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Synergetics USA Announces Launch of Next Generation Directional(TM) II Laser Probe

O'FALLON, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/05/14 -- Synergetics USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: SURG), a medical device company that designs, manufactures, and markets innovative surgical devices for ophthalmic and neurosurgical applications, today announced the launch of the Directional™ II Laser Probe.

For over 10 years, the Directional Laser Probe™ has been Synergetics' signature product. The patented Directional™ Laser Probe can be straight when entering the eye, eliminating the risk of bumping the natural lens, as well as the ability to work around the posterior pole when applying laser treatment. It also features the ability to curve, which is extremely beneficial when the surgeon needs to reach the periphery of the eye.

The Directional™ II Laser Probe is a significant improvement on our original Directional™ Laser Probe and incorporates years of feedback from the original design. These improvements include an ergonomic, color-coded handle that emulates the Synergetics Pinnacle™ instrument line. In addition, it incorporates significant improvements on the mechanism responsible for adjusting the fiber from straight to curve, converting it to a more natural roller mechanism to ensure a smooth actuation. With this, surgeons are able to remove pressure from the roller mechanism with confidence that the device will not adjust on its own due to the intraocular pressure.

"These improvements provide for a higher quality and a more user friendly laser probe," stated Dave Hable, President and CEO of Synergetics USA, Inc. "Our new Directional™ II Laser Probe demonstrates our commitment to the laser probe product line and sets us apart from the competition. We look forward to its immediate release and benefit to the surgeon community."

About Synergetics USA, Inc.
Through continuous improvement and development of our people, our mission is to design, manufacture and market innovative surgical devices, capital equipment, accessories and disposables of the highest quality in order to assist and enable surgeons who perform surgery around the world to provide a better quality of life for their patients.

Synergetics USA, Inc. (the "Company") is a leading supplier of precision surgical devices. The Company's primary focus is on the disciplines of ophthalmology and neurosurgery. The Company's distribution channels include a combination of direct and independent vitreoretinal sales organizations, both domestically and internationally, and important strategic alliances with market leaders. The Company's product lines focus upon precision engineered, disposable and reusable devices, surgical equipment, procedural kits and the delivery of various energy modalities for the performance of surgery including: (i) laser energy, (ii) ultrasonic energy, (iii) radio frequency energy for electrosurgery and lesion generation and (iv) visible light energy for illumination, and where applicable, simultaneous infusion (irrigation) of fluids into the operative field. The Company's website address is http://www.synergeticsusa.com.

SYNERGETICS USA, INC.
3845 Corporate Centre Drive
O'Fallon, Missouri 63368
(636) 939-5100
http://www.synergeticsusa.com
Attn: Pamela G. Boone, Chief Financial Officer

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