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Surgical Techniques

Watch videos showing new emerging surgical techniques, instruments, and procedures in the vitreoretinal field.

Improved Comfort, Faster Recovery

The micro-incision advantage of the ALCON® MIVS® platform is highly beneficial to your patients, with enhanced postoperative comfort and faster visual recovery.1 A smaller incision size can have a big impact:

  • More beneficial for your patients than 20-gauge because of increased comfort2
  • Helps patients heal faster and more comfortably than with a 20-gauge procedure because of small-gauge incisions2,3
  • Allows for reduced corneal astigmatism, less inflammation, and less disruption to the conjunctiva than with 20-gauge procedures4
 ALCON® MIVS® procedure – 3 days post-op

ALCON® MIVS® procedure – 3 days post-op

 20-gauge procedure – 3 days post-op

20-gauge procedure – 3 days post-op

Leaking sclerotomy may lead to postoperative hypotony. Vitreous traction has been known to create retinal tears and retinal detachments.

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