Staar astigmatism lenses get Japanese marketing approval

1 December 2011 (Last Updated December 1st, 2011 18:30)

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has cleared Staar Surgical's Visian Toric implantable Collamer lens (ICL) for the treatment of myopia and astigmatism.

The Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare has cleared Staar Surgical's Visian Toric implantable Collamer lens (ICL) for the treatment of myopia and astigmatism.

Earlier clinical studies have demonstrated that the Toric ICL can provide a superior solution for patients with myopia and astigmatism.

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