The MEL 80 study for hyperopia
included 189 patients age 22 to 69 years old, with a mean age of 47 years.
Due to the Company's ability to vary the thickness and shapes of the lens, the PermaVision solution will eventually address and cure a wide variety of eyesight problems including farsightedness (hyperopia
), nearsightedness (myopia), astigmatism, compound hyperopia
and myopia (mix of astigmatism and far- and nearsightedness) and, possibly, presbyopia.
We are excited about the ICL, because half of the world population has myopia, hyperopia
or astigmatism," said John R.
Results from international hyperopia
experience using the VISX laser show excellent refractive stability.
The Company also designs, develops, manufactures and distributes Intraocular Lenses to treat visual disorders such as cataracts, myopia, hyperopia
The company is presently conducting clinical trials in the United States for its lens for the correction of hyperopia
up to +6 diopters.
18 /PRNewswire/ -- VISX, Incorporated announced that the FDA has approved the company's protocol to expand its study of excimer laser correction of hyperopia
(farsightedness) with the STAR Excimer Laser System(TM).
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat hyperopia
, also known as farsightedness, and astigmatism with the VISX CustomVue laser vision correction procedure.
Nasdaq: BEAM) today announced that the FDA has granted the Company approval to expand its clinical trials for the treatment of hyperopia
(farsightedness) utilizing the Company's SVS Apex Plus excimer laser system.
The ALLEGRETTO WAVE was the first refractive laser to receive concurrent approvals for the treatment of myopia up to -12 diopters with astigmatism of up to -6 diopters and hyperopia
up to +6 diopters with astigmatism of up to +5 diopters, not exceeding a mean spherical equivalent of +6 diopters.
Phase III of the hyperopia
and the astigmatism clinical trials will be conducted at eight clinical sites.