In first week of September, 2013 Alcon announced the global launch of the Centurion Vision System, the industry’s most advanced phacoemulsification (phaco) technology platform designed to provide surgeons with superior cataract removal capabilities.
It is believed that the new Centurion Vision System is the only intelligent phaco technology that optimizes every moment of the cataract surgical procedure. The new system automatically and continuously adapts to changing conditions within the eye, provides greater anterior chamber stability during each step of the surgery, and places optimized energy technology at the surgeon’s fingertips through enhanced fluidic management and surgical precision.
According to Alcon, more than 40 surgeons from around the world have tested the CENTURION Vision System for more than 2,000 cataract surgeries. Initial responses from these surgeons have been positive.
Technology Overview & Unique Features
The CENTURION Vision System sets a new standard of performance in cataract surgery by combining multiple intelligent phaco technologies, and other key features, including:
•Active Fluidics™ Technology, an automated system that optimizes anterior chamber stability by allowing surgeons to proactively set and maintain target intraocular pressure (IOP) within the eye during the cataract removal procedure.This provides enhanced IOP control during the procedure in comparison to gravity fluidics and fixed pressure irrigation; reduces surges due to occlusion breaks; increases IOP efficiency at lower, more natural settings; and eliminates the need to manually adjust fluid pressure.
•Balanced Energy™ Technology enhances phacoemulsification efficiency through proven OZil ® Intelligent Phaco and the INTREPID® control, while reducing energy levels, and accommodating surgeon settings for aspiration and vacuum by keeping the fragmented lens material at the shearing plane for emulsification.
•Applied Integration™, an innovative design that enables the new system to be seamlessly integrated with multiple cataract surgical technologies, like Alcon’s LuxOR™ Surgical Microscopes with Q-VUE™ 3- D assistant and the LenSx comprehensive cataract surgery suite designed to minimize variability at every step of the procedure. ® Laser to create a comprehensive cataract surgery suite designed to minimize variability at every step of the procedure.
• The CENTURION Vision System also offers an improved ergonomic design, wireless footswitch and intuitive touch-screen display. “As the world leader in eye care, Alcon is on the frontlines of delivering new innovations to help improve cataract care,” said Stephen Speares, Global Head of Cataract Franchise, Alcon. “By combining multiple proprietary technologies and unique innovations as part of the CENTURION Vision System, we are offering surgeons the next-generation phaco platform that will enable them to optimize every step of the cataract surgery, and ultimately, help deliver exceptional patient outcomes.”
The CENTURION Vision System will become available in 2013 in those countries where the new phacoemulsification system has received the necessary regulatory approvals. Alcon will continue its global rollout throughout 2014.