Visian products get CE approval

June 1, 2010

STAAR Surgical has received CE mark approval for product improvements to its Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL). It also received approval for a Hyperopic Toric ICL which is designed for patients with both hyperopia, as well as astigmatism.

STAAR Surgical has received CE mark approval for product improvements to its Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL). It also received approval for a Hyperopic Toric ICL which is designed for patients with both hyperopia, as well as astigmatism.

“We believe these expanded offerings will provide the broadest correction approval of any refractive technology for surgeons in countries where the CE Mark applies and will allow the surgeon to treat virtually any patient who is a candidate for refractive surgery, ” said STAAR Surgical CEO Barry G. Caldwell. “This approval will now allow surgeons to treat myopic patents from -0.5D to -2.75D with the new Visian ICL, hyperopic patients from +0.5D to +2.75D with the new Hyperopic ICL and both myopic and hyperopic astigmatic patients with up to 6 diopters of astigmatism. The addition of quarter diopter increments for low myopes (-0.5D to -2.75D) and low hyperopes (+0.5D to +2.75D) should optimize refractive targeting the sweet spot of the LASIK range and allow the surgeon to deliver an even more customized solution.

“STAAR is committed to the continuous improvement and expansion of patient benefits offered by the Visian ICL product line and additional Visian ICL features are in our pipeline. Our goal is to continue to offer new technology benefits in order to maintain the Visian ICL's leadership role in the refractive lens market. ”