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Friday, January 23, 2015 | Retina

The UK’s Leading Blindness Organizations Come Together at House of Commons to Call for Better Funding, Screening, and Treatment for Macular Degeneration

The AMD Alliance International led an event at the House of Commons that addressed the current issues the NHS is facing with diagnosing, treating, and managing the growing number of ageing people affe…

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Friday, January 23, 2015 | Management/Leadership, Allergan, Valeant Ophthalmics

Valeant Chief Pearson Admits 'Miscalculation' in Allergan Pursuit

Regrets? Valeant’s chief executive, Mike Pearson, has a few. Eight weeks have passed since his pharmaceuticals group lost out in the race to buy Allergan, and Mr Pearson is remarkably candid abo…

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Friday, January 23, 2015 | Clinical Trials, Ocular Therapeutix

Ocular Therapeutix Enrolls First Patient in Phase 2 Clinical Trial for Sustained-Release Dexamethasone for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease

Ocular Therapeutix announced enrollment of the first patient in a phase 2 clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of sustained-release dexamethasone (OTX-DP), an ophthalmic corticosteroid f…

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Friday, January 23, 2015 | Medical Studies

How a Map In the Midbrain Remembers the Location of Visual Targets Even as the Eyes Follow Another Object

On the upcoming Super Bowl Sunday, a lot of us will be playing arm-chair quarterback. After the snap, we might use our eyes to track a wide receiver as he runs toward an opening, all the while remembe…

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Friday, January 23, 2015 | Medical Studies

New Pediatric Mitochondrial Syndrome Identified With the Discovery of CLPB Gene

A new study published in the American Journal of Human Genetics demonstrates the continued important contributions from the Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine at Children's Mercy Hospital in Ka…

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Product Releases, Konan Medical USA

Konan Medical Releases ColorDx Pro Color Vision Diagnostics for iPad

Konan Medical announced that it has released ColorDx Pro, a military-grade, extended color vision diagnostics app for iPad, according to a company news release. ColorDx Pro is available from iTunes fo…

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Product Releases, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness Study Shows Number of Those Affected by AMD and Low Vision to Increase Substantially in Near and Distant Future

A new report by Prevent Blindness, “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems” forecasts the number of Americans age 50 and up with age-related macular dege…

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Product Releases

EyeXam Receives Patent for Mobile Vision Screening and Expands Leadership Team

EyeXam, the developer of a mobile vision screening app, announced the US Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for EyeXam's self-administered vision screening method using a mobile compu…

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Product Releases

Ala Medics Introduces Ala Heavy 1.07 Heavy Oil Tamponade

Ala Medics has introduced ala heavy 1.07, a heavy silicone oil that is used for the treatment of inferior retinal detachments and persistent macula holes. The oil renounces surfactants, density e…

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Thursday, January 22, 2015 | FDA Approval/Clearance

Akorn Receives FDA Approval for Phenylephrine HCl Ophthalmic Solution

Akorn announced that it has received FDA approval for Phenylephrine Hydrochloride ophthalmic solution, USP, 2.5% and 10%. Akorn intends to relaunch the product shortly, according to a company news rel…

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Conferences

Annual CE Meeting for Optometrists to be Held in Dallas

Discounted registration is now available through Feb 28 for the annual CE Meeting, which will be held in Dallas, from April 24-26 at the DFW Marriott South. This continuing education seminar provides …

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Clinical Trials

Dry Eye Syndrome: Neuroptis Successfully Completes the Pre-Clinical Phase for ML7

Neuroptis announced positive results from a second animal trial of its preservative-free ML7 eye drops. ML7 is intended for use in the treatment of eye surface diseases, particularly dry eye syndrome,…

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | Management/Leadership

Presbia PLC Appoints Todd Cooper as President and CEO

Presbia PLC, the developer of the Presbia Flexivue Microlens, announced that it has appointed Todd Cooper as its president and chief executive officer, according to VisionMonday. In that role, Mr. …

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | Product Releases, Bausch+Lomb, Valeant Ophthalmics

Bausch + Lomb Introduces New Software and Advanced OCT Imaging System for the Victus Femtosecond Laser Platform

Bausch + Lomb has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for an advanced Swept Source OCT imaging system, and updated software for its Victus Femtosecond Laser Platform. The upgrades will provide surg…

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015 | Glaucoma

First Glaucoma Patients Treated in Spain Using InnFocus MicroShunt

InnFocus reported that the first surgeries using the InnFocus MicroShunt glaucoma drainage implant in Spain have been successfully conducted. Two surgeries were performed at the Hospital Clinico …

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