STAAR Surgical—AQ Cartridges FP: May Malfunction and Crack

June 1, 2016 | Strategic Insights for Health System


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In a May 11, 2016, Medical Device Recall letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, STAAR Surgical states that the above cartridges may malfunction and crack during loading or delivery of the intraocular lens (IOL), potentially preventing delivery of the IOL or causing damage to the injector or the IOL. The manufacturer has not confirmed the...

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