JUL 03, 2014
STAAR Surgical Company announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its Visian ICL Preloaded System.
The company says use of the preloaded system reduces overall procedure time, shortens the learning curve for new surgeons to perform ICL procedures and enables more consistent ICL lens delivery in the eye.
"In the time and motion study done at our facility with the Visian ICL Preloaded System, lens preparation time was reduced by 68%," added Dr. Erik Mertens, medical director and founder of the Medipolis Eye Centre in Antwerp, Belgium.
The system also includes an enhanced optic design that increases the useful optic zone size and may enhance vision quality. Depending on the ICL power the optical surface could increase up to 20%, potentially enhancing night vision, according to the company.
"This technology advancement is in response to feedback from surgeons to simplify the procedure by reducing the number of steps to deliver the ICL into the patient's eye,” said Hans Blickensdoerfer, president for Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America at Staar Surgical. “We believe the benefits that have been designed into Preloaded ICL will play a role in continued ICL market share expansion where approved. We anticipate a pricing premium for this technology advancement.”