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Capsular Tension Rings and Other Devices for Cataract Surgery — FCI Ophthalmics

FCI Ophthalmics is a world leader in the development of state-of-the art surgical devices for cataract surgery. The company has also obtained the rights to distribute surgical devices from such reputable manufacturers as Morcher and Geuder. From iris hooks and capsular tension rings to pupil dilators and a full range of other cataract surgery devices, your can trust FCI Ophthalmics to be your complete provider.

To learn more about the latest cataract surgery devices, contact FCI Ophthalmics.

Morcher Capsular Tension Rings

FCI Ophthalmics is the exclusive U.S. distributor of Morcher capsular tension rings. Morcher capsular tension rings are used during cataract surgery to stabilize the capsule, and they have undergone extensive clinical testing in the United States. Three rings with different diameters to accommodate patients’ individual capsular bags have been approved by the FDA for commercial distribution.

MR-1400
Type 14
PMMA

 

     Axial length <24mm for normal eyes



MR-1410
Type 14A
PMMA

 

     Axial length >28mm for highly myopic eyes



MR-1420
Type 14C
PMMA

 

     Axial length 24-28mm for normal or myopic eyes


Indications

  • Missing or damaged zonules
  • Lens subluxation
  • Pseudoexfoliation
  • Myopia
  • Zonulolysis
  • Soft IOL
  • Marfan’s Syndrome

Advantages

  • Circular expansion of capsular bags
  • Stablizes conditions during surgery
  • Improves IOL centration
  • Reduces risk of capsular fibrosis
  • Resists capsular shrinkage

  

Download Reimbursement Guidelines for Capsular Tension Rings
Download Medicare Reimbursement Guidelines for Capsular Tension Rings

 

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Geuder Capsular Tension Ring Injector

This reusable injector is designed for the clockwise, one-handed implantation of the Morcher capsular tension rings.

G-32955
Reuseable Injector for the Capsular Tension Ring

Download instructions for loading, cleaning, and sterilizing the Geuder Injector

 

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EyeJet

The Eyejet from FCI Ophthalmics is a preloaded capsular tension ring on a disposable injector for cataract surgery.

  • Order right from order numbers below for clockwise insertion
  • Order left from order numbers below for counterclockwise insertion

MR-14 Right
MR-14 Left
MR-14A Right
MR-14A Left
MR-14C Right
MR-14C Left
MR-10C Right
MR-10G Right
Preloaded Type 14 CTR
Preloaded Type 14 CTR
Preloaded Type 14A CTR
Preloaded Type 14A CTR
Preloaded Type 14C CTR
Preloaded Type 14C CTR
Preloaded Henderson CTR
Preloaded Malyugin/Cionni CTR

 

 

 

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Cionni Capsular Tension Rings

Designed by Morcher and distributed by FCI Ophthalmics, Cionni Capsular Tension Rings are used to stabilize the capsular bag in cases of damaged or missing zonules. These devices for cataract surgery are specifically designed for scleral fixation with suture.

  • Designed by Robert J. Cionni, M.D.
MR-1L
MR-2C
MR-2L
MR-1G
Type 1L
Type 2C
Type 2L
Type 1G
11 mm
11 mm
11 mm
10 mm

 

 

Material: PMMA, Box of 1, sterile

Indications

Cionni Capsular Tension Rings are used to stabilize and recenter the capsular bag in the following cases:

  • Missing or damaged zonules larger than 4 clock hours
  • Lens subluxation
  • Pseudoexfoliation
  • Myopia
  • Zonulolysis
  • Soft IOL
  • Marfan’s Syndrome

Advantages

  • May be fixated to the sclera
  • Promotes circular expansion of capsular bags
  • Stabilizes conditions during cataract surgery
  • Improves IOL centration
  • Reduces risk of capsular fibrosis
  • Resists capsular shrinkage
  • MR-2C may be inserted with Geuder Injector (G-32955), drawn up to ¾ of the way only

 

 

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Download Medicare Reimbursement Guidelines for Capsular Tension Rings

 

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9-0 Polypropylene Sutures

The 9-0 polypropylene suture is non-absorbable and particularly useful when used with Cionni Capsular Tension Rings. The sutures are available in two double-armed versions. One has two long, straight needles. The other has one long, straight needle and one short, curved needle.

