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THIS IS CONTROL. 

 

This is the CONSTELLATION Vision System.

THIS IS CONTROL.

 

This is the CONSTELLATION Vision System.

 

CONSTELLATION™ is designed to help you achieve what you’ve never imagined.*

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*Please refer to CONSTELLATION™ Operator's Manual.

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Surgical Efficiency with Advanced ULTRAVIT™, HYPERVIT™ and OZil™1-4


Constellation™ helps you achieve efficiency you’ve never imagined in vitrectomy and combined surgeries.

A product shot of the 27+ Gauge Hypervit probe with a close-up of the probe tip.
A product shot of the 27+ Gauge Hypervit probe with a close-up of the probe tip.

HYPERVIT

A product shot of the 25+ Gauge Ultravit probe with a close-up of the probe tip.
A product shot of the 25+ Gauge Ultravit probe with a close-up of the probe tip.

ULTRAVIT

An close-up of the OZil tip with arrows showing its movement.
An close-up of the OZil tip with arrows showing its movement.

OZil

Increased Vitreous Flow Rate

Increase vitreous flow with the dual-pneumatic drive of the HYPERVIT™ Dual Blade Bevel vitrectomy probe and the Advanced ULTRAVIT™ Bevel vitrectomy probe, with their optimised (and surgeon-regulated) duty cycles.1,5

     

    Higher vitreous flow rate with HYPERVIT™ Probe1

    A bar graph comparing the vitreous flow rate between the 10K and 20K 27+ Gauge Hypervit probe. The 20K probe has a 26% higher vitreous flow rate. A bar graph comparing the vitreous flow rate between the 10K and 20K 25+ Gauge Hypervit probe. The 20K probe has a 44% higher vitreous flow rate.

    HYPERVIT™ Dual Blade Vitrectomy Probe compared at 20 000 CPM (maximum cut rate in core mode) with Advanced ULTRAVIT™ Probe at 10000 CPM (maximum cut rate in core mode); 95% confidence interval, n= 6 to 12 probes (27G), n=8 (25G)

     

    Higher vitreous flow rate with Advanced ULTRAVIT™ Probe1

    A bar graph comparing the vitreous flow rate between the 7.5K and 10K 27+ Gauge Ultravit probe. The 10K probe has a 18% higher vitreous flow rate.  The 10K probe has a 32% higher vitreous flow rate. A bar graph comparing the vitreous flow rate between the 7.5K and 10K 25+ Gauge Ultravit probe. The 10K probe has a 32% higher vitreous flow rate.

    Compared at 10 000 CPM (maximum cut rate in core mode) to ULTRAVIT™ Probe at 7500 CPM (maximum cut rate in core mode); 95% confidence interval, n=6–12 probes (25G), n=6-11 probes (27G).

    Enhanced Emulsification and Followability

     

    Experience enhanced lens substance emulsification ability, improved followability and an improved thermal safety profile in cataract procedures with OZil™ Torsional technology.2,4,6-8 

    NORD-CON-2300003

     
     
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    A purple logo of a circle with 3 arrows pointing inwards.

    Procedural Versatility with Bevel Tip Vitreous Cutter9

     

    CONSTELLATION™ helps you achieve versatility you’ve never imagined in vitrectomy surgeries.

    A product shot of the 25+ Gauge Ultravit probe with a close-up of the probe tip.
    A product shot of the 25+ Gauge Ultravit probe with a close-up of the probe tip.
    HYPERVIT™
    A product shot of the 27+ Gauge Ultravit probe with a close-up of the probe tip.
    A product shot of the 27+ Gauge Ultravit probe with a close-up of the probe tip.
    ULTRAVIT™
    A large pink circle that says 27+. Above it to the right, a smaller teal circle says 25+.
    A large pink circle that says 27+. Above it to the right, a smaller teal circle says 25+.
    27+™ and
    25+™ Gauge

    Superior Surgical Versatility with Bevel Tip Design

     

    The Advanced ULTRAVIT™ and the HYPERVIT™ probes both feature a bevel tip design, which allows for closer proximity to the retina and improved access to the tissue plane for superior surgical versatility.9†

     

    Bevel tip design facilitates improved access to the tissue plane9

    An image of two probe tipes, showing that the bevel tip design allows the 27+ Gauge Hypervit and 27+ Gauge Ultravit probes to be 40% closer to the tissue plane.
    An image of two probe tipes, showing that the bevel tip design allows the 27+ Gauge Hypervit and 27+ Gauge Ultravit probes to be 40% closer to the tissue plane.
    An image of two probe tipes, showing that the bevel tip design allows the 25+ Gauge Hypervit and 25+ Gauge Ultravit probes to be 47% closer to the tissue plane.
    An image of two probe tipes, showing that the bevel tip design allows the 25+ Gauge Hypervit and 25+ Gauge Ultravit probes to be 47% closer to the tissue plane.

