President Series Handle
- Double-threaded mechanism for robust, simple actuation.
- Mechanism locks securely to eliminate free play of the stylus.
- Titanium construction
- Elimination of springs makes them virtually indestructible in clinical service.
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Video By Jason J. Jones, MD
“Their profile and thinness are making exquisite incisions and it’s so nice to use the same diamond for the groove and tunnel. The sharpness and thinness make the SuperStealth™ the nicest diamond I’ve ever used.”
“The diamond blade makes such a pristine cut that it is nearly indetectable compared to that of a steel blade. In fact, I had referring optometrists who were used to seeing steel blade incisions…calling to find out where the incision went when we switched to the SuperStealth. It has virtually eliminated the need for suturing.”
“I have used Mastel Diamonds to perform all my cataract surgery for nearly ten years. Over this time I have been impressed with their consistent sharpness and durability that gives greater performance and economy over single use steel blades. The size of the incision matches the phaco sleeve and implant injector well without any need for enlargement. Consequently, the incision self-seals effectively, rarely requiring a suture to complete closure.”
“I have used the Rhein 3D keratome for over two years. It is an excellent diamond and gives a clean reproducible incision that seals well. What I prefer about the SuperStealth keratome is that it has those same properties (clean reproducible incision that seals well) in addition to an improved feeling of directionality as it cuts through the corneal stroma. The thinness of the diamond allows for less tissue distortion and few wounds that have an internal gape postoperatively. Because I feel there is a better sense of control during the incision, I can create consistent tunnel length and therefore feel more certain of wound sealing at the conclusion of a case.”
“If you have the luxury of a meticulous instrument technician or a nursing staff with a great deal of respect for ophthalmic surgical devices, nothing is more rewarding for an eye surgeon than a Mastel diamond. Mastel has been catering to an elite group of eye surgeons since the early days of RK. The Mastel name is the Aston Martin of Ophthalmic Diamond Scalpels. During nearly three decades Mastel has designed, refined, and advanced the science of diamond blades. Beginning with specialized handles and foot-plates to pushing the boundaries of blade size, shape, and sharpness Mastel is constantly innovating and enhancing the surgical experience. Once you have used these instruments and become accustomed to their aerodynamics, consistency, and quality it is very difficult to accept anything less.”
“The 2.0/2.5 Gimbel SuperStealth trapezoidal diamond keratome makes beautiful corneal incisions that consistently self-seal. I use it now for all our cases.”
“In my career, I first began using diamonds in 1973 from Micra Titanium. This diamond is still functional today but is far too thick (750 microns) for me now. Mastel Precision has recently created my newest designs, which I believe are the most versatile, finest quality diamonds I have ever used. These ultrathin designs (100 micron range) are imperative in advanced approaches; particularly important in the hypotonous eye. I am using all of the Mastel diamonds today and they are simply excellent.”
“I have been using Mastel diamond knives since 1992 and have never had to return for repair or rehoning. Properly taken care of, these diamonds have been the best investment for any knife for cataract surgery. The incisions are completely water tight, do not stretch and remain transparent and clear over time. We just purchased 6 more 1.7/2.2mm Gimbel SuperStealth trapezoids and I couldn’t be happier.”
The trapezoidal shape keeps its dimensions when sharpened, unlike keratomes with parallel sides that get thinner when sharpened. The chiseled tip is far less likely than a pointed tip to chip and become dull. This feature also increases “feel” to the blade so that premature entry into the anterior chamber is less likely. The elegant hand-piece combines beauty, craftsmanship, and functionality.