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OSM560-April_DIGITAL_Layout 1 4/5/13 2:33 PM Page 150 PRODUCT News Reusable Trocars Reduce Cost and Waste As an alternative to disposable trocars, Aesculap's Reusable Trocar System enables laparoscopic access with less cost, and less waste, per case. The trocars, available in 3.5mm, 5mm, 10mm and 12mm sizes, are modular in design for simple disassembly and thorough cleaning, and are color-coded for easy identification of their compatible components. Lightweight, ergonomic and low-profile in design — the 3.5mm and 5mm trocars are ideal for single-port cases — their weight distribution ensures balance when inserted into the abdomen. Choose between single-use, bladeless dilating and fully reusable obturators. aesculapusa.com Clearly Visible, Lasting Eye Marks Improve the quality of markings made on the ocular surface with Beaver-Visitec International's Osher ThermoDot Marker, a bipolar instrument used to create precise reference points for a variety of eye procedures, including intraocular lens placement. Ink is effective for marking the eye's capsule, but diffuses on the ocular surface and could disappear entirely, says Robert H. Osher, MD, the marker's creator. This ink-free instrument's 1 5 0 | O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E | A P R I L 2 013

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