Performance Analysis of Millennium Vitreous Enhancer (TM) System

Performance Analysis of Millennium Vitreous Enhancer (TM) System

Author Matsuoka, Naoki Google Scholar
Teixeira, Anderson Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Lue, Jaw-Chyng Google Scholar
Fang, Sophia Google Scholar
Kerns, Ralph Google Scholar
Bhadri, Prashant Google Scholar
Humayun, Mark Google Scholar
Institution Doheny Eye Inst
Doheny Retina Inst
Niigata Univ
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Univ So Calif
Abstract BACKGROUND and OBJECTIVE: This study evaluates water and porcine vitreous flow rates and duty cycle using the Millennium Vitrectomy Enhancer (MVE) system (Bausch & Lomb, St. Louis, MO).MATERIALS and METHODS: A precision balance measured mass of water or vitreous removed from a vial within a certain time by 20-, 23-, and 25-gauge MVE cutters at 800, 1,000, 1,500, 2,000, and 2,500 cuts per minute (CPM) with various aspiration levels was studied. Frame-by-frame analysis of high-speed video was used to determine duty cycle.RESULTS: Larger cutter and higher aspiration levels produced greater flow rates. Water flow rate showed a parabolic trend peaking at 1,500 CPM and dropping moderately and vitreous flow rate increased moderately with cut-rate increased. the MVE system maintained a high flow rate and high duty cycle even at high cut-rates.CONCLUSION: Flow rates for the MVE system are stable and predictable for all cutter gauges, which should aid the surgeon to select the optimal parameters for vitrectomy.
Language English
Sponsor Eye Concepts laboratory at the Doheny Eye Institute
Bausch Lomb, Inc.
Doheny Eye Institute
National Eye Institute basic research grant
Grant number National Eye Institute basic research grant: EY03040
Date 2011-03-01
Published in Ophthalmic Surgery Lasers & Imaging. Thorofare: Slack Inc, v. 42, n. 2, 6 p., 2011.
ISSN 1542-8877 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Slack Inc
Extent 6
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000305325900012

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