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FOR RELEASE 6/25/2009, Thursday

Bausch & Lomb Launches Wallace LRI Set

ALISO VIEJO, CALIF. ― Bausch & Lomb Storz® Ophthalmic Instruments announced the release of the Wallace LRI Set. Designed by R. Bruce Wallace, III, M.D., of Alexandria, Louisiana, this set is ideal for treating preoperative or residual surgical astigmatism ensuring cylinder is kept to a minimum following cataract surgery. It is ideal when the surgeon prefers to perform astigmatism correction without the use of a laser or toric IOL.

The set consists of three instruments, including the Wallace Mendez Degree Gauge, a 0.12mm Colibri Forceps and the Wallace LRI Diamond knife.

The Wallace Mendez Degree Gauge is designed for surgeons familiar with use of a standard phoropter. It measures 0° to 180° twice in 10° increments with 10° interval marks.

The Colibri Forceps is used to stabilize the eye during the LRI technique. This instrument features 0.12mm, 1 x 2 teeth, and a serrated handle.

The Wallace LRI Diamond Knife features a single footplate that allows excellent visualization of the blade as it passes through corneal tissue. The handle is designed for finger rotation as the 600 micron preset blade follows arcuate pattern of the limbus.

A video of the complete set in use can be viewed by visiting


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

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