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Class 2 Device Recall VERION Image Guided System

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Date Initiated by Firm March 01, 2016
Date Posted April 14, 2016
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on April 13, 2017
Recall Number Z-1394-2016
Recall Event ID 73430
Product Classification Device, communications, images, ophthalmic - Product Code NFG
Product VERION Reference Unit (Vision Planner)

Product Usage:
The VERION Image Guided system is an advanced surgical planning, imaging and guidance technology designed to provide greater accuracy and efficiency during cataract surgery. It allows eye surgeons to capture a high-resolution, diagnostic reference image of the patients eye pre-operatively, quickly determine an optimized surgical plan that enables surgeons to see all inclusions and alignment in real-time.
Code Information Serial Numbers: 1017, 1119, 1123, 1125, 1126, 1128, 1133, 1135, 1136, 1137, 1138, 1139, 1142, 1147, 1150, 1153, 1155, 1161, 1165, 1168, 1172, 1178, 1181, 1182, 1183, 1188, 1190, 1191, 1193, 1196, 1197, 1198, 1199, 1201, 1203, 1206, 1207, 1220, 1226, 1228, 1230, 1232, 1250, 1256, 1258, 1259, 1421, 1433, 1435, 1439, 1451, 1452, 1506, 1508, 1509, 1523, 1536, 1548, 1559, 1562, 1565, 1568, 1581, 1597, 1606, 1628, 1632, 1649, 1661, 1663, 1668, 1671, 1694, 1696, 1705, 1716, 1726, 1729, 1798, 1816, 1818, 1820, 1824, 1829, 1921, 1922, 1934, 1937, 1938, 1940, 1942, 1954, 1957, 2057, 2069, 2086, 2092  
Recalling Firm/
Manufacturer
Alcon Research, Ltd.
6201 South Fwy
Fort Worth TX 76134-2099
For Additional Information Contact Alcon
800-862-5266
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
Alcon is conducting a voluntary medical device correction of all VERION Reference Units (Vision Planner) that are shared with the Alcon LenSx Laser System after receiving reports concerning the inclusion of unplanned arcuates on printed, saved (.pdf) or exported surgical plans.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Software change control
Action Alcon sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction letter dated February 29, 2016 to affected customers. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. The letter stated that an Alcon Technical Services Engineers will contact customers, schedule Service Calls, and perform onsite corrections. For questions call 1-800-862-5266.
Quantity in Commerce 97 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution - US Nationwide throughout the US and the countries of: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, France, Georgia, Greece, Guatlemala, Hungary, India, Indoesia, Isreal, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, UK, Ukrain, United Arab Emirates
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
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