Staar files new Visian lens in US:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Staar Surgical has submitted to the US FDA a marketing application for its Visian toric implantable collamer lens (TICL) for treating both nearsightedness and astigmatism. In December 2005, the Monrovia, California firm received US approval for a similar lens that corrects myopia only, the Visian ICL. In its 2006 first quarter financial results announcement last week, Staar reported a 73% sales growth for the Visian ICL.