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OSM560-April_DIGITAL_Layout 1 4/5/13 2:31 PM Page 98 O P H T H A L M O L O G Y little breathing room to spend a little extra time with patients and their caregivers. Plus, having the latest technology in place sends a message to patients about the culture of your facility: that you embrace changes that promise better results. With that in mind, here's a look at 5 of the latest options for YAG, retinopathy and glaucoma procedures. I n the retinal arena, Iridex recently received FDA 510(k) clearance for its TxCell Scanning Laser Delivery System, which enables multi-spot, single-spot and "fovea-friendly" Micro-Pulse, a propriTxCell Scanning Laser Delivery System etary feature, for efficient retinal photo- Iridex iridex.com coagulation. Micropulse is a laser-deliv- ery method that maximizes tissue sparing, particularly that of the fovea, by electronically "chopping" the laser emission into trains of microsecond pulses. This lets the physician more precisely control the laser effects to target tissues, potentially resulting in less collateral damage than conventional laser treatments. The TxCell Scanning Laser Delivery System not only enables greater control, it allows multi-spot scanning in addition to the traditional single-spot mode. This can save time in laser photocoagulation procedures, by letting the surgeon do a number of laser pulses at once, instead of one at a time. The company says the user interface is intu9 8 | O U T PAT I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E | A P R I L 2 013

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