June 1997


Arch Ophthalmol. 1997;115(6):829. doi:10.1001/archopht.1997.01100150831040

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THERAPEUTIC.  CIBA Vision Ophthalmics (CVO) has launched the ExcACT™ Excimer Beam Test to insure proper excimer laser performance each and every time a procedure is done. ExcACT contains a small sheet of film encased in a protective cover, with a label to record pertinent information on each patient. One ExcACT is used before each patient to provide beam symmetry, homogeneity and energy data that is then conveniently stored in the chart for future reference as necessary. The ExcACT Excimer Beam Test allows, for the first time, precise, reliable detection of fluctuations in the beam's characteristics between patients and over time between manufacturer's service calls. CVO executives stress ExcACT is not intended as a replacement for the excimer laser manufacturer's recommended method of calibration and beam profile testing. What it provides is a highly reliable tool to augment and enhance verification of system performance over time and between patients. Each box

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