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EMPOWER EVERY MOVE

Purposefully engineered to empower your technique, the WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO Phacoemulsification System delivers the clinical flexibility and high-quality performance you need to empower your expertise with each case. With exceptional versatility to complement the way you work, the WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System gives you the confidence and control to free your focus for what matters in each procedure. 

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

With the WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System, you have the clinical flexibility you need to confidently apply your technique and empower your approach in each moment.

Proactive IOP Management with Automatic Occlusion Sensing

The WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System continuously works behind the scenes to monitor intraocular pressure (IOP) and proactively adjusts to maintain IOP, freeing you to focus on the subtleties of each case.

  • Monitors vacuum levels throughout the case
  • Optimizes power settings for enhanced control and improved efficiency
  • Anticipates pressure changes and proactively responds to occlusion breaks
  • Protects the chamber during post-occlusion surge

Post-occlusion Surge in Peristaltic Mode1

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WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System: Aspiration 30 ccm, Vacuum 400 mmHg, Pump Ramp 100%, Bottle Height 90 cm, CASE Vacuum 200 mmHg, OPO73.
CENTURION® System: Active FMS, Aspiration 30 ccm, Vacuum 400 mmHg, IOP Target 65 mmHg.
INFINITI® System: INTREPID® Plus Fluidics Management System, Aspiration 30 ccm, Vacuum 400 mmHg, Bottle Height 90 cm.

12% less change in IOP than the CENTURION® System, 51% less than the INFINITI® Vision System*

67% faster IOP recovery than the CENTURION® System, 74% faster than the INFINITI® Vision System**

On-Demand Fluidics with Peristaltic, Venturi or Combination Pump Capabilities

Choose the flow that fits your demands and desires. Expertly use your preferred technique from patient to patient or within an individual case.

  • Peristaltic: Holdability and intraoperative control
  • Venturi: Followability and improved efficiency2
  • On-demand transition: Efficiency at every step

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Peristaltic can be optimal for sculpt, crack and segment control, while venturi is well-suited for I/A.

Ultrasound Efficiency with the ELLIPS® FX Handpiece

The ELLIPS® FX Handpiece balances power and control so you get smooth, efficient cutting while protecting the eye. 

  • Ultraound moves continuously in three dimensions for power and followability
  • Smooth, efficient cutting with minimal clogging
  • Reduced heat generated at the incision3
  • Less corneal edema4
  • Lower endothelial cell loss4
  • Compatibility with all Abbott phaco tips

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In both blocked and unblocked conditions, elliptical energy management maintains significantly cooler temperatures than the competitor handpiece.5

SURGICAL SUITE OPTIMIZATION

Complement your process in and out of the OR with performance insights and customizability to empower the way you phaco.

State-of-the-Art Analytics

Optimize your process management and inform your technique. The Cataract Analysis and Settings Application (CASA) delivers a practice-eye-level view with mobile analytics and case insights.

  • Give surgeons and administrators a holistic view of the practice
  • Wirelessly connect and share data across multiple WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO Systems
  • Gain a tailored understanding by filtering based on date, surgeon or other criteria
  • Refine your process and learn from each case with easily digestible charts
  • Easily import and export surgical parameters and data to share with colleagues

Performance-Specific Playback

The High-Definition Surgical Media Center (HD-SMC) lets you record your cases in high resolution so you can review and refine your technique or share your approach with others.

  • Save and share videos with your colleagues
  • Use as a teaching and demonstration tool
  • Record comprehensive case data
  • Create customized presentations and surgical overlays

Exceptional Versatility

Engineered for usability and versatility, the WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System delivers a user-focused experience — no matter your technique or workflow.

  • Advanced Linear Pedal: Wireless control for responsiveness and efficiency in each case
  • Simplified graphical user interface: Simple, intuitive navigation and display
  • Wireless remote control: Convenience and control for all modes and settings
  • Vitrectors: Support for your preferences with three high-speed, disposable options
  • Universal cautery connectors: Streamlined integration with compatibility across most commercially available cautery cords

 

WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO Phacoemulsification System1

Handpiece

ELLIPS® FX Handpiece

Phaco Tips

Supports both curved and straight tips

Phaco Packs

FUSION® OPO70, OPO71 and OPO73 single-use disposable packs

CASA Compatibility

Apple iPad device only

Footpedal

Advanced Linear Pedal

Approximate
System Size

Width: 0.61 m
Length: 0.61 m
Height: 1.50 m
Weight: 84.0 kg

CONTACT

Contact your phaco specialist

Schedule a demo

HOW DO YOU PHACO?

