TrueVision 3D Surgical Granted Fundamental Patent for Real-time Surgical Guidance Technology

TrueVision patent portfolio of computer-guided surgery methods in ophthalmic surgery continues to grow

Santa Barbara, CA, USA – May 4, 2016 – TrueVision 3D Surgical, a world leader in ophthalmic 3D surgical guidance and visualization, announced today it was issued a patent by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) for its computer-guided surgery methods. U.S. patent number 9,226,798, with a filing date of October 10, 2008, was issued to TrueVision earlier this year for an apparatus and associated methods for the generation of at least one user adjustable, accurate, real-time, virtual surgical reference indicium.

The patent, the seventh for the company in less than four years, provides a novel visualization platform with computer-guided surgery for all manner of ocular surgery including capsulorhexis for cataract surgery and corneal inlay implantation for presbyopia correction. The visualization platform can be included with or retrofit to existing optical systems such as surgical stereomicroscopes, femtosecond lasers, or LASIK machines and include at least one high resolution camera to acquire and display one or more optical views. Real-time, high resolution video is transmitted showing the live surgical view with guidance.

"TrueVision has achieved another key milestone from the patent office's recognition of our seminal guidance patent," said Forrest Fleming, TrueVision chief executive officer. "We have asserted ourselves as the leader in computer-guided ophthalmic surgery. We have a track record of licensing computer guidance to industry-leading companies, which we expect will translate to benefits for both patients and surgeons."

This U.S. patent joins a growing portfolio of issued patents and pending patent applications that TrueVision has in association with its pioneering work in the area of surgical visualization and computer guidance.

TrueVision will be demonstrating its computer-guided surgery systems, TrueGuide® and IOLcompass, May 6 to May 10, 2016 at the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) in New Orleans at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Booth 753.

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 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 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. Learn more about TrueVision and TrueGuide at

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Rob Reali
TrueVision 3D Surgical, Inc.