Navigation Links
Alternative to LASIK Increases Momentum with U.S. Consumers
Date:7/14/2008

Ophthalmic Device Panel to make clearer the risks associated with LASIK procedures. The recent media attention to the complications of LASIK as reviewed by the Panel has led to more patients asking more questions about the procedure and more seriously considering alternative procedures like the Visian ICL."

Concurrently the Visian ICL has attained greater market visibility through key opinion leaders among refractive surgeons. This is in part led by an ongoing program initiated by STAAR Surgical to help a select but growing group of surgeons understand and more fully utilize the technology in their refractive practices.

The Visian ICL is inserted into the eye during a short out-patient surgical procedure which can be performed in a surgeon's office. Insertion requires an incision size about the size of the opening on a ballpoint pen versus an incision size of over one inch required for LASIK in order to create the flap opening in the eye. This flap created for LASIK may take as long as 24 months to seal back into place in contrast to the quick healing process of the very small Visian ICL incision. While LASIK or PRK procedures permanently change the shape of the eye by using a laser to remove tissue, the Visian ICL does not require any removal of tissue. Though designed to remain permanently in the eye, it has the advantage that it can be removed or replaced. Visian ICL patients reported a greater than 99 percent satisfaction rate in a five- year follow-up of participants in a clinical study submitted to the FDA.

The number of consumer visits on the visianinfo.com web site has more than doubled during the second quarter which has led to STAAR updating of the site to make it more consumer friendly and informative regarding the Visian ICL technology. Features of the newly renovated website include: a highly interactive home page which guides the viewer through the site, animated simulation of the benefits of High Definition Visian Vision, and new
'/>"/>

SOURCE STAAR Surgical Company
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related medicine news :

