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Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Miscellaneous

$152,000 Raised to Help Blind and Visually Impaired at 2014 Eye Ball Gala

Passionate advocates for the blind and visually impaired as well as cornea transplant surgeons gathered at the 2014 Eye Ball Gala, raising $152,000 to help give the gift of sight. Each year, the Lions…

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Clinical Trials

Drug Trial Results Can’t Be Hidden Under Proposed Rules

Pharmaceutical companies, medical device makers and academic medical centers would no longer be able to withhold the results of clinical trials under rules proposed by the U.S. Department of Health an…

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Medical Studies

Identifying Eye Diseases by Studying Eye Movements of People Watching TV

One of the leading causes of blindness worldwide could be detected by how our eyes respond to watching TV according to a new study from researchers at City University London. The researchers, who were…

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 | Medical Studies

Second-Eye Cataract Surgery Improves Quality of Life

Cataract surgery of the second eye improves the quality of life and visual function of the patient, above and beyond the benefits of the first eye surgery, a new study shows. From a socioemotional per…

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 |

CDC Report Connects Poor Contact Lens Care to Hundreds of Thousands of Eye Infections Each Year

A report released last week from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention linked poor contacts lens use and hygiene habits to hundreds of thousands of eye infections per year, according to a news…

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Medical Studies

First-Born Children Have Better Vision, Research Shows

Birth order is thought to affect everything from a child's personality to IQ. Now researchers at the Illinois College of Optometry have concluded that birth order can also affect vision, according…

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Medical Studies

Novel Approach Found for Treating Number 1 Cause of Blindness in Elderly

While oxygen is essential to our planet's life force and the way we function and stay healthy, high concentrations referred to as oxidative stress may very well be the cause of more than 70 widely…

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Wednesday, November 19, 2014 | Medical Studies

AMD Model May Predict Progression

A new statistical model may help ophthalmologists identify patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) who may progress from early or intermediate to more serious disease, according to an art…

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Allergan, Valeant Ophthalmics

Ackman Supports Allergan's $66 Billion Sale to Actavis

Pershing Square Capital Management on Tuesday formally withdrew its request for a special meeting of Allergan Inc. shareholders, another indication that the firm plans to end its pursuit of the Botox …

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Product Releases

Presbia Flexivue Microlens Receives Approval from Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS)

Presbia announced that its Presbia Flexivue Microlens has received regulatory approval from the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) making this new treatment option for the correction of ne…

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Medical Studies

Keratitis From Poor Contact Lens Care a Huge Burden in US

Eye infections, often resulting from improper contact lens use, send almost 1 million Americans to the doctor each year, federal health officials said today when releasing results of the first study t…

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Product Releases

PSivida Reports Iluvien Granted Marketing Authorization in Ireland

PSivida Corp. announced that the Irish Health Products Regulatory Authority (HPRA) has granted marketing authorization to Iluvien for the treatment of vision impairment associated with chronic diabeti…

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014 | Medical Studies

Major Blood Vessel Constrictor Appears to Contribute to Vision Destruction in Premature Babies

A gene known to play a major role in constricting blood vessels also appears to be a major player in the aberrant blood vessel growth that can destroy the vision of premature babies. Endothelin gene e…

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Monday, November 17, 2014 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Valeant Ophthalmics

Valeant Comments On Allergan Announcement

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International commented on the announcement that Allergan has entered into a definitive agreement under which Actavis will acquire all outstanding shares of Allergan stock. &n…

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Monday, November 17, 2014 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Allergan

Actavis to Acquire Allergan for $66 Billion

In a blockbuster deal that will likely thwart a long and aggressive hostile takeover bid by Valeant, Actavis has agreed to acquire Allergan for $66 billion in cash and stock. Actavis (Dublin, Irela…

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