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LCA-Vision Announces Termination of Consent Solicitation and Withdrawal of Dissident Slate of Director Nominees

CINCINNATI, March 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- LCA-Vision Inc. (Nasdaq: LCAV), a leading provider of laser vision correction services under the LasikPlus(R) brand, today announced that, according to a March 26, 2009 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the dissident Joffe Group announced it has terminated its solicitation of written consents from LCA-Vision stockholders and that the Group has disbanded. Additionally, the Joffe Group stated that it has withdrawn its slate of Board of Director nominees for election at the LCA-Vision 2009 Annual Meeting. As of March 26, 2009, other than its own votes, the Joffe Group received votes totaling 6% of LCA-Vision's outstanding shares.

"We appreciate the support we received from our stockholders, surgeons, optometrists and staff during the consent solicitation process and are happy to put this matter behind us," said Steven Straus, LCA-Vision chief executive officer. "We are now able to focus 100% of our attention on our business, working closely with our Medical Advisory Board, Optometric Advisory Board, surgeons, optometrists and all LCA-Vision / LasikPlus(R) staff members to manage through challenging economic times and prepare for future success."

About LCA-Vision Inc./LasikPlus(R)

LCA-Vision Inc., a leading provider of laser vision correction services under the LasikPlus(R) brand, operates 75 LasikPlus(R) fixed-site laser vision correction centers in 32 states and 57 markets in the United States and a joint venture in Canada. Additional company information is available at and

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