Sightpath Medical First to Mobilize Femtosecond Laser for Cataract Surgery

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – (December 19, 2012) – Sightpath Medical, the leading provider of mobile and fixed ophthalmic surgical solutions, announces the launch of its new mobile femtosecond laser for cataract service in early 2013. This new MoFeTM service suite will include a femtosecond laser, an intra-operative wavefront aberrometer and a certified laser engineer, offered on a stop fee and variable cost basis. A nationwide roll-out is planned throughout 2013.

“With our new MoFe service, high capital costs and technology risks are no longer barriers for surgeons to access this new market of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery,” said Jim Tiffany, President and CEO, Sightpath Medical.

Sightpath Medical is trusted in the industry for mobilizing sensitive, high technology devices for ophthalmology and uses a patented air-ride and climate controlled system to transport its equipment. Its current fleet includes more than two hundred femtosecond, Excimer, Wavescan, YAG and SLT lasers, coupled with a full staff of certified laser engineers and technicians—offering surgeons technical expertise, clinical reliability and proven performance standards. These benefits let surgeons access the very latest cataract surgical equipment, instruments and supplies, where and when they need them.

“The decision to partner with Sightpath Medical for our femtosecond laser program was a simple one,” said David Dillman, M.D. of Dillman Eye Care Associates. “I’ve worked with them for a number of years and have always enjoyed the company’s ability to embrace new technologies and new techniques.”