Noble Vision Group Launches LIVE Surgery Webcast Featuring Only FDA Approved DCR Laser

Eugene, Oregon (November 29,  2010) – Noble Vision Group, a research and development organization, today announced the success of its first LIVE Webcast broadcasted by SoundQue Multimedia Services, a unique multimedia production facility that specializes in video and audio streaming.

The LIVE surgery, which occurred on September 24th, was an exciting example of Noble Vision Group’s dedication to delivering cutting edge technology to the eye care market.

Noble Vision Group President Patrick H. Witham commented, “We take tremendous pride in our organization’s ability to be agile and diverse, especially when presented with an opportunity to participate in developing a vehicle to deliver tools that ultimately advance this area of medicine.  Of course, an event like this is always much easier when you are afforded the privilege of working with a highly skilled surgeon and great teacher such as Dr. Black.”

Medical professionals from over 14 different countries spanning 4 continents watched as Dr. Evan Black conducted a Laser Assisted Dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR) Surgery using the MULTIDIODE ® S15 OFT System, a laser specially developed for lacrimal surgery. Dr. Black has been performing endonasal DCR since 1998, and using the MULTIDIODE ® System for transcanalicular DCR since 2007.

The MULTIDIODE ® System, produced and distributed by ITI Laser, is the first DCR laser to receive
worldwide CE approval and is the only FDA approved laser indicated for DCR surgery. The system is based upon high power, diode, laser, semi-conductor technology and enables surgeons to perform minimally invasive procedures in as little Black described the event, saying, “The surgery went very well. When the patient was seen postoperatively at one week, he was comfortable, had no edema or eccymosis, and the tearing problem seems to be resolved. We will recheck him in about one month.”

A live question and answer session moderated by Dr. Paul S. Koch immediately followed the surgery and is included in the recorded version. Now open to the public, the recording of the LIVE surgery can be viewed here.

About Noble Vision Group

Headquartered in Eugene, Oregon, Noble Vision Group, a Paragon BioTeck, Inc., company, is a research and development organization that was established in 2008 geared toward the development of niche medical products for the eye care community.

About ITI, LLC

Headquartered in Middletown, Connecticut, ITI, LLC is leading the way into the future of DCR surgery and is dedicated to providing state of the art equipment and unparalleled aftermarket service. For more information please visit www.itilaser.com

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