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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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Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Ophthalmology Pediatrics Source Type: blogs
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Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
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Source: Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Biomech Model Mechanobiol Source Type: research
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