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This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Toric implantable contact lens gains conditional investigational device exemption clearance for a 125-patient U.S. trial to treat myopia of -3.0 to -20 diopters and astigmatism of 1.0 to 4.0 diopters. The device "is the only phakic intraocular lens" for pre-existing astigmatism and myopia, Staar says. An ongoing U.S. study of a non-toric myopia version, including 529 enrolled cases, shows a 2.3% incidence of lens opacities, with eight of the 12 opacities being "non progressive and showing no loss of best-corrected visual acuity," Staar notes...

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