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Stellaris Elite™ PC Vision Enhancement System


The Stellaris Elite™ PC is a high-performance, feature rich combined platform that leverages Bausch + Lomb's history in retinal innovation to change the surgical landscape by delivering the ultimate in procedural choice.

The newly-redesigned Stellaris Elite™ PC with Adaptive Fluidics™ integrates precision aspiration control with Dynamic Infusion Compensation to deliver a highly responsive and controlled surgical environment.

Stellaris Elite™ PC Vision Enhancement System

With a variety of cutting options, Stellaris Elite™ PC adapts to a wide range of procedural needs.

Single-port Vitrectomy Cutter

  • Available in 20, 23, and 25 gauge
  • New 7,500 cpm cut rate, for efficient vitreous removal1
  • Cuts only in the forward position

Bi-Blade™ Vitrectomy Cutter

  • 25 and 27ga with cut rate up to 15,000 cpm1
  • Dual-port design, for consistent flow rate and reduced retinal traction2
  • Cuts in both forward and backward positions, for two cuts per cycle


Exclusive to Stellaris Elite™ PC, the Vitesse™ hypersonic vitrectomy system represents a new approach to vitreous removal (patented technology).

  • Optimized Control and Precision: HyperV technology creates a localized tissue liquefaction zone, at the edge of the port
  • Consistent Flow: OpenPort design is 100% open, 100% of the time
  • Unobstructed Aspiration: Novel single-lumen design

How it works

  • HyperV technology creates a tissue liquefaction zone at edge of the port
  • Vitreous is aspirated through the open port
  • Liquefied vitreous is aspirated through the unobstructed lumen


Stellaris Elite™ PC offers a dedicated combination of light source, fiber optics, and light filtering technologies. Collectively, they enable optimized visualization, differentiated viewing options, and surgical control.

Optimized illumination:

  • Bright Xenon light is specifically designed for small-gauge vitrectomy
  • Supports fiber optic add-ons as small as 29ga
  • Numerous specialized illumination options including chandeliers, illuminated instruments, and illuminated laser probes
  • Proprietary color filters (yellow, green and amber)
  • Filters may be used as an augmentation or an alternative to intraoperative dyes

Expanded access

  • A comprehensive portfolio of high-quality laser probes
  • Available in 20, 23, 25 and 27ga
  • Patented directional laser probes feature a fixed fiber together with a moving shaft, for 90-degree curve actuation
  • Illuminated directional laser probe delivers midfield light patterns and enables unassisted scleral depressions


Clarity for surgeons

  • Integrated laser controls
  • Status, settings displayed on home screen
  • Drop-down menus for each phase
  • Color-coded drop-down menus for light filter settings
  • Voice confirmation on added phases
  • Password protected surgeon settings

Intuitive for OR staff

  • Easy learning curve
  • Simplified layout with larger buttons and improved readability (contrast, color and icon size)
  • One button tuning and priming
  • One combined screen for all procedural needs
  • Intuitive with ‘show me the steps’ tutorial animation
  • ‘One Step’ error resolution


1.Data on file. Bausch & Lomb Inc. 2. Teixeira A. et al. Vitreoretinal traction created by conventional cutters during vitrectomy. Ophthalmology 2010; 117:1387-1392.

Indications: The Bausch + Lomb Stellaris Elite™ vision enhancement system is intended for the emulsification and removal of cataracts, anterior and posterior segment vitrectomy. The system is designed for use in both anterior and posterior segment surgeries. It provides capabilities for phacoemulsification, coaxial and bimanual irrigation/aspiration, bipolar coagulation, vitrectomy, viscous fluid injection/removal and air/fluid exchange operations. The Stellaris Elite™ vision enhancement system configured with the laser module is additionally intended for retinal photocoagulation and laser trabeculoplasty.

CONTRAINDICATIONS: All Systems: Use of accessories not designated by Bausch + Lomb for use with this equipment may result in serious permanent patient injury, adverse surgical outcome, or damage to the equipment. Systems with Laser Module: Photocoagulation is not indicated for patients without pigmentation (albino eyes). In addition, Laser Indirect Ophthalmoscope (LIO) is not indicated for cases involving laser photocoagulation within the arcades.

WARNINGS: All Systems: Implantable defibrillators present a risk of injury if triggered by a fibrillatory event during intraocular surgery. Electromagnetic interaction between the phacoemulsification (phaco) handpiece and an implanted cardiac pacemaker is unlikely but cannot be ruled out. Systems with Laser Module: All support personnel who are present during laser treatment must wear appropriate laser protective eyewear. DO NOT look directly into the aiming or treatment laser beam. Use of unapproved delivery devices may cause inaccurate laser delivery which could result in serious permanent patient injury. When using the Vitesse™ handpiece: Use only the Entry Site Alignment (ESA) devices provided with the Vitesse handpiece pack (yellow trocar caps). Do not use any ESA with metal components to avoid particulate in the eye. This is not all you need to know. Systems with Laser Module: Misuse of the laser system may lead to dangerous situations and severe injuries. All Systems: See the appropriate Operator Manual for detailed directions, proper use, and full risk and safety information. See Vitesse handpiece pack Instructions for Use for detailed information on the use of the Vitesse handpiece.