This has been our most popular diamond throughout the years and it features as the standard diamond in our LRI diamonds including the Nichamin Classic 600, our Elite II Micrometer and PhD II Step diamond handles. In the freehand version, the 300 micron tip allows very easy penetration, and the long sloping side edges allow the surgeon to go in further or less far depending upon the wound dimensions so desired. This is very similar in all aspects to the Fine ParaTrap but is better for LRI and very uniform lateral side edges set at 7 degrees from the center line, making wound enlargement a breeze in practically any application. Again, this is a premium diamond due to the cost of producing such long and versatile edges.
“The corneal incisions made with the dissecting, stiletto-like keratomes (Mastel Fine Triamond) were distinct from the other incisions, having a smoother stromal surface and much less disruption of stromal tissue. The dissecting incision using the stiletto-like diamond keratomes was ideal with respect to the degree of disruption of stromal tissue.”
Jacobi FK, Dick HB, Bohle RM. Histological and ultrastructural study of corneal tunnel incisions using diamond and steel keratomes. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. 1998;24(4):498-502. doi:10.1016/s0886-3350(98)80291-5.