CHEWABLE AREDS2 EYE VITAMIN INTRODUCED
Alcon has introduced Systane ICaps Chewable AREDS2 Eye Vitamin in the U.S. market. Systane ICaps Chewable AREDS2 Eye Vitamin contains ingredients used in the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 2 (AREDS2), a clinical trial conducted by the National Eye Institute that evaluated the effects of various combinations of nutrients on the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
In a two-tablet serving, the new Systane ICaps Chewable AREDS2 Eye Vitamin contains 500mg vitamin C (as ascorbic acid), 400 IU of vitamin E (as d-alpha-tocopheryl acetate), 25mg of zinc (as zinc oxide), 2mg copper (as copper citrate), 10mg lutein, and 2mg zeaxanthin. Call (800) 757-9195 or visit www.myalcon.com . ■
COMPANY DEBUTS NEW PUNCTAL PLUG, LID/LASH HYGIENE PRODUCT
Oasis Medical Inc. has added the Medium Term plug to its Soft Plug punctal occlusion line and has added Oasis Lid & Lash Eyelid & Lash pre-soaked pads, available with or without tea tree oil, to its daily lid hygiene line of solutions.
The new Soft Plug Extended Duration 180 is a canalicular implantable plug made of an absorbable polydioxanone material. Oasis Medical says that the punctal occluder can last up to 180 days and is available in three sizes: 0.3mm x 2.0mm, 0.4mm x 2.0mm, and 0.5mm x 2.0mm. All sizes are packaged with 40 plugs per box.
The new Oasis Lid & Lash Eyelid & Lash Cleansing Pads with and without tea tree oil are packaged in a jar with pads that are pre-soaked with the original pump formulation for daily eyelid and lash cleansing and hydration. Call (844) 820-8940 or visit www.oasismedical.com . ■
NEW ZEISS STYLE DIGITAL APPLANATION TONOMETER
Keeler has expanded its range of tonometers with the D-KAT Z-type, a digital applanation tonometer designed for Keeler Z Series Slit Lamps and other lower illumination style slit lamps. Keeler says that the FDA-approved contact tonometer aids in glaucoma diagnosis with precise intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements taken at the slit lamp as part of a routine exam.
With fewer moving parts compared to conventional applanation tonometers, the D-KAT Z-type’s internal electronics deliver fast and accurate IOP measurement to one decimal point, according to the company. The integrated LED display can also be easily read in darkened exam rooms.
For safe, efficient use of the D-KAT Z-type, Keeler offers the Tonomate disposable applanation prism. Sterile and individually packaged, Tonomate prisms are designed to be discarded after use, which may help streamline eye exams and prevent the cross-infection between patients of diseases that can be transmitted via the tear film.
In addition to the new D-KAT Z-Type, Keeler’s British-designed and -manufactured range of digital applanation tonometers includes R-type and T-type variants for H-style slit lamps. Call (800) 523-5620 or visit www.keelerusa.com . ■
VISION SCREENER ADDS GLARE AND GLARE RECOVERY TESTS
Stereo Optical, a division of Essilor Instruments, has released new tests for Optec Plus, a smart vision screener that includes a library of tests administered in a single machine. The glare recovery test and existing tests under the new glare condition have now been added to the software. Stereo Optical says that they are useful for quantifying vision loss under the glare condition caused by cataracts or a corneal scar. These tests may now be integrated into customized protocols to allow for even more comprehensive pre-testing to improve practice flow, according to the manufacturer.
Optec Plus was released in late 2016. This portable digital device lets practitioners better gauge patients’ visual performance and enhances the patient experience and practice perception, according to the company. It offers near, far, and intermediate testing distances; monocular and bifocal testing; access to digital records; and more. Call (800) 344-9500 or visit www.stereooptical.com . ■