Healthcare Industry News:  Glaucoma 

Devices Ophthalmology

 News Release - January 31, 2008

Advanced Medical Optics Enters into Phacoemulsification Patent Agreement with Bausch & Lomb

SANTA ANA, Calif.--(HSMN NewsFeed)--Advanced Medical Optics, Inc. (AMO) (NYSE:EYE ), a global leader in ophthalmic medical devices and eye care products, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Bausch & Lomb, Inc. regarding AMO’s U.S. Patent entitled “Fluid Management Systems with Vertex Chamber” (Patent No. 6,059,765) and its foreign counterparts, all of which relate to peristaltic pump fluidics used in phacoemulsification systems. Bausch & Lomb will pay AMO a royalty under the agreement. All other terms of the agreement are confidential.

About Advanced Medical Optics (AMO)

AMO develops advanced, life-improving vision technologies for people of all ages. Products in the cataract/implant line include intraocular lenses (IOLs), phacoemulsification systems, viscoelastics, and related products used in ocular surgery. AMO owns or has the rights to such product brands as ReZoom®, Tecnis®, Clariflex®, Sensar®, and Verisyse® IOLs, Sovereign®, Sovereign® Compact and WhiteStar Signature™ phacoemulsification systems with WhiteStar® technology, Healon® viscoelastics, and the Baerveldt® Glaucoma shunt. Products in the laser vision correction line include wavefront diagnostic devices, femtosecond lasers and associated patient interface devices, and excimer laser vision correction systems and treatment cards. AMO brands in the laser vision correction business include Star S4 IR®, WaveScan Wavefront®, Advanced CustomVue™, IntraLase® and IntraLasik®. Products in the contact lens care line include disinfecting solutions, enzymatic cleaners and lens rewetting drops. Among the eye care product brands the company possesses are COMPLETE®, COMPLETE® Blink-N-Clean®, Consept®F, Consept® 1 Step, Oxysept® 1 Step, UltraCare®, Ultrazyme®, Total Care™ and blink™ branded products. AMO is based in Santa Ana, California, and employs approximately 4,200 worldwide. The company has operations in 24 countries and markets products in approximately 60 countries. For more information, visit the company's Website at www.amo-inc.com.


Source: Advanced Medical Optics

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