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

 SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 18 ~PRNewswire~ -- Phoenix Laser Systems Inc. (AMEX: PXS) today announced that it was issued U.S. Patent No. 5,157,428 on Oct. 29, 1992, entitled, "Spectral Division of Reflected Light in Complex Optical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Systems." This patent covers the method for multi-functional ophthalmic diagnosis during laser surgery which enables the illuminating light to be kept within a comfortable range for the patient by directing the different chromatic segments of reflected light from the eye to separate sensors, each fulfilling a separate diagnostic function. Phoenix currently holds five U.S. patents including this one and one international patent and has five additional U.S. and 31 additional international patent applications pending.
 Joann R. Scholz, president and chief operating officer of Phoenix, observed, "The granting of this patent covering technology in the Phoenix Ophthalmic Laser Workstation is an important milestone in the development of Phoenix's technology. This patent issuance validates a number of the unique aspects of the Phoenix approach to ophthalmic procedures and establishes a proprietary position for Phoenix 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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