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NVISION® Eye Centers Offers First FDA Approved Cross-Linking Procedures on Patients in the U.S. with Progressive Keratoconus

March 11, 2017

Innovative eye care leader treats patients suffering from progressive keratoconus or corneal ectasia

ALISO VIEJO, CA (Mar. 9, 2017) -- NVISION® Eye Centers — a national leader in ophthalmic treatments and services, is pleased to announce the introduction of Avedro Photrexa® Viscous, Photrexa® and the KXL System used in corneal collagen cross-linking for the treatment of keratoconus. The procedure has the ability to both stabilize and strengthen the cornea, halting or slowing the progression of keratoconus in the early phases of the condition. It can also improve vision in some patients with a more progressed stage of the condition.

“Keratoconus is a progressive thinning and distortion of the cornea that can result in significant visual loss and may lead to the need for a corneal transplant.” states Dr. Tom Tooma, founder of NVISION® Eye Centers. “NVISION® surgeons are treating patients who are suffering from progressive keratoconus. We are excited to offer a long term solution to our patients with this condition.”

The announcement follows the recent approval that Avedro, Inc., an ophthalmic pharmaceutical and medical device company, has received from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

ABOUT NVISION® EYE CENTERS: NVISION® Eye Centers is the premier provider of LASIK and cataract surgery in the U.S., with centers in California, Nevada, Oregon, Arizona and Toronto, Canada. An innovative leader in ophthalmology, NVISION® is dedicated to providing the best patient experience through the use of the latest technology and treatment by the most talented and experienced surgeons in the industry. NVISION® was founded in 2010 by Tom Tooma, M.D., one of the earliest pioneers of LASIK who has performed more than 100,000 procedures throughout his esteemed career. With more than 1,900 eye doctors referring their patients and trusting their own eyes to NVISION® surgeons, NVISION® Eye Centers is the Eye Doctors' #1 Choice®.

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