In 1981, MID Labs was
founded by Dr. Carl Wang. Dr. Wang has been associated with
vitreoretinal surgery from its infancy. In 1975, his Ocutome® 800 became
the first complete system for posterior vitrectomy.
In 1982 the MicroVit® introduced venturi aspiration to vitreoretinal
surgery and the MicroVit® probe provided the first disposable
high-quality vitreous cutter. A year later, the MVS® became the first
microprocessor-based vitreoretinal surgical system.
In 1985, MID Labs sold all ophthalmic assets to Alcon.
In 1991, after seven years as a Vice President for Alcon, Dr. Wang
decided to leave and re-start MID Labs.
In 1994, MID Labs introduced the SupraVit® VitreoRetinal Surgical
System, with a revolutionary aspiration system.
In 1997, MID Labs introduced the Extended Use Vitreous Cutter to meet
the demands of international customers.
In 2000 MID Labs introduced the Vit Enhancer™ High Speed Vitreous
Cutting System creating an evolutionary leap for vitrectomy.
In 2003, the AVE ® (Adaptable Vit Enhancer), made available 2500 cut per
minute vitreous cutting for all Ophthalmic Surgical Systems, making
economical high speed vitreous cutting available to everyone.
In 2005, MID Labs introduced a non-system exclusive 25 gauge
VitreoRetinal product line of vitrectors and second-generation trocar/cannula
system, making this innovation in ophthalmic surgery available to all.
For 2007 MID Labs is introducing a full line of high performance 23
gauge Vitreous Cutters along with a 23 gauge Cannula Insertion System
that brings an innovative `different approach' to sutureless
MID Labs continues to innovate with its own product line and is a
supplier to major ophthalmic system manufacturers in Europe, Japan,
China and the U.S.