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Fast Facts

  • Every year, chronic sinusitis patients make 15 million visits to outpatient clinics
  • More than half of all chronic sinusitis outpatient visits result in prescription medication
  • Chronic sinusitis patients visit their primary physicians twice as often as those without the disorder, and have 5 times as many prescriptions filled
  • Chronic sinusitis patients can spend up to 1/3 of the year on medication
  • It is estimated that 500,000 patients currently live with chronic sinusitis that is unresponsive to both surgical intervention and medical therapy

Photodisinfection

Photodisinfection is a subset of photodynamic therapy which uses a combination of a photosensitizer solution and an engineered light source to rapidly destroy pathogens. Researched and developed by Ondine Biomedical Inc., and proven by Periowaveâ„¢, photodisinfection does not generate antibiotic resistance and does not harm healthy tissue.

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