Phaco handpiece is a very fragile part of the phacoemulsification machine. It is critical to handle it properly before, during, and after surgery in order to increase its longevity and life span. Performing the cleaning after each surgery is very important.
Below are the ELLIPS FX phaco handpiece manual cleaning procedure instructions.
- With the phaco infusion sleeve, and phaco needle still in place on the handpiece, inject 60cc of distilled water through the infusion line of the phaco handpiece.
- Next, inject 60cc of distilled water through the aspiration line of the phaco handpiece. It is helpful to use the female/female connector to attach the syringe to the aspiration line.
- Carefully remove the phaco infusion sleeve and phaco needle from the handpiece for autoclaving.
- Wipe the power cable of the handpiece with gauze soaked in distilled water.
WARNING: Improper/inadequate cleaning may result in particulate matter adhering to the instrument and exfoliation of particles info the surgical field. In addition, the function and life expectancy of the phaco handpiece may become compromised.
CAUTION: Do not clean the phaco handpiece with any type of ultrasonic cleaning device; it will damage the piezoelectric crystals. Do not use tap water for cleaning.
After you are finished with the manual cleaning it’s time for sterilization.
CAUTION: DO NOT STERILIZE THE HANDPIECE PRIOR TO PERFORMING THE CLEANING PROCEDURE DESCRIBED ABOVE.
You will find the sterilization manual in the pdf below.
So if you came here either looking for ELLIPS FX phaco handpiece cleaning instructions or ELLIPS FX phaco handpiece IFU, the most important thing is to follow the manufacturer’s instructions, which may be found on the brochure that came with the phaco handpiece when you bought it.
Even while the majority of these instructions may be applied to any brand of phaco handpiece and any model, each one has its own set of characteristics, therefore you should only use the instructions from the booklet.
You can find the ELLIPS FX phaco handpiece cleaning Instructions and ELLIPS FX phaco handpiece Instructions for Use IFU, as these are found on the inserted leaflet below.
DISCLAIMER: USERS MUST ONLY FOLLOW MANUFACTURERS DIRECTIONS FOR CLEANING AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE.