Accutome Chang LRI Diamond Knife Corrects Astigmatism

Doctor-developed tool for procedures using intraoperative wavefront aberrometer
Malvern, Penn. (March 11, 2014) – Accutome launched a new surgical knife for manual astigmatic keratotomy. Developed in conjunction with David F. Chang M.D., the Chang LRI Diamond Knife design increases maneuverability when using the Wavetec ORA and Clarity Medical Systems Holos devices.

Chang surgical knife

Accutome’s Chang LRI Diamond Knife for for manual astigmatic keratotomy.

The Chang LRI Diamond Knife was developed specifically for correcting astigmatism using an intraoperative aberrometer. Its customized, shorter handle design provides better control under the shorter working distance created by ORA and Holos device use. A winged footplate provides superior visualization and reduces epithelium drag.

The knife is available with a choice of three depths – 0.5mm, 0.55mm and 0.6mm. A fully retractable J-locking mechanism provides blade and sharps protection. Like all Accutome diamond knives the Chang LRI uses the highest quality pre-set diamond blade and is compatible with all types of sterilization.

David F. Chang M.D. is Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at University of California (San Francisco, Calif.) and an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Chinese University (Hong Kong). He has developed a wide range of surgical tools, including over a dozen knives, choppers and cannulas designed in collaboration with Accutome and other ophthalmic companies.

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Accutome Expands AccuSharp Series of Ophthalmic Surgical Knives

M-Series single use knives for cataract procedures
Malvern, Penn. (January 29, 2014) – Accutome has added to its AccuSharp® Series of Ophthalmic Surgical Knives with the new M-Series Angled Disposable Slit Knives.

Accutome M-Series

Accutome M-Series single use AccuSharp knives for cataract procedures

The M-Series is made of the highest quality stainless steel and features a new “teardrop” bevel design for superior sharpness. The new knives provide surgeons with a 2.0mm depth indicator to help generate proper wound architecture. For sharps safety, each blade is locks into a protective plastic case. The M-Series comes in a variety of sizes compatible with the latest micro-incision cataract procedures.

Free samples are available by request.

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Accutome, Volk and Keeler AAO Meeting Joint Exhibit Recognized in Best in Show Contest

Malvern, Penn. (January 27, 2014) – The joint exhibit of Accutome, Keeler and Volk at the 2013 American Academy of Ophthalmology(AAO) meeting in New Orleans was awarded an Honorable Mention in the exhibition’s Best In Show contest. After this success, the three companies intend to exhibit together again at the 2014 AAO meeting.

Accutome, Keeler, Volk

Accutome, Volk and Keeler AAO Meeting Joint Exhibit Recognized in Best in Show Contest

Accutome, Keeler and Volk offer complementary ophthalmic diagnostic, clinical and surgical products. All are part of Halma, plc, an international group of safety, health and environmental technology companies. The joint exhibit gave busy show visitors a convenient single stop to try out and buy products from all three companies. The new exhibit included a number of hands-on demonstrations for each company’s products.

“Keeler and Volk have been sister companies for almost 20 years. Since Accutome joined the group in 2012, we’ve been looking for additional ways their relationship under the same parent could benefit customers,” explained Adam Meyers, Divisional Chief Executive for Halma. “The joint exhibit was carefully planned for the best customer experience possible while retaining focus on the individual brands.”

The exhibit was chosen for the mention by evaluators from AAO’s Exhibit Effectiveness Evaluation team and Jefferson Davis of Competitive Edge. It was recognized for its ease of navigation for show attendees and clear corporate branding for each of the three companies.

According to the show report, the exhibit was “a marketing “how to” successfully combine disparate brands and companies under one exhibit property and still make it easy for attendees to comprehend the connection. From top to bottom, all details of this exhibit were strategically conceived and very well executed.”

For more information on the companies, visit the Halma health optics page.

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Accutome, Keeler and Volk to Unveil Joint Exhibit at AAO Meeting

Malvern, Penn. (Sept. 25, 2013) – Accutome, Keeler and Volk will display a new 80-foot by 80-foot exhibition booth for the annual American  Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in New Orleans. The eye care companies, all part of the Halma Health Optics group, will exhibit their products in booth No. 2245 from Nov. 15–19 at the Morial Convention Center.

