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Staar Surgical inks 44-hospital distribution deal in India

Staar Surgical (NSDQ:STAA) said yesterday it inked a distribution agreement with India-based EyeQ Vision Private to distribute Staar Evo Visian ICL intraocular lenses as a treatment for refractive vision treatment. The deal includes supplying the lenses to 44 hospitals in north and west India, with plans to increase the number to 70 hospitals, including south and west India, within the next 2 years. “With expansion plans to grow from our 44 hospitals in North and West India to over 70 hospitals including South and West India within the next two years, we made the decision to partner with STAAR Surgical to offer the EVO line of implantable collamer lenses as a premium solution for our patients with mid-to high myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. We also plan to broaden our surgical outreach to include Africa beginning with Nigeria. Our business plan is to offer more premium services as affordability increases in geographic regions. The opportunity to partner with Staar and Delhi Eye Zone to assure ready availability of lenses, co-marketing and promotion, surgeon education and clinical validation will help us to realize our growth and premium services goals,” EyeQ Vision founder &chief medical director Dr. Ajay Sharma said in prepared remarks. The comapny’s Visian ICL intraocular lenses are designedto correct myopia and astigmatism by beingpermanently implanted between the iris and the eye’s natural lens in patients with refractive vision. &...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Optical/Ophthalmic STAAR Surgical Co Source Type: news

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AbstractPurposeTo compare MMC 0.002% efficacy in preventing haze after PRK in relation to MMC 0.02%.Patients and methods We conducted a prospective study with patients with myopia or myopic astigmatism undergoing PRK in the same conditions. After PRK, MMC was applied for 30  s in a concentration of 0.02% on the right eye (group 1) and 0.002% on the left eye (group 2). Age, gender, spherical equivalent and haze intensity (1, 3, 6 and 12 months postoperatively) were assessed. Haze was quantified at biomicroscopy (0–4 +).P 
Source: International Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: It is important to perform vision screening of preschoolers. Early detection of abnormalities in refractive errors could help to minimize the effect of visual impairment.
Source: Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Keratoconus is a progressive corneal disease in which thinning of the corneal stroma causes the cornea to develop a cone-shaped ectasia, which leads to progressive myopia, irregular astigmatism, and often loss of visual acuity.1,2 Therefore, correctly measuring refractive errors is of paramount importance to assess visual performance, disease progression, and the prescription of visual aids in keratoconus. Several methods to measure refractive errors are currently widely used. A manifest refraction is still considered the gold standard to prescribe spectacles.3,4 This subjective technique was
Source: Journal of Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
LASIK has been shown to be a safe, effective, and predictable procedure to correct different degrees of myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism.1,2 However, when compared with myopic corrections, predictability for comparable hyperopic refractive errors is much poorer.3 Thus, published studies indicate a good predictability for low to moderate hyperopic corrections,2 –5 up to +4.00 diopters (D) in most series, but less satisfactory results are reported in the correction of higher degrees of hyperopia.6 Although femtosecond laser –assisted LASIK (FS-LASIK) seems to achieve better refractive outcomes
Source: Journal of Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Capsule contraction syndrome is a complication of continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis created during phacoemulsification that usually occurs within the first 3 months following surgery.1 More than its optic or haptic design, the intraocular lens (IOL) material appears to be a major risk factor for capsule contraction syndrome.2 Silicon and acrylic hydrophilic2 IOLs seem to be more frequently associated with such a complication. Some preexisting disorders, such as retinitis pigmentosa,3 exfoliation syndrome, diabetes melitus,4 myotonic muscular dystrophy, pars planitis, and high myopia,5 also
Source: Journal of Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Sri Ganesh, Sheetal Brar, Raghavender Reddy ArraIndian Journal of Ophthalmology 2018 66(1):10-19 Small incision lenticule extraction (SMILE), a variant of refractive lenticule extraction technology is becoming increasingly popular, as a flapless and minimally invasive form of laser vision correction (LVC) for the treatment of myopia and myopic astigmatism. This review aims at summarizing the principles, surgical technique, and clinical outcomes in terms of visual and refractive results, safety, efficacy, postoperative dry eye, aberrations, and biomechanics of SMILE and its comparison with other conventional techniques of ...
Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Effect of Cap-Lenticule Diameter Difference on the Visual Outcome and Higher-Order Aberrations in SMILE: 0.4 mm versus 1.0 mm. J Ophthalmol. 2017;2017:8259546 Authors: Torun Acar B, Acar S Abstract Purpose: To evaluate the effect of cap-lenticule diameter difference (CLDD) on the visual outcome and higher-order aberrations (HOAs) of small-incision lenticule extraction (SMILE). Methods: A total of 132 patients who had bilateral SMILE for myopia or myopic astigmatism were included. The CLDD was 0.4 mm in 54 patients (group 1) and 1.0 mm in 78 patients (group 2). The refrac...
Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Conclusions: The frequency of refractive errors that we found of 36.7% is moderate compared to the global data. The rates and parameters statistically differed by sex and age groups. Our findings are useful for establishing refractive error rate benchmarks in low-middle-income countries and as a baseline for following their variation by sociodemographic factors.RESUMO Objetivo: O objetivo deste estudo foi estabelecer a frequ ência de erros refrativos em crianças e adolescentes com idade entre 8 e 17 anos, residentes na região metropolitana de Bucaramanga (Colômbia). Métodos: Este estudo foi...
Source: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Precise lasers with small laser spots and high repetition rates are now widely used to manipulate the shape of the cornea to correct refractive errors including myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and higher order wavefront aberrations and presbyopia.1 SmartSurfACE treatment (SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH, Kleinostheim, Germany) is a combination of transepithelial photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) implemented using the Smart Pulse Technology (SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH), which is a three-dimensional model based on a fullerene structure to improve the smoothness of the ablation beam profile
Source: Journal of Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Purpose: To evaluate the effect of suture removal on refraction and keratometry measurements after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK). Methods: This retrospective study enrolled 54 keratoconus-affected eyes that underwent DALK. A combined suturing technique consisting of a 16-bite single running and 8-bite interrupted 10-0 nylon sutures was used at the time of keratoplasty. Selective interrupted suture removal was performed in a subgroup of patients to reduce postkeratoplasty astigmatism. In another subgroup, all sutures were removed at a single session. Adjustment of the running suture tension was not perform...
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research
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