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THIS IS PRECISION.

 

This is the FINESSE® SHARKSKIN® ILM Forceps.

 

Grasp and peel with confidence.

THIS IS PRECISION

This is the FINESSE® SHARKSKIN® ILM Forceps.

Grasp and peel with confidence.

 

Three interlocking circles. Inside the first circle is a dark purple icon of open hands with a medical logo between the palms. Text underneath reads “atraumatic design.” Inside the second circle is a dark purple icon of a bullseye with an arrow in the middle. Text underneath reads “surgical precision.” Inside the last circle is a dark purple icon of a hand holding a pen in a writing position. Text underneath reads “grasping ability.”

Engineered for Precision

 
 
Dark purple icon of open hands with a medical logo between the palms.

Atraumatic Design


Designed for Atraumatic Performance and Easy Facilitation of Peeling1,2


Laser-ablated microstructures in the SHARKSKIN® ILM forceps are engineered to enhance kinetic friction, supporting atraumatic ILM peeling.1,2

The 10 x 10 x 5μm teeth pointed toward the grasping edge is designed to1,2:

Close up of the FINESSE SHARKIN ILM Forceps grasping edge.
Close up of the FINESSE SHARKIN ILM Forceps grasping edge.

Enable surgeons to grasp only the intended retinal anatomy

ILM peel
ILM peel

Easily facilitate initiation of the ILM peel

Close up of the SHARKSKIN ILM forceps grasping tissue to demonstrate its peeling ability.
Close up of the SHARKSKIN ILM forceps grasping tissue to demonstrate its peeling ability.

Reduce trauma to the retina during peeling

 
 
Dark purple icon of a bullseye with an arrow in the middle.
Dark purple icon of a bullseye with an arrow in the middle.

Surgical Precision

 

Shaped for Grasping Precision and Reduced Indentation Force1,2


An adapted grasping platform and angled tip closure enable grasping precision 

during surgical procedures.3

 

The dynamic forceps shape is designed to:

Close up of the SHARKSKIN ILM forceps grasping ILM tissue.
Close up of the SHARKSKIN ILM forceps grasping ILM tissue.

Reduce indentation force needed to grasp the ILM by 50%2

Close up of the SHARKSKIN ILM forceps showcasing its angled tip.
Close up of the SHARKSKIN ILM forceps showcasing its angled tip.

Conform to the curvature of the retina1,3

Close up of the SHARKSKIN ILM forceps touching ILM tissue.
Close up of the SHARKSKIN ILM forceps touching ILM tissue.

Increase grasping ability by

nearly two-fold2

Close up of the SHARKSKIN ILM forceps grasping ILM tissue.
Close up of the SHARKSKIN ILM forceps grasping ILM tissue.

Reduce the need for repeated grasping

which may cause complications3

 
 
Dark purple icon of a hand holding a pen in a writing position.
Dark purple icon of a hand holding a pen in a writing position.

Grasping Ability

 

A Larger Grasping Platform to Optimise and Improve Grasp3,4*


A larger grasping platform is designed to improve grasping ability and mitigate potential retinal damage for your patients.3,4*

 

The 59% larger 27+® grasping platform is designed to2,3*:

Close up of the SHARKSKIN ILM forceps touching ILM tissue.
Close up of the SHARKSKIN ILM forceps touching ILM tissue.

Mitigate membrane shedding2

Close up of the SHARKSKIN ILM forceps touching ILM tissue.
Close up of the SHARKSKIN ILM forceps touching ILM tissue.

Decrease the closing angle of the forceps3
 

*When compared to REVOLUTION® DSP ILM FORCEP 27G

Close up of the SHARKIN ILM forceps showcasing the length of the grasping edge.
Close up of the SHARKIN ILM forceps showcasing the length of the grasping edge.

Increase the length of the grasping edge3

Alcon Experience Academy

 

For relevant training content from industry thought leaders

    1. Alcon Data on File, REF-02476, 2016.

    2. Alcon Data on File, REF-02478, 2018.

    3. Alcon Data on File, REF-02522, 2017.

    4. Alcon Data on File, REF-04981, 2010. 

     

    Please refer to the relevant product direction for use for list of indications, contraindications and warnings.

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