    Advanced ULTRAVIT™ 10K Beveled Vitrectomy Probe and HYPERVIT™ Dual Blade Vitrectomy Probe compared with ULTRAVIT™ Probe.

    A Complete Portfolio for Every Step of the MIVS Procedure 

     

    Alcon offers a complete 25+™ / 27+™ gauge portfolio for improved stiffness during surgery, as well as linear incisions and optimised wound closure with the EDGEPLUS™ blade.10-12

    Images of Alcon’s 25+/27+ portfolio placed on purple backgrounds. The Vektor laser probe, Finesse Reflex, Advanced Ultravit probe, Finesse Sharkskin, Hypervit probe.
    Constellation Vision System, Hypervit Dual Blade. Vitrectomy Probe, Advanced Ultravit Beveled High Speed Probe logos.
     

     

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    A purple logo of a weight scale.

    Fluidics Stability with IOP control in combination with HYPERVIT™ and Advanced ULTRAVIT™13-16

     

    CONSTELLATION™ helps you achieve fluidics stability you’ve never imagined in vitrectomy surgeries.

    Reduced Pulsatile Traction for Stability During Surgery

     

    CONSTELLATION™ Vision System’s IOP compensation enables stable, closed-system intraocular surgery when combined with valved cannulas and the HYPERVIT™ or the Advanced ULTRAVIT™ probe.13,16,17

       

      Reduced pulsatile traction with HYPERVIT™ probes17

      A bar graph comparing the peak traction force of the 10K and 20K 25+ Gauge Hypervit probe. The 20K probe in Core Vitrectomy mode has 28% lower peak traction force.  A bar graph comparing the peak traction force of the 10K and 20K 27+ Gauge Hypervit probe. The 20K probe in Core Vitrectomy mode has 31% lower peak traction force.

      HYPERVIT™ Dual Blade Vitrectomy Probe compared at 20 000 CPM (maximum cut rate in core mode) with Advanced ULTRAVIT™ Probe at 10 000 CPM (maximum cut rate in core mode); 95% confidence interval, n= 30 probes

       

      Reduced pulsatile traction with Advanced ULTRAVIT™ probes17

      A bar graph comparing the peak traction force of the 7.5K and 10K 25+ Gauge Ultravit probe. The 10K probe in Core Vitrectomy mode has 18% lower peak traction force. A bar graph comparing the peak traction force of the 7.5K and 10K 27+ Gauge Ultravit probe. The 10K probe in Core Vitrectomy mode has 38% lower peak traction force.

      Compared at 10 000 CPM (maximum cut rate in core mode) to ULTRAVIT™ Probe at 7500 CPM (maximum cut rate in core mode); 95% confidence interval, n=30 tests

      Consistent IOP Control with CONSTELLATION™

       

      CONSTELLATION™ features a proprietary non-invasive flow sensor technology by Alcon, which enables the surgeon to maintain IOP to ± 2 mmHg.18 CONSTELLATION™ compensates for and provides control of infusion pressure, while also offering simultaneous irrigation and infusion.13

      A close-up image of the Non-Invasive Flow Sensor.
       

       

      A purple icon of a surgeon wearing a stethoscope.
      A purple icon of a surgeon wearing a stethoscope.

      Modern Surgery with NGENUITY™ and

      V-LOCITY™ Integration19*


      CONSTELLATION™ helps you achieve what you’ve never imagined with a modern and simplified surgical workflow.

      Digitally Assisted Surgery with NGENUITY™

       

      Enhance the surgical experience with DATAFUSION™ integration of the NGENUITY™ 3D Visualization System.*

       

      Surgeons can operate NGENUITY™ through the CONSTELLATION™ Vision System to monitor real-time IOP, flow rate, cutting speed, laser and other surgical parameters, and view integrated image profiles in the CONSTELLATION™ procedural workflow. 

       

      • Maintain sharp focus with up to 5X extended depth of field20
      • Amplify surgical view with up to 48% increased magnification20
      • Resolve fine details with up to 42% increased depth resolution20

       

      Data Fusion Logo
      NGENUITY 3D Visualization System and the CONSTELLATION Vision System on a white background with a green and purple lines flowing between them to indicate DATAFUSION integration.

      Seamless Laser Operation

       

      Control all laser parameters from the CONSTELLATION™ Vision System with the Embedded PurePoint™ 532nm Laser*, allowing for enhanced ease of use, safety and efficiency through RFID and voice control.21

       

      The PurePoint™ Laser is compatible with a full line of laser probes and accessories, including the VEKTOR™ Articulating Illuminated Laser Probe for unassisted scleral depression, and the Laser Indirect Ophthalmoscope (LIO) for efficient laser delivery with comfort.22*

       

      PurePoint Logo
      An image of the PUREPOINT Laser on a purple background.

