Category: General News
VICTUS® receives CE mark for corneal incisions, penetrating keratoplasty and instrastromal channel incisions.
FOR RELEASE WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 2013
Bausch + Lomb, the global eye health company, announced that its VICTUS® femtosecond laser platform received CE mark in the European Union (EU) for the creation of corneal incisions in patients undergoing cataract surgery. Virtually blade-free cataract surgery is now possible with this addition of corneal incisions using the femtosecond laser. In addition to corneal incisions, two other new indications were granted CE approval on the VICTUS platform, including penetrating keratoplasty and the creation of intrastromal channel incisions for intracorneal ring segments.
The VICTUS femtosecond laser platform, offered by Bausch + Lomb Technolas, now has CE mark for all critical steps of laser-assisted cataract surgery, including capsulotomy, lens fragmentation and corneal incisions. In addition to these cataract and corneal incision procedures, the VICTUS femtosecond laser platform also has CE mark for creation of flaps (relevant for LASIK treatments), arcuate corneal incisions and INTRACOR.
Bausch + Lomb Technolas (Technolas Perfect Vision GmbH) has been installing VICTUS platforms in leading surgery centers globally since it received CE mark in November 2011 and U.S. FDA clearance in July 2012. “With these additional CE approvals for corneal incisions, penetrating keratoplasty and intrastromal channel incisions for intracorneal ring segments on the VICTUS platform, Bausch + Lomb now offers the most versatile femtosecond laser system for cataract and refractive surgery in the European Union,” said Kristian Hohla, Ph.D., president of Bausch + Lomb Technolas.