New Solution for Distance and Astigmatism Vision Correction with the Visian Toric ICL

KE Eye Centers of Texas is the first in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex to provide a new solution for patients with moderate to high levels of myopia and astigmatism in one simple procedure, following FDA approval of STAAR Surgicals Visian Toric ICL.

The Visian Toric ICL is an additive technology, in which a lens is placed behind the iris and in front of the eyes crystalline lens to correct vision. This method works with the eye to not only restore clear and sharp vision,1,2,3 but also provide UV protection and excellent night vision4. The Visian Toric ICL eliminates multiple surgical procedures by correcting astigmatism and myopia simultaneously5. In a procedure that takes less than 30 minutes, Visian Toric ICL lets doctors treat more patients with astigmatism and myopia while preserving the corneal structure of the eye.

FDAs approval of STAARs Visian Toric ICL provides an exciting treatment option for myopic patients with astigmatism in search of visual freedom. We are pleased to partner with KE Eye Centers, who will be among the first practices in Texas to offer this technology to their patients, said Jim Francese, Sr. Vice President Commercial Operations of STAAR Surgical.

FDA approval was based on results from the Visian Toric ICL clinical study which reported 98.4% of patients would have the Visian Toric ICL surgery again6.

As one of the more experienced Visian ICL surgeons in the Metroplex, I am excited to see the addition of Visian Toric ICL to my options for patients. At KE Eye Centers of Texas, we provide a personalized option for each patient to achieve the freedom from glasses and contact lenses, said Dr. Loan Ramsey, of KE Eye Centers.


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About KE Eye Centers of Texas

KE Eye Centers of Texas is a leading surgical and medical eye care provider based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Since 1983, KE Eye Centers of Texas has been building an Ophthalmology Center of Excellence, powered by an expert team of board certified physician specialists, the most advanced laser technology and a culture of quality and extraordinary patient care. In coordination with referring optometrists and physicians, KE Eye Centers of Texas specializes in treating patients with cataracts, advanced forms of glaucoma and other age and disease related conditions, while providing innovative options for patients seeking LASIK and cosmetic eye procedures. For more information, please call 817-784-0222, or visit

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5 Alfonso, J. et al. Comparison of visual and refractive results of Toric Implantable Collamer Lens with bioptics for myopic astigmatism. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol (2013) 251:967“975

6 STAAR Surgical Visian Toric Implantable Collamer Lens PMA Supplement P030016 Ophthalmic Devices Advisory Panel, March 14, 2014

For KE Eye Centers of Texas
Alex Newby, 615-577-1133
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