1. Data from Patient Subsets of e-HEALING, a Worldwide Registry, Support Use of OrbusNeichs Genous(TM) Bio-Engineered R Stent(TM) as Alternative to Drug- Eluting Stents
2. FDA Seeks to Regulate Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Products Such as Vegetable Juice Could Be Restricted for Medical Use
3. GladRags Introduces the Moon Cup - An Environmentally-Sound and Safe Alternative to Disposable Feminine Hygiene Products!
4. Trade-offs reveal no clear favorites in alternative energy market
5. Clinical trials present better alternatives for dialysis patients
6. New Technology at Unitrin Direct Gives Customers an Alternative to Waiting
7. Stem cells in adult testes provide alternative to embryonic stem cells for organ regeneration
8. Natural Alternatives International, Inc. Announces Late Filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K, Revenue for Fiscal 2007 and Guidance on First Quarter of Fiscal 2008
9. After Infant Gripe Water Recall Scare, Homeopathic Medicine Offers Safe Alternative
10. Nosefrida Nasal Aspirator - A Parents Alternative to Medicines on the Verge of FDA Ban
11. Paramedics can provide an effective alternative to standard ambulance service in the community
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/14/2014)... treat children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis is a reasonable ... fewer missed school days, according to a pilot study. ... Hospital and published online April 12 in the ... the first prospective study on nonoperative management of acute ... , Researchers enrolled 77 patients age 7 to 17 ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014, Perth, Australia. Drug discovery company Proteomics International ... of a companion diagnostic (CDx) test with the ... The research team authenticated the panel of biomarkers ... samples. Seven biomarkers were validated at high stringency ... The mass spectrometry data was then cross-validated using ...
(Date:4/14/2014)... 2014) When it comes to the cost and ... Patients get the best care when they are treated ... extensive experience in their current job, according to a ... and Columbia Business School. The study was published in ... Applied Economics . , The review of more ...
(Date:4/13/2014)... STANFORD, Calif. A low-cost empowerment program for ... and sexual harassment of these girls, who live ... and are frequently attacked, a large new study ... Stanford University School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children,s ... No Worldwide, validated the program,s effectiveness in combating ...
(Date:4/11/2014)... the processes that control brain cell production could pave ... brain-related disorders. , Scientists have gained new understanding of ... how and when nerve and brain cells are formed ... and keeps it healthy. Their findings could help explain ... which is a fundamental characteristic of many diseases including ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 2Health News:Antibiotics alone are a successful treatment for uncomplicated acute appendicitis in kids 3Health News:Longer nurse tenure on hospital units leads to higher quality care 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 2Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 3Health News:Empowerment program greatly decreases incidence of rape, Stanford/Packard-led study finds 4
... from a family involved in several human diseases is ... new research has found, suggesting that the protein might ... ClC-3 channel, a passageway that allows negatively-charged chloride ions ... circulating insulin of normal mice, according to research published ...
... ... caregivers to voice their concerns about their own health as well as the people who ... ... 2009 -- The ALS Association is encouraging caregivers to voice their concerns about their own ...
... Confirming the full impact of the global recession, philanthropic giving ... 2.9 percent -- or about $241 million -- to $8.6 ... a dramatic 12.9 percent, to total $1.07 billion, according to ... for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP). , "The poor overall results for ...
... at Arizona State University will use the laws of physics ... treating cancer as a disease and seeking a cure, ASU ... them the way a physicist would, using simple variables like ... a new research center at Arizona State University one ...
... Semen isn,t the only way men spread virus during sex, ... New research suggests that sperm, not just semen, can transmit ... body and, in fact, sperm may play a major role ... HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can spread the disease ...
... NEW YORK, Oct. 26 Adam Kluger Public Relations ( ... MD ( www.drdennismd.com ) has retained the New ... to promote his psychiatric practice which specializes in sexology, sexual ... sexuality in all its diverse expression should be celebrated. The ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Protein critical for insulin secretion may be contributor to diabetes 2Health News:Protein critical for insulin secretion may be contributor to diabetes 3Health News:The ALS Association Cares for Those Who Care the Most in New Campaign 2Health News:The ALS Association Cares for Those Who Care the Most in New Campaign 3Health News:The ALS Association Cares for Those Who Care the Most in New Campaign 4Health News:The ALS Association Cares for Those Who Care the Most in New Campaign 5Health News:The ALS Association Cares for Those Who Care the Most in New Campaign 6Health News:Charitable Giving for U.S. Health Care Rises a Tepid $241 Million in 2008, While Canadian Charitable Giving Plunges 13 Percent, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Reports 2Health News:Charitable Giving for U.S. Health Care Rises a Tepid $241 Million in 2008, While Canadian Charitable Giving Plunges 13 Percent, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Reports 3Health News:Charitable Giving for U.S. Health Care Rises a Tepid $241 Million in 2008, While Canadian Charitable Giving Plunges 13 Percent, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy Reports 4Health News:Physical scientists at Arizona State University will apply laws of physics in cancer fight 2Health News:Physical scientists at Arizona State University will apply laws of physics in cancer fight 3Health News:Physical scientists at Arizona State University will apply laws of physics in cancer fight 4Health News:Adam Kluger Public Relations Adds Sex Therapist and Psychiatrist Dr. Dennis Lin, MD to Their All-Star Health and Medical Client Roster 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Manufacturers, suppliers ... technologies must be able to protect their ... (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130716/CL46586LOGO ) ... of the Medical Device Industry, it steadfastly ... sectors of cases involving IP infringement. This ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... Jan. 15, 2014  Echo Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... company developing its Symphony® CGM System as a ... that Robert F. Doman , Executive Chairman ... at "TEN", Noble Financial Capital Markets, Tenth Annual ... make a corporate presentation to prospective corporate partners ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NEW YORK , Jan. 15, 2014 ... market research report is available in its ... Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market ... PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - ... 2022 Summary,Although the past decade ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Intellectual Property Insurance for Medical-related Products and Services 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 2Echo Therapeutics to Present at the Noble Financial Capital Markets' Tenth Annual Equity Conference 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 2PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 3PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 4PharmaPoint: Atopic Dermatitis - India Drug Forecast and Market Analysis to 2022 5
... Institute, the leading provider of specialized training solutions ... subsidiary of Campbell Alliance, announced today the completion ... Area Essentials™ e-course series.  This series ... biotech R&D and commercial professionals.  It includes 155 ...
... Calif., June 20, 2011 Inogen has been honored ... the Inogen One Portable Oxygen Concentrator.  The Medical Design ... exclusively recognizes contributions and advances in the design of ... by Goleta, California based Inogen, Inc. is used to ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Therapeutic Area Essentials "Class of 2011" Brings Current Disease State Training to Pharma 2Inogen One Wins Gold Medical Design Excellence Award 2
... Kubtec introduces a breakthrough in specimen radiography. ... provide up to 65,536 shades of gray in ... capture the smallest changes in density that heretofore ... including digital detectors from 2 x 2 to ...
The Triage Profiler Shortness of Breath Panel provides rapid risk assessment and differential diagnosis of patients presenting to the emergency department with shortness of breath and risk assessment...
... is an affordable path to Sonesta ... seat, and back adjustments. Packaged with ... full line of Sonesta add-ons, allowing ... for your needs; complete Sonesta flexibility ...
... The Sonesta 6202 is ... Packaged with our most popular ... equipped for a myriad of ... powerful (yet quiet) motors allow ...
Medicine Products: