This article was originally published on EyewireToday.com
Sightpath Medical to Launch New Mobile Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery Service
From Sightpath Medical — 12/20/2012
Sightpath Medical announced the launch of its new mobile laser for cataract surgery service in early 2013. The new service suite, called MoFe, will include a femtosecond laser, an intra-operative wavefront aberrometer and a certified laser engineer, offered on a stop fee and variable cost basis, according to a company news release. 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 chief executive officer, Sightpath Medical.
Sightpath Medical’s products mobilize sensitive, high technology devices for ophthalmology and use a patented air-ride and climate controlled system to transport its equipment. Its current fleet includes more than 200 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, MD, 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.”
Sightpath Medical was formed in 2007 with the union of Midwest Surgical Services and Laser Vision Centers Inc., both of which were market leaders in the cataract and refractive surgery categories since 1991.