  Cionni Fixation Securing an IOL
     
Product # P90062 P9009062
Suture Length 20 cm suture length 30cm Suture length
Suture Size 9-0 Suture 9-0 Suture
Armed Double Armed Double Armed
Name Straight/Straight Straight/Curved
Suture Length 20cm 30cm
Material Polypropylene Polypropylene
Tip Geometry Spatula Spatula
Needle1 Length 16mm 16mm
Needle2 Length 16mm 16mm
Needle1Curvature straight straight
Needle2 Curvature straight 90º
Units 12/box 12/box
Description This is the 9/0 non absorbable polypropylene double armed suture. It has two straight, 16mm, spatula-tipped needles at each end. The suture is 20cm.  This is the 9/0 non absorbable polypropylene double armed suture. It has one straight, 16mm, spatula-tipped needle and one 16mm curved needle at 90º. The suture is 30cm. 
Use This suture is used to secure the Morcher Cionni Ring. The needle is threaded through the fixation point on the ring.   This suture is used to secure the haptic of an IOL in order to keep it centered.  

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Iris Retractors

Iris retractors (also known as iris hooks) are used when a patient has cataracts, contracted pupils, or inoperative floppy iris syndrome. Iris hooks are considered the optimal temporary implants for such conditions. These highly effective iris hooks from FCI Ophthalmics can be used when pharmacological dilation is unsuccessful. By helping to maintain a safe pupillary diameter, iris hooks are, in many cases, invaluable devices for cataract surgery.

  • Stretches and stabilizes the iris during cataract surgery
  • Blue polypropylene
  • Both disposable and reusable options
S9-5014
S9-5054
S9-5116
Disposable
Disposable
Reusable in steam autoclavable container
4 per box
5 sets of 4 per box
6 per box

 

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Mackool™ Cataract Support System

FCI Ophthalmics has been awarded distribution rights for the Mackool™ Cataract Support System. The system is one of the many other systems and devices for cataracts surgery provided by FCI. The Mackool™ Cataract Support System helps provide capsular support during cataract surgery for patients who have contracted pupils or floppy iris syndrome.

  • Designed by Dr. Richard J. Mackool, M.D.
  • Flexible / Disposable
  • Easy Insertion / Removal
MH-1005
PMMA
Box of 5, sterile

 

 

 

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Ring Calipers

Ring calipers from FCI Ophthalmics are used during cataract surgery and serve as templates to create a more precise anterior capsulorhexis.

  • PEMA (Polyethelmethacrilate)
RC-5
RC-6
5 mm inner diameter
6 mm inner diameter

 

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Morcher Pupil Dilator

Important among the devices provided by FCI for cataract surgery is the Morcher pupil dilator. The Morcher pupil dilator type 5S is a semi-circular elastic PMMA ring for the expansion of the pupil during photoemulsification. For patients who have cataracts and contracted pupils or floppy iris syndrome, this is the optimal temporary implant.

  • Sterile package for single use only
  • Pupil dilator may be inserted manually or with the Geuder injector
    (G-32970)
  • Important note: Pupil dilator should be implanted only with viscoelastic for
    protection of the corneal endothelium
  • Overall Length: 7.50 mm
  • Pupil size: 5.0–6.0 mm
  • Thickness: 0.15–0.60/0.90 mm

 

MR-5S
Type 5S
PMMA

 

 

 

 

 

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Geuder Pupil Dilator Injector

The Geuder pupil dilator injector is designed for the clockwise one-hand implantation of the Morcher pupil dilator.

