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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 | Miscellaneous, Imprimis Pharmaceuticals

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals announced that the company will ring The Nasdaq stock market closing bell on Thursday, July 2, 2015, according to a company news release. Imprimis is celebrating the growing s…

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 | CE Mark Approval, Alcon Laboratories

Alcon Receives European Approval for Preloaded IOL Delivery System

Alcon has received European CE Mark for its AcrySof IQ Aspheric IOL with the UltraSert Preloaded Delivery System for patients undergoing cataract surgery, according to a company news release. The new …

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 | Product Releases, Novartis

Novartis Launches the First App for Visually Impaired People for Use With the Apple Watch and Other Smart Watches

Novartis announced the release of new features for its ViaOpta applications, and the extension for use with smart watches, according to a company news release. The discreet, hands-free nature of using…

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 | Health Care

Doctors Got $6.5 Billion From Drug, Device Makers in US

US doctors and teaching hospitals got $6.49 billion from drug and medical-device makers in 2014, according to new government data on the financial links between the companies and the people who prescr…

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Wednesday, July 01, 2015 | Miscellaneous

CHMP Backs Three Drugs for Rare Diseases

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended marketing clearance of three drugs for rare diseases. The committee recommended approval of se…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 |

Sensor Medical Technology Announces Launch of Single Use Surgical Wide Field Lens

Sensor Medical Technology has introduced a new sterile single use surgical wide field lens, according to a company news release. Sensor Medical’s single use surgical wide field lens is pre…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Clinical Trials

Five-Year Data Demonstrates Long Term Effectiveness and Safety of VisionCare's Telescope Implant for Macular Degeneration in Patients 65 Years and Older

VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies announced the publication of "Long-Term (60-month) Results for the Implantable Miniature Telescope: Efficacy and Safety Outcomes Stratified by Age in Patients w…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Medical Studies

Topical Cyclosporine Better for Ocular Rosacea

Topical cyclosporine is more effective than oral doxycycline for the treatment of ocular rosacea, according to a new study published online June 18 in the International Journal of Ophthalmology. Resea…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Medical Studies

Intraocular Pressure Elevations Common After Intravitreal Triamcinolone Injections

Intraocular pressure elevations are common after intravitreal injections of triamcinolone acetonide for macular edema resulting from retinal vein occlusion, according to data from the SCORE study. Inc…

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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Miscellaneous

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Opens in Naples

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute opened its much anticipated new eye center in Naples, Florida, bringing world-class eye care to Southwest Florida, according to a company news release. “This $25 m…

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Monday, June 29, 2015 | Retina, Bayer

Eylea (aflibercept) Injection Receives Approval in Japan for the Treatment of Retinal Vein Occlusion

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced that Bayer HealthCare's Japanese subsidiary, Bayer Yakuhin, received approval for Eylea (aflibercept) Injection by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (M…

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Monday, June 29, 2015 | Partnerships, NightstaRx

NightstaRx and The University of Alberta Announce the Start of the First Canadian Gene Therapy Study to Treat Choroideremia

NightstaRx announced that the University of Alberta has begun enrolling and dosing subjects in a phase II clinical trial of the company’s gene therapy for the treatment of choroideremia (CHM), a…

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Friday, June 26, 2015 | Earnings & Financials, Glaukos Corporation

Glaukos Stock Skyrockets 73% in IPO

Glaukos became available for public trade on the NYSE under the symbol "GKOS" on Thursday. Prior to trading, Glaukos announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 6,000,000 shares …

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Friday, June 26, 2015 | Product Releases, Haag Streit

Haag-Streit Releases The Toric Suite

The Lenstar is the first optical coherence biometer to provide the surgeon with all the measurements necessary to take full advantage of the latest toric IOL prediction methods like Barrett, Holladay …

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Friday, June 26, 2015 | Medical Studies

Annual Global IOL Procedures are Expected Reach Nearly 30 Million by 2020

Market Scope expects the global IOL procedures to climb from roughly 24.4 million procedures in 2015 to nearly 30 million procedures in 2020 at a compounded annual rate of 3.6%, according to a company…

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