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Laser Eye Surgery And Cataracts Specialist Pioneers Ziemer Z-LASIK Technology

From Medical News Today

Dr. Angela Nahl of La Jolla LASIK Institute recently became the first San Diego LASIK surgeon to perform refractive surgery on a patient using the new Ziemer Z-LASIK technology. The patient, who happens to be a physician, reported only minor discomfort and tested with 20/20 vision following the ten minute procedure. During LASIK, the surgeon cuts a...

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

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In Blow to Health Law, Appeals Court Limits Subsidies

From The New York Times — 7/22/2014

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the government could not subsidize premiums for people in three dozen states that use the federal insurance...Full story

Oraya Therapeutics Announces Rapid Expansion in Europe as Mo...

From Oraya Therapeutics Inc. — 7/22/2014

Oraya Therapeutics Inc. announced that it is significantly expanding its presence in Europe, with Oraya Therapy being offered for the first time at a ...Full story

Valeant Complains To SEC About Allergan's War Of Words

From Forbes — 7/22/2014

In the most bitter corporate takeover battle of the year that has been going on for months, Allergan has called Valeant Pharmaceuticals business mode...Full story

Apoptotic Retinal Ganglion Cells Reduced in Diabetes by Inhi...

From Medical News Today — 7/22/2014

Activation of Nogo receptor (NgR) is an essential factor of nerve regeneration inhibition, neuronal atrophy and even apoptosis. Upregulation of NgR ex...Full story

Vision Loss Patients Benefit From Personalized Gene Therapy ...

From Medical News Today — 7/22/2014

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have created a way to develop personalized gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa...Full story

Monday, July 21, 2014

Allergan Reports Second Quarter 2014 Operating Results

From Allergan — 7/21/2014

Allergan announced operating results for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. Allergan also announced that its board of directors has declared a second q...Full story

Rehab for Age-Related Loss of Vision Cuts Depression Risk in...

From Medical News Today — 7/21/2014

There is an associated risk of depression in people who experience loss of vision due to conditions such as age-related macular degeneration. New rese...Full story

New Quality Measures Proposed for Medicare ACO Program

From Medscape Ophthalmology — 7/21/2014

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) that participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) will face a new set of quality measures in 2015 u...Full story

Roche CEO Plans to Steer Clear of Big Acquisitions

From Fidelity — 7/21/2014

Roche plans to steer clear of the wave of big takeovers sweeping through the healthcare industry and focus instead on small acquisitions and partnersh...Full story

Friday, July 18, 2014

Simple Eye Tests to Detect Alzheimer's Disease in the Works

From Medscape Ophthalmology — 7/18/2014

Two novel, noninvasive, and relatively simple eye tests show promise as potential screening tools for early Alzheimer's disease (AD). Preliminary resu...Full story

AbbVie Is Biggest to Quit U.S. Address in $55 Billion Shire ...

From Bloomberg — 7/18/2014

AbbVie Inc. agreed to buy Shire Plc for 32 billion pounds ($54.8 billion), becoming the largest U.S. company to ever take a foreign address to lower i...Full story

Ellex Reveals Programs for ESCRS Meeting in London

From Haag-Streit UK — 7/18/2014

Haag-Streit UK (HS-UK) has announced Ellexs program at this years European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) congress. The ESCRS wil...Full story

Regeneration of Retinal Ganglion Cell Axons and Gene Therapy

From Medical News Today — 7/18/2014

Because the adult mammalian central nervous system has only limited intrinsic capacity to regenerate connections after injury, due to factors both int...Full story

Thursday, July 17, 2014

TruInject Injector Training System Announces Approval of Its...

From TruInject Medical Corp. — 7/17/2014

TruInject Medical Corp. has announced that one of its key patent applications has been allowed by the U.S. Patent Office and is expected to issue shor...Full story

Victus Femtosecond Laser Platform Receives 510(k) Clearance ...

From Bausch + Lomb — 7/17/2014

Valeant announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Bausch + Lomb, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the Victus Femtosecond Laser Platfor...Full story

NanoVision Group and OVI Lens Enter Into Advanced Technology...

From NanoVision Group — 7/17/2014

NanoVision Group and OVI Lens, Italy, have reached an agreement for the manufacturing and distributing of ophthalmic products, and for a collaboration...Full story

Nicox Gains Expanded North American Rights for Sjo From Immc...

From Nicox S.A. — 7/17/2014

Nicox S.A. announced that it has acquired the extension of the rights to market Sjo, a diagnostic panel for early detection of Sjogrens syndrome, to a...Full story

Ackman Urges Allergan to Enter Takeover Negotiations with Va...

From FirstWord — 7/17/2014

In a letter to Allergan's board released Wednesday, Pershing Square Capital Management CEO William Ackman criticized directors for their "scorched-ear...Full story

Survival and Regeneration of Retinal Cells After Injury Prom...

From Medical News Today — 7/17/2014

Researchers at the University of Birmingham, UK, led by Dr. Ben Scheven, Dr. Wendy Leadbeater and Ben Mead have discovered that stem cells isolated fr...Full story

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

InSite Vision Announces the Issuance of Broad U.S. Patent Co...

From InSite Vision Inc. — 7/16/2014

InSite Vision announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a U.S. Patent No. 8,778,999 covering Bromfenac Non-Stero...Full story

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Announces Direct US Marketing-Sales ...

From NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc. — 7/16/2014

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced it will initiate a major marketing campaign and commercialization effort for the company's new product, i-Lid C...Full story

HOYA and I-Optics Enter Into Global Partnership With Novel E...

From i-Optics — 7/16/2014

i-Optics, the inventor of the Easyscan retinal imaging device, and HOYA Vision Care signed a multiple-year contract to launch a unique collaboration i...Full story

Limbal Stem Cells, Identified With New Marker, Could Reverse...

From Medical News Today — 7/16/2014

Boston researchers have identified a way to enhance regrowth of human corneal tissue to restore vision, using a molecule known as ABCB5 that acts as a...Full story

U.S. News Ranks Miami Hospital Top in Ophthalmology

From Medscape Ophthalmology — 7/16/2014

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute-Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital in Miami, Florida, is the top-ranked hospital in the country for ophthalmology, according to...Full story

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