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Sunday, October 19, 2014 | Retina

DE-109 Effective in Treating Uveitis, Study Shows

Sunil K. Srivastava, MD, presented data on SAKRA, a stage 3, multinational, multicenter, randomized, double-masked clinical trail testing the safety and efficacy of intravitreal injections of DE-109 f…

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Sunday, October 19, 2014 | Product Releases , Heidelberg Engineering

Heidelberg Engineering Announces Launch of OCT2 Spectralis OCT Module

Heidelberg Engineering GmbH announced the launch of strongOCT2/strong, the next-generation OCT module for Spectralis diagnostic imaging, according to a company news release. The strongOCT2 /strongmodu…

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Sunday, October 19, 2014 | Health Care

American Academy of Ophthalmology Announces Key Milestones for its IRIS Ocular Disease Database

The American Academy of Ophthalmology announced key milestones in the development of an innovative quality of care initiative launched less than a year ago, according to an AAO news release. In presen…

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 | Product Releases , Heidelberg Engineering

Heidelberg Engineering Launches New Image Management and Device Integration Platform

Heidelberg Engineering GmbH announced the launch of an ophthalmic picture archiving and communication system (PACS) platform at the AAO meeting in Chicago, according to a company news release. HEYEX P…

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 | Retina

Two Trials Showed Visual Gains at 52 Weeks with Conbercept

Peter Kaiser, MD, presented the results of several trials testing the safety and efficacy of conbercept, an anti-VEGF agent approved in China for the treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration …

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 | Product Releases , Carl Zeiss Meditec

Zeiss Introduces New Products in its Essential Line

New products in the Essential Line from Zeiss being introduced for U.S. eye care providers include the VISUPHOR 500 digital phoropter and the VISUSCREEN 100/ 500 acuity charts for use in subjective re…

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 | Product Releases , Carl Zeiss Meditec

Zeiss Introduces Markerless Cataract Suite to the US Market

Carl Zeiss Meditec introduced its Zeiss Cataract Suite to the US market at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in Chicago. The cataract suite assists physicians with placement of incisions, …

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Saturday, October 18, 2014 | Medical Studies

Smartphone Approach for Examining Progression of Diabetic Eye Disease Offers Comparable Results to Traditional Method

A smartphone-based tool may be an effective alternative to traditional ophthalmic imaging equipment in evaluating and grading severity of a diabetic eye disease, according to a study released at AAO. …

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Friday, October 17, 2014 | Product Releases , Volk Optical, Inc.

Transcend Medical and Volk Optical Launch the Transcend Vold Goniolens

Transcend Medical and Volk Optical have announced that the Transcend Vold Goniolens (TVG), developed by Transcend Medical in collaboration with Steven Vold, MD, founder of Vold Vision in Fayetteville,…

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Friday, October 17, 2014 | Cataract Surgery , Alcon

Alcon to Begin Training for Topography-Guided LASIK Treatments with WaveLight ALLEGRETTO WAVE Eye-Q Excimer Laser

Alcon will begin training a small group of surgeons in December on Topography-Guided Custom Ablation LASIK procedures using the WaveLight ALLEGRETTO WAVE Eye-Q Excimer Laser, the WaveLight ALLEGRO Top…

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Friday, October 17, 2014 | Acquisitions/Mergers , Alcon , WaveTec Vision

Alcon Announces the Completion of the WaveTec Vision Acquisition

Alcon announced the completion of the acquisition of WaveTec Vision, the manufacturer of the ORA intraoperative guidance system. The ORA system will now be integrated into the Cataract Refractive Suit…

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Friday, October 17, 2014 | Retina , Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Eylea (aflibercept) Injection Demonstrates Significantly Greater Gains in Visual Acuity than Both Bevacizumab and Ranibizumab in NIH-Sponsored Diabetic Macular Edema Study

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals announced that in the National Institutes of Health (NIH) sponsored, Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network (DRCR.net) comparative effectiveness study in patients wit…

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Friday, October 17, 2014 | Product Releases , Oculus

Oculus Surgical introduces ImproVue Ophthalmic Lubricant Drops in the U.S.

Oculus Surgical announced the launch of ImproVue Ophthalmic Lubricant Drops for topical use to hydrate and lubricate the outer surface of the eye, according to a company news release. ImproVue Ophthal…

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Friday, October 17, 2014 | Product Releases , Abbott Medical Optics

Abbott Medical Optics Introduces New Technologies to Enhance its Laser Cataract Surgery Platform

Abbott Medical Optics announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for two new products used in laser cataract surgery, the Cataract Operating System 3 (cOS3) and the Liquid Optics Int…

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Friday, October 17, 2014 | Product Releases , Endo Optiks, Inc.

Endo Optiks Launches Next-Generation Laser Endoscopic Probe

Endo Opticks has launched a high-resolution, 23-gauge laser microendoscope. The 10,000-pixel and panoramic 125-degree field of view is a significant improvement over the current model's 6,000-pixe…

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