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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

New Data on the ORA System Shows 50% Reduction in Cataract Surgery Retreatm...

From WaveTec Vision

WaveTec Vision is setting the new standard for 21st Century Medicine with its proprietary ORA System with VerifEye, according to a company news release. By delivering on the promise of patient- and provider-centered heal... Read full article

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals' Pre-Commercial Ophthalmic Formulations to be Pres...

From Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that James Lewis, MD, will present "Dropless Cataract Surgery" during the New Technologies Session of the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery (ACOS), according to a c... Read full article

Saturday, November 16, 2013

WaveTec Releases New Data on ORA System with VerifEye

From WaveTec Vision Systems, Inc.

WaveTec Vision Systems, Inc., has released new data on the ORA System with VerifEye, showing it has captured 3% of overall cataract surgery volume in the United States, according to a company presentation.  More tha... Read full article

Monday, September 23, 2013

Hoopes Vision Surgeon First in Utah to Implant New Light Adjustable Artific...

From Hoopes Vision

On September 4th Dr. Phillip C. Hoopes, Jr., a surgeon at Hoopes Vision, successfully placed a light adjustable intraocular lens implant in a cataract patient as part of a new FDA clinical study. The surgery, which took ... Read full article

Thursday, August 15, 2013

PEEK, The Smartphone App That Could Stamp Out Emerging-World Cataract Probl...

From Tech Digest

PEEK, a new smartphone app developed by a team of eye health experts, is set to dramatically improve the way people who suffer from cataracts and other eye-related problems in the emerging world are treated. PEEK (short ... Read full article

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Ads Seek to Clear Up Qualms About Cataract Surgery

From New York Times

Though it ultimately proved unsuccessful, the advertising campaign that introduced the phrase This is not your fathers Oldsmobile has had considerable influence on popular culture, with the phrase entering the vernacular... Read full article

Friday, August 02, 2013

Ophthalmologists Advise Seniors to Be Aware of the Dangers of Ignoring Cata...

From American Academy of Ophthalmology

In support of Cataract Awareness Month in August, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging seniors and their caregivers to be aware of the dangers of ignoring the symptoms of cataracts, a leading cause of visual i... Read full article

Thursday, June 13, 2013

OptiMedica Awarded French Tender for Five Catalys; Platform to Be Used in M...

From OptiMedica Corp.

OptiMedica Corp. has announced that it has been awarded a tender for five Catalys Precision Laser Systems for use in a French multi-center randomized clinical study sponsored by Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de ... Read full article

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Good Outcomes for Resident-Performed Cataract Surgery

From Medical Xpress

In an underserved patient population, supervised resident-performed cataract surgery is successful and cost-effective, according to a study published online May 30 in JAMA Ophthalmology.  Daniel B. Moore, MD, and Ma... Read full article

Friday, February 01, 2013

NHS Medical Director Admits Widespread Restrictions on Cataract Surgery in ...

From MoneyExpert.com

Officials have described extensive restrictions on sight-saving operations as wrong and unfair after the medical director of the NHS admitted that there are limits in place across half of England. If you are considering ... Read full article

Friday, January 18, 2013

Inadequate Evidence Used When Restricting Cataract Surgery

From Optometry.Co.UK

Around 50% of Primary Care Trusts across England have restricted access to cataract surgery, with the majority of these failing to use adequate clinical evidence in doing so, NHS medical director, Bruce Keogh, has told M... Read full article

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

NHS Admits Widespread Restrictions on Cataract Surgery in UK

From The Telegraph

Sight-saving cataract operations are being restricted across about half of England, the medical director of the NHS has admitted. Sir Bruce Keogh also said that most local health authorities were not using the best evide... Read full article

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Soothing Sounds During Cataract Surgery Reduces Patient Anxiety

From EyewireToday.com

The use of an audio therapy known as binaural beats can significantly reduce patients' anxiety during cataract surgery, according to a new research presented at the AAO annual meeting. The 141-patient study, conducted in... Read full article

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Shape Ophthalmics Announces Clinical Trial Results of Memory Polymer Puncta...

From Share Ophthalmics LLC

Shape Ophthalmics LLC announced the clinical trial results involving its proprietary shape memory polymer punctal plug for dry eye treatment and potential platform for drug delivery. Interim result analysis for the Shape... Read full article

Monday, August 13, 2012

Eye Surgeons Unite to Condemn Rationing of Cataract Operations by Half of N...

From The (UK) Daily Mail

Eye surgeons are warning that the rationing of cataract operations by more than half of NHS trusts is putting thousands of patients at risk. Elderly victims of the cutbacks are being left unable to read, write or drive a... Read full article

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Fracture Risk Falls with Cataract Repair

From Medpage Today

Cataract surgery not only restored vision, it also lessened the likelihood of hip fracture, a large retrospective study found. During the year following the cataract procedure, patients had a 16% decrease in the likeliho... Read full article

Friday, July 20, 2012

TLC Laser Eye Center to Perform First Laser Cataract Surgery in Canada

From EyewireToday.com

TLC Laser Eye Centers has announced it will perform the first laser cataract surgeries in Canada. The surgery will take place at TLC's Mississauga center in Mississauga, Ontario, on July 24, 2012. The surgeons will use t... Read full article

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Abbott Receives FDA Approval for Healon EndoCoat OVD for Cataract Surgery

From Abbott Medical Optics

Abbott announced today that it has expanded its Healon family of ophthalmic viscosurgical devices (OVDs) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of Healon EndoCoat OVD, a device intended for use as a surgical... Read full article

Monday, June 18, 2012

Bausch + Lomb Submits New Drug Application for Once-Daily Prolensa

From EyewireToday.com

Bausch + Lomb announced that it has submitted a new drug application to the FDA seeking approval for Prolensa (bromfenac ophthalmic solution), a once-daily topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory compound for the treatmen... Read full article

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Omeros Announces Initiation of Planned Pharmacokinetic Substudy in OMS302 P...

From Omeros Corp.

Omeros Corp. announced the initiation of the planned pharmacokinetic (PK) substudy in its phase 3 clinical program evaluating OMS302 in patients undergoing intraocular lens replacement surgery. Omeros is conducting the P... Read full article

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