Laser Vision Centers, Inc. Same U.S. Laser Revenue For Second Quarter Up Over 60%; October Best Month Ever For U.S. Case Volume.ST. LOUIS--(BW HealthWire)--Nov. 19, 1998--LASER VISION CENTERS, INC inc - /ink/ increment, i.e. increase by one. Especially used by assembly programmers, as many assembly languages have an "inc" mnemonic.
Antonym: dec. . (Nasdaq Symbol: LVCI) announced today that same U.S. laser revenue for its second quarter ended October 31, 1998, was up over 60% over the same quarter last year.
LaserVision operated 30 excimer lasers A gas laser in which a very short electrical pulse excites a mixture containing a halogen such as fluorine and a rare gas such as argon or krypton. It produces a brief, intense pulse of ultraviolet light. in U.S. during the quarter, however same U.S. laser revenue only compares the revenue of 23 lasers which were in operation in both the second quarters ended October 31, 1998 and October 31, 1997.
The Company said that in October it performed over 4,300 surgical cases in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. and was the best month to date for U.S. case volume. The Company also reported that over 11,600 cases were performed on its U.S. laser systems during the quarter, a 109% increase over the same quarter a year ago and a 14% increase over the previous quarter. In addition, the Company said that 408 surgeons used its services during the quarter compared to 378 the previous quarter.
The Company noted that the October 31, 1998 quarter was the Company's tenth consecutive quarter of increased case volume.
Laser Vision Centers, Inc. is the world's largest operator of excimer lasers with locations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, and Greece. The excimer laser is a device which allows eye surgeons to correct nearsightedness nearsightedness or myopia, defect of vision in which far objects appear blurred but near objects are seen clearly. Because the eyeball is too long or the refractive power of the eye's lens is too strong, the image is focused in front of the and astigmatism astigmatism (əstĭg`mətĭz'əm), type of faulty vision caused by a nonuniform curvature in the refractive surfaces—usually the cornea, less frequently the lens—of the eye. with an outpatient procedure which usually lasts less than one minute.
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