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    B+L next-generation surgical platform features advanced retina capabilities

    Bausch + Lomb announced the U.S. launch of its vision enhancement system for retina surgery (Stellaris Elite), which integrates advanced retina capabilities into the surgical platform.

    This next-generation system features multiple advancements as well as the ability to seamlessly integrate future technologies, such as the hypersonic vitrectomy system (Vitesse), which will be exclusive to Stellaris Elite, according to the company. 

    “Specifically designed for retina surgery, this . . . model represents a new level of surgical control and efficiency,” said Chuck Hess, vice president and general manager, U.S. Surgical, Bausch + Lomb. “The system offers leading-edge technologies and a broad range of options and accessories, making it an outstanding option for facilities and surgeons who are looking to enhance their surgical capabilities now and into the future.”

    The platform offers a variety of vitrectomy cutters operating up to 7,500 cuts per minute (cpm). The system will also feature a new 27-gauge vitrectomy cutter (BiBlade) that offers cut rates up to 15,000 cpm and features an open-port design resulting in a higher, more consistent flow rate compared with single port cutters, according to the company.

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