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New Instrument
November 1, 2005

Ultrasonic Bone Removal With the Sonopet Omni: A New Instrument for Orbital and Lacrimal Surgery

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Ophthalmology, West Virginia University Eye Institute, Morgantown.

Arch Ophthalmol. 2005;123(11):1595-1597. doi:10.1001/archopht.123.11.1595

We used a new instrument that ultrasonically removes bone (Sonopet Omni, model UST-2001 Ultrasonic Surgical Aspirator) in 13 orbital decompressions and 6 dacryocystorhinostomies. We noted no surgical complications of ocular or soft tissue damage, infection, inflammation, or visual loss. Visualization, manipulation, ease of use, and speed were far superior with the Sonopet ultrasonic bone curette compared with drills or rongeurs. The Sonopet Omni is an outstanding innovation in technology for bone removal in surgery.