STAAR Gets CE Mark for KS-SP single piece preloaded IOL
According to the company, the KS-SP single piece preloaded IOL is made from hydrophobic acrylic material. The lens is delivered into the eye through a 2.8 millimeter incision. It is free from glistening issues.
Hans Blickensdoerfer, STAAR's president of Europe and Latin America, said: â€œWith CE Mark approval of the KS-SP, STAAR has a much more competitive product line as the single piece hydrophobic acrylic segment represents the largest segment of the IOL market today.
â€œInitially, we plan to focus on the markets in Germany, France and Italy. With the recent approval of the nanoFLEX IOL in Europe and the anticipated nanoFLEX Toric IOL later this year, we are evaluating expansion into additional key markets in Europe with this new expansive and competitive IOL product offering.â€
Additionally, the companyâ€™s Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) V4 design was approved for marketing in Brazil.
Mr Blickensdoerfer said: â€œApproval of the Visian ICL in Brazil is also an important development for STAAR. Brazil could be considered one of our top ten market targets for the Visian ICL, roughly the size of Germany and France in terms of refractive procedures.â€
The company is planning to launch new products during the second half of 2011. These approvals are expected to provide STAAR the opportunity to significantly expand its product offerings in Europe and Latin America.
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