Below are the results of VISX's clinical study used to gain FDA approval. ICON Eyecare in Denver, owns the most advanced laser systems available in the U.S. the NIDEK EC5000, the Wavefront VISX STAR S4T Excimer, and the Intralase lasik. Icon's goal is to provide you with as much information as you can so you can make the proper choice regarding your eye care. Because we own both the NIDEK and VISX systems you can trust that we only provide accurate information. We do not care if you use the VISX or NIDEK for your surgery, we simply want you to turnout better than 20/20. By owning several laser platforms ICON Eyecare will ensure you are treated with the proper laser system. Each laser may help certain people more than others, thus during your consultation your Icon laser eye surgeon in Denver will determine which laser will produce the best outcomes for your eyes. Our doctors will match the proper laser for the sole purpose of producing the absolute best outcome for your vision. LASIK is always customized at Icon for your vision.

Below are the results of the VISX (wavefront lasik) clinic trials used to gain FDA approval.

The VISX clinical trial consisted of 351 eyes (189 primary and 162 secondary). Of all eyes treated, 318 were evaluated for effectiveness with 98.8% accountability at 3 months, 277 eyes with 96.9% accountability at 6 months, 102 eyes with 95.3% accountability at 9 months, and 86 eyes with 95.6% accountability at 12 months. The studies found that of the 277 eyes eligible for the uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) analysis of effectiveness at 6 months, 100 % were corrected to 20/40 or better, and 95.8 % were corrected to 20/20 or better in 71 spherical myopia eyes; and 99.5 % were corrected to 20/40 or better, and 93.2 % were corrected to 20/20 or better in 206 astigmatic myopia eyes. The study showed that at the 3 month stability time point: there was a loss of ? 2 lines of best corrected vision that can be obtained with spectacles in 1 of 239 astigmatic myopia eyes and there was no loss of ? 2 lines of best corrected vision in 79 spherical myopia eyes; there was 1 of 239 astigmatic myopia eyes with best spectacle corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) worse than 20/25 and none in 79 spherical myopia eyes with BSCVA worse than 20/25. During the course of study, no eye lost >2 lines of BSCVA and no eye had a BSCVA worse than 20/40.


WAVEFRONT-GUIDED LASIK INDICATIONS AND INTENDED USES (HIGH MYOPIC ASTIGMATISM):

The VISX STAR S4 IRTM Excimer Laser System with VSST and WaveScan WaveFront System are approved to perform wavefront-guided laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) treatments for the reduction or elimination of high myopic astigmatism from -6.00 D to -11.00 D MRSE, with cylinder between 0.00 and -3.00 D in patients 21 years of age or older; and in patients with documented evidence of a change in manifest refraction of no more than 1.00 D (in both cylinder and sphere components) for at least one year prior to the date of pre-operative examination. Note that the complete name for this ophthalmic laser is "STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System for wavefront-guided laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) treatments of myopic astigmatism from -6.00 to -11.00 D MRSE, with cylinder between 0.00 and -3.00 D". An acceptable alternate version of this official name is "wavefront-guided LASIK for correction of high myopia with or without astigmatism". Wavefront-guided LASIK for correction of high myopic astigmatism is an elective procedure with the alternatives including but not limited to eyeglasses, contact lenses, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conventional LASIK, and other refractive surgeries. Approval of the application is based on a clinical trial of 184 eyes. Of all eyes treated, 180 were evaluated for effectiveness with 97.8% accountability at 3 months, 178 eyes with 96.7% accountability at 6 months, 170 eyes with 96.5% accountability at 9 months, and 107 eyes with 93.9% accountability at 12 months. The studies found that of the 178 eyes eligible for the uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) analysis of effectiveness at 6 months, 98.3% were corrected to 20/40 or better, 97.2 % were corrected to 20/32 or better, and 84.3% were corrected to 20/20 or better without spectacles or contact lenses. The study showed that of 83 spherical and 101 astigmatic eyes, no eyes lost 2 or more lines of best corrected vision that can be obtained with spectacles (BSCVA) and none of the eyes had BSCVA worse than 20/40.


