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Thursday, February 11, 2016 | Clinical Trials, Aerpio Therapeutics

Aerpio Therapeutics Announces Presentation of Positive Results of AKB-9778 in Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy from TIME-2 Phase 2a Study

Aerpio Therapeutics announced promising results in diabetic retinopathy from the company’s phase 2a study (TIME-2) of its lead candidate, AKB-9778, a first-in-class Tie2 activator, according to …

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | Medical Studies

Keep an Eye Out For Ocular Syphilis

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeing an increase in reports of ocular syphilis, and this diagnosis should be on every clinician's radar. Ocular syphilis is a clinical man…

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 | Medical Studies

Medscape: The 50 Most Influential Physicians in History, Part 1: #50-#36

Compiling a ranking of the most influential physicians throughout history is a perilous undertaking that has fueled animated discussions between Medscape editors and advisors. Influence is a tricky th…

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016 | Partnerships, Second Sight Medical Products

Second Sight Announces Exclusive Agreement with Tecnosalud to Bring the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis to Argentina

Second Sight Medical Products announced plans to expand into South America by signing an exclusive agreement with Tecnosalud to distribute the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System in Argentina, accordin…

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016 | Partnerships, STAAR Surgical

Staar Surgical and Memira Holding Announce Cooperation Agreement for Memira's Eye Clinics Throughout Scandinavia

Staar Surgical and Memira Holding, Sweden, announced they have entered into an agreement effective January 1, 2016, to provide STAAR's phakic intraocular lenses (ICL) as a primary and premium opti…

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016 | Clinical Trials, SalutarisMD

SalutarisMD Clinical Results Presented at World Ophthalmology Congress

This week, Salutaris Medical Devices investigational therapy for wet AMD was featured at the World Ophthalmology Congress in two scientific poster presentations by Kamaljit Balaggan, MD. Dr. Balaggan …

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Tuesday, February 09, 2016 | Medical Studies

Mitochondrial Replacement 'Ethically Permissible,' IOM Says

A new consensus report issued by the Institute of Medicine finds that research into mitochondrial replacement techniques (MRTs), where an embryo has genetic information from three people, is "eth…

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Monday, February 08, 2016 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Allergan

Pfizer Names Executive Leadership Team for Combined Organization Upon Close of Proposed Allergan Transaction

Pfizer announced the executive leadership team for the combined Pfizer and Allergan business following the close of the proposed transaction. As previously announced, following the closing, Brent Saun…

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Monday, February 08, 2016 | Dry Eye

KPI Therapeutics Announces Expanded Drug Programs in Eye and Skin Diseases

KPI Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company, announced it initiated two new research programs to treat such diseases as atopic dermatitis, dry eye syndrome, and uveitis at the BIO CEO &am…

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Monday, February 08, 2016 | Product Releases, Glaukos Corporation

Glaukos Establishes Direct Sales Organization and Launches iStent inject Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent in Australia

Glaukos Corporation announced that it has established a direct sales organization and launched the iStent inject Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent in Australia, according to a company news release. The…

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Friday, February 05, 2016 | Medical Studies

Using the Physics of Your Perfect Pancake to Help Save Sight

Understanding the textures and patterns of pancakes is helping UCL scientists improve surgical methods for treating glaucoma. The appearance of pancakes depends on how water escapes the batter mix dur…

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Friday, February 05, 2016 | Medical Studies

Forecast: North America Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Devices Market by Sub-Market, by End-User

The North American ophthalmology cataract surgery devices market is estimated to witness a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period, 2014 to 2019, according to a report by Reportbuyer, a market researc…

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Friday, February 05, 2016 | Medical Studies

High-Dose Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration for Some

High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs - medicines such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor - may help people with macular degeneration, a small study suggests. In the early stage clinical trial,…

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Friday, February 05, 2016 | Glaucoma

Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery: Two Roads Merging Into One

Recent years have demonstrated significant advances in the management of glaucoma through the use of novel microinvasive glaucoma devices. Furthermore, an increased understanding of the role of catara…

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Thursday, February 04, 2016 | Dry Eye, Shire

FDA Acknowledges Receipt of Lifitegrast Resubmission; Begins 6-Month Review Period

Shire announced that the FDA has acknowledged receipt of the resubmission of the new drug application (NDA) for lifitegrast for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adults. Shire …

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