Omniglo – Ophthalmic Surgical Microscope Red Glow Enhancement Device
Ophthalmologists in Developing countries can afford to buy only the basic models of surgical microscopes. These basic microscopes do not provide optimal Red glow and illumination and hence many Ophthalmologists operate with these basic features since they could not afford the advanced models . Omniglo was invented by an Ophthalmologist to address this problem faced by many Ophthalmologists across the world and this wonder device converts a very basic surgical microscope to a advanced one. More than 1000+ Ophthalmologists use this device all over the world .
Omniglo is developed after a very meticulous and methodical research spanning over a decade which led to the development of this Stereo Coaxial Illumination device with phase contrast Enhancement Optics and stereopsis enhancement Optics.
1) It Gives a Omnipresent , Homogeneous Red Reflex in any tilt / position of Eye Ball and in any size of the Pupil. There is full redglow even in Undilated pupil as small as 2 mm
2) Stereopsis enhancement is so good that just to describe even a Hypermetropic Eye with shallow chamber will look like a Myopic Eye.
3) Phase Contrast very helpful in critical steps such as capsulorhexis, trench depth control, IA of cortex,PC Polishing etc.
1) Omniglo can be externally attached to any surgical microscope at its bottom, No Modifications are required , and a Normal Surgical Microscope converts to a higher end surgical Microscope.
2) Omniglo being a source of Illumination itself, you need not switch on Microscope light at all, or use a combination of Microscope and Omniglo Light.
FAQ on Omniglow- Answered by Dr Jagdeep Kakadia- The Inventor of Omniglo
1) Why Omniglo?
Choice is like this :- a surgeon can upgrade anterior segment simple basic or zoom microscope to Lumera 700 like stereo-coaxial glow, well enhanced stereopsis and enhanced contrast, at a fraction of the cost he will be spending on a higher end Microscope
2) I have a opmi visu 160 sir for which we have a appasamy BIOM. Since there is the BIOM plate below the objective of the microscope I want to know whether the omniglow can be attached over that. I don’t mind removing it while VR cases are going on
Omniglow reduces working distance only marginally which is not really significant And when BIOM and Inverter are to be used, we have to remove Omniglow while attaching BIOM. Omniglo is not for surgeons who want to do Cataract and Retina Surgery in the same sitting.
3) Is Omniglo an Alternative for Expensive Microscopes such as Lumera i?
Omniglow is not an alternative of Lumera-I, but it is reasonably good option for all of us who can not afford to spend 75 lakh on a new surgical microscope plus waste the 15 lakh or so money already spent on existing microscope…. so, choice depends on need and investment capability and the quality of Image becomes so good that the quality of surgery improves overall with very minimal investments.
4) What are the details we need to provide before we order the Omniglo?
You should provide details such as make and model of microscope of Microscope and close up photos of microscope head (right, left, front and bottom view). Since each Omniglo is custom made, these details are required.
5) Does Omniglo Reduce Working Distance of the Operating Field?
Omniglow reduces working distance only marginally… which is not really significant
6) How easy is it to add n remove omni glow prior to retina surgery n post that? Is it easy like inserting a BIOM?
Very Easy to remove and fit. For those who have BIOM, Omniglow gets inserted into same plate
7) How things will differ if we operate with APPA Brilliant + Omniglow & 1 Fr + Omniglow ?
Difference is like seeing 6/6 vs 6/4… not significant if not compared… but suppose if one doctor has 1FR Pro in his own hospital, and has Appa Briliant in a trust hospital where he is visiting surgeon, then he will realise the difference in quality of vision and comfort and fatigue less working. However, for its price, Brilliant is really brilliant, and very good value for money. Brilliant + Omniglow will be close to, like Lumera 700 with step magnification
8) Sir after this wonderful innovation why don’t you develop a microscope with in built omniglow illumination. That will be a no brainer buy for any budding ophthalmologist to start a private practice. Just an idea to ponder
Thanks for the suggestion But it is too big a task to develop whole microscope I have to close my practice for that.But I am working a plan with a well known Japanese company to have very good cost effective scope
9) If one is operating in multiple centres, can one omniglow be used as portable so that it can be removed n fitted to other microscope?
Yes If the microscope is same model Each microscope make and model has it’s own optical finger print and dimensions are different for different modelsSo, if model is same, yes u can carry it. It only takes ten mins to remove and install it.
10) Comparison of Omniglo in Lumera 300 and Leica M220?
Lumera 300 is a misnomer It has suboptimal glow and stereopsis Optically it is excellent, but there is poor illumination system.But Lumera 300 + Omniglow = Lumera 700
Leica has much better stereopsis Because Zeiss Lumera 300 has 22 mm as stereopsis base, while Leica has 24 mm… wider the stereo-base, more is 3D perception (Moller Wedel has 25 mm stereo b Leica M220 plus Omniglow will have even better stereopsis Dr Kakadia Jagdeep: Omniglow gives Omniglow Present Red Glow, enhances Zeiss stereopsis to Moller Wedel level, and gives very good contrast in transition tissues (capsule, cortex and vitreous, and also visco.
11) What are the advantages of Buying through Ophthall?
Omniglo has partnered with Ophthall for providing special prices to Ophthall Members- The prices offered to Ophthall Buying group would be the lowest and shall be 10-20% lower than the lowest market price since Ophthall Buying group is providing us bulk orders with nil marketing expenses.