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The Vitra Multispot laser (Quantel Medical) has received a 510(k) market clearance from the FDA. It is intended to deliver a cost-effective solution to ophthalmologists dealing with epidemic levels of diabetic eye disease.
Clermont-Ferrand, France-The Vitra Multispot laser (Quantel Medical) has received a 510(k) market clearance from the FDA. The product was developed by Quantel Medical to give access to advanced pattern-scanning technology to ophthalmology practices worldwide though intelligent design.
The laser combines advanced pattern scanning and solid-state green laser technologies in a compact portable platform to deliver a cost-effective solution to ophthalmologists around the world dealing with epidemic levels of diabetic eye disease in their patient populations, according to the company.
“The [multispot laser] has accelerated our capability to manage the growing number of diabetic patients coming to our practice for care and [has] improved our reputation for superior patient care since the pattern-scanning laser treatment . . . is less painful compared [with] the previous treatments many patients received with a conventional laser,” said Rama D. Jager, MD, MBA, FACS of University Retina, Oak Forest, IL, who was the first user of the Vitra Multispot in the United States.
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