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FOR RELEASE 8/31/2010, Tuesday

Bausch + Lomb Releases Single-Use
Vitreoretinal Asymmetric Peeling Forceps 

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. -- Bausch + Lomb Storz® Ophthalmic Instruments announces the U.S. release of a new, single-use, asymmetric peeling forceps for vitreoretinal surgery. The forceps are available in 23- and 25-gauge options for facilities seeking the safety, consistency and convenience a single-use instrument offers.


The peeling forceps feature an asymmetric jaw design for excellent visualization of retinal membranes with a sleek, ergonomic handle consistent with the popular Storz Ophthalmics reusable design. The forceps can be used for ILM, epiretinal membrane peel, macular puckers and cellophane maculopathy. The balanced, single-use design provides optimal feel and control for customers concerned about the fragile nature of reusable retinal instrument options.

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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