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Topcon Gets Clearance for Laser Software

■ Topcon Medical Systems has said that its proprietary software Pattern Scanning Laser Trabeculoplasty (PSLT) for the reduction of intraocular pressure associated with glaucoma has obtained FDA clearance for use with the Synthesis and TwinStar models of their Pattern Scanning Lasers.

Pattern Scanning Laser Trabeculoplasty — formerly available only in the Streamline model — is an advanced tissue-sparing laser treatment for reducing intraocular pressure in open-angle glaucoma. The company says PSLT provides a rapid, precise, and minimally traumatic computer-guided treatment that applies a sequence of patterns onto the trabecular meshwork. GP