SOURCE: WaveTec Vision

WaveTec Vision

July 09, 2013 10:00 ET

WaveTec Vision® Announces the Commercial Launch of VerifEye™ for the ORA System®

Physicians Report LASIK-Like Results in Cataract Surgery With the Hardware Upgrade, Available Now

ALISO VIEJO, CA--(Marketwired - Jul 9, 2013) -  WaveTec Vision today announced that its highly anticipated VerifEye™ monitoring system is now available commercially. VerifEye is a hardware upgrade for the proprietary ORA System®, which is used by ophthalmic surgeons worldwide to improve the accuracy of cataract surgery. 

VerifEye enables surgeons to confirm eye stability prior to measurement by providing streaming refractions in a preview screen. Surgeons consider this a significant benefit - one that is translating into more precise surgery, more refined visual outcomes and more satisfied cataract surgery patients.

"I've been fortunate to be one of the first surgeons to work with the new ORA System with VerifEye and of the cases my staff and I have performed to date, we are seeing LASIK-like results in cataract surgery," said Dr. Robert Cionni. "This advancement marks a real turning point in our field. VerifEye's advanced guidance results in increased confidence for me and optimized outcomes for my patients."

ORA-guided cataract surgery enables surgeons to measure the eye and refine outcomes during the procedure, rather than having to 'wait and see' as with traditional cataract surgery. And now, when combined with VerifEye, the accuracy and results of ORA-Guided procedures continue to be enhanced. 

"With the commercial launch of VerifEye, WaveTec Vision is continuing its tradition of scientific and clinical advances in cataract surgery," said Tom Frinzi, WaveTec president and CEO. "The world's most progressive cataract surgeons are adopting the ORA System now with VerifEye because they believe they can provide improved outcomes for their patients."

In a move further fueling WaveTec's growth, the company recently announced it has received an additional $11 million in financing to support the launch of VerifEye and the ORA System. The company is currently tracking to exceed 80,000 ORA-Guided cataract surgeries this year. This represents over two percent of all U.S. cataract procedures, after only 18 months of ORA System commercialization.

About WaveTec Vision

WaveTec Vision, a privately held company, is the leader in intraoperative wavefront measurement technology for refractive cataract surgeons, providing on-demand information that enables the best possible vision for patients. Based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., its proprietary ORA System is a revolutionary diagnostic device that takes intraoperative wavefront aberrometry to a new level of performance. For demanding patients and the skilled surgeons who serve them, the ORA System delivers optimal cataract surgery results. For more information visit

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