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HEALON5 OVD Distinctive Adaptability

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HEALON5 OVD is a remarkable dual-property viscoadaptive OVD, combining the best attributes of a cohesive and a dispersive OVD. It effectively adapts to your surgical needs, delivering superior control and protection every step of the way:

  • Cohesive properties provide unparalleled space creation and anterior chamber maintenance
  • Dispersive properties deliver outstanding protection of endothelial cells during
    the phaco process
  • Helps to provide enhanced capsulorhexis,1 phacoemulsification1, 2 and lens
    placement 2
  • Ideal for floppy iris (IFIS) management
  • –   Helps to mechanically expand the pupil and stabilize delicate iris tissue,3, 4
    while blocking the iris from prolapsing to the incisions4, 5



Count on the HEALON® Family of OVDs

  • The industry standard in OVDs
  • Known and trusted for over 30 years
  • Latex-free for patient and staff safety

Robert M. Osher, MD "HEALON5 OVD delivers a great combination of viscomydriasis, procedural control, and endothelial cell protection in all of my cataract cases, especially IFIS cases. Regardless of the situation, the versatility of HEALON5 OVD fortifies my belief that I am giving my patients the very best."

Robert M. Osher, MD
Cincinnati, Ohio


1. Holmén JB, Lundgren B. Scheimpflug photography study of ophthalmic viscosurgical devices during simulated cataract surgery. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2003:29:568-574.

2. Tetz MR, Holzer MP, Lundberg K, Auffarth GU, Burk ROW, Kruse FE. Clinical results of phacoemulsification with the use of HEALON5 or VISCOAT. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2001:27:416-420.

3. Data on file. Santa Ana, Calif: Abbott Medical Optics Inc.

4. Chang DF, Campbell JR. Intraoperative floppy iris syndrome associated with tamsulosin. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2005:31:664-73.

5. Chang DF, Braga-Mele R, Mamalis N, et al. ASCRS white paper: clinical review of intraoperative floppy iris syndrome. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2008:34:2153-62.


HEALON5 OVD is intended for use in anterior segment ophthalmic surgical procedures of the human eye, designed to create and maintain a deep anterior chamber that facilitates manipulation inside the eye, and can be used to efficiently separate and control ocular tissues.

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