New joint booth from the Halma Health Optics group at AAO 2013

New joint booth from the Halma Health Optics group at AAO 2013

Accutome, Keeler and Volk offer critical diagnostic, clinical and surgical products to the ophthalmic community. The joint booth will give busy ophthalmologists and other eye professionals one stop to view each company’s diverse offerings.

The new exhibit will provide visitors with a more active role in viewing and testing products. Eye care professionals can see how Accutome’s latest powerful and portable diagnostic ultrasound system, the Connect platform, allows ophthalmologists to run Accutome’s A-Scan, B-Scan and UBM on a single laptop, tablet or PC. Accutome’s other new surgical and diagnostic instruments such as the AccuSharp guarded blades will also be displayed.

Keeler’s new 40H Slit Lamp combines the company’s typical craftsmanship and design with x6 to x40 magnifications and an integrated yellow barrier filter. Keeler will also display its new Cryomatic MKII with plug-and-play technology and D-KAT Digital, which applies the Goldmann principle in a Keeler digital unit.

Volk will display its new TVG Surgical Gonio Lens, which was designed specifically for glaucoma surgery and other intraoperative gonioscopy procedures and is equipped with a floating lens feature that provides precise ocular control. The Volk Pictor Plus, a versatile hand-held retinal imaging device, will also be available for testing.

Accutome, Keeler and Volk are each offering numerous specials and rebates for in-show product purchases. For more information on the companies, visit the Halma health optics page.

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Accutome to Offer Keeler Eye Care Products to U.S. Customers

Malvern, Penn. (September 9, 2013) – Accutome has partnered with fellow Halma eye care company Keeler to offer three of Keeler’s popular products for sale in the United States. Its portable slit lamps the PSL Classic, PSL One and the Keeler Applanation Tonometer are now available through Accutome.

Keeler trio now for sale by Accutome

The PSL Classic allows eye care professionals to deliver a quality eye exam anywhere. It is perfect for non-ambulatory patient visits, off-site clinics and exams of young children and patients who don’t fit into the traditional examination lane, as well as for veterinary use on animals of all sizes. The PSL Classic’s advanced optics offer x10 and x16 ‘flip lever’ magnification, with illumination control down to zero. Its back-up facility ensures power 100 percent of the time. The PSL slit and wheels include slits from 0.15 to 1.6 mm wide, a 12 mm circle, and a 1 mm square to produce anterior flare, aiding in the diagnosis of uveitis.

The PSL One offers eye care professionals another portable slit lamp choice. With one standard magnification of 10x, the PSL One is a more cost-effective option than Keeler’s PSL Classic for practitioners who prefer value over the extra features. The PSL One also features slit and wheels from 0.15 to 1.6 mm, a 12mm circle and a 1mm square. Its precision-machined aluminum chassis creates a sturdy structure able to withstand daily travel and use in a busy practice. Both the PSL Classic and the PSL One can be utilized with an iPhone adaptor that enables ophthalmic video capture, turning the devices into instant digital slit lamps with high-resolution video.

Accutome will also sell the Keeler Applanation Tonometer (KAT). The FDA-approved contact tonometer aids glaucoma diagnosis with IOP measurements taken at the slit lamp as part of routine examinations. The KAT uses the ‘Goldmann method’ of measuring IOP, calculating the force required to flatten a constant area of the cornea using a special prism mounted on the tonometer head and placed against the cornea. KAT is compatible with most slit lamps.

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New AccuSharp Guarded Ophthalmic Knives from Accutome

Malvern, Penn. (July 30, 2013) – Accutome’s AccuSharp Guarded Blades are safe, disposable guarded knives that offer eye surgeons consistent and superior sharpness to meet their incisional needs.

AccuSharp Guarded Blades by Accutome

AccuSharp Guarded Blades by Accutome

The AccuSharp knives stand out from other safety knives for their similarity to the unguarded knives that surgeons are used to. The knife’s handle design is the same standard diameter as typical unguarded knives, unlike most safety knives with thick handles to accommodate the safety guard. The AccuSharp’s shield slides all the way back so that it sits behind the surgeon’s hand, allowing maximum comfort. When not in use, the guard easily slides forward to protect people from the sharp point of the blade.

AccuSharp Guarded Knives are safe, sharp and affordable options for hospitals and surgery centers that want safety knives without the expensive costs. The company currently offers a full line of Angled Slit, Crescent and Straight blades.

