This excerpt taken from the EYE 8-K filed Jul 13, 2005.
Any failure by third party financing entities to satisfy their obligations to VISX would negatively impact VISXs financial condition.
VISX has relationships with third party financing entities that purchase VISXs products directly and subsequently lease and/or sell these products to VISXs end-user customers, or provide financing directly to customers who purchase products directly from VISX. Should any third party financing entity or entities fail or refuse to pay VISX in a timely manner or at all, it could negatively affect VISXs cash flows and could have a material adverse effect on VISXs business, financial position and results of operations. In fact, DVI Financial Services, Inc., (or DVI), which provided equipment purchase financing to VISXs customers, entered into Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in August 2003, and as a result, VISX recorded bad debt expense to increase its reserve for doubtful accounts to cover any remaining exposure on the $2.3 million of accounts receivables then outstanding from DVI.