Verisyse Corrective Lens
Inventor: Jan Worst
Availability: Now, $3,000 to $4,000 an eye
To Learn More: visioninfocus.com
You're sick of wearing glasses, but the LASIK people turned you down. Here's help: the new Verisyse corrective lens, which treats nearsightedness too severe for laser surgery to fix. The lens is implanted between the cornea and the iris through a 6-mm incision. If there are complications (infection, cataracts), it can be removed. A competing implantable lens, the Visian ICL, developed by Staar Surgical, still awaits FDA approval.
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