A real world’s first is the patented Venturi Pump. The special feature is a sealing foil which is part of the cassette and prevents contamination of the device and hospital air with the patient’s eye fluids. Thanks to this innovative solution, Sophi’s Clean Venturi is not only very hygienic but also very fast and safe.
A further benefit is that Sophi needs significantly less power to create the desired vacuum. This benefit enabled the integration of the air compressor into the device.
Sophi is equipped with an automatic Cassette slot-in-system, which eases handling during surgery preparation and prevents the assistant from being contaminated by the non-sterile device while inserting the sterile cassette.
Sophi’s cassette system has more benefits. For example, Sophi automatically recognizes the transition between air and infusion liquids within the cassette which reduces the Prime-Time considerably.
By way of a 2D-code, Sophi can detect whether the cassette is sterile and ready for use.
Efficient Sinus Phaco
Power loss in a Phaco handpiece can result in the increased temperature of the infusion liquid. To avoid this, Sophi works with a system which requires significantly less energy hence which releases less heat. This is made possible by an efficient sinus control which requires less energy to generate the same power amplitude compared to other solutions. This results in improved safety for the eye and has a positive effect on the handpiece’s lifespan.
Infusion level guard
For monitoring purposes and to take pressure off the surgical team, Sophi comes with an Infusion Level Guard, which automatically and continually detects the liquid level of the infusion bottle or infusion bag and which alerts in good time to change the infusion. This Infusion Level Guard works independently and with both, glass or synthetic containers.
The term ‘lean production’ gained significant commercial importance in the mid-eighties. The core objective of lean production, also known as an integrated socio-technical system, lies in the elimination of waste. This is the philosophy behind Sophi’s design.