fit in the small bimanual incisions for the CataPulse®.

The CataPulse® Prechopper works by cutting into the cataract material along the central axis and expanding to physically separate the cataract into multiple pieces.

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