October 18 to 21, Leica Microsystems will participate in the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) in Chicago, Illinois, USA, presenting innovative surgical microscopes for ophthalmic surgery. Drs. Robert J. Weinstock and James A. Katz will talk about their experiences with 3D visualization technology and heads-up surgery during in-booth presentations. Additionally, our specialists will provide product information for the surgical microscopes Leica M844 F40, Leica M822 F40, Leica M822 F20 and the Leica M220 F12 at Leica Microsystems’ booth #2839.
Dr. Robert J. Weinstock, Director of Cataract and Refractive Services at the Eye Institute of West Florida and the Weinstock Laser Eye Center, will talk about “3D Surgical and Clinical Integration” on Saturday, October 18. On Sunday, October 19, Dr. James A. Katz, LASIK and Cataracts Surgeon at the Midwest Center of Sight in Des Plaines, will hold a presentation about “3D Visualization and Guidance using the TrueVision System”. Additionally, Prof. Dr. Claus Eckardt, Director of the Eye Clinic of the Klinikum Frankfurt Höchst, will be speaking about heads-up vitreoretinal surgery during the plenary sessions on Friday, October 17.
The eye is a fragile organ, and requires extreme care during procedure. The Leica M822 F40 and Leica M822 F20 microscopes support surgeons to perform precise and efficient cataract surgery. With a dual illumination system consisting of LED and halogen, surgeons perform ophthalmic surgery under optimal light conditions. The Leica M844 F40 for posterior and high-end anterior segment surgery is an ideal microscope for teaching institutes and university hospitals. The double beam stereo illumination and the OttoFlex II illumination diameter create a three-dimensional area in full focus, a better Red Reflex stability, and enhanced depth perception.
The Leica M844 F40 and Leica M822 F40 both feature Leica Microsystems’ OpenArchitecture which enables the microscope to be configured to meet different surgical imaging needs. Surgeons can upgrade the microscopes with the compact Med X Change Evolution HD 2D Medical Video Recorder for HD recording or with TrueVision 3D technology. 3D visualization enhances medical education and facilitates OR communication as everybody in the operating room can see on the screen what the surgeon sees through the eyepieces of the microscope. Equipped with a bright, three-dimensional screen delivered by the TrueVision 3D system, surgeons now have the option to observe the operating field on a monitor instead of looking continuously through the attached eyepieces in a comfortable, upright posture and with a view of the area surrounding the operating field.
To experience our innovative surgical microscopes for ophthalmology yourself, visit our booth #2839 at AAO 2014, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL, USA.
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the largest US American membership association of eye M.D.s, ophthalmologists, and medical and osteopathic doctors who provide comprehensive eye care, including medical, surgical, and optical care. More than 90 percent of practicing U.S. eye M.D.s are Academy members, and the Academy has more than 7,000 international members.