      Improved Operating Room Turnover

       

      Increase operating room turnover with V-LOCITY™ Efficiency Components, which enables19:

       

      • Automated surgeon-controlled Fluid/Air Exchange (F/AX)*
      • Automatic recognition of each device connected to EnGauge™ RFID*
      • Elimination of setup errors with colour coordinated and keyed connectors*
      • Silicone oil injection and extraction with the CONSTELLATION™ Viscous Fluid Control Pack*

       

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      *Please refer to CONSTELLATION™ Operator's Manual.

      A History of Innovation

       

      The CONSTELLATION™ Vision System continues to evolve, delivering vitreoretinal technologies that will shape tomorrow. 

      A timeline ranging from 2009 to 2019 showcasing the evolution of CONSTELLATION Vision System features.

      Alcon Services

       

      Supported by World-Class Service Centered on You

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      Reach

      The Largest Network

       

      1000+ Clinical and technical experts worldwide

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      Expertise

      The Most Experienced Specialists

       

      Alcon Technical Specialists

      100+ Hours of training and certification

       

      Alcon Clinical Specialists
      15+
      Years of ophthalmic and medical experience

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      Partnership

      Training & Collaboration

      Every Step of the Way

       

      Installation
      Training
      Ongoing Support

      Clinical Support

      Instructions for Use (IFU)

       

      For a full list of indications, contraindications and warnings, please visit ifu.alcon.com and refer to the relevant product’s instructions for use.

      Alcon Experience Academy

       

      For relevant training content from industry thought leaders

      References:

      1. Alcon Data on File, REF-00405, 2018. 
      2. Vasavada AR. Comparison of torsional and microburst longitudinal phacoemulsification: a prospective, randomized, masked clinical trial. ASCRS Presentation. April 28-May 2, 2007.
      3. Davison J. Cumulative tip travel and implied followability of longitudinal and torsional phacoemulsification. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2008;34:986-990.
      4. Fernández de Castro LE, et al. Bead-flow pattern: quantization of fluid movement during torsional and longitudinal phacoemulsification. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2010;36(6):1018-1023.
      5. Alcon Data on File, REF-01981, 2017. 
      6. Han Y, et al. Heat production: longitudinal versus torsional phacoemulsification. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2009;35:1799-1805.
      7. Jun B, Berdahl JP, Kim T. Thermal study of longitudinal and torsional ultrasound phacoemulsification: tracking the temperature of the corneal surface, incision and hand piece. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2010;36(5):832-837.
      8. Zacharias J. Thermal characterization of phaco probes operated in torsional and longitudinal modalities using alternative methodologies. ASCRS Presentation. 2011. San Diego, CA.
      9. Alcon Data on File, REF-03769, 2017.
      10. Alcon Data on File, REF-03559, 2009. 
      11. Avery R. Single surgeon experience with an enhanced 25+ vitrectomy probe/entry system. ASCRS Poster, 2009.
      12. D. Esmaili. Valved Cannula Systems. Retina Today, 2012.
      13. Riemann C, et al. Prevention of intraoperative hypotony during vitreoretinal surgery: an instrument comparison. ASCRS. Poster Presentation, 2010.
      14. Chu TG, Buboltz DC, Abulon DJ. Comparison of aqueous flow rates with two commercially available vitrectomy systems. ARVO Poster Presentation, 201x0.
      15. Buboltz DC. New method for evaluating flow rates and intraocular pressures during simulated vitreoretinal surgeries. ARVO Congress Poster Presentations, 2010. Fort Lauderdale, FL.
      16. Irannejad A, Tambat S, Abulon DJK. Retropulsion and mass flow of 27-gauge vitrectomy probes: comparison of dual-blade/flat-tipped probes and single-blade/beveled probes. Poster presented at: 18th Congress of the European Society of Retina Specialists; September 20 –23, 2018; Vienna, Austria.
      17. Alcon Data on File, REF-00404, 2018.
      18. Kaiser P. Advanced vitreous cutter offers duty cycle control. Retinal Physician, 2009.
      19. Alcon Data on File, REF-06783, 2008.
      20. Alcon Data on File, REF-00389, 2017. 
      21. Alcon Data on File, REF-15206, 2017.
      22. Alcon Data on File, REF-03094, 2017.

       

      Medical Devices manufactured by Alcon comply with all applicable laws and regulations. For indications, contraindications, warnings and serious incidents please refer to the relevant product’s direction for use or operator manuals.

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