Miele Introduces Compact Washer-Disinfector Designed for Intraocular Surgical Instruments

Miele Professional has introduced a new product for hospitals seeking to reduce the incidence of postoperative eye inflammations. The G7899 Washer-Disinfector is equipped with baskets, trays and racks designed specifically to clean delicate microsurgical instruments used in cataract and other ophthalmic surgeries. As a freestanding system, the G7899 allows hospitals to follow industry guidelines and manufacturers' instructions for use recommending the separation of ophthalmic instruments from other surgical tools during reprocessing. Compact and automated, Miele G7899 Washer-Disinfectors free hospital staff from manual soaking and scrubbing prior to sterilization.

Miele G7899 Washer-Disinfectors use specialized injectors to effectively remove soil and debris from the narrow lumens in phaco-emulsification and other cannulated instruments used in ophthalmic surgery. The low spray pressure combined with high volume water circulation provides gentle yet powerful cleaning and rinsing. Six preinstalled programs, including a specialized ophthalmology program, simplify operation for users and a variety of alarms and safety devices are built-in.

“Our systems provide a dedicated unit to wash and disinfect fine intraocular instruments separately from instruments used in other, less delicate procedures, such as orthopedic surgeries,” says Ken Austin, a director with the Professional Division at Miele Inc. “The risk of potential contamination from microorganisms that may be found in ultrasonic cleaning systems is also greatly reduced,” he adds. Proper and consistent cleaning procedures used for intraocular surgical instruments have been demonstrated to help reduce the incidence of TASS (toxic anterior segment syndrome) and other infections. In tests performed under ISO guidelines, Miele G7899 Washer-Disinfector systems were proven to effectively clean and disinfect surgical instruments without pre-soaking or manual cleaning.

Miele Washer-Disinfectors are rated for intermediate level disinfection prior to sterilization. The systems assist hospital infection control departments to conform to industry best practices, such as AAMI ST79. Engineered for durability, Miele systems are designed to perform optimally for 15,000 hours, providing years of continuous service. Miele includes installation of the washer with verification documentation and a two-year warranty on parts and labor.

Source: Miele Professional