Operio is a mobile Laminar air flow device delivering a flow of sterile laminar air to the operating area with ISO 5 standards. Cataract surgery is one of the most performed surgeries in the world. Access to this surgery traditionally requires an operating room with air quality standards to limit the incidence of infectious complications and mainly endophthalmitis. Mobile operating room systems for cataract surgery and intravitreal injections allows the operation of cataracts outside of a standard operating room.
Cataract surgery is reproducible surgery, with a short operating time, rapid recovery, and few complications. Its demand throughout the world is growing, and conventional surgical infrastructures with an operating room are limited, especially in certain rural areas or developing countries. These mobile devices with sterile LAF can provide easier access to cataract surgery. The manufacturing cost of a mobile Laminar air flow device is five to six times less expensive than a conventional operating room. It can also be moved from one place to another. Air quality in operating rooms is just as important in limiting the risk of airborne contamination. Operio reduces the number of suspended particles in the air by a laminar downflow technique directly on the surgical field and instruments. Therefore, the surgical field may be considered aseptic and satisfies the requirements of ISO 5 quality level air classification, mandatory for an operating room. ISO 5 means air containing no more than 100 particles per cubic foot of air of a size at least 0.5 μm or larger in diameter (3,520 particles per cubic meter), which is up to 100 times better than ISO 7 which is required by many countries for opthalmic surgery [air containing no more than 10,000 particles per cubic foot of air of a size at least 0.5 μm or larger in diameter (352,000 particles per cubic meter)].
The Operio Sterile Air Flow unit filters the ambient air through a highly purifying H 14 Hepa filter with an efficiency of over 99.9%, which eliminates bacteria and micro-organisms (including coronavirus covid 19) by over 99.9%! These units can be positioned to produce a “bacteria-free zone” that offers the greatest possible protection for both the surgical team and the patient, in that they filter 400 m3 of air per hour, thus reducing microorganisms in the entire room. The entirety of a standard practice area of 40 m3 will be completely filtered every 6 minutes. The units can also be used to examine patients on non-operative days, since it is never possible to completely exclude the possibility that someone is carrying the coronavirus. The units provide, without any obstructions, extremely efficient protection from bacteria and microorganisms of exactly the recommended operating area and instruments.