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Leica Microsystems' Ophthalmic Surgical Microscopes with TrueVision 3D Technology Available Globally

3D Visualization and Recording Transforms Teaching and Facilitates Communication in the Operating Room

Wetzlar, Germany, and Santa Barbara, CA, USA. As of now, Leica Microsystems, a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments, and TrueVision 3D Surgical, a world leader in 3D surgical visualization, announce global availability of the Leica M844 and Leica M822 ophthalmology microscopes with TrueVision 3D visualization, recording, and editing technology.

TrueVision 3D technology, with its impressive depth expression, enhances medical education and facilitates operating room, (OR) communication as everybody can see on the screen what the surgeon sees through the eyepieces of the microscope. The TrueVision 3D visualization system for teaching simultaneously streams 3D and 2D video to the supplied monitor or external monitors in the OR or even across the globe. Recorded videos can then be easily edited to serve surgeons in teaching outside the OR.

Surgeons can select from an integrated or stand-alone version of the TrueVision 3D visualization system. The integrated system saves space in the OR and ensures cables are hidden, while the stand-alone version allows flexible positioning of a 3D cart in one or more ORs according to preferred setup and teaching requirements.

"The integration of TrueVision's cutting-edge 3D visualization into Leica Microsystem's world-class ophthalmology microscopes provides leading surgeons with an extremely effective way to share anterior and posterior surgical techniques with their colleagues and students," says Hironobu Yamanaka, Director Ophthalmology at Leica Microsystems.

The modular design and the Open Architecture of Leica Microsystems' surgical microscopes allow for easy upgrades and integration of digital imaging and data systems. In addition, TrueVision 3D technology is also upgradable for future surgical guidance applications. "Leica Microsystems is committed to delivering advanced technologies such as 3D that further support ophthalmic surgeons in their goal of achieving optimum patient outcomes," explains Yamanaka.

In 2013, TrueVision Systems and Leica Microsystems collaborated to launch the first neurosurgical microscopes with integrated TrueVision 3D technology, the Leica M720 OH5 and Leica M525 OH4, and announced the expansion of their cooperation into the ophthalmology arena in April 2014.


TrueVision 3D visualization technology integrated with the Leica M844 ophthalmic microscope

Additional information on the range of ophthalmic surgical microscopes:
http://www.leica-microsystems.com/products/surgical-microscopes/ophthalmology/
Press release on the expansion of the cooperation between Leica Microsystems and TrueVision:
http://www.leica-microsystems.com/news-media/news/news-details/article/leica-microsystems-and-truevision-3d-surgical-expand-relationship-to-include-ophthalmic-microscopes/

Leica Microsystems is a world leader in microscopes and scientific instruments. Founded as a family business in the nineteenth century, the company's history was marked by unparalleled innovation on its way to becoming a global enterprise. Its historically close cooperation with the scientific community is the key to Leica Microsystems' tradition of innovation, which draws on users' ideas and creates solutions tailored to their requirements. At the global level, Leica Microsystems is organized in three divisions, all of which are among the leaders in their respective fields: the Life Science Division, Industry Division and Medical Division.

The company is represented in over 100 countries with 6 manufacturing facilities in 5 countries, sales and service organizations in 20 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Wetzlar, Germany.

TrueVision® 3D Surgical
is a world leader in digital 3D visualization and guidance for microsurgery. Santa Barbara, California-based TrueVision® has developed and patented an intelligent, real-time, 3D surgical visualization and computer-guided software platform. The system enables surgeons to view and record surgery in 3D and to stream live video of the surgical field, making it an unparalleled teaching tool. The company is focused on developing a suite of 3D guidance applications for microsurgery to improve surgical efficiencies and patient outcomes. The system is in use at hundreds of leading hospitals and institutions around the world. www.truevisionsys.com

Media Contacts:
Lynn Robinson
TrueVision 3D Surgical, Inc.
+1.805.963.9700 x110 lrobinson@truevisionsys.com

Claudia Müller
Leica Microsystems GmbH
+49 6441 29 2630 or corporate.communications@leica-microsystems.com