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German Society for intraocular lenses implantation and refractive surgery – Sept 2017

PD Dr. C. Wirbelauer, Dr. C. Puk Augenklinik Berlin-Marzahn GmbH Deutsche Gesellschaft für intraokularlinsen Implantation und refraktive Chirurgie Sept 2017 Newsletter I-Ring zur mechanischen Pupillenerweiterung bei enger Pupille - Pg 7-8 German Society for intraocular lenses implantation and refractive surgery - Sept 2017 Newsletter I-ring for mechanical pupil dilation with small pupil To read the entire DGII Sept 2017 newsletter READ MORE

Conquering the Small Pupil

Five tactics for overcoming this challenging surgical scenario
  • Screening the eye for pupil problems starts with taking a careful medical and ocular history
  • Following a small-pupil management algorithm can guide the surgeon to methodically achieve adequate pupil size while minimizing risks.
  • A range of pharmacologic agents READ MORE

I-Ring: new option for pupil expansion – Spotlight on Technology & Technique

Data shows it causes less iris distortion. Dr. Fynn-Thompson has not experienced any adverse effects or complications while using the I-Ring. “It is quite the opposite. While the iris can occasionally billow, especially in patients who may have intraoperative floppy iris syndrome, the ring remains in place, even with the iris billowing all around it,” she says. Read the entire READ MORE

Devices help manage small pupils during cataract surgery

The best and safest way of obtaining pupil dilation is by using a special pupil expander, the Beaver-Visitec I-Ring. Compared with other rings currently available on the market, this device is easier to insert and remove. Read the entire article at Ocular Surgery News. Click Here to direct you to the source website for this article. READ MORE

Managing small pupils during phaco cataract surgery, part 4

The best and safest way of obtaining pupil dilation is by using a special pupil expander, the Beaver-Visitec I-Ring. Compared with other rings currently available on the market, this device is easier to insert and remove. Read the entire article at Ocular Surgery News. Click Here to direct you to the source website for this article. READ MORE

Comparison of 2 Pupil Expansion devices for Small-pupil Cataract Surgery

The circular ring, constructed from a softer material, resulted in 11% distortion and the Malyugin ring, 49%, suggesting that the circular ring caused less trauma to the iris. READ MORE

Dr. Amar Agarwal Wins Coveted Golden Apple Award in Complicated and Challenging Cases Symposium

The presentation titled “Longest day Part 10: Small Pupil Woes” won the award. It showcased a small pupil case in which the I-Ring Pupil Expander was used.
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BLOG: Calling for ring expansion — We have another small pupil

It is not uncommon when planning on how to perform cataract extraction in a patient with a dense lens that we also encounter other complicating factors.
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I-Ring expands pupil, enhances surgical field of view

A small pupil may cause surgical complications. The advantage of the I-Ring is that it is flexible and easy to insert into the eye through a small incision.
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BLOG: I-Ring — New pupil expansion device

For pupil expansion during cataract surgery, various devices have been formulated and used to help maintain the pupil in a dilated state.
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I-Ring Offers New Strategy for Intraoperative Small Pupil Management

The ring invariably remains undistorted in the pupillary plane when withdrawn into the injector tube, posing no risk of damage to the iris or corneal endothelium.
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Four New Ways for the Management of Small Pupils

New pupil-expansion devices and an irrigation solution additive promise to make some tough cases easier to manage.
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Careful Planning Sets the Stage for Success in the OR

More recently, I’ve found that my intraoperative experiences and post-op outcomes with the Beaver Visitec I-Ring have been phenomenal.
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Pupil expander manages unique needs of small pupils

A pupil expansion device is an innovative step in helping surgeons manage small pupils during cataract surgery
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Pupil expansion device gently deals with pupil size problems during cataract surgery

Mainstream use is in cataract, but the device has advantages over iris hooks and classic rings for IOL exchange, trauma and reconstructive surgery. READ MORE

Small Pupil Cataract Using the Visitec I-Ring Pupil Expander

Robert Pineda, MD, performs cataract surgery on a 70-year-old female patient with a small (5 mm) pupil using the I-Ring.
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11 Hot Products for Ophthalmology in the ASCRS exhibit hall

There was plenty to play with at this year’s American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons conference in San Diego.
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