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Friday, May 22, 2015 | Medical Studies

Diabetes: Personalized Care During Eye Checks Has No Benefit

Adding personalized education and risk assessment to routine eye exams does not improve glycemic control among patients with diabetes, according to a randomized trial conducted by the Diabetic Retinop…

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Friday, May 22, 2015 | Earnings & Financials, I-Optics

i-Optics Closes 13.7 Million Euro Financing Round

i-Optics announced that it has closed a new financing round, securing 13.7 million euro equity from existing and new investors, according to a company news release. With this new injection of capital,…

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Friday, May 22, 2015 | Medical Studies

Electronic Prescriptions Up, but Not Prescribers

The number of electronic prescriptions continues to increase, but the number of physicians and other prescribers writing them has leveled off, according to the latest data from Surescripts, the compan…

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Clinical Trials

Isarna Announces Orphan Drug Designation in the European Union for ISTH0036 to Treat Advanced-Stage Glaucoma

Isarna Therapeutics announced that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted orphan drug designation for ISTH0036, a locked nucleic acid-modified antisense oligonucleotide, for the prevention of…

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Medical Studies

Scientists Look at 'The Dress' and Answer the Color Conundrum

Black and blue or white and gold? That is the question that took the world by storm back in February after two friends from Scotland posted a picture of a dress online seeking an answer because they d…

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Medical Studies

Novel Anticoagulants May Not Boost Intraocular Bleeding Risk

Compared to other antithrombotic drugs, novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) do not pose an extra risk of substantial intraocular bleeding, according to Portuguese researchers. As Dr. Daniel Caldeira tol…

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Thursday, May 21, 2015 | Management/Leadership, GrayBug

GrayBug Announces Leadership Transition

GrayBug announced that Jeffrey L. Cleland, PhD, will assume the role of interim chief executive officer, according to a company news release. Christy Shaffer, PhD, managing director of Hatteras Discov…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Earnings & Financials

ClarVista Medical Completes $14 Million Series B Financing to Advance Novel Modular Intraocular Lens for Cataract Lens Replacement

ClarVista Medical, developer of the Harmoni system, a modular and exchangeable IOL for lens replacement after cataract surgery, announced that it has secured $14 million in Series B financing,…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Medical Studies

Risk of Surgeries May Offset Benefit of Intraocular Lens in Infants

A higher risk of multiple surgeries may offset any advantages to implanted intraocular lenses (IoLs) after cataract surgery in infants, a new study has found. "Our findings regarding early outcom…

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Medical Studies

Regorafenib Eye Drops Show Promise in Primate AMD Model

Topical eye drops of regorafenib (Bayer HealthCare), a multikinase inhibitor targeting vascular endothelial growth factor 2, were safe and effective when given to monkeys that had laser-induced choroi…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Medical Studies, Alcon Laboratories

Alcon Study Reveals Nearly Half of Americans Would Avoid Reading Glasses If They Knew It Made Them Look Older

According to a new survey conducted by Jacksonville University in Florida, one in four adults say reading glasses can make someone look 10 years older, according to an Alcon news release. The survey, …

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Product Releases, Nidek

Nidek Launches HandyRef-K and HandyRef

Nidek announced the launch of the HandyRef-K/HandyRef, a handheld refractometer that is a portable solution for accurate refraction and keratometry measurements, according to a company news rele…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 | Management/Leadership, Acucela

Acucela Nominates Shintaro Asako to Its Board of Directors

Acucela has announced that it has nominated Shintaro Asako to stand for election to the company’s board of directors at the 2015 annual meeting of shareholders on June 25, 2015 at Acucela’…

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Monday, May 18, 2015 | Clinical Trials, Dry Eye, Eleven Biotherapeutics

Eleven Biotherapeutics’ Dry Eye Drug Candidate Fails to Meet Both Primary Endpoints in Phase 3 Trial

Eleven Biotherapeutics announced that its lead dry eye drug candidate, EBI-005, did not meet either of the two coprimary endpoints of the phase 3 OASIS study, the company’s first pivotal phase 3…

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Monday, May 18, 2015 | Partnerships, R-Tech Ueno

R-Tech Ueno: Announcement on Collaborative Development of Therapeutic Agent for Diabetic Retinopathy and Diabetic Macular Edema Utilizing VAP-1 Inhibitor (RTU-1096) with Hokkaido University

R-Tech Ueno has announced plans to conduct collaborative research with a group led by Professor Susumu Ishida and Associate Professor Kousuke Noda of the Department of Ophthalmology, Graduate School o…

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