Q1 sales on the rise for corneal implants

Des Plaines, IL-Sales of corneal implants (Intacs, Addition Technology Inc.) for the treatment of keratoconus and myopia increased 75% in the first quarter of 2006 compared with the same quarter in 2005, according to the manufacturer. Compared with Q4 2005, corneal implants sales increased 12%.

Des Plaines, IL-Sales of corneal implants (Intacs, Addition Technology Inc.) for the treatment of keratoconus and myopia increased 75% in the first quarter of 2006 compared with the same quarter in 2005, according to the manufacturer. Compared with Q4 2005, corneal implants sales increased 12%.

This marks the 12th consecutive quarter of double-digit growth for Addition Technology in the United States and international markets, the company said in a prepared statement. Addition Technology attributes this growth to an increased number of corneal surgeons providing the corneal implants as a treatment alternative for keratoconus.