Eagle of the CataRhex 3


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The CataRhex 3 surgical platform from Oertli proves that great things sometimes come in small packages. With compact dimensions and a lightweight at just 11 lbs, the CataRhex 3 is systematically focused on mobility and portability – without compromising on performance. With the new SPEEP pump and the familiar easyPhaco technology, we developed a platform with the aim of an effective tool for simple, safe and efficient work in routine surgery.

The capsulotomy tip is used to open the capsular bag using high-frequency diathermy and there is an integrated compressor for anterior vitrectomy.

Make the difference – with the CataRhex 3 from Oertli.

Small platform, big performance

The CataRhex 3 is the systematically compact and portable surgical platform for cataract surgery. The innovative strength of Oertli is packed into the impressively small housing. Its powerful performance and user friendliness make the CataRhex 3 an ideal device for ophthalmic surgery under a range of conditions.



Features of the CataRhex 3

SPEEP® pump
The SPEEP pump uses the same principle as a peristaltic pump[1] to control the flow. SPEEP also allows the vacuum to be controlled with the foot pedal.

easyPhaco® technology
Oertli uses the benefits of fluidics based on physics to control flow and vacuum with the aim to achieve smooth followability and high holdability.

The multifunctional pedal
The robust multifunctional pedal of the CataRhex 3 enables
reliable control of the system with simple foot movements.
The pedal is waterproof[2], extremely compact and weighs
just 5.7 lbs.

Bipolar Capsulotomy
Since its introduction in 1991, bipolar capsulotomy has been used for opening the lens capsule in countless cases. The bipolar energy cuts the capsular bag with high-frequency, rather than the traditional tearing by forceps or needles.

Fluidics based on physics
Thanks to the precise flow control provided by the peristaltic principle, the CataRhex 3 provides precision and force, both for phacoemulsification with easyPhaco and for I / A and anterior vitrectomy.

I/A with sophisticated safety design
The I/A instruments and tips with Safety Design have a long shaft to allow sub-incisional access and are designed for stable anterior chamber conditions.

Simple and safe operation
The display is clearly laid out, the device is easy to use due its one function per button, and everything is streamlined. The surgical platform is also quick to start up: the system is ready to use just a few seconds after being switched on.

Of course, Oertli is consistently committed to the quality of its instruments, handpieces, tips and auxiliaries. The instruments are developed in Berneck, Switzerland, and manufactured with the utmost precision. This ensures that surgeons can rely completely on their tools.

Accessories of unique quality
To ensure perfect workflows and results, the CataRhex 3 and
the corresponding instruments form a closed surgical system. Every instrument is compatible with all Oertli surgical devices, provided that the relevant function is available.

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    «I have found the CataRhex 3 to be the ideal phaco unit for teaching and implementing cataract eradication programs. The efficiency and easy setup are remarkable. The portability due to the compact size makes for easy transport and service. The Oertli support and service have exceeded all expectations. The learning curve in teaching new surgeons to use the Oertli is very quick. A truly exceptional phaco experience.»

    Kevin Barber, MD
    Advanced Center for Eyecare Global, USA
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    «We have been thrilled with the CataRhex 3, which our practice is using for 100% of our in-office phacos. The machine is indestructible, utterly reliable, and completely intuitive, so there is zero learning curve. The machine is beautiful in its simplicity and a true joy to use.»

    Jack Parker, MD PHD
    Parker Cornea Alabama, USA
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    «The CataRhex 3 is an amazing Swiss-engineered precision phacoemulsification device. It is one of the most underrated phaco machines on the US market. I have used the CataRhex 3 on hundreds of cases in direct head-to-head comparison with the other major phaco machines. The CataRhex 3 is like the David to all the other Goliath machines. The fluidics are astounding. The phaco power is more than enough even for the most dense lenses.  It is easy to set up and has a small footprint. It is my go to machine for all cataract cases.»

    Aaron Waite MD
    Waite Vision Eye Centre, Lehi, Utah, USA

How to install the CataRhex 3
Watch the step-by-step guide to setting up the CataRhex 3 for surgery.

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[1]Modulation according to the principle of the peristaltic pump
[2]As per standard, IPX6

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