You know what’s best in each case, so choose a system that empowers you to phaco your way.

Explore Abbott Phaco

RESOURCES

Product Brochure 
(PDF, 443 KB)

Operator Manual 
(PDF, 11.1 MB)

Operator Manual Addendum 
(PDF, 70.6 KB)

Vision Simulator

 

FOOTNOTES:

*Change in pressure from steady state to post-occlusion surge trough

**Change in time from post-occlusion surge trough back to steady state

CENTURION and INFINITI are trademarks of Novartis AG.

iPad is a trademark of Apple, Inc.

REFERENCES:

  1. Data on File. Abbott Medical Optics, Inc., 2016 DOF2016CT0034.
  2. Cahoon JM, et al. Comparison of venturi and peristaltic vacuum in phacoemulsification. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2015;41:428-432.
  3. Floyd M, Valentine J, et al. (2006) Effect of incisional friction and ophthalmic viscosurgical devices on the heat generation of ultrasound during cataract surgery. J Cataract Refract Surg, 32, 1222-1226.
  4. Assil K et al. Transverse vs torsional ultrasound: prospective randomized contralaterally controlled study comparing two phacoemulsification-system handpieces. Clinical Ophthalmology. 2015:9 (1405-1411).
  5. Schmutz JS, Olson RJ. Thermal comparison of Infiniti OZil and Signature Ellips phacoemulsification systems. Am J Ophthalmol. 2010 May; 149:5(762-7).

INDICATIONS AND IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION FOR THE WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO SYSTEM

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INDICATIONS

The WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System is a modular ophthalmic microsurgical system that facilitates anterior segment (cataract) surgery. The modular design allows the users to configure the system to meet their surgical requirements.

WARNINGS

All personnel who might operate this equipment must read and understand the instructions in this manual before they use the system. Failure to do so might result in the improper operation of the system. Only a trained, licensed physician can use this device. Do not modify the WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System. The system comes equipped with a 3-prong power plug, which you must plug into an outlet with a ground receptacle. If the plug does not fit the outlet, contact an electrician. DO NOT modify or remove the ground pin. DO NOT attempt to use the system if the system fails to perform properly as stated in this manual. DO NOT use the system in the presence of any of the following as a fire can result: flammable anesthetics, other flammable gases, flammable fluids, flammable objects and oxidizing agents. Make sure the patient does not have a cardiac pacemaker as this unit might interfere with any cardiac pacemaker; therefore obtain qualified advice prior to such use. The patient must not come into contact with grounded metal parts or metal parts that have appreciable capacitance to ground. AMO recommends the use of an antistatic mat for this purpose. Use proper handling and disposal methods for biohazards when you dispose of the fluidics pack, Mayo tray drape, and monitor drape. Make sure that the fluidics pack drain bag does not over-fill. The maximum capacity of the bag is 750 cc. Use caution when you extend, retract, or swivel the Mayo tray articulating arm. Stay clear of the hinged hardware. Do not modify the pole height or manually force the pole height because this could cause incorrect indication of bottle height and patient injury. Place monitoring electrodes or other types of equipment as far from those of the WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System as possible. AMO recommends high current limiting devices for the protection of such systems. Do not use needle-monitoring electrodes. Keep the diathermy cord away from the patient and other handpieces or leads (for example, monitoring electrodes). Keep unused ACTIVE ELECTRODES away from the patient. The output power selected must be as low as possible for the intended purpose. This unit complies with all Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) standards and requirements. It is possible that interference provided by the operation of the HIGH FREQUENCY (HF) SURGICAL EQUIPMENT can adversely influence the operation of other electronic equipment. Do not have skin-to-skin contact on the patient. For example, between the arms and the torso. Insert dry gauze to avoid contact, as appropriate. Note: The unit does not contain any neutral electrode. Note: The diathermy output is bipolar. Note: AMO recommends that you check the condition of all interconnecting and handpiece cables on a regular basis. Risk of burns and fire. Do not use the system near conductive materials such as metal bed parts, inner spring mattresses, or similar items. Replace electrode cables on evidence of deterioration. Hazardous electrical output. This equipment is for use only by qualified personnel. Disconnect the power before you service the equipment. Remove the power cord from the power outlet when the equipment is not in use. Do not obstruct the power outlet so you can readily remove the power cord. Not recommended for use in condensing environments. If exposed to a condensing environment, allow the system to equilibrate to typical operating room conditions prior to use. You do not need to use a NEUTRAL ELECTRODE with this HIGH FREQUENCY (HF) SURGICAL EQUIPMENT. Failure of the HIGH FREQUENCY (HF) SURGICAL EQUIPMENT could result in an unintended increase of output power. DO NOT try to replace the batteries for the wireless remote control, the Advanced Control Pedal. Call your AMO technical service representative to replace the batteries. DO NOT try to replace the wireless remote control batteries. Call your AMO technical service representative to replace the batteries. Sterility assurance is the responsibility of the user. You must sterilize all non-sterile accessories prior to use. Prior to using any invasive portions of the handpiece assembly, examine under the microscope for any obvious damage, oxidation, or the presence of foreign material. You must note any questionable characteristics; use a backup handpiece for surgery. Use of contaminated or damaged system accessories can cause patient injury. Do not have the handpiece tip in the eye of the patient when you prime and tune the handpiece. Do not use non-AMO approved products with the WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System, as this can affect overall system performance. AMO cannot be responsible for system surgical performance if you use these products in surgery. This equipment/system is intended for use by healthcare professionals only. This equipment/system may cause radio interference or may disrupt the operation of nearby equipment. It may be necessary to take mitigation measures, such as re-orienting or relocating the WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System or shielding the location. WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System needs special precautions regarding EMC and needs to be installed and put into service according to the EMC information provided in this manual. Portable and mobile RF communications equipment can affect WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System. The use of accessories, transducers and cables other than those specified by AMO, may result in increased EMISSIONS or decreased IMMUNITY of the WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System. The WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System should not be used adjacent to or stacked with other equipment and that if adjacent or stacked use is necessary, the WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System should be observed to verify normal operation in the configuration in which it will be used. Do not replace the Advanced Linear Pedal (ALP) battery when the pedal is attached to a power source. This equipment/system is intended for use by healthcare professionals only. This equipment/system may cause radio interference or may disrupt the operation of nearby equipment. It may be necessary to take mitigation measures, such as reorienting or relocating the WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System or shielding the location. WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System may be interfered with by other equipment, even if that other equipment complies with CISPR emission requirements. If you do not properly prime the I/A tubing, errors can occur.

