EndoSerter®

The EndoSerter® Corneal Endothelium Delivery Instrument is a device used for delivering a corneal endothelial allograft into the eye. The EndoSerter is a sterile, disposable, single use only device. When loaded with allograft tissue, rotated, and inserted into the eye the allograft can be deployed in the anterior chamber.

EndoSerter
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(844) 526-7632
endoserter@sightlifesurgical.com

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About the EndoSerter
The EndoSerter® is a sterile, single-use disposable instrument used in DSEK procedures. Its innovative design provides a controlled method of delivering and positioning the donor endothelial allograft into the anterior chamber of the eye during endothelial replacement surgery. Irrigation may be introduced through the device, eliminating the need for a separate chamber maintainer.

Download instructions for use here. Download EndoSerter® Surgical Clinical In-Servicing here.

Questions? Read our FAQ below, contact us for support at (844) 526-7632.
Request a Free Trial
SightLife offers a free trial of the EndoSerter to U.S. ophthalmic surgeons who perform DSEK transplant procedures.

If you are a surgeon who would like to participate in a free trial, please watch the EndoSerter Instructional Video, below. Then contact us to schedule an in-service by calling (844) 526-7632.
EndoSerter Instructional Video
The EndoSerter® Corneal Endothelium Delivery Instrument is a sterile, disposable, single-use device designed for DSEK. The following video provides a detailed overview of how the EndoSerter works, along with step-by-step instructions on using the EndoSerter. Please take a moment to watch the video and then give our office a call to schedule and in-service and your free trial: (844) 526-7632
"SightLife Surgical offers the EndoSerter® which is my DSEK insertion technique of choice and is really a game changing device that every surgeon should try."
-Terry Kim, M.D.
Professor of Ophthalmology
Duke University Eye Center
FAQ
Who is using the EndoSerter in the U.S.?

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.

Do you have a rep or distributor in my area?

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.

Do you have a free trial of the EndoSerter?

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.

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 (844) 526-7632.
What training is available for the EndoSerter?

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.

What are the advantages of the EndoSerter?

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 has integral irrigation so a separate chamber maintainer is not necessary.
  • Irrigation to deepen the anterior chamber flows directly through the device, so second incision is not necessary.
  • Use with a tight 4 mm incision requires fewer or even no sutures as compared to other insertion techniques.
The EndoSerter does NOT push or pull on the fragile allograft tissue and endothelial cells. The allograft is simply uncovered during deployment.
How does the EndoSerter work?

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.

Are there specifications for the corneal tissue used with EndoSerter?

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.

Do you have literature available on the EndoSerter?

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:

How do I order the EndoSerter?

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.

How do I set up an account with SightLife Surgical?

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.

Is the EndoSerter FDA cleared?

Yes, the EndoSerter was the first FDA-cleared DSEK insertion device in the United States

What if my facility requires internal approval? Can you help with that process?

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!

Where is the EndoSerter manufactured?

The EndoSerter is manufactured in and shipped out of Winston-Salem, NC, USA.

What other products or services does SightLife Surgical provide?

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.

Is the EndoSerter coded for reimbursement?

No, the EndoSerter is not coded for reimbursement

Return Policy
If you find that you need to return a device, please refer to our Return Policy for detailed instructions, contact information and guidelines on what products may and may not be returned.