OptiMedica donates photocoagulator to ORBIS

February 4, 2009

OptiMedica Corp has donated a PASCAL photocoagulator to non-profit organization ORBIS International, under a new partnership between the two companies.

OptiMedica Corp has donated a PASCAL photocoagulator to non-profit organization ORBIS International, under a new partnership between the two organizations.

The PASCAL photocoagulator, which decreases the duration and frequency of photocoagulation while increasing the safety, comfort and efficiency of the procedure, will be used onboard ORBIS's Flying Eye Hospital to train doctors in the developing world to treat retinal disorders, particularly diabetic retinopathy.

The technology was first used by ORBIS on the Flying Eye Hospital's first visit to Laos, a country with 25 ophthalmologists and 30,000 blind among the population of six million. The visit concluded on January 30th and was attended by an engineer from OptiMedica.