Staar Visian Toric ICL FDA Approval Delayed

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Staar Visian Toric ICL FDA Approval Delayed

Postby blan11 » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:07 am

For those waiting for the Staar Visian T-ICL to be approced by the FDA, it looks like this summer at the earliest. Most were hoping it would have already been approved by now.
http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/061127/sfm082.html?.v=67
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Postby LasikExpert » Fri Jan 05, 2007 2:11 am

The "T" in the "T-IOL" means toric, which means that the STAAR phakic intraocular lens would be designed to correct astigmatism as well as myopia. The actual long-term results will be interesting as all intraocular lenses have a tendancy to shift and rotate. Since astigmatism is directional, any rotation would be problematic.
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