Article Date: 4/1/2011

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For Your Patients and Practice

AMD genetic test

■ Macula Risk, from the company of the same name, is a prognostic genetic test (cheek swab) for early or intermediate AMD patients that identifies those most likely to progress to advanced AMD. Using the complete combination of AMD genes and a patient's smoking history, it helps you determine the most appropriate management. The test, which is only available to eyecare practitioners, has a more than 83% accuracy for predicting progression to advanced AMD, the company says.

Macula Risk
Phone: (866) 964-5182

Dry eye product

■ The .6 Punctal Gauge/Micro Dilator, from Odyssey Medical, is designed to assist in proper plug sizing for the company's Parasol punctal occluder and includes a Micro Dilator for dilation of the “extra-small”- sized puncta. The handle's design adds comfort and support for the physician using the instrument, the company says.

The .6 Punctal Gauge/Micro Dilator assists in proper plug sizing for Odyssey Medical's Parasol punctal occluder.

Odyssey Medical
Phone: (888) 905-7770

3D wavefront system

■ The OPD-Scan III, from Marco, combines autorefraction/keratometry, pupillometry, corneal topography, optical path difference (OPD), and wavefront (WF) analysis. It features ARK function automation, WF visual acuity maps, a 9.0 mm measurement area, CT blue light (1.0 sec.) and EMR/EHR integration. Further, the system can capture an SA cornea for aspheric IOL selection; lenticular–residual astigmatism; angle kappa; pre/post-toric IOL measurements; and pathologies (keratoconus, etc.); among other items in 10 seconds, the company says.

The OPD-Scan III can capture several ophthalmic items in 10 seconds.

Marco Ophthalmic
Phone: (800) 874-5274

Contact lens

■ The Avaira Toric, from CooperVision, is a two-week hydrophilic silicone hydrogel contact lens made from enfilcon A. It features a consistent horizontal thickness across the power range for stability and rotation reduction and a wide ballast band encircling the optic zone to enhance lens-lid interaction, the company says. Other attributes: a Dk/t of 91, an 8.5 mm base curve, a 14.5 mm diameter, sphere powers from Plano to −6.00D; cylinders of −0.75, −1.25, and −1.75; and an axis from 10° to 180° in 10° steps. The lens comes in a six-pack.

The Avaira Toric features a consistent horizontal thickness and a wide-ballast band encircling the optic zone.

Phone: (800) 341-2020

Product notes
● The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a U.S. Patent for Marchon3D's Curved M3D lenses. The patent protects the invention of curved lenses configured to decode 3D content. Marchon3D is a division of Marchon Eyewear.
● The C-VUE Advanced HydraVUE line of silicone hydrogel (Definitive material-Contamac custom contact lenses), from Unilens Vision Inc. are available in toric multifocal and multi-focal designs and in made-to-order custom toric and single vision designs. The science behind the presbyopic lens technology allows you to specify the exact ADD power (for near vision) and zone size, the company says. The Definitive material provides a water content of 74%, a Dk of 60 Barrers and a low modulus.
● The Definitive silicone hydrogel material, from Contamac, has been added to the Flexlens specialty lens line, such as the Flexlens keratoconus lens, from X-Cel Contacts. This material requires no surface treatment, the company says.

Optometric Management, Issue: April 2011