Alcon has been one of the pioneers of products in the ophthalmic domain. With precise and accurate products backed by very high quality and strength, Alcon products are nothing to scoff at. Alcon’s Centurion Vision System introduced the INTREPID technology that bought out accurate and state-of-the-art quality handpiece tips that are a breeze to work with. From its humble beginnings in a small pharmacy in Fort Worth, Texas to now in 2020, along with more than 70 years of experience, heritage and legacy, they are the largest eye care company in the world with spread even in the surgical and vision care industry.
In 1969, Alcon welcomed their surgical division into the world after a huge success in eye care medicine. Just two decades later, they purchase CooperVision Surgical to become the world’s leading ophthalmic surgical company. Success was a friend until they released the CONSTELLATION Vision System for vitreoretinal surgery, then success came even closer. With the innovation of this scale, Alcon had sealed the zenith of the Eyecare industry for themselves. And the products just got better and better with time and technology. With their latest Centurion vision system for their surgical line of products, they have proved that they are at the top for a reason.
Their passion for helping people see brilliantly has transformed eye care possibilities into reality through intense innovation and guiding the development of their products. This innovation shows in their Centurion vision system that was made for cataract surgery. Dubbed, “the centurion effect”, the impact of this machine on the surgical domain lives up to its name. The machine is completely adaptive and suits the surgeon and the patient real-time to smoothen the surgery. The machine is efficient in the emulsification of the artificial lens requiring minimal fluid.
The artificial lens fluid is transferred into the eye using a Phaco handpiece. The problem with this is that since the handpiece is made of metal, it gets heated up during surgery which causes a lot of complications during surgery. The centurion vision system is paired with an Intrepid technology Alcon Phaco handpiece with an intrepid balanced tip to reduce the temperature rise much more efficiently when compared to the traditional technology.
The intrepid hybrid tip takes safety to the next level. With a hybrid tip structure, the stroke of this handpiece is very efficient which also results in reduced clogging that makes lens removal consistent.
Its efficient doesn’t stop there since the lens removal is efficient, the amount of BS solution used is significantly reduced. But there’s more, the Intrepid Technology offers not one, but three different handpieces according to the utility required by the surgeons. The intrepid balanced tip brings speed to a focus by increasing torsional movement at the distal end while reducing tip movement at the incision emphasizing on safety. Due to its focus on speed, sharpness is a key factor for achieving that speed. Which it does and with it the incision making process becomes highly efficient.
Then comes the Intrepid transformer I/A handpiece. Made for over the clock usage, it provides greater access behind the lens for viscoelastic removal. It provides smooth, one-handed cortex removal with a capsular-friendly tip out of the box. The stability on this handpiece is great as well provided by its sleeving. The features can go on and it goes to show the level of ingenuity the products have and the passion for helping people see better through their days of living and the appreciation for the gift of sight.
But time is true evil. There’s nothing that can withstand the trial of time. And as such, these great handpieces are no exception. The quality of these devices faces more towards the provision of reliable service during usage rather than their ability to withstand the test of time. From fluctuating voltages to overheating, the wearing of sleeves and material weakening its grip to many other problems that these excellent devices can face. A malfunction can happen during usage and the cost of it can be a lot more than can be paid.
Proper repair and maintenance must be provided for these products that perform perfectly during surgeries. The average lifespan of a Phaco handpiece is 500 surgeries. Considering the population of people that require eye care and surgery, that is not that great of a number. Several issues come up after this timeframe. The cables start to wear off and the seals start weathering away resulting is leaking water. One of the most common ones is dropping the device accidentally. The importance of an overhaul of these devices after spotting any defects is of a high priority since the lives of the surgery undergoing patients rely on this.
Opthalmon has come up with the perfect series of services that it can offer for these Phaco handpieces, especially for the Alcon Phaco handpieces. Now, these Alcon Phaco handpieces can be a pain to repair or refurbish due to the innovation and technology it takes to deliver such an excellent product. Therefore, firms that offer repair or refurbishment services for it cost thousands of euros. Opthalmon starts the pricing of its services much lower. The service quality might decrease with price but that’s not the case here. We offer a six-month standard warranty and it can be extended to a full year to suit your needs.
No need to compromise on quality due to price, choose Opthalmon for your services. With their team of specialized technicians trained to provide and a competitive customer dealing department, getting the Phaco handpieces repaired will not be a hassle anymore. The maintenance of these devices is highly important. The lifecycle for these devices isn’t that great but with Opthalmon service and care, these devices can run full of life again. Opthalmon, a specialized partner in Alcon Phaco handpiece repair.