A pedal of world class

The dual-linear foot pedal is the multifunctional control unit of the Faros. Made of strong metal and manufactured with greatest perfection, the pedal responds to all commands of the surgeon instantly and in a highly sensible way.

Dual-linear perfection

Oertli invented the dual-linear foot control back in 1985 and has continuously perfected it ever since. It offers unsurpassed precision in difficult manoeuvres and boasts all advantages of the peristaltic pump in vitreoretinal surgery. The flow can be controlled even in the finest range, the cutting instrument remains controllable at any time, irrespectively of whether you perform a single cut or work at the highest speed.

In its most intelligent form, the dual-linear control becomes manifest in the Faros foot pedal. The pedal provides the surgeon with total control and can be attuned to the surgeon’s wishes and needs. Various functions can be assigned to the auxiliary switches, e.g. switching between programmes, modulation of ultrasound power output, activation of the override function as well as altering the height of the bottle.

Individual settings can be programmed for up to 50 surgeons. The pedal is waterproof and takes up little space, it can easily be moved with the foot and ensures fatigue-free operation. The cable of the Faros device works with a classic cable connection to secure reliable data transmission.

New OS 4 feature: Multifunctional pedal with over 100 setting options


    «Working with the OS 4 has several advantages for me, especially in the posterior segment with 27G: The infusion line is easy to click-on and does not dislocate, the flow stabilizes the eye even with higher vacuum rates and the instruments have superior stiffness. The speed of silicone oil injection/extraction is mind blowing. But what I like most is the footswitch: not only is the laser integrated, it also allows me to change the light settings with my pedal to enhance visibility and play with the contrast. My absolute favourite feature of the pedal is the luxury of being able to switch between fluid and air (and back, and back again...) with my foot.»

    Prof. Dr. med. Kai Januschowski
    Augenklinik St. Petersberg, Germany