Excimer laser installed at two institutions

Jan 01, 2007

Boston-The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, was the first institution in the United States to acquire the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q excimer laser system for performing LASIK. Another system was installed 2 weeks later at Emory Vision, part of the Emory Eye Center and the Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta.

Boston-The Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School, was the first institution in the United States to acquire the Allegretto Wave Eye-Q excimer laser system for performing LASIK. Another system was installed 2 weeks later at Emory Vision, part of the Emory Eye Center and the Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta.

The device, sold by WaveLight Inc., can correct 1 D of myopia or hyperopia in 2 seconds, the company said, with an average treatment time of 8 to 10 seconds. It has a repetition rate of 400 Hz, compared with the 200-Hz Allegretto Wave system.

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