FDA approves Abbott’s iDesign for mixed astigmatism

The FDA has approved Abbott’s Star S4 IR excimer laser system and iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System for use in LASIK patients with mixed astigmatism, according to Abbott correspondence.The unequal curvature of the cornea in mixed astigmatism can cause one meridian of the eye to be farsighted while a second is nearsighted, the correspondence said. With the iDesign system, physicians can map the entire visual path to find the most beneficial treatment plan.

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