The ophthalmic device market sits at the confluence of two significant trends — the growth of the geriatric population, which brings a rise in eye diseases, such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy, and the rapid innovation of advanced surgical procedures, including multi-wavelength diabetic retinopathy treatment, ultrasound phacoemulsification, and femtosecond laser surgery. As a result, the global market for ophthalmic devices — and the demand for better surgical and diagnostic instruments — is expected to grow dramatically in the coming years.
At the same time, ophthalmic instruments must be engineered with extreme precision and often require special materials and testing procedures to ensure patient safety and satisfaction. Partnering with an experienced OEM partner can make or break these complex projects.
Roechling Medical has 50 years of experience manufacturing medical devices in the ophthalmological field. We provide a full range of solutions to support the production of custom ophthalmic components, devices, and sterile surgical procedure kits, including hand piece components, irrigation/aspiration tips, intraocular/intracorneal lens (IOL/ICL) inserters, and other instruments.
We specialize in migrating prototypes into production, and our design for manufacturability approach ensures that your device will be repeatedly manufactured while meeting quality, reliability, and performance requirements. Plus, we can provide a full range of metal and plastic processing, which means we can deliver a complete, end-to-end manufacturing solution, regardless of the complexity of your device design.
The performance of minimally invasive surgery, or MIS, using endoscopic, laparoscopic, or catheter-based solutions has become increasingly common for a number of reasons. Because MIS is performed without making a major incision, patients experience fewer traumas, enjoy shorter hospital stays, and recover more quickly. Hospitals, whose reimbursement is being increasingly impacted by quality measures and episode-of-care payments, also see significant benefits.
As a result, the demand for instruments to conduct these procedures has skyrocketed. Medical device suppliers are constantly looking for smaller, smarter tools, and they often push the boundaries of device design to bring together metals, extrusions, and molding for more innovative catheter shafts, specialty needles, components, and subassemblies. OEMs, who bring value to the manufacturing process, either through vertical integration or advanced capabilities, can have a significant impact — for suppliers, providers, and patients.
Roechling Medical has years of experience serving the needs of MIS device suppliers. We have been uniquely successful in integrating our plastic and metalworking skills in the development and manufacture of a variety of handheld or electrosurgical instruments, inflation systems, guiding devices, and cutters. Specific examples include the following:
Our manufacturing expertise translates into success for your device development team. From design for manufacturability to machining and tooling to assembling and packaging, we bring every piece of the manufacturing process together to ensure your MIS device — large or small — makes it to the market in less time without compromising quality.
In some instances, minimally invasive surgery is not applicable with the type of surgery required. In this case, the surgeon, needing to gain access to a larger area of the patient, prefers open surgery. Roechling Medical has over fifty years of experience creating medical devices for these types of applications. We partner with our customer to provide a complete package; from ideation, product design, tooling, supply chain management to manufacturing of the device. Our design, engineering and manufacturing teams adhere to stringent medical molding procedures to ensure traceability and compliance to standards needed for open surgery medical devices.