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LASERSIGHT RETAINS CARL THOMPSON ASSOCIATES FOR NATIONAL INVESTOR RELATIONS PROGRAM

 BOULDER, Colo., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- LaserSight Inc. (NASDAQ: LASE) has awarded a contract to Carl Thompson Associates for a national investor relations program.
 Based in Orlando, Fla., LaserSight is at the cutting edge of new technology specializing in compact, light-weight, low-cost refractive laser systems for non-invasive eye surgery.
 Led by Dr. J.T. Lin, a leading expert in electro-optics and laser research, LaserSight has embarked on a series of clinical tests domestically and abroad to establish the efficacy of its Compak-200 mini- excimer laser system, designed for PRK (photorefractive keratectomy).
 PRK is a procedure wherein a nonthermal laser is used to remove a minute section of corneal tissue from the eye in order to correct vision defects (near/far sightedness, astigmatism), eliminating the need for glasses or contacts.
 PRK is the only refractive laser procedure recognized by most opthalmologists as being clinically predictable (more than 80,000 cases have been performed with a 93 percent success rate).
 By the year 2000, an estimated 50 million PRK procedures per year worldwide will be performed by laser PRK, representing annual revenues of $30 billion.
 The international market, based on a Medial Insight report, may be about three times that of the United States. The Asian markets alone (with a population of more than 1.5 billion), represent $2 billion in annual revenues.
 While awaiting FDA approval of PRK in the United States, LaserSight is targeting international markets such as China, where its human trials have shown excellent preliminary findings. The company has a marketing license with LaserSight Asia Inc., a Hong Kong-based company for the manufacture of mini-excimers in China.
 LaserSight's chief executive officer, Lin, a laser physicist, was born in Taiwan. He is recognized in China and throughout the world as a leading expert on refractive laser research.
 LaserSight expects to receive government approval in China for the sale and use of its refractive laser system by late 1993.
 Based in Boulder, Carl Thompson Associates is a full-service investor relations, public relations, graphic design and marketing communications agency.
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 /CONTACT: Carl Thompson of Carl Thompson Associates, 303-494-5472/
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