CATARHEX 3 MAKING THE DIFFERENCE WITH SPEEP®

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The CataRhex 3 surgical platform from Oertli proves that great things sometimes come in small packages. With unbeatably compact dimensions and a lightweight at just five kilograms, the phaco device CataRhex 3 is systematically focused on mobility and portability – without compromising on performance. With the new SPEEP pump and the familiar easyPhaco technology, we have developed 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. There is an integrated compressor for anterior vitrectomy, and the HFDS application ensures promising long-term results for glaucoma surgery1.

Make the difference – with the CataRhex 3 by Oertli.

Small platform, great performance

The CataRhex 3 by Oertli is a consistently compact and portable surgical platform for cataract and glaucoma surgery. The whole load of Oertli’s innovative power is hidden in an impressively small housing. The perfectly precise flow control, the powerful performance and the high user-friendliness of the CataRhex 3, make it the ideal phaco device in eye surgery – in any situation anywhere.

Cataract

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SPEEP® pump
The SPEEP pump uses the same principle as a peristaltic pump2 to control the flow. SPEEP also allows the vacuum to be controlled with the foot pedal.

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easyPhaco® technology
Fluidics based on physics. Thanks to Oertli's fluidics concept, easyPhaco allows a direct fragment followability and provides a strong fragment holdability.

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The multifunctional pedal
The robust multifunctional pedal enables reliable control of the system with simple foot movements. The pedal is waterproof3, extremely compact and weighs just 2.6 kolograms.

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HF Capsulotomy
Since its launch in 1991, high-frequency capsulotomy has proven to be the ideal method for opening the lens capsule in uncountable cases - entirely without the usual tearing by forceps and needles.

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

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Irrigation / aspiration with Safety Design
The Quick Tips with Safety Design have an extended shaft for improved subincisional access and are developed to ensure stable anterior chamber conditions.

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Simple and safe operation
The display is clearly laid out, the device is easy to use. The surgical platform is also exceptionally quick to start up: The system is ready to use just a few seconds after being switched on.

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Instruments
Everything that matches has come together. This particularly applies to the instruments, which have been perfectly integrated into the surgical system. The hand pieces of high-quality titanium are ergonomic master accomplishments that demonstrate tailor-made perfection in every respect.

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Accessories of unique quality
As all Oertli devices, the CataRhex 3 surgical platform is a closed system that does not only comprise perfectly matching instruments but also tailor-made device accessories.

  • MAKING THE DIFFERENCE WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL PHACO EXPERIENCE

    «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
  • MAKING THE DIFFERENCE IN RELIABILITY

    «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
  • MAKING THE DIFFERENCE WITH ASTOUNDING FLUIDICS

    «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
  • MAKING THE DIFFERENCE WITH UNIQUE VERSATILITY

    «The best fluidics and versatility compared to other technologies. My professional life has changed since I started using Oertli.»

    Dr. Fernando Aguilera
    Instituto de Ojos, Mexicali, Mexico
  • MAKING THE DIFFERENCE WITH REMARKABLE CHAMBER STABILITY

    «After using the CataRhex 3 for more than 5000 cataract cases, my opinion is: the anterior chamber is really stable, can be used for any grade of cataract, safe for cornea endothetial, faster visual recovery, and very ideal for World Vision 2020 program. Moreover, the consumables and the maintenance of the machine are economical. It’s a truly mobile phaco machine.»

    Dr. Rezaldi Pratama
    Ichsan Medical Centre Hospital Bintaro, Tangerang Selatan, Indonesia
  • MAKING THE DIFFERENCE WITH MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE

    «CataRhex 3 is the safest high performance phaco machine ever invented, yet it’s the smallest. Brilliant!»

    Dr. Indra Syarief
    Rumah Sakit Ibu dan Anak Zahirah, Jakarta Selatan, Indonesia
  • MAKING THE DIFFERENCE WITH STRONG CONFIDENCE

    «Until now I have strong confidence in the Oertli phaco machine regarding the power, holding strength and anterior chamber stability. The six-piezzo phaco handpiece remains cold throughout the procedure. This machine is portable, lightweight and versatile for use in mass eye-camp cataract surgery and performs well at any site.»

    Dr. Vidyapati Mangunkusumo
    Jakarta Eye Center, Menteng, Jakarta, Indonesia
  • MAKING THE DIFFERENCE WITH EXCELLENT FLUIDICS

    «Wonderful machine. Excellent fluidics. Oertli CataRhex 3 never disappoints me whatsoever dense cataract it is.»

    Dr. Naveed Ahmed Qureshi
    Al-Shifa Trust Eye Hospital, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
  • MAKING THE DIFFERENCE WITH GREAT RELIABILITY

    «Very good machines. Compact, efficient and very reliable.»

    Dr. Georges Saadeh
    Haykal Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
  • MAKING THE DIFFERENCE WITH CONSISTENT STABILITY

    «I have been using the CataRhex 3 for the past years in most of my cataract cases. I found it satisfactory and I am really happy with the effectiveness in all kinds of cataracts. Stable, reliable and effective.»

    Dr. Ayman Mdanat
    Ammon Eye Center, Amman, Jordan
  • MAKING THE DIFFERENCE WITH IMPRESSIVE SIMPLICITY

    «As running three different OR teams, I need CataRhex 3 platforms, that all my teams can easily and efficiently rely on. Still what impresses me the most, is using the Oertli easyTip. Specially, in stony hard cataract cases what we handle in Upper Egypt.»

    Dr. Lotfy Girgis Abdalla Eshak
    Sohag Teaching Hospital, Sohag, Egypt

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

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Oertli data on file

1B. Pajic, B. Pajic-Eggspuehler, and I. Haefliger, “New minimally invasive, deep sclerotomy ab-interno surgical procedure for glaucoma, six years of follow-up,” Journal of glaucoma, vol. 20, no. 2, pp. 109–114, 2011, doi: 10.1097/IJG.0b013e3181dddf31.
2Modulation according to the principle of the peristaltic pump
3As per standard, IPX6

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