Navilas Visualization System


Retinal Consultants of Arizona introduces the Navilas Visualization System with Direct Laser into its available treatment program.

“The Navilas Laser Therapy system strengthens our ability to treat patients suffering from diabetic macular edema, and other diabetic eye diseases, with greater comfort and less burden to the patient,” said Dr. Pravin Dugel, managing partner, Retinal Consultants of Arizona. “We are fortunate to have been recognized by Navilas to receive this cutting-edge treatment option for Arizona citizens.”

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The advantages of Navilas system include minimizing human error and reducing tissue damage. In addition, there is no need for a contact lens to deliver the laser, which means no-touch and less discomfort for the patient. Retinal laser photocoagulation is a treatment option for a variety of retinal disorders. Despite the advances in the speed of delivery and modifications in the duration of laser application, the precision of treatment is dependent on patient’s cooperation and physician’s experience.

The Navilas system combines retinal imaging and photocoagulation laser in a single device, providing image-guided and computer-assisted pre-positioning, otherwise referred to as retinal navigation. The integrated device combines high-speed image capture with a therapeutic laser that is applicable across the fundus.

“The Navilas technology is unique in that it combines high definition multi-modal imaging with a treatment plan in real time,” said Dr. Karim Jamal, ophthalmologist, Retinal Consultants of Arizona. “For our patients, this means safer and more accurate laser treatments than ever before. Retina Navigation with eye tracking greatly reduces potential complications with greater targeting of the laser treatment area and sparing precious areas of the retina.”

The system consists of a fundus camera, laser operated through a touch screen user interface, and a foot pedal to apply the laser. Preoperative images are acquired with the same device, and notations on a selected fluorescein angiogram are made on the screen. These notations allow treatments to be individually tailored to the abnormality during the planning phase.

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About Navilas

The Navilas® Laser System is an advanced focal/panretinal photocoagulation device revolutionizing the treatment of vision-threatening retinal diseases such as Diabetic Macular Edema, Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy and Retinal Vein Occlusions.

Pioneering Retina Navigation, Navilas® integrates diagnostics with laser therapy and allows a pre-planned, computer-guided and digitally documented treatment to be performed by the retina specialist. The groundbreaking Navilas® technology enables the doctor to improve overall treatment accuracy as well as speed, comfort and safety. An optimized therapy concept aims at adding a durable effect and cost-effectiveness to pharmacological therapies.