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Results of IRIDEX Corp. (IRIX) 10-Year Study Shows MicroPulse Laser Therapy Safe and Efficient for Treating Diabetic Macular Edema

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IRIDEX Corp., a worldwide leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative and versatile laser-based medical systems and delivery devices, today announced that a 10-year study has proven the safety and efficacy of the MicroPulse Laser Therapy Technology for the treatment of diabetic macular edema. The California study showed that the laser therapy has durable therapeutic effects without causing the harmful damage to the retina that leads to blindness associated with conventional laser therapy. A total of 252 eyes were tracked for the 10 year study.

“The 10-year study is an excellent validation of our work toward creating a new durable therapy for eye conditions associated with diabetes,” said Dominik Beck PhD., IRIDEX President and CEO in a press release. “Our goal is to create a paradigm shift in the way physicians treat retinal diseases. Considering the durable clinical benefits, the safety of the procedure and the economic benefits to the healthcare system, leading physicians are beginning to conclude that MicroPulse can be used earlier in the disease progression and can be, at least, incorporated into any treatment regimen – either alone or in conjunction with drug therapy.”

MicroPulse Technology enhances the physician’s ability to precisely aim the laser by using trains of microsecond pulses to more precisely target the treatment and cause less collateral damage to the surrounding area

“MicroPulse laser therapy is an ideal first-line treatment for retinal vascular macular edema because of its unique safety profile,” said Dr. Jefftery Luttrull, ophthalmologist and retinal surgeon with the Ventura County Retina Vitreous Medial Group in California who led the study. “Because of its unique ability to produce the desired therapeutic effect without any measurable inflammation or damage to functional retinal tissue, treatment can be initiated earlier, possibly improving long-term outcomes.”

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