OD-OS has released a comprehensive software update for the computer-guided Navilas 577s Laser System. New functionalities of software release 3.4 make the tissue-friendly treatment of retinal diseases using navigated microsecond laser pulses more intuitive, predictable, and reproducible, according to a company news release.
Several studies have presented evidence on the effectiveness of navigated microsecond pulsing with Navilas, e.g. for treating focal leakage in chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR).
“In a recent study, we have compared the effectiveness of navigated microsecond pulsing and photodynamic therapy in treating CSCR,” Dr. Jay Chhablani from LV Prasad Eye Institute in India, said in a company news release. “The results are the first to demonstrate that the use of navigated microsecond pulse laser therapy produces statistically significant improvements in treatment outcomes for eyes with CSCR. We have seen better visual acuity, a significant reduction in central macular thickness, and for almost 2/3 even complete resolution of the subretinal fluid. Therefore, this can be a cost-effective, less damaging therapy for CSCR cases.”
Tissue-friendly laser treatment with a train of extremely short microsecond pulses is an increasingly popular concept in retinal care. Rather than photocoagulation, this treatment aims to use photothermal stimulation for diseased retinal areas, preserving cell function and avoiding retinal scarring. More and more retinal physicians are integrating this approach in their daily clinical routines, and many patients are becoming aware of this gentle treatment option.
The Navilas 577s software release 3.4 offers enhanced digital visualization for handling combined navigated microsecond pulsing and photocoagulation treatment plans, thus enhancing the unique capabilities of tissue-friendly care with Navilas:
- Digital pre-planning on almost any diagnostic image (OCT-A, OCT, FA etc.)
- Target-assisted laser delivery with regular spacing and confluent coverage
- Digital documentation to assess treatment effects and, if necessary, re-treat the same area
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“Since the launch of the compact Navilas 577s Laser System, we have seen true excitement from retinal experts in the market. We’re glad that we have brought a new paradigm of retinal laser care to routine use in many renowned clinics and private practices worldwide, ” said OD-OS Managing Director Dr. Winfried Teiwes. “With this software release, we demonstrate our commitment to continued development and optimization of this novel digital technology with the goal to offer highly accurate and efficient laser application at enhanced patient comfort.”