TrueVision 3D Surgical announced 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, according to a company news release.
The patent, the seventh for the company in less than 4 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,” Forrest Fleming, TrueVision chief executive officer, said in the news release. “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.