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The IOPtiMate™ is a unique laser-based surgical system for treating Glaucoma, which utilizes a CO2 laser technology in order to reduce internal eye pressure by allowing a better flow of aqueous humor.
By utilizing the particular properties of the CO2 laser, the IOPtiMate™ is able to thin the sclera wall via precise ablations to the normal eye drainage area (Schlemm’s Canal region). This is done in a simple, highly controlled targeted manner.
The IOPtiMate™ is highly effective in ablating dry tissue, therefore allowing the surgeon to thin the sclera by gradually removing, layer by layer, most of the scleral tissue, leaving a thin intact layer.
Since infrared CO2 laser radiation is absorbed and blocked by aqueous solutions, laser energy is prevented from penetrating the eye, thus, leaving the remaining thin scleral layer intact and reducing the likelihood of surgical complications, perilous incidents or side effects.
“This elegant self-regulated procedure is possible because the IOPtiMate system is designed to achieve functional, simple, safe, reproducible and optimal results from surgery, with minimal side effects and reduced recovery time. At the same time, the procedure is highly efficacious, with a minimal learning curve”