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PHOENIX LASER SYSTEMS RECEIVES U.S. PATENT FOR OPHTHALMIC WORKSTATION

 FREMONT, Calif., June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Phoenix Laser Systems, Inc. (AMEX: PXS) today announced that it received a Notice of Patent Allowance, entitled "Illumination of the Cornea for Profilometry." This patent covers an improved apparatus and technique for illuminating the cornea with points of light for use in determining the shape of the corneal surface and is an integral part of Phoenix's corneal topography system. With the issuance of this patent, Phoenix will hold eight U.S. patents and five international patents and have more than 30 additional patent U.S. and international patent applications pending.
 Joann R. Schulz, president and COO of Phoenix, observed, "The granting of this patent covering the corneal topography system of the Phoenix Ophthalmic Laser Workstation is an important milestone in the development of Phoenix's technology. This patent covers a number of the unique aspects of the Phoenix approach to ophthalmic procedures and further establishes Phoenix's proprietary position in this market segment."
 Phoenix Laser Systems, Inc. is a developer of integrated laser workstations primarily for use by the medical community. The company's initial efforts have been focused on the design, development and testing of its first product, the Phoenix Ophthalmic Laser workstation. The company's technology permits surgery designed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, as well as a large number of eye disorders which are untreatable or only partially treatable with current technology.
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 /CONTACT: Jon Solow of Phoenix Laser Systems, 510-249-0300/
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