Norlase announced the FDA 510(k) clearance and immediate commercial launch of LEAF, the company’s flagship laser product for the treatment of retina and glaucoma disease. LEAF allows ophthalmologists to perform laser therapy in almost any exam room, with minimal set-up time and physical space required. The entire laser unit attaches conveniently to an existing slit lamp, eliminating the need for a cart or counter space to house the laser console. Additionally, the device’s fiberless design reduces costly service repairs common with other laser technology, according to a company news release.
Designed to give ophthalmologists portability, reliability and efficiency, LEAF utilizes a wireless tablet as the user interface. An optional voice control feature, powered by Sensory Inc., provides touchless parameter control during treatment, allowing the physician to maintain focus on the patient.
Product Features include:
- Ultra-compact and portable green laser
- No external fiber to damage or limit the practice space where it can be used
- Intuitive, sleek tablet user interface with wireless connectivity for maximum versatility
- Industry-first voice control for changing parameters
“Norlase is proud to launch LEAF to ophthalmologists looking for innovative technology,” Greg Fava, Vice President, Medical Devices, Norlase, said in the news release. “In over 25 years working with laser photocoagulator technology, never has a product brought together the latest advancements in laser technology, wireless connectivity and voice control convenience. LEAF offers these product attributes at an unmatched price point. Additionally, Norlase plans on working closely with ophthalmologists to provide a comprehensive suite of laser solutions in the years to come.”
“The Norlase laser is so different from other photocoagulators you really have to see it to appreciate the advancements. It is extremely small and has no external fiber to break – eliminating a major repair expense common with other technologies,” commented John Kitchens, MD, Retina Associates of Kentucky. “The device’s remarkable portability makes it easy to integrate in practically any office environment.”