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VISX Iris Registration Technology Approved by the FDA
First iris-based, automated method for aligning and registering wavefront correction adds more precision to the CustomVue procedure
VISX, Incorporated today announced that it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Iris Registration technology, the first iris-based, automated, non-contact method of aligning and registering wavefront corrections for CustomVue treatment.
Iris Registration adjusts the laser ablation to compensate for any cyclotorsional movement and/or pupil migration that occurs when the patient goes from the upright to the supine position.
According to Julian Stevens, M.D., of Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, England, “Iris Registration adds another level of sophistication to Wavefront-guided laser vision correction treatments. By automatically adjusting the treatment for cyclotorsional rotation of the eye, Iris Registration provides more individualized adjustments that improve the precision of laser vision correction. This further enhances the quality of vision we achieve with the procedure.”
Iris registration is a hardware product upgrade, installed to the VISX STAR laser system. To perform VISX CustomVue procedures with Iris Registration, physicians will need to first contact the VISX Customer Response Center at 1-800-246-VISX (8479), to place an order for this hardware upgrade. Next, physicians will need to complete the CustomVue Iris Registration Certification Course, which will be available in the near future.
For additional information on Iris Registration education, ordering, certification and other questions, please call the VISX Customer Response Center at 1-800-246-VISX (8479).