Topcon Medical Systems recently announced that its Pascal laser received FDA clearance to use Pattern Scanning Laser Trabeculoplasty S
oftware. The software is used for the reduction of intraocular pressure associated with open-angle glaucoma.

PSLT is an advanced tissue-sparing laser treatment Topcon says, that applies a rapid, precise and minimally-traumatic computer-guided treatment sequence of patterns onto the trabecular meshwork. The automated rotation of consecutive patterns ensures that treatment steps are placed without overlap or excessive gaps. Topcon says it provides an average IOP reduction of 24 percent at six months.

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SynergEyesCL Line Expands Duette Progressive   
SynergEyes recently announced the expansion of its Duette Progressive hybrid contact lens line with the addition of a customizable center-distance lens. The new design comes with center-distance FlexOptics and an adjustable center-distance zone size ranging from 1.8 mm to 4 mm. The lens is driven by photopic pupil size. Its add powers range from +0.75 to +5 D. The center-distance design provides a customized vision solution for emerging to advanced presbyopes, including those with  astigmatism, allowing for the Duette Progressive line to cover most patients with presbyopia, SynergEyes says.

SynergEyes adds
that its Duette Progressive hybrid lenses are customizable by base curve, add power and center-distance zone to help cover most presbyopic needs. The hybrid design eliminates the rotation issues commonly associated with soft toric lenses, SynergEyes says. These lenses may be fit empirically without the need for diagnostic sets or fluorescein.

More information on the Duette Progressive hybrid line is available at

Topcon’s DRI OCT Triton
Topcon Medical Systems’ DRI OCT Triton Series has received FDA 510(k) clearance.

Topcon says that the DRI OCT Triton features easy image capture and a 1-µm, 1050-nm light source with a scanning speed of 100,000 A-scans/second. The multimodal instrument also incorporates a built-in retinal camera and eye tracking for use during the capture of selected scans.

According to Topcon, in addition to the anterior segment scanning, the DRI OCT Triton can visualize deeper pathology, rapidly penetrating ocular tissues regardless of media opacities or hemorrhages. The instrument features widefield OCT scanning (12 mm x 9 mm) with a reference database. In addition, it displays high-resolution fundus images with clear retinal vessel and macular mapping.

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