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Healon Family of OVDs


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GET TO KNOW THE HEALON® FAMILY OF OVDs

The HEALON® Family of OVDs. The only OVDs you'll ever need.

Cohesive OVDs

Viscoadaptive OVDs

Dispersive OVDs

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The complete HEALON® family of OVDs delivers more choices for improved protection and control. For over 30 years, the HEALON® family of OVDs has set the bar for standards in OVD reliability.


AMO Family of Viscoelastic Products

IMPORTANT TERMINOLOGY

Understanding certain terms can help you determine which OVD from the HEALON® family of OVDs is right for you and your patient.

OVDs

  • Stands for Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Device
  • OVDs serve to protect the fragile, single layer of endothelial cells during IOL placement
    – Once these cells are damaged, they will not grow back
  • OVDs maintain critical anterior chamber space during the phaco process
  • AMO OVDs are made of sodium hyaluronate (NaHA), a naturally occurring substance in the body

Viscosity

  • Ability of a solution to resist flow. This term refers to the thickness of the OVD relative to water, which is measured in mPas
  • Viscosity is determined by molecular weight (higher MW = higher viscosity) and concentration

Molecular Weight

  • Consists of chain length, coil positioning and molecular dimension
  • Higher molecular weight has a larger chain and lower molecular weight has a smaller chain

Cohesive OVDs

  • Have a higher molecular weight and longer chains, which helps the material to adhere to itself and resist breaking apart
  • Cohesives are, in general, easily aspirated and irrigated
  • Cohesives maintain anterior chamber space during the phaco process
  • HEALON® OVD and HEALON GV OVD are cohesive OVDs

Viscoadaptive OVDs

  • Offer properties of both cohesive and dispersive OVDs, and are designed to provide maximum control throughout surgery
  • Ideal for floppy iris (IFIS) management
  • HEALON5 OVD is a viscoadaptive OVD

Dispersive OVDs

  • Provide endothelial cell protection and retention during the phaco process
  • Have a lower molecular weight and shorter chains
  • HEALON® EndoCoat OVD is a dispersive OVD

Characteristics of the entire HEALON® Family of OVDs

  • Composed of sodium hyaluronate
  • Latex-free

Indications

HEALON®, HEALON GV, HEALON5 and HEALON® EndoCoat OVDs are 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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