AcuFocus, Inc announced that it will be completing the study of AcuFocus ACI 7000 by February 2012.
AcuFocus ACI 7000 is designed to improve near vision. ACI 7000 is placed in the cornea and it sits securely without the use of sutures. The ACI 7000 corneal inlay is implanted in the cornea under a LASIK flap in a simple outpatient procedure. The device incorporates technology that increases the patient’s depth of field, thereby improving near vision. The ACI 7000 maintains normal corneal physiology and corneal health. The procedure does not involve tissue removal nor does it permanently alter the cornea, so pre-implant vision can be restored if the inlay is removed.
The purpose of this study is to determine if the AcuFocus Corneal Inlay ACI 7000PDT will provide an effective method for the correction of presbyopia in patients who have normal distance vision but need a correction such as glasses or contact lenses to see clearly at near.
The 400 patient study is currently recruiting participants. The official title of the study is “A Prospective, Multicenter Clinical Trial to Evaluate the Safety and Effectiveness of the AcuFocus Corneal Inlay (ACI) ACI 7000PDT in Presbyopic Subjects (OUS Study)”.