IRIDEX Announces Shipment of New IQ 577(TM) Laser Systems
May 4, 2009
IRIDEX Corporation, recently announced the commencement of shipments to customers of the IQ 577 laser systems. The IQ 577 is a high-power, true yellow (577 nm wavelength) laser system for use by ophthalmologists to treat sight-threatening eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma.
Acccording to IRIDEX’s press release:
The IQ 577 offers tangible benefits to both patient and physician. Patients benefit from less discomfort. The higher inherent absorption in blood, together with the lower scattering of the 577 nm yellow laser wavelength, compared with 532 nm green laser systems, helps to reduce the therapeutic power requirements and resultant patient discomfort. Physicians benefit from efficiencies due to its easy to understand user interface, wireless foot pedal control with power adjust capability, and audible confirmation of adjustments.
Read the full release.
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