Lumenis unveils retinal laser delivery technology

Nov 04, 2009

Lumenis Ltd. introduced an ophthalmic laser delivery technology and slit lamp biomicroscope system (InSight) at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

San Francisco

-Lumenis Ltd. introduced an ophthalmic laser delivery technology and slit lamp biomicroscope system (InSight) at the recent annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

The system “successfully addresses some of the well-known challenges in ophthalmic laser delivery devices, namely, clear visualization of the retina and precise laser delivery to the target tissue,” said Dov Ofer, president and chief executive officer, Lumenis.

The device is designed to allow customizable treatments through a proprietary co-linear optical design mechanism (CoLin) that projects the illumination and laser beam through the same pathway, according to Lloyd Diamond, vice president and general manager of Lumenis Vision, the ophthalmic business unit of Lumenis. A joystick controls the co-linear optical mechanism, and the device also includes patented technology (AcuGuide) to address fine movement and beam manipulation.

Pazit Pianka, MD, medical director, Lumenis Vision, said, “Whether you are performing pan-retinal photocoagulation or a macular focal or grid laser treatment, the [system] provides you with complete control throughout the procedure, making the procedure easier for the treating physician.”

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