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Ophthalmic Surgical Chair

By Haag-Streit Reliance International


Inspired by Surgeons

“As an ophthalmologist, there’s nothing more important than ergonomics, especially if you develop neck and spine disease,” says Michael E. Snyder, M.D., of the Cincinnati Eye Institute. “I’ve been proactive on this approach for more than twenty years. By improving ergonomics in your practice, you do a better job and your patients benefit from better care.”


The Haag-Streit Surgical Chair was developed in partnership with Reliance Medical Products, and Michael E. Snyder, M.D. and Anup K. Khatana, M.D., of the Cincinnati Eye Institute. With unique insights into the daily ergonomic issues common to ophthalmologists, the surgical chair helps to maximize comfort and prolong the careers of surgeons. The curved backrest aligns the spine for added lumbar support, the armless design and narrow seat back allow for freedom of movement while reducing risk of contamination.


This design is part of an on-going development effort, marking the start of a new era that holistically considers the physician’s long term comfort and health.

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