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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. Included in the approval, STAAR Surgical received CE Mark approval for a Hyperopic Toric...

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, one of the JAMA/Archives journals."Laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) has gained widespread popularity as a safe and effective surgical method for the correction of myopia, but patients with high [severe] myopia or thin corneas face some restrictions...

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. Officials at Sterling Optical, based in Garden City, N.Y., compiled guidelines on questions one should ask oneself before visiting an optometrist: -- Can you see far away objects clearly but find close up ones blurry? You could have hyperopia, or farsightedness. Other symptoms of hyperopia include eyestrain, headaches and excessive blinking. -- What if your close up vision is fine but your...

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. children to try an experimental surgery to prevent virtual blindness from lazy eye diagnosed too late, or too severe, for standard treatment. The new approach: implantable lenses, the same kind that nearsighted...

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. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval of its Visian TICL(TM), a toric implantable Collamer(R) lens designed to treat both myopia and astigmatism. STAAR announced that its representatives met with the staff of the FDA Office of Device Evaluation on January 31, 2007 to discuss the FDA's comments on STAAR's Supplemental Premarket...

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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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