STAAR Surgical, a developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, has entered into an agreement with Ellex Australia for the exclusive distribution of STAAR intraocular lenses in Australia.

Under the agreement, Ellex will market STAAR‘s Visian ICL line of refractive lenses, intraocular lenses for cataract patients and related products.

STAAR has previously distributed its products in the region through ConceptVision Australia, a wholly owned subsidiary, which is being closed.

STAAR Asia Pacific Region president Don Todd said they are pleased to be partnering with Ellex and to have their products join the Ellex portfolio and expect its expertise and reputation to improve their market reach in Australia and New Zealand.

"The Ellex organization will start highlighting STAAR products at the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) meeting in Sydney starting on 21 March," Todd said.