August 9, 2012, Marshfield Hills, MA – From the creators of the revolutionary Kitaro Dry and Wet Lab cataract surgery training system comes an exciting new set of kits for advanced surgeons to practice complex surgical procedures.
The Kitaro system offers surgeons the ability to repeatedly practice procedures and techniques using synthetic but realistic materials without complicated preparation and expensive consumable goods such as those needed for porcine wet labs.
The Kitaro Complex Case Lab 1 allows a surgeon to practice such cases as small pupil management, weak or ruptured zonules, and intraocular lens transcleral fixation. The surgeon may also elect practice phakic IOL insertion with an optional add-on part. The kit includes specialized realistic artificial cornea parts for each procedure, which attach to the sclera part. The sclera part sits on top of an oculomotor device that provides a realistic feel for the eye movements during surgery. The kit also includes a number of mock instruments, a set of mock iris retractors and a capsular tension ring. Special artificial nuclei for practicing weak zonule management are also included in each kit.
The Kitaro Complex Case Lab 2 allows a surgeon to practice conventional extracapsular extraction (ECCE) and posterior capsule rupture management (PCRM). This kit offers the same oculomotor device, but set on a redesigned base and mask specific to the procedures. The kit includes specialized artificial corneas, scleras, sclerocorneal sheets and nuclei for each procedure, as well as a number of reusable mock instruments.
Each kit comes assembled in a handy carrying case with instructional booklets and DVDs. Any additional or replacement items may be ordered as needed.
FCI Ophthalmics, Inc. is the exclusive importer and distributor for the United States and Canada. FCI Ophthalmics can be reached by calling 1-800-932-4202, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by FAX at 1-781-826-9062.