G-32970
Reusable Injector for the Pupil Dilator

 

 

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Henderson Capsular Tension Rings (HCTR)

 
The Henderson Ring is a special design of the popular capsular tension rings (CTR) manufactured by Morcher GmbH of Stuttgart, Germany.   The Henderson Ring is an open C-shaped loop made of a single piece of Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA).  Employing a Morcher propriety process (CFM) in the manufacture, the PMMA has enhanced flexibility and resistance to breakage. The ring performs the same basic function of standard CTRs by stabilizing the capsular bag before, during and after cataract surgery.
 
The unique design of the Henderson Ring features eight equally spaced indentations spanning the circumference of the ring creating a sinusoidal shape.  The main advantage of this ring is that the new indentations allow for easier nuclear and cortical material removal while still maintaining the desired stretch of the capsular bag.  Once the residual material has been removed from under the indentations the HCTR can be rotated to change positions of the indentations to allow further removal of lense material that was compressed by the indented portion of the HCTR. .

 

Indications

 

  • Missing or damaged zonules
  • Lens subluxation
  • Pseudoexfoliation
  • Myopia
  • Zonulolysis
  • Soft IOL
  • Marfan’s Syndrome

Advantages

  • Circular expansion of capsular bags
  • Stablilizes conditions during surgery
  • Facilitates cortical removal
  • Improves IOL centration
  • Reduces risk of capsular fibrosis
  • Resists capsular shrinkage
 
MR-10C
HCTR Type 10C

 Material: PMMA, box of 1, sterile  

 

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Ahmed Capsular Tension Segment (CTS)

 
The Ahmed CTS is a modified design of the Cionni capsular tension rings manufactured by Morcher GmbH of Stuttgart, Germany.   The CTS is a partial ring of clear PMMA covering approximately one quadrant with a hole for temporary or permanent fixation. One or more segments may be used as necessary to support the areas of the capsule that have damaged or insufficient zonular support.. Because it is only a segment, placement is easy and atraumatic, even before phaco. There are no sharp points or edges to tear the capsulorhexis and removal is easy. According to Dr. Ahmed, stripping cortex out from under and around the CTS is easy. The CTS can be used even when anterior or posterior capsular tears are present.

 

 

Indications

Capsular Tension Segments are used to stabilize and recenter the capsular bag in the following cases:

  • Significant zonular weakness
  • Lens subluxation
  • Pseudoexfoliation
  • Myopia
  • Zonulolysis
  • Soft IOL
  • Marfan’s Syndrome

Advantages

  • May be used intraoperatively, secured by an iris hook
  • May be fixated to the sclera for permanent support
  • Stabilizes conditions during cataract surgery
  • Improves IOL centration
  • Reduces risk of capsular fibrosis
  • Resists capsular shrinkage

 

MR-6D
MR-6E
Type 6D,   9.61mm
Type 6E,   10.14
Material: PMMA, box of 1, sterile

 

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Kitaro Cataract Drylab & Kitaro Cataract Wetlab

The KITARO© WetLab and DryLab kits are created with the learning surgeon in mind. With both wet and dry lab kits, the beginner can practice techniques repeatedly without the added complication of long preparation times and costly live tissue samples. These tools simulate the stages of cataract surgery using both a wet lab and dry lab environment to allow new surgeons the ability to train repeatedly on basic surgical techniques.

  • Kitaro Dry/Wet Kits
KITARO Dry/Wet Lab Kit

 

  • Disposable Goods
Precut Sclerocorneal Sheet + Limbus
Anterior-capsule film (11cmx2.5m)
Viscoelastic Substance (10cc)
Artificial cataract lens mixed (3soft-3medium hard)
Cornea-iris part for Wet Lab

 

