MST's passion is creating exceptional products that improve vision for patients all over the world.

We strive to equip surgeons with the most innovative tools available, enabling them to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients. 

We constantly evolve to meet the distinct clinical needs of ophthalmic surgeons through our dedicated partnership with surgeon-designers, bringing innovation to ophthamology.

Every MST product meets the highest standards and is designed to instill confidence during surgery. The MST team invests extraordinary care and attention into all elements of our products—not only in function but also in packaging, look and feel, and ease of adoption into the practice.

We stand by our high-quality products by providing samples, loaners, and surgical demos; all-inclusive warranties and guarantees; and personal service to create the best possible customer experience. Contact us anytime with any question! 

MST—Bringing innovation to ophthalmology.

WHY MST?

  • Try Before You Buy

    Request samples, free loaner equipment, or a surgical demo to try our products risk-free! We want to get our products in your hands so you can judge our design and quality for yourself.

    Try Before You Buy
  • Love it or Leave it

    Every MST product comes with our 30-day, no-questions-asked, money-back guarantee. We’re confident you will love our thoughtfully designed, high-quality products, but we’re happy to offer a full refund should you decide they aren’t for you. Contact customer service if you need to request a refund.

    Love It Leave It
  • Surgeon-Designed

    Surgeons drive innovation at MST. Most of our unique products were developed when practicing surgeons came to us with an idea to solve a distinct clinical need. Meet some of our surgeon partners.

    Surgeon Designed
  • All-Inclusive Warranty

    All MST forceps, scissors, and snare instruments—as well as their handles—carry a three-year, all-inclusive repair warranty. If an instrument is damaged through normal use, MST will repair it for free! Contact customer service for more information.

    All-Inclusive Warranty
  • Made in the USA

    All MST products are sourced and developed in Redmond, Washington. We are a proud creator of US jobs and ensure the highest quality for all of our products—from the inception of a new device all the way to shipping to our customers.

    Made in USA

Iqbal "Ike" K. Ahmed, MD

Dr. Ahmed is recognized for his skills in managing complex eye surgeries and has trained numerous surgeons from around the world. He has pioneered novel treatments for glaucoma, cataract and lens implant surgery, with a keen focus on the development of advanced microsurgical devices and techniques.

25g Single-Use Ahmed Micro-Grapsers 25g Ahmed Stent Forceps 23g Single-Use Hoffman/ Ahmed Horizontal Straight Scissors 23g Single-Use Ahmed Tying Forceps 23g Ahmed Micro-Tying Forceps 23g Ahmed Micro-Graspers 23g Ahmed Needle Driver 23g Hoffman/ Ahmed Horizontal Micro-Scissors 21g Hoffman Ahmed Vertical Scissors

Graham Barrett, MD

Dr. Graham Barrett is the recipient of major international awards including the Ridley Medal (ESCRS), the Binkhorst Medal (ASCRS). Dr. Barrett worked with MST to develop the most innovative I/A device of its time, the Barrett I/A Tip.

Maestro Barrett

David Chang, MD

David F. Chang, M.D. is widely recognized as one of the top cataract surgeons in the world. Among his many contributions to ophthalmology are the Packer/Chang IOL Cutters and the Chang Modification to the MST Capsule Retractor.

MST Capsule Retractors, Chang Modification 19g Single-Use Packer/Chang IOL Cutters Packer/Chang IOL Cutting Kit Packer/Chang IOL Cutters with Inspection Port

Garry Condon, MD

Garry Condon M.D. is an expert in complex cataract surgery. He is the Director of the Division of Glaucoma Services at Allegheny General Hospital. Dr. Condon’s innovation of the Condon Snare has been a huge improvement for means of intraocular suturing.

25g Condon Snare II

Steve Dewey, MD

Dr. Steve Dewey’s accomplishments in the field of ophthalmology are recognized internationally for improving the safety and efficiency of cataract surgery. In 2006 he designed the Dewey Radius Phaco Tips which have been a huge stride forward in phaco technology.

Dewey Radius Phaco Tips Packard/Dewey Phaco Tips

Richard Hoffman, MD

Dr. Richard Hoffman is world renown for his expertise in complex anterior segment surgery. He has authored over 350 publications in numerous journals and textbooks, and has given presentations all over the world. Dr. Hoffman was fundamental to the development of a majority of MST’s Micro-instrumentation.

21g Hoffman/Ahmed Vertical Scissors 23g Hoffman Descemet's Stripping Forceps 23g Hoffman/Ahmed Horizontal Micro-Scissors 23g Single-Use Hoffman/Ahmed Horizontal Curved Scissors 23g Single-Use Hoffman/Ahmed Horizontal Straight Scissors

Boris Malyugin, MD, PhD

Dr. Malyugin is an internationally recognized expert in the field of modern anterior segment surgery where he has developed numerous techniques and technologies. In 2007, he designed the Malyguin Ring to assist during phacoemulsification surgery in complicated small-pupil cases.

