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PowerVision Appoints Ophthalmology Thought Leader Douglas D. Koch, M.D. to its Scientific Advisory Board
Date:7/21/2014

of knowledge to the board," said Mr. Barry Cheskin, PowerVision's President & CEO and Co-Founder. "There is a large market of vision-impaired patients who are looking for an all-purpose solution. Koch and the other members' experience will be integral in helping FluidVision address this unmet need, as we are in the process of completing our CE Mark trial and preparing for our US study. With the additional expertise of PowerVision's world-class Scientific Advisory Board, we believe this accommodative lens could have an impact on vision care beyond what we've seen anywhere else."

According to PowerVision's most recent pilot study data, which was presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Annual Symposium in April, patients who received the FluidVision lens in one eye during cataract surgery had impressive results of 20/33, 20/25 and 20/20 respectively for near, intermediate, and distance vision.

By the end of 2014, PowerVision will have completed patient enrollment for its CE mark study, which will lead up to a subsequent U.S. study in 2015.

About Presbyopia and Cataracts

Presbyopia is a vision condition in which the crystalline lens of the eye loses its flexibility, which makes it difficult to focus on close objects. Presbyopia may seem to occur suddenly, but the actual loss of flexibility takes place over a number of years. Presbyopia usually becomes noticeable in the early to mid-40s. Presbyopia is a natural part of the aging process of the eye. It is not a disease, and it cannot be prevented.* The potential market for presbyopia treatments exceeds $5 billion annually in the U.S alone.

A cataract is a cloudy or opaque area in the normally clear lens of the eye. Depending upon its size and location, it can interfere with normal vision. Most cataracts develop in people over age 55, but they occasionally occur in infants and young children. The treatment of cataract
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