Opticon Medical develops products for short-term urinary management and chronic urinary incontinence. The company has five FDA cleared products, including the Option-vf and Option-vm catheters highlighted in this video.
Option catheters use the body’s own bladder to store urine rather than a collection bag. When the bladder needs to be drained, the patient or caregiver activates a specially designed and patented valve that permits convenient draining in a manner very similar to normal voiding. Cumbersome external tubing and urine collection bags are not necessary with the Opticon device as compared to the Foley catheter system.