  • Reusable Goods
K-1130
K-1135
K-1140
K-1145
K-1150
K-1155
K-1160
K-1165
K-1170
K-1175
K-1180
K-1185
K-1190
K-1200
K-1205
K-1210
K-1215
K-3010
K-1220
Cornea-iris part for Dry Lab
Sclera Part
Mask for Dry lab
Base plate
Segmented Plastic Nuclei Artificial lens (3Types)
Polymer-clay Nuclei in PC cups
Anterior Capsule Forceps
Sclera Fixation Forceps
U/S (I/A) handpieces (for segmented plastic nucleus)
U/S (I/A) handpieces (for Polymer-Clay nucleus)
Spatula Hook
Phaco Chopper
Mr. Divider's Hook
Cystotome (21G Needle) with Syringe
Artificial Cortex, Resin clay in posterior capsule cups and spare clay
Sclerocorneal Limbus
CCC-Processed AC film
KITARO DVD
Container

 

 

  • Optional
K-1195
K-1250
K-1255
K-1260
K-1265
K-1270
K-3000
Speculum
Desk top magnifying glass w/operating board for Dry lab
Drain Box for Wet Lab
Soft nucleus
Medium hard nucleus
Very hard nucleus
Text Book

 

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Kitaro Complex Case Labs

For the advanced surgeon, Kitaro has developed two kits for complex surgical procedures. Like the Dry & Wet Lab kits, the Complex Case Labs allow for repeated practice of techniques and procedures with realistic but synthetic materials.

The Kitaro Complex Case Lab 1 allows a surgeon to practice such complex cases as small pupil management, weak or ruptured zonules, and intraocular lens transcleral fixation. The surgeon may also elect practice phakic IOL insertion with an optional add-on part.

The Kitaro Complex Case Lab 2 allows a surgeon to practice conventional extracapsular extraction (ECCE) and posterior capsule rupture management.

  • Kitaro Complex Case Labs
K-6000
K-7000
KITARO Complex Case Lab 1
KITARO Complex Case Lab 2

 

  • Disposable Goods for Complex Case Lab 1
K-6010
K-6020
K-6030
K-6040
K-6050
K-6060
Cornea for Weak or Ruptured Zonules
Cornea for IOL Transcleral Fixation
Cornea for Small Pupil Management
Sclerocorneal Sheet
Mock Iris Retractors
Artificial Nucleus for Weak Zonules

 

  • Reusable Goods for Complex Case Lab 1
K-1135
K-1140
K-1145
K-6110
K-6145
K-1165
K-6115
K-6120
K-1160
K-1230
K-6130
K-6135
K-6140
Sclera Part
Mask
Base Plate
Capsular Tension Ring (2 pcs)
Dry Nucleus (2pcs)
Sclera Fixation Forceps
Tying Forceps
Needle Holder
Anterior Capsule Forceps
Cystotome (26G Needle) with Syringe
Chopper & Paddle Hook (double-ended)
Sinsky Hook
Spring Scissors

 

  • Optional Goods for Complex Case Lab 1
K-6150
K-1255
Cornea for Phakic IOL (2 pcs)
Drain Box

 

  • Disposable Goods for Complex Case Lab 2
K-7010
K-7020
K-6040
K-7030
K-7040
K-7050
Cornea for ECCE
Cornea for PCRM
Sclerocorneal Sheet (30 pcs)
Sclerocorneal Sheet for ECCE (6 pcs)
Nucleus for ECCE (6 pcs)
Nucleus for PCRM (6 pcs)

 

  • Reusable Goods for Complex Case Lab 2
K-7060
K-7070
K-7075
K-7105
K-7115
K-7120
K-7125
K-7130
Base & Mask for ECCE & PCRM
Sclera for ECCE (2 pcs)
Sclera for PCRM
IOL Foldable Forceps
Westcott Tenotomy Scissors
Irrigating Vectis
Pushpull
Symcoe Cannula

 

  • Optional Goods for Complex Case Lab 2
K-1255
Drain Box

 

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Contact Us
To learn about the latest developments in ophthalmic surgical devices, simply contact FCI Ophthalmics to speak with a knowledgeable and friendly representative.
FCI Ophthalmics
20 Winter Street
Pembroke, MA
02359

Tel: 800-932-4202
Fax: 781-826-9062
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