MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Nov. 9, 2006 -- Iridex Corp. is introducing two new ophthalmic laser systems and six new disposable products at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology joint meeting, being held Nov. 11-14 in Las Vegas.
The OcuLight TX, a 532-nm solid-state laser, is a high-power photocoagulator with 2500 mW of deliverable laser energy. Improvements in laser technology allow the TX to deliver faster pulses, down to 10-millisecond durations and quick intervals of 0.01-seconds, which the manufacturer said can lessen patient discomfort during treatment. New accessories include a laser remote control, allowing adjustment of primary treatment parameters, and a new wireless, power-adjustable foot switch that provides physicians with more flexibility and reduces clutter in the operating room.
Iridex will also unveil a 577-nm true-yellow laser, the peak wavelength within the yellow range. The system includes a high-resolution touch-screen interface, remote control nd wireless, power-adjustable foot switch. Iridex said the laser's platform design is the first in a line of systems and allows for rapid product development of additional wavelengths. The laser should be available for shipment to customers in the second quarter of 2007 pending regulatory clearance and final manufacturing staging.
Iridex is also offering new disposable EndoProbe disposable laser endo-ocular probe models: 23- and 25-gauge flush-tip illuminating, straight and angled 20-gauge bayonet illuminating, 23-gauge adjustable and intuitive specialty probes for international markets; and OtoProbes for eye, nose and throat surgery applications. For more information, visit: www.iridex.com
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