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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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Conditions:   Refraction Error;   Myopia;   Astigmatism Intervention:   Diagnostic Test: Online Manifest Refraction Sponsor:   UMC Utrecht Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conclusions: The learning curve of SMILE is surgically challenging. Lenticule dissection and extraction is the most difficult step and leads to a multitude of complications. Most complications that result in delayed visual recovery are observed in the initial 50 cases.
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research
ConclusionsFull or under-compensation of ACA by ORA is common in Chinese myopic children, and the compensation efficiency may decrease with age. Among Chinese children with myopia, a larger ORA is more prevalent with less myopia and greater corneal astigmatism.
Source: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
BackgroundThe aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of refractive errors and their association with glycaemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in eastern China. MethodsA community‐based survey, including 913 adults with T2DM aged 30 to 89 years, was conducted. Refractive error was assessed by autorefraction, after which subjective refraction was performed. Ocular biometric parameters were measured by non‐contact partial coherence laser interferometry. Myopia was defined as spherical equivalent (SE) less than −0.50 dioptres (D), high myopia as SE less than −5.00 D,...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Optometry - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Phakic intraocular lens (PIOL) implantation has been used to correct myopia and myopic astigmatism, although corneal decompensation can occur after implantation. Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FL...
Source: BMC Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
This study suggests that pre-term infants, even without retinopathy of prematurity, are at risk for abnormal refractive development and informs the need for close monitoring of refractive error in such infants, regardless of their retinopathy of prematurity status. PURPOSE: The present study aims to investigate the refractive error trend in Nepalese pre-term infants without retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) in the first 6 months of life and explore the association of refractive error with birth weight (BW) and gestational age (GA). METHODS: Thirty-six pre-term infants without ROP and 40 full-term infants underwent cyclopl...
Source: Optometry and Vision Science - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research
SIGNIFICANCE: Among 4- and 5-year-old children, deficits in measures of attention, visual-motor integration (VMI) and visual perception (VP) are associated with moderate, uncorrected hyperopia (3 to 6 diopters [D]) accompanied by reduced near visual function (near visual acuity worse than 20/40 or stereoacuity worse than 240 seconds of arc). PURPOSE: To compare attention, visual motor, and visual perceptual skills in uncorrected hyperopes and emmetropes attending preschool or kindergarten and evaluate their associations with visual function. METHODS: Participants were 4 and 5 years of age with either hyperopia (≥3 to ...
Source: Optometry and Vision Science - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Original Investigations Source Type: research
Condition:   Myopia Intervention:   Procedure: PRK Sponsor:   Kasr El Aini Hospital Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
ConclusionsA significant correlation was noted between ocular findings and increase in age, but not with serum ferritin, transfusion requirements or chelation therapy. ERG appears to be a promising tool for screening patients with beta-thalassemia and can serve as a follow-up test for evaluating retinal function.
Source: Indian Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Source Type: research
Conditions:   Cataract;   Myopia;   Myopic Astigmatism Intervention:   Device: iris recognition scanner Sponsor:   Yonsei University Recruiting - verified October 2016
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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