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 Post subject: AMO (VISX/IntraLase) blames poor performance on economy
PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:15 am 
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Reuters
By Debra Sherman

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CHICAGO, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Advanced Medical Optics Inc (EYE.N: Quote, Profile, Research) reported a wider quarterly loss on Thursday and cut its 2008 outlook on expectations that fewer patients will seek LASIK vision correction procedures because of the weakness in the economy.


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The Santa Ana, California-based maker of eye-care products, intraocular lenses and lasers used for vision correction has about 4,200 employees worldwide, according to its Web site. It acquired IntraLase Corp and WaveFront Sciences Inc last year.

Advanced Medical lowered its outlook for 2008, citing a weakening economy that has led to a reduction in LASIK procedures.


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After the first six weeks of 2008, said Mazzo, "we have seen the deteriorating U.S. economy negatively impact our domestic LASIK procedure volumes. We have multiple, unique growth drivers that we believe will mitigate our exposure to a slowdown in the elective refractive procedure market, but we feel a more conservative view is prudent at this time."

The company said its 2008 outlook assumes a 10 percent decline in its U.S. excimer vision correction procedures, compared with its prior expectation of 6 percent growth. It also assumes a more modest rate of growth for its U.S. femtosecond correction procedure and for sales of refractive intraocular lenses, artificial implanted lenses, than previously expected.


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http://www.reuters.com/article/marketsN ... 7420080214

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I wish I would never have had the financial resources to consider Lasik. I have noticed street people on the streets of Center City Philadelphia and felt the usual discomfort in seeing other people suffer, but I also remember thinking to myself how lucky they are that THEY NEVER HAD LASIK PERFORMED ON THEM. They are much more equipped (physically) in handling their harsh environment because their corneas are intact. With all the insults and pain they endure in their lives, at least they have been spared the GUARANTEED BAD RESULTS OF LASIK.


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I know what you mean. When I see people with thick glasses, I'm envious.

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