The Midwest Center for Sight is the First Ophthalmology Practice in Illinois to Adopt TrueVision® 3D Visualization System for Microsurgery

James Katz, MD, Participating in Debut of a Comprehensive 3D Program of Video Education at the American Academy of Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting in Chicago

Des Plaines, Ill. (October 11, 2010) — The Midwest Center for Sight announced that it is the first ophthalmology practice in the state - and one of the first in the nation - to adopt the TrueVision® 3D Visualization System as an advanced, new technology for refractive cataract surgery. The TrueVision® 3D Surgical Visualization System is a real-time, stereoscopic, 3D high-definition visualization system for microsurgery that attaches to microscopes to display the surgical field of view on 3D flat panel displays in the operating room.

Cataracts reduce the vision of millions of people across the world. Over 3 million (and growing) cataract surgeries are performed each year in the United States. Thousands of cataract surgeries are performed in the Chicago area annually.

A cataract is an opacity or cloudiness of the natural crystalline lens of the eye. Surgical removal of the lens may be necessary if visual loss becomes significant. The cloudy lens is replaced with an artificial lens, called an implant, at the time of surgery.

James Katz, MD, led the initiative to equip the primary operating suite at the Golf Surgical Center with the state-of-the-art TrueVision® 3D Surgical Visualization System for day-to-day refractive cataract surgery. The system is also used to record 3D surgical video for educational purposes and presenting on-demand and streaming 3D surgical video content.

For the first time ever, a comprehensive program for refractive cataract surgery developed by renowned surgeons, including Dr. Katz, is being presented in 3D at this year’s annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology at Chicago’s McCormick Place, October 16 through 19, 2010.

“There are great opportunities available now for an individual with a cataract because of the many surgical and lens options. The wide array of lens options, new procedures, and advanced technology can provide patients with better outcomes in cataract surgery more than ever before. TrueVision® provides me with a wonderful 3D high-definition view of the surgical field that allows my operating room staff to see what I see, enabling them to anticipate my needs during cataract surgery. I can operate in an ergonomic position while maintaining the views of ocular structures involved in cataract surgery.” said James Katz, MD, a leading Chicago area cataract surgeon and world renowned educator. “Also, the ability to record and play 3D surgical video allows me to easily present 3D at medical conferences and symposia all over the world.”

About The Midwest Center for Sight
The Midwest Center for Sight’s full-service ophthalmic practice provides complete eye care for every family member, including children and senior citizens. All five board-certified ophthalmic surgeons are committed to total patient care. From contact lenses to glaucoma surgery to LASIK in Chicago, the patient’s best interest is put first.

As leading Chicago LASIK, cataracts and general eye care specialists, The Midwest Center for Sight knows that by improving eyesight, the overall enjoyment and quality of life is enhanced. Visit www.themidwestcenterforsight.com for more information.

About TrueVision® 3D Surgical
TrueVision® 3D Surgical is the leader in digital 3D visualization for microsurgery. Based in Santa Barbara, Calif., TrueVision® has developed and patented an intelligent, real-time, 3D surgical visualization platform. The company is focused on developing a suite of 3D guidance applications for microsurgery to assist surgeons and positively impact patient outcomes. Visit www.truevisionsys.com for more information.

CONTACT:
Robert Reali
TrueVision 3D Surgical
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