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NIDEK launches LPM, Low Power Mode for MC-500 Vixi


-December 28, 2017, Gamagori, JAPAN-

NIDEK CO., LTD., a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of ophthalmic, optometric, and lens edging equipment, is pleased to announce the launch of LPM, Low Power Mode for the MC-500 Vixi laser photocoagulator.

LPM is a new feature that allows better management of laser energy delivery to the retina with multiple scan patterns. LPM reduces the thermal energy delivered to the retina by reducing the standard (yellow) laser treatment by a specified ratio. This treatment paradigm addresses various conditions including macular edema.

A notable feature of this laser is the grid scanning pattern that incorporates a circle to exclude laser delivery to some retinal regions. Foveal alignment can be achieved with a circle-shaped aiming beam to avoid repeated laser delivery to the retina. Additionally, the Auto Forward Function allows for automated advancement of the laser from scan pattern to scan pattern.These features allow the surgeon to concentrate on ensuring a well-focused region of interest, enhancing treatment efficiency and reducing patient chair time. A software upgrade is required for incorporating LPM into the MC-500 Vixi.

“As the indications of laser therapy evolve, more opportunities for the development of unique, innovative applications arise.” Says Mr. Motoki Ozawa, President of NIDEK CO., LTD. “The incorporation of the Low Power Mode in the MC-500 Vixi provides optimal treatment outcomes with a wider range of applications for retinal disease."

Product / Model name: Multicolor Laser Photocoagulator MC-500

For further information contact:
International Planning Dept.,
Email: info@nidek.co.jp

NOTE: The availability of the products differs from country to country depending on the status of regulatory approval in each country. Specifications and design are subject to change without notice.