In the fourth quarter, KeraVision moved from training surgeons and selling start-up instrument kits to creating models that are designed to integrate Intacs
into surgeons' practices and make Intacs
the procedure of choice for mild myopia in these practices.
To illustrate how Intacs
eyes are different from other surgically-corrected eyes, Schanzlin reported the results of a WaveFront Analysis, an emerging diagnostic tool that measures light rays as they pass through the lens of an eye and onto the retina.
Loarie said, "The Intacs
launch is being well received by surgeons and extensively and favorably reported by the news media.
Patients say that's the feature that makes Intacs
Brian Boxer Wachler to treat keratoconus in the United States, Intacs
is now a FDA-approved procedure that improves vision and reduces the distortion caused by keratoconus.
published results of tour patients who underwent LASEK tot the correction of residual myopia and astigmatism following Intacs
Prior to Intacs
, thousands of patients with keratoconus had the only option of wearing hard-style contact lenses or face a very invasive cornea transplant," Boxer Wachler remarked.
On April 9, Intacs
became the first FDA-approved non-laser option for the surgical correction of mild nearsightedness -- a condition affecting an estimated 20 million adult Americans.
Note to Editors: KERAVISION and INTACS
are protected trademarks of KeraVision, Inc.
Washington and Baltimore Laser Eye Centers have offices in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC and specialize in laser vision correction for nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism using LASIK, PRK, and Intacs
Most recently, he was a product manager for INTACS
refractive inserts at KeraVision Inc.
KeraVision, founded in 1986, is the developer of INTACS
micro-thin prescription inserts for people with -1.