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ClearCutâ„¢ S Safety Series Incisional Instruments

Client: Alcon

The new ClearCutâ„¢ S Safety Series Incisional Instruments is a surgical incisional instrument used during cataract surgery with a retractable guard to protect the ophthalmologist and the assistants during the passing and utilization of the device from accidental sharps injuries; minimizing the spread of infections and reducing injuries. Additionally, the guard protects the blade from damage.

Cataract surgery is a very high volume, outpatient procedure in which time is money, every second counts, and safety is paramount. More than 3 million cataract surgeries are performed in the U.S. each year alone. During the procedure the surgeon is working with his eyes glued to a binocular microscope and is handing this scalpel and other sharps very quickly between him/her and an assistant, for a set of cuts that only take a few seconds to perform. Recognizing the growing number of cataract procedures, and in an effort to protect healthcare workers and patients, safety elements were incorporated into the trusted ClearCutâ„¢ platform.


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IDSA IDEA Silver 2012


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