IRIDEX Announces Dramatic Increase In MicroPulse Visibility at the 2018 ARVO Meeting > IRIDEX

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Clinical data on 586 glaucoma patients provides valuable insights for all ophthalmologists.

Mountain View Calif., May 02, 2018 -- IRIDEX Corporation(Nasdaq: IRIX) is pleased to announce that ARVO attendees will have access to over 20 posters presenting data on the use of MicroPulse® technology. Eleven studies cover the use of MicroPulse technology for the treatment of glaucoma while the remaining studies present data on the use of MicroPulse for diverse pathologies including diabetic macular edema, central serous chorioretinopathy, and primary foveal telangiestasis among others. Tim Buckley, Vice President of Marketing, commented on the significant presence of clinical data stating, “There are an exceptional number of physicians that are having success with MicroPulse laser therapy across a variety of applications. It is exciting to see them sharing their data with their peers on how they are improving outcomes for their patients.”

Eleven posters share data on a combined 586 glaucoma patients, evaluating various treatment protocols across all stages of glaucoma. Nathan Radcliffe, MD, stated, “Many of my peers and I are all sharing different data on our uses of MicroPulse to treat glaucoma here at ARVO. It is incredibly exciting to see so much clinical evidence supporting the positive outcomes I have seen with my own patients, especially in a therapy with such a high safety profile.” All posters will be available in the exhibit hall throughout the conference, as well as online via www.arvo.org.

About IRIDEX

IRIDEX is a worldwide leader in developing innovative and versatile laser-based medical systems, delivery devices and consumable instrumentation for the ophthalmology market. The Company’s proprietary MicroPulse® technology delivers a differentiated treatment that provides safe, effective, and proven treatment for targeted sight-threatening eye conditions. IRIDEX’s current product line is used for the treatment of glaucoma, diabetic macular edema (DME) and other retinal diseases.  IRIDEX products are sold in the United States and Germany through a direct sales force and in more than 100 countries through a network of independent distributors. For more information, visit iridex.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended, including those statements concerning the Company’s recall of its TruFocus LIO Premiere product, the company’s anticipated revenue for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2017 and the timing of the Company’s release of its complete fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2017 results.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results may differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including adjustments in connection with the Company’s audit of fiscal year 2017.  Please see a detailed description of these and other risks contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016, and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for subsequent fiscal quarters, each of which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are made as of this date and will not be updated.

Media Contact:

Jamie Hall
Pascale Communications, LLC.
724.417.0167
jamie@pascalecommunications.com

Investor Relations Contact

Lynn Pieper Lewis or Leigh Salvo
415.937.5404
investors@iridex.com

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