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STAAR SURGICAL APPOINTS VICE PRESIDENT OF EUROPEAN AFFAIRS

 MONROVIA, Calif., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) announced the appointment of Donald D. Ferguson to vice president of European Affairs.
 Ferguson has been with the company since April 1992 as director of European Affairs.
 "Don Ferguson's extensive international marketing and sales experience in the intraocular lens business will provide us with a significant advantage in these rapidly growing markets," said LaMar Laster, chairman of STAAR.
 Before joining STAAR Surgical, Ferguson held various international executive positions for companies in the intraocular lens industry, including Ioptex Research, Inc., Coopervision, Inc. and Cilco, Inc.
 Ferguson earned a bachelor's and master's degree in business administration from Marshall University, Huntington, W.Va.
 STAAR Surgical Company, a publicly traded company founded in 1982, develops, manufactures and markets products for small incision ophthalmic surgery, primarily for use in cataract procedures. All of STAAR's primary products are approved by the FDA.
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 /CONTACT: William H. Roberts of Cameron Towey Central, 513-469-0202, for STAAR Surgical/
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