CataRhex 3 in glaucoma surgery
In operative treatment of glaucoma, the mobile surgical platform CataRhex 3 allows for even greater safety and efficiency in micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). HFDS creates direct access from the anterior chamber to the Schlemm’s canal, thereby avoiding the resistance of the trabecular meshwork. This leads to excellent long-term results and a low complication rate despite the short intervention time.
HFDS stands for High Frequency Deep Sclerotomy. In micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS), HFDS creates direct access from the anterior chamber to the Schlemm’s canal and further into the sclera. The resistance of the trabecular meshwork is thus bypassed. The abee glaucoma tip is inserted through 1.2 mm paracentesis and, by means of diathermy output, it creates six small sclerotomy pockets in the iridocorneal angle, ensuring improved outflow of aqueous fluid.
HFDS can be used individually and can also be ideally combined with cataract surgery. HFDS is characterised by a very short intervention time. Bleb formation is prevented, and so is fibroblast movement to the sclerotomy. Moreover, there are no corneal scars. Oertli’s High Frequency Deep Sclerotomy boasts excellent long-term results. If required, a further HFDS intervention can be made to optimise results.
Advantages of HFDS
- Ideal in combination with cataract surgery or as individual application
- Very short intervention time
- Excellent long-term results
- No bleb-formation, no corneal scars
- Surgery can be repeated
- Very low complication rate
Instruments and accessories
|Diathermie hand piece, reusable|
|VE201710||Hand piece long, „plug-on“ diathermy, cable 3 m, floating connector (black)|
|VE201712||Hand piece short, "plug-on" diathermy, cable 3m, floating connector|
|HFDS Glaukom-Plug-On-Tip, reusable|
|VE201751||abee® glaucoma tip, ab interno, High Frequency Deep Sclerotomy|
Do you want to find out more about it?
Ab-Interno Deep Sclerotomy in Eight Simple Steps, Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today Europe, 2017
HFDS Glaucom Procedure, Dr. Bojan Pajic, European Opthalmic Review, 2012
New Minimally Invasive, Deep Sclerotomy ab interno Surgical Procedure for Glaucoma, Six Years of Follow-up, Dr. Bojan Pajic, Journal of Glaucoma, 2011
The Future Way of Phaco & MIGS Surgeries - Highlights from ESCRS Satellite Symposium, The Ophthalmologist, 2015