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Beaver-Visitec International offers a broad range of surgical knives for ophthalmic and other microsurgical procedures.
Advanced Beaver® Mini-Blades are designed to enhance control and precision in a broad range of surgical procedures, while maintaining the quality customers have relied on for more than 75 years.
Advanced grindless manufacturing technology ensures consistent sharpness and blade geometry. New features are designed to make Beaver® Mini-Blades easier and safer to use:
Beaver® Mini-Blades are available in a range of familiar blade sizes and geometries.
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Advances in cataract lens design, insertion techniques and phacoemulsification procedures have decreased incision size and elevated post-surgical outcomes. These areas have remained the focus of ophthalmic companies. Yet, all cataract surgical procedures begin and end with the incision. That’s why Beaver-Visitec International is fully committed to the enhancement of "incision architecture" through the research and development of innovative, high-quality and cost-effective knives and instruments.
Beaver® Xstar® Safety Knives feature a specially designed, integrated retractable shield that protects the blade in procedure and handling. Beaver® Safety Cataract Knives are designed to minimize the risk of accidental surgical blade injuries that could occur during all phases of a surgical procedure: before use, during passing, between steps of the procedure, after use, or during disposal. The shield is activated by the user through a spring-assisted slider that provides tactile and audible feedback in both the shielded and unshielded positions.
Beaver® Xstar® Safety Knives are available in slit, crescent and sideport blades in a wide range of sizes.
The Xstar® Blade technology is based on a proprietary grindless process for manufacturing surgical blades, for exceptional sharpness and consistency. Our single and double bevel blade geometry allows the cataract surgeon to create the desired incision architecture, whether the incision is scleral or corneal.
Beaver-Visitec International also offers a wide range of conventional knives for cataract surgery. Beaver® Xstar® Slit Knives, Implant Knives and Crescent Knives come in a variety of sizes to meet the needs of ophthalmic surgeons. Request more information
Developed through the technology and processes used in semiconductor fabrication, Atomic Edge™ silicon single-use blades deliver higher quality and performance than single-use metal blades. It is the first single-use silicon blade for ophthalmic surgery.
The Atomic Edge™ represents a breakthrough in blade technology with its single crystalline silicon molecular structure to deliver edge sharpness and performance approaching that of a diamond blade. The Atomic Edge™ blade features an edge radius of 40 nm, comparing to approximately 600 nm for metal knives, and 20 nm for diamond knives.
Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) photos of knife cutting edge at 10,000x magnification:
Atomic Edge™ safety knives are designed to combine diamond-like performance with single-use safety and convenience.
The Atomic Edge™ blade architecture is designed for incision control. The double-bevel design ensures straight penetration in single or two-plane clear cornea incision. The blade has non-sharpened parallel sides that minimize the risks of accidental side-cutting. The tip angle has been designed to produce the correct penetration depth, resisting over penetration.
Similar to Beaver® Safety Ophthalmic Knives, Atomic Edge™ knives feature an advanced retractable protective shield designed to protect healthcare professionals and to protect the blade. The shield's slider mechanism is designed to open and close with a single-hand operation. Request more information
The same Atomic Edge™ technology is used to provide a broad range of accurate depth knives for Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI) and groove incisions.
Atomic Edge™ Accurate Depth Knives benefits:
This kit provides the single-use tools needed for creating limbal relaxing incisions. It matches a high-quality Atomic Edge™ Accurate Depth Knife with the flexibility of the Beaver® Swivel Fixation Ring and a Marking Pen that can be used for smooth, clear markings on the eye. These products are single-use and come to you in a single package.
Atomic Edge™ LRI Kit benefits:
Each Atomic Edge™ LRI Kit contains:
Beaver® specialty knives and blades are designed for ear, nose and throat, emergency medical, gynecology, neurosurgery, orthopedic, and other specialty surgical procedures. Request more information
Beaver® Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) blades are designed to help enhance control and operative efficiency in a wide range of procedures. Among them are Beaver® Myringotomy and Tympanoplasty blades and knives designed to offer superior precision and control in delicate procedures. Request more information
Beaver® Neuro blades are designed for procedures that require precise, well-controlled cutting. Neuro surgery products include Beaver® Neuro-Sharp™ and Needle blades. Request more information
Beaver® blades for orthopedic surgery include mini-blades and chisel blades, as well as Beaver® Arthro-Lok™ products for arthroscopic procedures. Request more information
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