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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Partnerships

International Keratoconus Society Partners with Scleral Lens Society

The International Keratoconus Academy of Eye Care Professionals (IKA), a collaborative optometric and ophthalmologic organization established to promote ongoing professional education and scientific d…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Miscellaneous

ASCRS Foundation, TearLab, and Shire to Sponsor Fourth Annual Run for Sight to Benefit Humanitarian Eye Care Programs

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation has announced that its fifth annual ASCRS Foundation Run for Sight, cosponsored by TearLab and Shire, will be held at 6:30 am Sunday,…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Miscellaneous,Optometry

American Optometric Foundation Changes it Name

The American Optometric Foundation has officially changed its name to the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF). The Foundation Board of Directors voted to change the name for the purp…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Corporate Lawsuits, Valeant

Former Valeant CEO Michael Pearson Sues Company Over Unpaid Share Award

Former Valeant Pharmaceuticals CEO Michael Pearson filed a lawsuit in the US claiming that the company failed to deliver 3 million shares promised to him as part of an exit package. According to the c…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Health Care, CooperVision

CooperVision Modifies its Unilateral Pricing Policy

CooperVision issued the following letter to its US customers regarding an update to its Unilateral Pricing Policy.   To Our U.S. Eye Care Practitioners:   CooperVision is removing three …

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Product Releases

Pocket-Sized $200 Fundus Camera Reduces Pupil Dilation

Researchers have developed an inexpensive, pocket-sized, nonmydriatic fundus camera using mostly off-the-shelf electrical components. The camera will not replace the use of dilating eye drops, but wil…

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Monday, March 27, 2017 | Corporate Lawsuits, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Carl Zeiss Meditec Wins Patent Infringement Action on Trifocal IOL

Carl Zeiss Meditec has won a patent infringement action before the District Court of Düsseldorf/Germany against VSY Biotechnology BV and its exclusive supplier Fritz Ruck Ophthalmologische System…

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Monday, March 27, 2017 | Product Releases

First Insight Releases EyeClinic Imaging, a Cloud-Based Ophthalmic Image Management System that Integrates With Any EHR

First Insight Corporation, developers of MaximEyes EHR and practice management software for eye care professionals, announced the release of EyeClinic Imaging, a cloud-based ophthalmic image managemen…

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Monday, March 27, 2017 | Health Care

US Lawmakers Pull Bill Intended to Repeal Affordable Healthcare Act

On Friday, Republican lawmakers in the US House of Representatives withdrew proposed legislation aimed at overhauling the Affordable Healthcare Act, signed into law by fo…

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Monday, March 27, 2017 | Medical Studies

Many Youths Not Adequately Screened for Diabetic Retinopathy

Many youths with diabetes did not receive timely eye examinations to screen for diabetic retinopathy (DR), a new study shows. Sophia Y. Wang, MD, from the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Ar…

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Friday, March 24, 2017 | Product Releases

Aptar Pharma's Preservative-Free Multidose Dispenser Chosen for the First Time for a Prescription Dry Eye Product in the US with Restasis Multidose

Aptar Pharma’s innovative and patented preservative-free multidose ophthalmic squeeze dispenser is available for patients in the US prescription market for the first time with Allergan’s&n…

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Friday, March 24, 2017 | Medical Studies

How Blind People's Brains Rewire to Improve Other Senses

A new study delves into the neurological changes in people with blindness. It demonstrates that losing one's sight before the age of 3 causes long-term alterations and subsequent enhancements to t…

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Friday, March 24, 2017 | Medical Studies

Repeated Bevacizumab Injections Tied to Higher Glaucoma Surgery Risk

Seven or more intravitreous bevacizumab injections in a year is associated with a higher risk of glaucoma surgery, researchers in Canada say. "The advent of intravitreous anti-vascular endothelia…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance

Icare USA Receives FDA Clearance for Icare HOME Tonometer

Icare USA announced that the Icare HOME tonometer has been cleared by the FDA and is now available for use in the United States. The Icare HOME device, which received CE marking in 2014, allows eye ca…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Conferences, Ellex

Ellex to Broadcast ABiC Surgery Event Live From Dean McGee Eye Institute

Ellex Medical will host a live online broadcast of its minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) procedure ABiC (ab interno canaloplasty) on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Dean McGee Eye Institute, U…

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