We’re committed to developing products that are designed to help surgeons provide the best possible outcomes for their patients, such as the EndoSerter®, the preferred corneal endothelial delivery instrument that represents a breakthrough in surgical technology.
Without formal permission from surgeons and/or facilities, we cannot disclose the long list of names for all the surgeons using the EndoSerter. However, we can share that the EndoSerter is used in more than 4500 DSEK procedures each year. The EndoSerter insertion technique is being taught in the most distinguished Fellowship Programs across the country. This innovative device is being adopted by hundreds of surgeons every year.
We have a small, dedicated team of highly skilled representatives across the country who are available to provide in-services/training and answer any questions regarding the EndoSerter. Additionally, we have a support team in our home office that can help answer questions and provide additional information. Call us anytime at (844) 526-7632.
Yes. We offer a free trial of the EndoSerter to all ophthalmic surgeons performing DSEK transplant procedures in the United States. The device is very easy to use and training requirements are minimal. However, all new surgeons are required to complete a brief in-service (via phone or in-person) as part of a free trial to help ensure they have a successful experience.
The EndoSerter is available to ophthalmic surgeons across the United States. The device is very easy to use and training requirements are minimal.
However, all new surgeons are required to complete a brief in-service (via phone or in-person) as part of a free trial to help ensure a successful experience. A component of every in-service includes requiring surgeons to view a 5-minute instructional video. Once a surgeon has viewed the instructional video, they may schedule an in-service by contacting us or calling (877) 526-7632.
The Clinical In-Servicing document is a great tool for surgeons to share with operating room staff to familiarize them with the EndoSerter. This document is also a great reminder to have available in the O.R. during the trial procedure(s).
Each EndoSerter arrives with the official Instructions for Use (IFU) as part of the packaging.
The EndoSerter is an innovative insertion device used in DSEK transplant procedures. This Product Comparison Chart compares the EndoSerter to competitive devices. Some of the standout features include:
The EndoSerter is a single-use disposable instrument used to insert a corneal allograft into the anterior chamber of the eye during DSEK transplant procedures. In short, the surgeon loads the EndoSerter with an allograft, retracts the graft into a protective sheath, inserts the tip of the device through a 4 mm incision and the allograft is then deployed into the anterior chamber.
The Clinical In-Servicing document and Instructional Video provide additional details on how the EndoSerter works.
The EndoSerter can be used with corneal tissue measuring up to 175 microns in central thickness and 8.5 mm in diameter. Many surgeons are moving toward thinner tissue and the “sweet spot” for tissue used with the EndoSerter is around 110-125 microns in central thickness.
Thinner DSEK tissue can also be used with the device, but if a surgeon plans/desires to use thinner tissue, this should be discussed during the in-service so the tissue loading tips can be shared.
Ideally, when a surgeon trials the EndoSerter, they are open to sourcing tissue from SightLife Surgical for the case. SightLife Surgical works with 25+ eye banks across the country and has years and years of experience in providing quality pre-cut tissue for transplant. If SightLife Surgical sources the tissue, the surgeon will be guaranteed that the tissue will work with the EndoSerter. If a surgeon is interested, SightLife Surgical will work with a surgeon’s local eye bank, whenever possible, to source tissue locally.
Numerous articles have been written and studies completed on the EndoSerter, but we do not have permission to reproduce the articles. Links to articles can be obtained using any search engine.
Additionally, there are a significant number of videos online showing the EndoSerter during live DSEK procedures. We have permission to share the following videos:
Surgeons must complete a brief in-service before any trials or purchases may be fulfilled to help ensure a great experience with the EndoSerter. Once a surgeon has been in-serviced, orders can be placed by contacting us or calling (844) 526-7632.
Once received/processed, orders are shipped via FedEx 2nd Day. The Product code is ES-1.
Units are sold individually and surgeons/facilities can order as many as needed. Most surgeons like to have at least one extra device on the shelf as a back-up.
Once a surgeon has been in-serviced, there is a basic account setup process.
We just need the billing and shipping addresses and contact information to get an account set up for processing orders. Surgeons/facilities can contact us or call (844) 528-7632 for account setup information.
Yes, the EndoSerter was the first FDA-cleared DSEK insertion device in the United States
We are here and ready to assist with anything you might need to get the EndoSerter, or SightLife Surgical-sourced tissue, through internal review/approval committees. Just let us know how we can help!
The EndoSerter is manufactured in and shipped out of Winston-Salem, NC, USA.
SightLife Surgical also provides prepared corneal tissue for transplant, as well as tissue for research. For more information about tissue types and ordering, visit the Order Tissue page.
No, the EndoSerter is not coded for reimbursement