TrueVision 3D Surgical Granted Fundamental Patent for Apparatus and Methods Used for Procedures Under Low Ambient Light Conditions

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Potential application of low-light visualization methods could dramatically reduce the amount of microscope light required in microsurgery

Applications include ophthalmic surgeries such as retina, glaucoma and refractive cataract

Potential application of these low-light visualization methods could dramatically reduce the amount of microscope light required by surgeons, which we expect will translate to benefits for both patients and surgeons

TrueVision 3D Surgical, a world leader in ophthalmic 3D surgical guidance and visualization, announced today it was issued a patent by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for an apparatus and associated methods for performing enhanced visually directed procedures under low ambient light conditions that target objects including structures and tissues, particularly procedures related to the measurement and treatment of ocular conditions.

The U.S. patent number issued to TrueVision is 9,168,173. The patent, the sixth for the company in less than four years, provides a novel visualization platform for performing enhanced visually directed procedures on target tissues under low ambient light conditions. The visualization platform can be included with or retro-fit to existing optical systems, such as surgical stereomicroscopes or LASIK systems, and includes at least one high resolution camera to aquire and display a plurality of optical views. Real-time, high resolution video is transmitted showing the live surgical view from the photosensor to at least one high resolution video display.

“We are thrilled with the patent office’s continued recognition of our game-changing surgical technology,” said Forrest Fleming, TrueVision chief executive officer. “Potential application of these low-light visualization methods could dramatically reduce the amount of microscope light required by surgeons, which we expect will translate to benefits for both patients and surgeons. We aim to deliver exeptional digital image quality under a variety of operating conditions, and the concept of low light microsurgery is yet another exciting TrueVision innovation.”

This U.S. patent joins a growing portfolio of issued patents and pending patent applications that TrueVision holds in association with its pioneering work in the area of surgical visualization and computer guidance

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