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FOR RELEASE 7/7/2009, Tuesday

Bausch & Lomb Releases Whitman Shepherd Double-Ended Capsule Polisher

ALISO VIEJO, CALIF. -- Bausch & Lomb Storz® Ophthalmic Instruments announced the release of the Whitman Shepherd Double-Ended Capsule Polisher. This instrument, designed by Jeffrey Whitman, MD, of Dallas, TX, provides a circular metal polisher at each end to allow for cleaning 180 degrees of the capsule in each direction.

Designed for removing LECs from the inner surface of the capsule, the circular ends are ideal for cleaning the equator of the capsular bag prior to Crystalens® insertion. The double-ended design provides a left angled and right angled polisher on one handle for surgeon convenience.

The Whitman Shepherd Double-Ended Capsule Polisher is one instrument available in the complete Crystalens Instrument Set offered by Bausch & Lomb Storz Ophthlamics. Other instruments in the set include the Wallace 6mm Capsulorhexis Gauge, Utrata MICS™ Capsulorhexis Forceps, Lindstrom Lens Positioner and Brown Crystalens Haptic Placement Forceps. The complete set, as well as a video of the Whitman Shepherd Double-Ended Capsule Polisher, can be viewed by visiting www.storzeye.com/crystalens.aspx.

Customers can receive more information or obtain a quote by visiting www.storzeye.com/ or contacting customer service at 1-800-338-2020.

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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.

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