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SUPREME

Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Device

Supreme is a dispersive viscoelastic solution of low molecular weight, highly purified grade of hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC) 2%, clear, isotonic, sterile, non-inflammatory and non-pyrogenic in nature. It is used for intraocular injection during anterior segment surgery.

Physico-chemical properties
Classification Dispersive
Composition 2% HPMC
Molecular weight 86 000 Da
Viscosity 3 000–4 000 cSt
pH 6.0–7.8
Osmolality 250–350 mOsmol/kg
Volume 2 ml
Storage 2-35ºC
Shelf Life 3 years
Advantages
  • Highly dispersive
  • The best endothelial protection
  • Easy removal
  • Completely transparent
  • No refrigeration necessary
  • Easy transportation and storage (2–35 ºC)
Dispersive Solution

Supreme is used to:

  • coat ocular structures during cataract surgery: in the initial part, during capsulorhexis and phacoemulsification, and during ultrasound
  • protect corneal endothelium in an eye where endothelium pathology is suspected

SMARTVISC / SMARTVISC PLUS

Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Device

SmartVisc is a cohesive, sterile, highly purified, non-inflammatory, sodium hyaluronate viscoelastic solution with high molecular weight. it is used to create space, for example, when the anterior chamber is shallow, or when the surgeon requires a higher pressure in the anterior chamber compared to the pressure in the posterior chamber.

SmartVisc SmartVisc PLUS
Classification Cohesive Cohesive
Composition Sodium Hyaluronate 1.6 % Sodium Hyaluronate 3.0 %
Molecular weight 1.2–2.0 m Da 1.0–1.8 m Da
Viscosity approx. 80 000 mPas approx. 400 000 mPas
pH 270–400 mOsmol/kg 270–400 mOsmol/kg
Osmolality 2–25ºC 2–25ºC
Volume 6.8–7.4 6.8–7.4
Storage 1 ml 1 ml
Shelf Life 3.5 years 3.5 years
Advantages
  • No refrigeration necessary
  • Good maintenance of the anterior chamber and the capsular bag
  • Controlled capsulorhexis
  • Easy IOL implantation
  • Better adhesiveness on the corneal endothelium during phacoemulsification
  • Favorable environment to ophthalmic surgery
  • Excellent tissue protection against mechanical damages
  • Steam sterilized
Cohesive Solution

SmartVisc is used to:

  • maintain space and pressure in the eye
  • keep the empty capsular bag open for IOL insertion
  • support the anterior chamber and flatten the anterior capsule
  • dilate small pupils
  • dissect areas of adhesion