Surgeons can sample the AccuSharp Guarded Knives by calling Accutome at +1 800-979-2020. They are also available at a special rate that gives customers one box free after purchasing four boxes. For more information, visit or e-mail

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Accutome Hires New VP of Global Sales & Marketing

Malvern, Penn. (May 15, 2013) – Matt Virgilio has joined Accutome as its new vice president of global sales and marketing, bringing more than two decades of sales experience to the company.


In his company’s newly added position, Virgilio is responsible for growing Accutome’s presence in the ophthalmic industry with a focus on international expansion. Virgilio will direct sales of the new Connect Platform, which features the new A-Scan Plus Connect, B-Scan Plus and UBM Plus, and other Accutome products.

Virgilio has developed extensive sales and marketing experience in the medical market. He worked for more than 15 years at Quest Diagnostics, most recently as sales director where, among other responsibilities, he led efforts to expand into China and other markets.

Virgilio has completed several advanced academic certification courses in the biotech and pharmaceutical fields and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in health care administration from Ithaca College.

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Accutome to Display New Connect Platform at ASCRS Show

Malvern, Penn. (March 25, 2013) – Accutome will exhibit its latest diagnostic  equipment and surgical instruments at April’s American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery show in San Francisco. The Connect Platform features the new A-Scan Plus Connect, B-Scan Plus and UBM Plus and will be displayed April 20-23 in booth No. 1310 at the Moscone Center.



The Connect is an all-encompassing mobile solution for ophthalmologists, linking directly to a tablet, PC or laptop. It is anchored by the A-Scan Plus Connect, a tool that measures and calculates cataract patients’ axial length measurements. The Connect also includes the high-definition diagnostic machine B-Scan Plus, and the UBM Plus, an anterior segment imaging device. Show attendees can exclusively save $500 on the A-Scan Plus Connect.

Accutome will also introduce its new AccuSharp Guarded Knives, part of a complete display of its ophthalmic knife line. These disposable knives are protected by a retractable sheath that can safely cover the blade when not in use, providing protection for the surgeon and staff.

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Accutome Introduces A-Scan Plus Connect

Portable biometer meets current refractive cataract surgery demands

Malvern, Pennsylvania (February 6, 2013) – Accutome has introduced the A-Scan Plus® Connect, providing critical ophthalmic measurements for cataract surgery that is compatible on laptop, PC or tablet platforms. The compact tool eases the work of eye-care professionals who measure and calculate patients’ axial length for cataract surgery.

AScanPlus Connect

AScanPlus Connect

The A-Scan Plus Connect has multiple features to benefit ophthalmologists performing cataract surgery. Typical A-scans measure the axial length of an eyeball; Accutome’s A-Scan Plus Connect does this quicker, capturing axial length faster and with an industry-leading resolution.

Accutome’s recently FDA-approved product also features an improved and easy-to-upgrade software interface and calculation menus. The A-Scan Plus Connect’s direct-connect ability allows for an easy transfer of electronic medical records. It is laptop-based compared to most A-Scan devices, which are standalone. Its portable and lightweight structure further allows for effortless maneuvering from office-to-office.

To learn more about the A-Scan Plus Connect, visit, e-mail, or call +1 800-979-2020.

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Accutome to present new Connect platform at Hawaiian Eye 2013

Malvern, Pennsylvania (November 29, 2012) – Accutome will unveil its Connect platform diagnostic ultrasound package at the upcoming Hawaiian Eye 2013 show. Accutome will display the Connect platform and other instruments at booth 212 during the Jan.19-25 show at the Hilton Waikoloa Village in Big Island, Hawaii.

Screen shots from the A-Scan, B-Scan and UBM for Connect platform

Screen shots from the A-Scan, B-Scan and UBM for Connect platform

The Connect platform is a portable, interchangeable and upgradable ophthalmic system that allows eye care professionals to run Accutome’s A-Scan, B-Scan and UBM on a single laptop or PC. This platform features advanced diagnostic tools while saving valuable space in the office. Information gleaned from the device can easily be uploaded to electronic medical records.

Accutome will also display its latest surgical instruments, including the Eippert Femtosecond Spatula, the Solomon Femtosecond Chopper and the LRI Enhancement Forceps for laser-assisted cataract surgery. Hawaiian Eye attendees can order a B-Scan Plus or UBM Plus for $500 off at the show, and every main incision diamond knife will be specially priced at $1982 to honor Accutome’s 30th anniversary.

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