IRVINE, California and TELTOW, Germany, Oct. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO 2018) in Chicago, OD-OS is launching a new widefield objective which brings non-contact panretinal photocoagulation with access to the far periphery (ora serrata) to the Navilas® 577s Laser System. The new option for peripheral treatments can further enhance compliance of sensitive patients and therefore allow for more comfortable PRP sessions.
This addition makes Navilas® the only retinal laser which allows for navigated focal and peripheral treatments (single spots and pattern) without a contact lens. The system supports digital pre-planning and computer-assisted delivery of laser spots thanks to its integrated eye tracking technology.
For a demo of navigated non-contact PRP treatment, visit OD-OS at the AAO in Chicago:
- October 26: #44 at the AAO Retina Subspecialty Day
- October 27-30: #740 at the AAO main exhibition
The non-contact widefield objective will become available to Navilas® 577s users at the end of this year.
Regional availability may vary.
Watch video at: www.od-os.com/prp
Here is what Navilas® users, who recently tested the non-contact widefield objective in clinical practice are saying:
Dr. Gregor Eberlein, University Clinic Augsburg, Germany: "My experience of extending comfortable non-contact treatment to the periphery was really good. It can be a great option for retinopexy and PRP treatments of patients averse to the contact lens."
Dr. Jean-Christophe Ramel, France: "The field of view of the non-contact widefield objective is really amazing. I had a perfect view of a retinal tear in the far periphery."
Dr. Stephan Deichelbohrer, St. Vincentius-Kliniken Karlsruhe, Germany: "The non-contact widefield objective allows me to apply more spots in a single session as the cornea remains clear throughout the whole procedure – also by letting the patient lean back and blink for a moment. When using a standard contact lens the image quality may degrade due to superficial staining of the cornea."
Ulrike Rahn, Clinical Project Manager at OD-OS: "This is a result from a successful collaboration with our Navilas® customers at CHI de Créteil in France that our development team has now turned into another treatment option for our Navilas® 577s Laser."
Listen to Navilas® users at AAO:
- Q&A sessions at OD-OS #740 on October 27/28 at 10:00 am – more at: www.od-os.com/aao2018
- Talk by our user Dr. Jay Chhablani at Retina Subspecialty Day covering current knowledge on microsecond pulsing laser treatment (RET07, Friday, Oct 26, 11:39 am, Room: ARIE CROWN)
Media contact: Stefanie Gehrke, Director Marketing | [email protected], +49(172)3808-537
SOURCE OD-OS GmbH