The Malyugin Ring 2.0 The Malyugin Ring Classic

Robert H. Osher, MD

Dr. Robert Osher has designed many of the contemporary IOLs, instruments and techniques used in cataract surgery today. In 2014 he designed the Osher Modification to the Malyugin Ring Injector, which significantly improved insertion and removal of the Malyugin Ring.

Osher/Malyugin Manipulator 2.0 Osher/Malyugin Manipulator Classic The Malyugin Ring 2.0 (Osher modification to injector) The Malyugin Ring Classic (Osher modification to injector)

Richard Packard, MD

Dr. Packard is a pioneer in small incision cataract surgery. He has taught in 50 countries and continues to be involved the development of phaco technology and new IOL designs. Dr. Packard continued his innovation in small incision cataract surgery with the development of the Packard Phaco Tip.

Packard 0.7mm Phaco Tips Packard/Dewey Phaco Tips

Mark Packer, MD

Mark Packer M.D. is internationally recognized as a leader in ophthalmology, the author of original research establishing innovative techniques and groundbreaking technologies. Included in his long list of ophthalmic innovations are the Packer/Chang IOL Cutters.

Packer/Chang IOL Cutters with Inspection Port 19g Single-Use Packer/Chang IOL Cutters Packer/Chang IOL Cutting Kit

Barry Seibel, MD

Dr. Barry Seibel is a world-renowned expert in eye surgery and an internationally acclaimed lecturer, inventor and author. He has developed many ophthalmic surgery instruments, including the Seibel Capsulorhexis Forceps.

23g Seibel Capsulorhexis Forceps

Michael E. Snyder, MD

Michael E. Snyder, M.D. specializes in diseases and surgery of the front of the eye, including traumatic cataract surgery, iris repair, corneal transplantation, and more. Dr. Snyder helped MST expand our Micro-Instrumentation line with the innovation of the Snyder Graspers.

25G Snyder Grasper

John Garland, VP of Global Sales

David Maxwell, VP of Finance

Rob Raney, VP of New Business Development

John Ray, Director of Operations

Gwyn Boone, Director of Human Resources

Erik Bonn, Associate Marketing Manager

Stephen Fitzpatrick, European Sales Manager

1976

MicroSurgical Technology is Founded

MST was founded by Dr. David J. McIntyre, an ophthalmologist in Bellevue, WA. Dr. McIntyre partnered with a trained jeweler, Isidro Nilsson, to create finely crafted devices for Irrigation and Aspiration in cataract surgery. We have continued the legacy of finely crafted devices with jeweler-like precision for over 40 years.

1993

MST Develops InterTip

As MST began to grow, we established our position in the market, as a premier OEM manufacturer of Irrigation and Aspiration devices. The development of InterTip, an innovative I/A system with a variety of interchangeable heads, took the market by storm.

2002

MST Launches Duet BiManual

MST built a legacy of developing products that were inspired by surgeons with the launch of Duet BiManual. The variety of aspirating choppers featured some of the most prominent names in ophthalmology, such as: Fine, Agarwal, Lindstrom, Olson, and many more.

2003

MST Micro-Instrumentation is Introduced

MST revolutionized the instrument market with the introduction of MST Micro-Instruments. With the influence of ophthalmologists such as Ike Ahmed, MD; David Chang, MD; Rich Hoffman, MD and more, MST was able to create one of the most innovative instrument collections in ophthalmology.

2007

MST Brings the Malyugin Ring to Market

Perhaps the greatest innovation in modern cataract surgery was developed by Boris Malyugin, MD. MST worked with Dr. Malyugin to bring his vision to life, and introduced the Malyugin Ring. The Malyugin Ring changed the way ophthalmologists managed small pupils and IFIS: making complicated procedures seem routine.

2012

MST Acquired by Halma

MST was acquired by UK-based, Halma in December 2012. Joining Halma provided MST with the support of a strong corporate partner. Halma owns several companies within ophthalmology giving them a unique perspective into staying on the forefront of new technology in the industry.

2014

The Osher Modification is Added to the Malyugin Ring Injector

MST has always strived to bring constant innovation to ophthalmology. The Malyugin Ring has undergone several revisions over its years on the market. Most notable was working with Bobby Osher, MD to add the Osher modification to the injector. Dr. Osher's innovative idea helped improve the method of insertion and removal for the Malyugin Ring.

2014

The 1,000,000th Malyugin Ring is Shipped

One most notable moments in MST history was the shipment of the 1,000,000th Malyugin Ring. MST is proud to have helped over 1,000,000 surgeons better serve their patients with complicated cataract procedures.

2016

The Malyugin Ring 2.0 is Released

MST introduced the next generation, Malyugin Ring 2.0. We are proud to have implemented the feedback of our surgeon customers into a new design which is easier to insert and remove, more flexible, and fits in even the smallest incisions.

2017

MST Launches New Website with E-Commerce

MST launched new company website in March 2017 in an effort to make MST products easily accessible everywhere in the world.