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Monday, September 26, 2016 | Miscellaneous, Sun Pharma

Sun Pharma Hosting Symposium on Managing Ocular Pain and Inflammation after Cataract Surgery

Sun Pharma is hosting a symposium titled "Managing Ocular Pain and Inflammation After Cataract Surgery: Differentiating Among the Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs" on Saturday, October …

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Monday, September 26, 2016 | Management/Leadership

Alan Glazier, OD, Named Executive Digital Editor of EyetubeOD/Advanced Ocular Care

Bryn Mawr Communications has announced that Alan Glazier, OD, has been named Executive Digital Editor of EyetubeOD/Advanced Ocular Care. Dr. Glazier is the founder and CEO of Shady Grove Eye and Vi…

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Monday, September 26, 2016 | Partnerships,Product Releases, Hoya Surgical Optics

Materialise Partners with Hoya to Transform the Eyewear Industry with the World’s First Vision-Centric Eyewear: Yuniku

Materialise NV, HOYA Vision Care Company and Hoet Design Studio have launched the world’s first vision-centric 3D-tailored eyewear. "Yuniku by Hoya" enables individualized lens and fra…

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Monday, September 26, 2016 | Health Care

House Bill Addresses Verification of Contact Lens Prescriptions

The long running battle between contact lens makers and retailers escalated on Friday when U.S. Representatives Pete Olson (R-Texas) and Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) introduced a bill in the House that suppo…

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Friday, September 23, 2016 | Health Care

Legislation Would Protect the Health and Safety of Contact Lens Consumers from Predatory Online Sales Tactics

Legislation introduced this week in the US House of Representatives and supported by national groups, including the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Coalition for Patient Vision Care Safe…

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Friday, September 23, 2016 | Health Care, Valeant

Valeant Avoids Double-Digit Price Hikes With 9.9 Percent Increases

In response to intensifying criticism over drug prices, Allergan chief executive Brent Saunders promised not to raise prices by more than single-digit percentage points. So far, no other head of a lar…

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Friday, September 23, 2016 | Glaucoma,Medical Studies, Glaukos Corporation

International Study Shows Favorable 3-Year Results of 2 Glaukos iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stents as Initial Treatment for Naïve Glaucoma

Glaukos announced that an international study published in the current issue of Ophthalmology and Therapy showed that newly diagnosed primary open-angle glaucoma patients achieved a 43% reduction in m…

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Friday, September 23, 2016 | Patents

Lenstec Receives US Patent for Aspherical Multifocal Intraocular Lens

Lenstec announced it has been granted a US patent for its aspherical multifocal IOL (patent number 9,433,496), according to a company news release. The Lenstec SBL 3 IOL (Segmented Bifocal Lens) is…

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Friday, September 23, 2016 | Medical Studies

Diabetic Macular Edema: Dexamethasone Implant May Improve Vision

A dexamethasone implant improved the physiological morphology of the outer retinal layers in patients with recalcitrant diabetic macular edema (DME) associated with proliferative diabetic retinopathy,…

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Product Releases, STAAR Surgical

Staar Surgical Announces Approval by Health Canada of Its EVO Visian ICL Toric Lens

Staar Surgical received approval of its EVO Visian Toric ICL, Staar's implantable collamer lens, for distribution in Canada by the Medical Devices Bureau of Health Canada, according to a company n…

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Product Releases, Bausch+Lomb

Bausch + Lomb Launches Enhanced Pinnacle 360 Single-Use Instrument Line

Bausch + Lomb announced the launch of an enhanced version of its Pinnacle 360 line of single-use instruments, according to a company news release. “The new Pinnacle 360 line is another exampl…

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Health Care, Imprimis Pharmaceuticals

Following Congressional Hearing Investigating Mylan and Epi-Pen, Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Founder and CEO Publishes Drug Pricing Monograph

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals published a 75-page drug pricing monograph describing specific proposals that will drive competition, transparency, and patient access by lowering drug costs for Americans, ac…

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Miscellaneous, Prevent Blindness

New CDC Report Shows One Quarter of Contact Lens-related Eye Infections Due to Improper Use, Modifiable Factors

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 41 million Americans wear contact lenses. However, data from a recent Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report shows that of con…

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Medical Studies

Comparison of Smartphone Ophthalmoscopy with Slit-Lamp Biomicroscopy for Grading Vertical Cup-to-Disc Ratio

A study comparing the D-EYE retinal imaging system with slit lamp technology was published in the September issue of the Journal of Glaucoma, according to a company news release. The study was perform…

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 | Medical Studies

Financial Incentives Deter Attendance for Diabetic Eye Screening

An offer of £10 in cash or entrance to a lottery with the possibility to win £1000, designed to incentivize attendance at a diabetic retinopathy screening, actually had the opposite effect…

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