The new Reflex Plus surgical microscope from Endure Medical, Inc. represents a new generation in cutting-edge approach and affordability.
(PRWEB) March 20, 2009 -- Endure Medical (www.enduremed.com) has created a ophthalmic surgical microscope that delivers the best of all worlds... excellent optical quality, exceptional red reflex and a price that is substantially less than other high end surgical microscopes. The Reflex Plus utilizes a patent pending collimated light module to give a unique and vibrant red reflex.
This module is an innovative and potentially revolutionary way to illuminate the field under a stereo microscope to provide the best possible contrast, depth perception, resolution and red reflex.
The principal component of this concept is true optically co-axial, collimated, stereo illumination. This is done for each viewing optical pathway for a stereo microscope.
Two beams of collimated light are projected onto the eye. This allows the illumination beams to maintain parallelism (no convergence) and eliminates any back glare or reflections originating from the objective lens. This is vastly different from the conventional converging light delivery systems now in the market.
The Reflex Plus projects over-lapping circles instead of the traditional single circular spot of illumination projected onto the target field (see side picture). Light then bounces off the target field up back up into the microscope. This image reflection passes back through the beam splitter plate, into the objective lens, and into the microscope system for magnification and viewing.
The modularity of the illumination system allows it to be retro-fitted to existing microscope systems with traditional illumination systems.
The design incorporates a modular system that utilizes a beam of collimated light for each optical axis or pathway. This design provides exceptional visualization and depth perception, as well as, outstanding red reflex for cataract surgery. Because the light is optically co-axial, it does a better job of illuminating down into a cavity or opening. Light coming in from off-axis cannot penetrate down into the opening as can co-axial light. Due to the fact that red reflex is so optimized, less light is actually needed to provide ample visualization, thus resulting in a safer and more comfortable procedure for the patient.
The Reflex is fully capable of supporting any accessory including video systems, assistants' scopes, and retinal accessories. Finally, ophthalmic surgeons have an American Made option that delivers.
Endure Medical, Inc.
1455 Ventura Drive
Cumming, GA 30040
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