WAVEFRONT-GUIDED LASIK INDICATIONS AND INTENDED USES (HYPEROPIC ASTIGMATISM):

The VISX STAR S4 Excimer Laser System and WaveScan WaveFront System are approved to perform wavefront-guided laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) treatments for the reduction or elimination of hyperopic astigmatism up to +3.00 D MRSE, with cylinder between 0.00 and +2.00 D in patients 21 years of age or older; and in patients with documented evidence of a change in manifest refraction of no more than 1.0 D (in both cylinder and sphere components) for at least one year prior to the date of pre-operative examination. Note that the complete name for this ophthalmic laser is "STAR S4 ActiveTrak Excimer Laser System for wavefront-guided laser assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) treatments of hyperopic astigmatism up to +3.00 D MRSE, with cylinder between 0.00 and +2.00 D." An acceptable alternate version of this official name is "wavefront-guided LASIK for correction of hyperopic astigmatism." Wavefront-guided LASIK for hyperopic astigmatism is an elective procedure with the alternatives including but not limited to eyeglasses, contact lenses, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conventional LASIK, and other refractive surgeries. Approval of the application was based on a clinical trial of 144 eyes (74 primary and 70 secondary). Of all eyes treated, 134 were evaluated for effectiveness with 98.5% accountability at 3 months, 131 eyes with 97.0% accountability at 6 months, 118 eyes with 90.8% accountability at 9 months, and 27 eyes with 87.1% accountability at 12 months. The studies found that of the 131 eyes eligible for the uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) analysis of effectiveness at 6 months, 97.3% were corrected to 20/40 or better, and 66.2% were corrected to 20/20 or better in 74 spherical hyperopia eyes; and 93.0% were corrected to 20/40 or better, and 56.1% were corrected to 20/20 or better in 57 astigmatic hyperopia eyes. The study showed that at the 6 month stability time point: there was no loss of ? 2 lines of best corrected vision that can be obtained with spectacles in 1 of 239 astigmatic myopia eyes and there was no loss of ? 2 lines of best corrected vision that can be obtained with spectacles in either 63 astigmatic hyperopia eyes or 74 spherical hyperopia eyes; none of the 63 astigmatic hyperopia or 74 spherical hyperopia eyes had best spectacle corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) worse than 20/25. During the course of the study, one in 63 eyes with astigmatic hyperopia lost >2 lines of BSCVA at 1 month, no eyes with spherical hyperopia lost >2 lines of BSCVA, and no eye had a BSCVA worse than 20/40.


WAVEFRONT-GUIDED INDICATIONS AND INTENDED USES (MIXED ASTIGMATISM):

The VISX STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System with VSS and WaveScan WaveFront System are approved to perform wavefront-guided laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) treatments for the reduction or elimination of naturally occurring mixed astigmatism when the magnitude of cylinder (from 1.0 to 5.0 D) is greater than the magnitude of sphere and the cylinder and sphere have opposite signs; and in patients 21 years of age or older with documented evidence of a change in manifest refraction of no more than 0.50 D (in both cylinder and sphere components) for at least one year prior to the date of pre-operative examination. Note that the complete name for this ophthalmic laser is "STAR S4 IR Excimer Laser System" for wavefront-guided laser assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) treatments of naturally occurring mixed astigmatism when the magnitude of cylinder (from 1.0 to 5.0 D) is greater than the magnitude of sphere and the cylinder and sphere have opposite signs. An acceptable alternate version of this official name is "wavefront-guided LASIK for correction of mixed astigmatism". Wavefront-guided LASIK for mixed astigmatism is an elective procedure with the alternatives including but not limited to eyeglasses, contact lenses, photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), conventional LASIK, and other refractive surgeries. Approval of the application is based on a clinical trial of 86 eyes. Of all eyes treated, 86 were evaluated for effectiveness with 100.0% accountability at 3 months, 80 eyes with 95.2% accountability at 6 months, 69 eyes with 86.3% accountability at 9 months, and 63 eyes with 94.0% accountability at 12 months. The studies found that of the 86 eyes eligible for the uncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) analysis of effectiveness at 3 months, 95.3% were corrected to 20/40 or better, 91.9% were corrected to 20/32 or better, and 61.6% were corrected to 20/20 or better without spectacles or contact lenses. The study showed that of 86 astigmatic eyes, one eye temporarily lost 2 lines of best corrected vision that can be obtained with spectacles at 1 month and at 6 months, and none of the eyes had best spectacle corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) worse than 20/40.

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