Oertli CataRhex 3 Phacoemulsification
The Oertli surgical platform CataRhex 3 impressively demonstrates that great platforms can sometimes be very small. With hitherto unachieved compactness and a lightweight of five kilogrammes, the CataRhex 3 device is consistently geared to mobility and portability – without making any compromises on performance. easyPhaco technology ensures safe and efficient emulsification. Thanks to the HF capsulotomy tip, capsulorhexis has become incredibly easy. In the I/A mode, CortexMode ensures even greater safety. A compressor has been integrated for anterior vitrectomy, and in glaucoma surgery, the HFDS application ensures excellent long-term results.
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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 device in eye surgery – in any situation anywhere.
Fluidics – perfectly used
That it is for good reason Oertli is considered the innovative leader in eye surgery when it comes to making best use of fluidics and physics, is proved by the CataRhex 3 as well. The fluidics concept works with physical laws in a consistent way and makes additional software manipulations unnecessary. Nor is the CataRhex 3 device dependable on complicated electronics and sensor systems. Thanks to the perfect flow control of the peristaltic principle, the CataRhex 3 develops incredible precision and tremendous power, with easyPhaco in phaco emulsification, and in I/A and anterior vitrectomy. The flow can be controlled at steps of 0,1ml. With the innovative CortexMode, the I/A vacuum can be built up instantly, and the flow can nevertheless be precisely limited. The vacuum sensor integrated into the tubing system ensures reliable monitoring.
The multifunctional pedal
The strong multifunctional pedal of the CataRhex 3 enables reliable and precise steering and control of the system by making simple foot movements. The pedal is waterproof, requires very little space, and only weighs 2.6 kg. It can easily be moved aside with the foot and ensures fatigue-free operation.
Precise flow control
The flow control of the peristaltic pump of the CataRhex 3 allows for perfect control and absolute precision. Vacuum build-up happens in an incredibly short time. In their finest form, flow and vacuum then become a dynamic tool allowing for incredibly fast and precise surgery in the anterior segment.
By making use of fluidics technology, easyPhaco enables immediate aspiration of the lens material and ensures perfect followability. easyPhaco provides unsurpassed chamber stability, efficient fragment aspiration and perfect emulsification. The unique design of the tips ensure unsurpassed chamber stability, while at the same time, incredibly high holdability can be felt. Aspiration of fragments runs efficiently and without any repulsions. Due to its distinct manufacturing quality, the phaco handpiece is incredibly robust and durable.
HFDS High Frequency Deep Sclerotomy
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.
Simple and safe operation
Especially in unusual situations or under pressure of time, it is essential that eye surgery can be performed simply and efficiently. That is why the surgical platform CataRhex 3 has been consistently geared to user-friendliness and does without complicated menu navigation. Entries and commands can be easily performed via pleasantly tangible keys. Each of the clearly arranged operating buttons always has the same function, which can be activated instantly by key pressure. This makes sure that – when it has to go quickly – it actually goes quickly.