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FOR RELEASE 12/7/2009, Monday

Bausch & Lomb Releases Single-Use Endgripping Forceps for Vitreoretinal Surgery

ALISO VIEJO, CALIF. -- Bausch & Lomb Storz® Ophthalmic Instruments announces the U.S. release of a new single-use endgripping forceps for vitreoretinal surgery, available in 23- and 25-gauge options.

This endgripping forceps is designed for safety, consistency and convenience. It features an ultra-thin endgripping tip for enhanced visibility and grasp with a sleek, ergonomic handle consistent with the popular Storz® Ophthalmics reusable design. The balanced design provides optimal feel and control.

Both the 23- and 25-gauge versions are available in boxes of two and six for facility convenience. Customers can receive more information or obtain a quote by visiting www.storzeye.com/single-use-retina.aspx or contacting customer service at 1-800-338-2020.

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About Bausch & Lomb
Bausch & Lomb is dedicated to bringing visionary ideas to eye health. Its core businesses include contact lenses and lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments, and ophthalmic pharmaceuticals. The Bausch & Lomb name is one of the best-known and most respected healthcare brands in the world. Founded in 1853, the company is headquartered in Rochester, N.Y., and employs more than 10,000 people worldwide. Its products are available in more than 100 countries. More information is available at www.bausch.com.

Storz is a registered trademark of Bausch & Lomb.