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2010-05-20 06:30:00

MONROVIA, Calif., May 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced CE Mark approval for a range of product improvements to the Company's Visian Implantable Collamer® Lens (ICL(TM)) that more than doubles the current Visian addressable market in Europe.

2009-07-13 15:40:35

Implantable lenses made of a collagen-like substance appear to provide stable correction of moderate to high nearsightedness (myopia) over four years of follow-up, according to a report in the July issue of Archives of Ophthalmology

2009-01-06 12:15:26

A U.S. optical company says it wants to clear up confusion about when a person should seek glasses.

2008-08-05 09:00:05

By Lauran Neergaard Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dr. Paul Dougherty delicately slipped a tiny lens inside the right eye of 7-year-old Megan Garvin -- a last- ditch shot at saving her sight in that eye. The California girl last week became one of a small number of U.S.

2007-02-06 18:01:19

MONROVIA, Calif., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STAAR Surgical Company today provided an update on the status of the Company's submission to the U.S.


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2010-09-16 15:48:43

A magnifying glass is a convex lens, usually mounted in a frame with a handle, which is used to produce a magnified image of an object. The glass works by creating a magnified virtual image of an object behind the lens. However, the distance between the lens and the object must be shorter than the focal length for the glass to work. If the distance is not correct then the image will appear small and inverted. Many magnifying glasses are mounted on a stand to insure the proper distance...

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