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1 3 7 S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 4 | O U T P AT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E Akorn Akten (lidocaine hydrochloride ophthalmic gel) 3.5% akorn.com (800) 932-5676 Pricing: not disclosed FYI: This viscous topical gel delivers extended, localized ocular anesthesia to any eye procedure. A drop or 2 takes effect in 20 to 60 seconds and lasts for 5 to 30 minutes, a time- and expense-saving alternative to off-label intracameral injections of lidocaine 2% jelly. It also spares patients the discomfort of the block injec- tions. The water-soluble, preservative-free, room-temperature gel can be easily reapplied for longer cases. Upon its introduction several years ago, it was sold in sterile 5 mL vials, but its current, smaller portioning in sterile 1 mL tubes reflects the safety concerns surrounding single-use pharmaceutical packaging. OSM O P H T H A L M O L O G Y with real-time measurements that verify intraocular lens power and the accuracy of the implants' placement. Alcon plans to integrate the tech- nology into its cataract refractive suite, which includes the LenSx fem- tosecond laser, Centurion phacoemulsification system, LuxOR LX3 microscope and Verion measurement and digital marking system which, the company notes, the ORA complements. "The marriage of the ORA System and Alcon's Verion image-guided system is intended to increase the surgeon's clinical confidence when using IOLs," says Alcon. "Ultimately, the combined technologies are designed to improve patient outcomes and enhance the overall post- surgical patient experience with IOLs." — David Bernard

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