Advanced Refractive Technologies Inc. Announces its Return to the OTCBB

| Source: Advanced Refractive Technologies

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Aug. 10, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Advanced Refractive Technologies Inc. (ART) (OTCBB:ARFR) announced today that it has complied with all regulatory requirements and has been returned to active trading on the Over the Counter Bulletin Board (OTCBB) listing.

Randy Bailey, the CEO of ART, stated, "This is a big step towards putting ART in a position to move forward with obtaining the additional funding required to develop the several revolutionary products that the Company has acquired." Mr. Bailey said, "This now gives us the ability to obtain financing from numerous sources which would not otherwise be available to us." The Company anticipates that its R&D efforts will now move forward at an accelerated pace.

Current products in development include an objective cataract detection device as well as a water-jet cataract removal product that will shortly begin animal studies. Also ART is developing a significant drug product for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is the leading cause of blindness in the United States.

About Advanced Refractive Technologies, Inc.

Advanced Refractive Technologies, Inc. is an ophthalmology development company focused on the development and marketing of innovative ophthalmic applications that will result in faster, safer and more effective procedures in two of the largest surgical markets in the world: corrective refractive surgery and cataract surgery, as well as innovative drugs for glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Advanced Refractive Technologies is currently in the process of developing their Accupulse, a next-generation cataract emulsifier, which utilizes the company's proprietary waterjet technology. The Accupulse cataract emulsifier, currently under development, is a device that uses pulsed waterjet technology to remove cataracts -- the most frequently performed surgical procedure in the world. For more information on Advanced Refractive Technologies, please visit its website at

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