March 07, 2014
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China regulatory agency approves novel glaucoma surgical device

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The China Food and Drug Administration has granted marketing approval for the IOPtiMate system developed by IOPtima., a subsidiary of BioLight Israeli Life Sciences Investments, according to a press release.

The IOPtiMate system allows eye surgeons to perform CO2 laser-assisted sclerectomy surgery, which reduces elevated IOP in glaucoma patients by thinning the sclera of the eye, which restores the natural fluid percolation without penetrating the globe, the release said.