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Friday, November 28, 2014 | Medical Studies

Risk for Cancer In the Eye May Be Increased By TNF Inhibitors

One of the family of drugs prescribed for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory conditions is called TNF inhibitors. They act by dampening part of the immune system called tumor necrosis factor …

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Friday, November 28, 2014 | Glaucoma

Genetic Defects Identified in Glaucoma Through DNA Sequencing

Scientists from the University of Liverpool have sequenced the mitochondrial genome in glaucoma patients to help further understanding into the genetic basis for the disease. Glaucoma is a major cause…

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Friday, November 28, 2014 | Medical Studies

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Eyedrops Don't Prevent Cystic Macular Edema, Small Study Finds

The nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory eyedrops ketorolac and nepafenac do not prevent cystoid macular edema after phacoemulsification, researchers from Brazil report. Most patients exhibit inflammation a…

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Earnings & Financials, Valeant Ophthalmics

After Failed Takeover Attempt, Valeant Announces $2 Billion Buyback

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International said it plans to buy back up to $2 billion worth of securities, replacing a previous $1.5 billion program under which it had bought back no securities. The compan…

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Miscellaneous

Mitosol Awarded National Supply Agreement with HealthTrust

Mobius Therapeutics has been awarded a supply agreement for Mitosol (mitomycin for solution) Kit for ophthalmic use from HealthTrust, according to a company news release. Effective November 1, 2014, M…

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Miscellaneous

2014 American Academy of Optometry Reaches Largest Attendance to Date

Academy 2014 Denver was the 93rd annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry, and the largest meeting in Academy history with 6,323 total registrants. This included 3,858 optometrists and visi…

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 |

New Insight Into Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified an important new factor behind one of the major causes of blindness, which they hope could lead to new treatments. Age-related Macular Degene…

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Medical Studies

Study Shows How Brain Maps Develop to Help Us Perceive the World

Driving to work becomes routine--but could you drive the entire way in reverse gear? Humans, like many animals, are accustomed to seeing objects pass behind us as we go forward. Moving backwards feels…

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Earnings & Financials

Eleven Biotherapeutics Announces Additional Financing of $20 Million

Eleven Biotherapeutics announced that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement for the sale of $20 million of Eleven Biotherapeutics common stock and warrants in a private placement financi…

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Clinical Trials

R-Tech Ueno Receives Orphan Drug Designation in Japan for Unoprostone Isopropyl (UF-021) for the Treatment of Retinitis Pigmentosa

R-Tech Ueno announced that it has received orphan drug designation from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) for Unoprostone Isopropyl (Unoprostone, development code: UF-021) for the trea…

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Medical Studies

Blinking Exercises Help Ease Evaporative Dry Eye

In patients with evaporative dry eye, blinking exercises can help decrease partial blinking and improve meibomian gland function and symptoms, according to a new study. Detecting and quantifying parti…

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | Medical Studies

Office Test Overestimates Eye's Ability to Change Focus in Preschoolers

In preschool-aged children, a simple test performed in the ophthalmologist's or optometrist's office greatly overestimates the eye's ability to "flex and focus" in order to see s…

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Monday, November 24, 2014 | Miscellaneous

HelpMeSee Joins the National #GivingTuesday Movement To Encourage Spending With A Purpose

HelpMeSee -- a global campaign to cure cataract blindness - has joined #GivingTuesday, with a global ambassador video search contest, a first-of-its-kind effort that will harness the collective powe…

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Monday, November 24, 2014 |

Ora-CAC Model Provided Platform for Recent Phase 2 Data for Ocular Therapeutix's OTX-DP in Allergic Conjunctivitis

Ora Inc. announced that its Conjunctival Allergen Challenge (Ora-CAC) model provided a platform for the successful phase 2 clinical results of sustained-release Dexamethasone (OTX- DP), a drug-eluting…

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Monday, November 24, 2014 | Medical Studies

CDC: Improper Contact Lens Care Can Lead to Blindness

Contact lenses - worn by around 38 million Americans - are a popular alternative to wearing glasses. But improper care of contact lenses can cause eye infections like keratitis, which can lead to blin…

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