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  1. Welcome Introduction to Laser Physics Safety, Tissue Interaction, & FDA Claims and Labeling Michael M. Barbour MicroLight Corporation of America Founder and President

  2. Biography • Houston Laser Institute-1980 to 1990 • Microlight Corporation of America-1990 • American Society of Laser Therapy-1991 • Patent-1993 • General Motors Study-1996 • Baylor College of Medicine-2000 • F.D.A. Clearance -2002 • Education/ Research-2007

  3. HISTORY • Einstein • Bell Labs • Mester

  4. Nanometers Milliwatts Photons Joules Super Pulse Continuous Wave Diode TERMINOLOGY

  5. ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM

  6. LASERS • Monochromatic • Coherent • Collimated

  7. WAVEFORMS • Sunlight • LED(light emitting diode) • 830Laser Produces a Unique Light • Monochromatic • Coherent • Collumated

  8. LASER TISSUE ABSORPTION

  9. Inflammation Reduction

  10. Pain Reduction

  11. Reduced Healing Time

  12. LASER CLASSIFICATIONS • Class IIIa • Class IIIb • Class IV

  13. 635 nm 5 mw Under FDA Review Class III a ERCHONIA

  14. Class III b 830 nm 90 mw Patented

  15. Class IV 1 watt of energy Cut, vaporize, or coagulate

  16. Class III a • Bar Code • Laser Pointer • Medical

  17. Class III b • Military • Consumer • Medical

  18. Class IV • Lasik • Hair Removal • Wrinkles • Brain Strokes

  19. Nanometers Milliwatts Heats Tissue Not a Laser 880 nm 500 mw L.E.D.’s

  20. Sports Medicine

  21. ML830 Laser • Direct Connect Laser • 830nm probe • A/C cord • Laser Glasses • Case • Portable Battery Laser • 830nm Probe • 3 lithium batteries • Charger and power meter • Laser Glasses • Cases

  22. FDA letterhead • ILY-Infrared Heating Lamp • NHN-Non Heating Infrared Lamp • FDA Warning Letter

  23. Studies Treatment of repetitive use carpal tunnel syndrome Smith CF, Vangsness CT, Anderson T & Good W (1995) Proceedings SPINE (1995) 2395; 658-661. Noninvasive laser neurolysis in carpal tunnel syndrome Weintraub MI, MD, FACP Muscle Nerve (1997) 20:1029-1031. Comparison between low level laser therapy, transcutaneous electro-neural stimulation, visible incoherent polarised light and placebo in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis: A pilot clinical study on 120 patients Simunovic Z and Trobonjaca T Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (2002) Supplement 14, Atlanta, Georgia Efficacy of low power laser therapy in fibromyalgia: a single-blind, placebo-controlled trial Gur A, Karakoc M, Nas K, Cevik R, Sarac J, Demir E. Lasers in Medical Science (2002) 17(1):57-61.

  24. Studies The clinical efficacy of low-power laser therapy on pain and function in cervical osteoarthritis. Oezdemir F, Birtane M, Kokino S Clinical Rheumatology (2001) 20(3): 181-184 Low level laser therapy for tendinopathy. Evidence of a dose-response pattern Bjordal J M, Couppe´ C, Ljunggren E Physical Therapy Reviews (2001) 6: 91-99 Low Level Laser Therapy For Trigger Point Release. Clinical Report on 11,000 trigger point releases using the ML830 Laser. Benard E. Filner Board Certified Anesthesiologists. Pain Management (2006) 10-Volume 6 Issue 7.

  25. SUMMARY • History • Terminology • Lasers • L.E.D.’s • FDA Claims and Labeling • Review of the Literature

  26. Visit us at: www.ml830.com

  27. Question & Answers