The CataRhex 3 in cataract surgery

The CataRhex 3 makes cataract surgery incredibly fast, safe, calm, and – thanks to its excellent mobility – economical and everywhere accessible. The space-saving and portable surgical platform ensures safe cataract surgery of the highest level, both in cutting-edge high-performance operating theatres and under awkward circumstances or unusual conditions. easyPhaco was developed for a safe and efficient phacoemulsification. Capsulorhexis is considerably easier with HF capsulotomy. In addition, the CataRhex 3 also offers decisive advantages and excellent characteristics in anterior vitrectomy.


In the development of cataract surgery, capsulorhexis created a milestone. It leads to greater safety in interventions and reduces the risk of radial capsule ruptures significantly. Work on the anterior lens capsule with needle or forceps is still regarded the standard procedure in phaco interventions. However, the Femto laser assisted capsulorhexis has gained increasing importance in the last few years. Oertli has successfully taken another path – using HF capsulotomy, developed in joint collaboration with Professor Rudolf Klöti, Zurich.

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easyPhaco in application


Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures performed worldwide. For surgical treatment of glaucoma, phaco – short for phacoemulsification – is the gold standard. A small tunnel incision is made in the cornea, which closes again by itself after the operation. A hollow needle is inserted through this incision during the operation. The lens nucleus is then emulsified using ultrasonic energy and aspirated. For this procedure, Oertli provides easyPhaco technology, which was developed for safe and efficient emulsification.

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Irrigation / aspiration

With irrigation and aspiration instruments, the supply of irrigation fluid and the aspiration of lens material can be combined directly in one work step. Oertli offers I/A instruments and tips with a Safety Design, which together with the SPEEP pump are an ideal combination for the removal of lens material (cortex).

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Image application HFDS glaucoma tip


The bipolar diathermy function of the CataRhex 3 has a number of applications such as the unique capsulotomy technique, the HFDS procedure for MIGS surgery and diathermy forceps. Handpieces and the easy to attach tips are manufactured from high-quality titanium.

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Anterior vitrectomy

In anterior vitrectomy, the vitreous body content is removed, and generally, a replacement fluid is inserted. The procedure is used, for instance, in the case of a loss of lens fragments in the vitreous body following a posterior capsule rupture. In such cases, Oertli brings to bear the advantages of both physics and fluidics in a highly impressive manner – safe and traction-free.

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Glaucoma surgery

In the treatment of glaucoma, Oertli's HFDS ab interno MIGS technology provides excellent long-term results

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