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Monday, December 22, 2014 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Zeiss RESCAN 700 Integrated Intraoperative OCT Receives FDA Clearance

The FDA has cleared the RESCAN 700 for sale in the United States, according to a Zeiss news release. The RESCAN 700 allows high-definition OCT images to appear directly in the LUMERA 700 microscope ey…

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Monday, December 22, 2014 | Miscellaneous, Optometry

CooperVision and its Employees Donate $115,000 to Support Optometry Giving Sight’s 2014 World Sight Day Challenge

CooperVision announced that through the creative fundraising efforts of its employees, $115,000 has been donated to Optometry Giving Sight in support of the 2014 World Sight Day Challenge, according t…

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Monday, December 22, 2014 | Medical Studies

First-Ever Stem Cell Therapy Recommended in EU

For the first time, a medicinal product containing stem cells has been recommended for approval in the European Union (EU). On December 19, the European Medicines Agency's (EMA's) Committee fo…

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Monday, December 22, 2014 | Medical Studies

The Retina Changes Its "Language" With Changing Brightness

A study at the University of Tübingen highlights the intricate nature of visual responses - findings may help to improve digital cameras as well as visual prosthetics. Our visual abilities are as…

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Friday, December 19, 2014 |

Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug

Prostaglandin analogue eye drops -- a common form of glaucoma drug -- significantly reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with the eye disease, a new study finds. British researchers led by David…

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Friday, December 19, 2014 | Clinical Trials

LayerBio Awarded NIH Grant to Develop a Drug Delivery Device for Cataract Surgery

LayerBio is an MIT spin-off developing novel drug delivery products for ophthalmology and wound care. The National Eye Institute at the National Institutes of Health has awarded LayerBio a phase 1 SBI…

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Friday, December 19, 2014 | Product Releases

Second Sight’s Argus II Retinal Prosthetic Implant to be Sold in Turkey

Second Sight Medical Products announced that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with distributor Erişçi Elektronik Ltd. (“Erisci Elektronik”) to offer the world’s fir…

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Friday, December 19, 2014 |

Autologous Serum Eye Drops Safe, Effective for Dry Eyes

Autologous serum (AS) 50% eye drops appear to be safe and effective for dry eye disease in the long term, especially in patients with severe disease refractory to conventional treatment, according to …

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Management/Leadership, SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions

New Head of Sales at Schwind Eye-Tech-Solutions

Starting January 1, 2015, Michael Fichtner, 52, will become the new head of sales at Schwind eye-tech-solutions, according to a company news release. He brings with him more than 25 years of int…

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Clinical Trials

Aldeyra Therapeutics Submits FDA IND Filing for Noninfectious Anterior Uveitis

Aldeyra Therapeutics announced that an investigational new drug application (IND) to conduct phase 2 clinical testing of NS2 for the treatment of noninfectious anterior uveitis was submitted to the FD…

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Shire Said to Weigh Offer for NPS as It Revisits Deals

Shire, looking to boost growth after its proposed sale to Abbvie Inc. collapsed, is considering a bid for NPS Pharmaceuticals, people familiar with the matter said. Shire is interested in Bedminster, …

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Thursday, December 18, 2014 | Medical Studies

Groundbreaking Wireless Material May Restore Sight to Blind Retinas

The aging process affects everything from cardiovascular function to memory to sexuality. Most worrisome for many, however, is the potential loss of eyesight due to retinal degeneration. New progress …

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Glaucoma

Prevent Blindness Study Projects Number of Cases and Costs Related to Glaucoma to Soar

According to the 2014 Prevent Blindness “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems” report, more than 2.8 million Americans currently have glaucoma. Those n…

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Management/Leadership

Actavis Announces Proposed Senior Leadership Team Effective Following Completion of Allergan Acquisition

Actavis announced the planned senior management team that will lead the company following the close of the acquisition of Allergan, anticipated in the second quarter of 2015, according to a company ne…

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 | Medical Studies

The Human Eye Can See 'Invisible' Infrared Light

Any science textbook will tell you we can't see infrared light. Like X-rays and radio waves, infrared light waves are outside the visual spectrum. But an international team of researchers co-led b…

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