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Read the following safety precautions and warnings carefully before you use the system in surgery. Do not use extension cords with your system. Do not overload your electrical receptacle (outlet). If there is damage to the cord or the plug, do not use the instrument. A damaged cable can cause an electric shock to the user or a fire hazard to the system. Call AMO customer service to order a new cord. The instrument has ventilation openings at the rear of the console to allow ambient air intake and the release of heat generated during operation. Do not block the openings; as heat build-up can cause system failures, which can result in a fire hazard. Do not try to move the system cart on deep pile carpets or over objects on the floor such as cables and power cords. Take care not to trip over power and foot pedal cords. Do not try to lift the system console. Do not place the instrument on uneven or sloped surfaces. Only use disposables, accessories, or other surgical instruments designed for this system. For optimum performance of the system and safety, use only parts recommended by AMO. Do not operate the system in a condensing environment. Take care to protect the instrument from fluid sprays or fluid buildup. To protect the patient from contaminated fluids or handpieces, use only sterile tubing packs, sterile irrigation fluid, and sterile handpieces. Wrap the excess power cord neatly around the cord wrap on the back of the console. Use caution when you use handpieces with sharp edges or pointed tips. Always replace the tubing pack and the balanced salt solution bottle between cases.

CAUTIONS

Never attempt to straighten a bent needle. This might produce a broken tip when you apply ultrasound. Do not activate the phaco handpiece and vitrectomy cutter with the tip in the air. Exposure of the tip to air drastically reduces the useful life of the handpiece. If you introduce power to the phaco handpiece or vitrectomy cutter, the tip must be in a test chamber filled with balanced salt solution, in a container of balanced salt solution, or in the patient’s eye. If you do not hear a tone when you press the foot pedal and volume adjustment is unsuccessful, the mode is not functioning properly.

WARNINGS FOR CASA

System passwords are set only by AMO Service personnel. Be sure to keep system passwords in a secure location. The connection to a WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System only provides a means to retrieve files from the System, and does not provide the means to send files back to the System. The CASA application will display a notification when the total storage capacity of the iPad device is less than 2 GB. It is important to note there is no patient data on the WHITESTAR SIGNATURE® PRO System, and no patient data is imported to the CASA application. Care must be taken when removing data from the iPad device. If the data is removed without having exported it in an email, there will be no way to import the data back into the iPad device.

ATTENTION

Reference the Directions for Use for a complete listing of indications, warnings, and precautions.

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