Top Ophthalmic Surgeon Adopts TrueVision's Digital Microscope Platform Becoming One of Few Surgeons to Perform Heads-Up Surgery
Heads-Up Methodology Possible Thru Unprecedented Image Quality and Real-Time Responsiveness

Santa Barbara, CA, USA: March 25, 2015 - TrueVision 3D Surgical, the leader in Heads-Up Surgery™ and integrated applications, announced today that renowned board certified ophthalmic surgeon and philanthropist Dr. Kerry Assil adopted the new heads-up capable Digital Microscope Platform from TrueVision.

Used by top surgeons in the US and abroad, the Digital Microscope Platform turns an optical microscope into a powerful digital imaging system designed to improve patient outcomes.

"I connected the system and within minutes moved from years behind the oculars to a more comfortable heads-up position," said Dr. Kerry Assil, founder and owner Assil Eye Institute, Beverly Hills, CA. "Besides the more comfortable position, the image quality was exceptional, showing a greater panoramic view and increased depth of field both of which provided a greater sense of surgical command."

The Digital Microscope Platform can also be used as a powerful educational tool.

"At our recent Continuing Education seminar, I performed live surgery completely heads-up using the TrueVision system. The audience of 50+ eye doctors tracked with me on each surgical movement in real-time creating a unique and powerful educational experience."

The plug-and-play Platform includes a patented high dynamic range 3D camera, proprietary software with color and contrast calibration, 100+ hours recording and editing capability and a 55" Ultra HD 4K 3D monitor that is visually accessible to all OR visitors and staff.

"With the system's 4K display, my staff and I work in lock-step; they're able to react instantly with less need for my direction."

In addition to daily surgical work, Dr. Assil is a sought-after ophthalmic expert appearing on network news and science programs as a pioneer in refractive, cataract and vision restoring surgical techniques. He also spends a portion of his free time providing charitable eye care.

Dr. Assil earned his doctoral degree from University of California at San Diego and has served as the Distinguished Professor lecturer at Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Duke, Baylor, UCLA and a host of other leading universities.

TrueVision® 3D Surgical s 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 stream live video of the surgical field with the ability to produce precise overlays during cataract surgery. 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.

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