STAAR Surgical Company (NASDAQ: STAA) a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of implantable lenses and companion delivery systems for the eye, today announced the appointment of Scott D. Barnes M.D. as Chief Medical Officer, a newly created position.  Dr. Barnes will report to Caren Mason, STAAR’s President and CEO, will serve on the Company’s Executive Management team, and will provide strategic guidance for STAAR’s medical affairs, professional affairs and product development pathways.