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Next-Generation Ophthalmic Surgical Platform Now Available Across Greater Europe


LAVAL, Quebec, Jan. 8, 2018 – Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company and wholly owned subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) ("Valeant"), today announced that it has received CE Mark from the European Commission for the Stellaris Elite Vision Enhancement System, the company’s next generation ophthalmic surgical platform, which includes Vitesse, the first and only hypersonic, open-port vitrectomy system.

The Stellaris Elite platform is now available throughout greater Europe, including the 28 countries of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

“We’re pleased to bring the Stellaris Elite Vision Enhancement System, including the cutting-edge Vitesse technology, to the greater European market,” said Joseph C. Papa, chairman and CEO, Valeant. “Because this surgical platform offers the opportunity to continuously add innovative upgrades and enhancements, it enables surgeons to customize their systems and expand their capabilities as their needs evolve without having to invest in a new surgical system.”

Already available in the United States, the Stellaris Elite Vision Enhancement System is the first phacoemulsification platform to offer Adaptive Fluidics™, which combines precise aspiration control with predictive infusion management to create a highly responsive and controlled surgical environment for efficient lens removal.* As part of the platform’s vitreoretinal capabilities, the Vitesse hypersonic vitrectomy system uses a novel, single-needle design and continuously open-port system that represents the first major advancement in vitreous removal in 40 years. Vitesse will be available exclusively on the Stellaris Elite platform.

About Bausch + Lomb
Bausch + Lomb, a Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. company, is a leading global eye health organization that is solely focused on protecting, enhancing and restoring people's eyesight. Its core businesses include over-the-counter supplements, eye care products, ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, contact lenses, lens care products, ophthalmic surgical devices and instruments. Bausch + Lomb develops, manufactures and markets one of the most comprehensive product portfolios in our industry, which is available in more than 100 countries.

About Valeant
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE/TSX: VRX) is a multinational specialty pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of pharmaceutical products primarily in the areas of dermatology, gastrointestinal disorders, eye health, neurology and branded generics. More information about Valeant can be found at

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*Data obtained in bench study


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