Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Devices (OVDs)
Alcon OVDs are trusted and consistent products designed for optimised protection of the cornea, with cohesive and dispersive properties and sufficient volume for evey step of the procedure.
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9. Alcon data on file, REF-14204, 2021.
10. DisCoVisc® Direction for Use
11. Alcon Internal Sales Data.
Please refer to the relevant product direction for use for list of indications, contraindications and warnings.