The aluminum fiber optic connector attaches to the illumination source or to the aluminum adapter that attaches to the illumination source. Fiber optic probes have a polished distal tip designed to reduce shadows and rings and to ease of insertion into the sclerotomy. The Fiber Optic Probes are only sold as sterile single use devices. The Fiber Optic Adapters are sold non-sterile and should be sterilized by end user prior to use.
There are three configurations of Fiber Optic Probes, each having a unique distal treatment influencing the projected light pattern; Focal, Wide Angle (with and without shield).
The Focal Fiber Optic has a relatively flat distal surface providing an angle of light less than 60 degrees. The Wide Angle Fiber Optic has a parabolic style distal tip creating a wider angle and diffused light. Due to the parabolic style distal tip used for Wide Angle light, an optional shielded version is available to block the inherent glare.