STAAR Surgical have announced the FDA approval of EVO and EVO+ Visian Implantable Collamer Lenses, which aim to correct myopia and myopia with astigmatism. It is estimated that more than 2.5 billion people worldwide are affected by myopia, making this a welcome development.
"Following FDA approval, prospective patients in the U.S. and their doctors may now consider EVO for achieving Visual Freedom from the limitations, ongoing maintenance and inconvenience associated with glasses and contact lenses,” Caren Mason, CEO and President of Staar Surgical.
EVO lenses have already been implanted outside of the US, with over 99.4% of patients saying that they would do the procedure again. In 2021, sales of the lens went up 51%, showing the confidence consumers have in this treatment.
“[This] announcement is especially important because the prevalence of myopia is increasing quickly, and COVID precautions have presented additional challenges to people wearing glasses and/or contact lenses" Scott Barnes, Chief Medical Officer of Staar Surgical. This is an exciting and promising development for patients suffering from myopia.
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