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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | Management/Leadership

Visiometrics Appoints New Vice President

Ophthalmic diagnostic instrument maker Visiometrics has appointed Nick Levandowsky Vice President, Global Marketing and North America Sales, according to a company news release. In his new role, Mr…

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | Miscellaneous, Bausch+Lomb, Valeant

Valeant CEO Papa Calls B&L Division a 'Core Franchise'

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. would contemplate selling off some assets but sees Bausch & Lomb Inc.’s ophthalmic division as a “core franchise” it should hang on to,…

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | Clinical Trials, Alimera Sciences

Majority of Chronic DME Patients Gain or Maintain Vision with Single Iluvien Injection Injection at 12 Months

Two real world data sources, revealed at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) Annual Congress, show that the majority of chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) patients who received a single …

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Fireworks Eye Injuries Have More Than Doubled in Recent Years

Fireworks sales will start blazing across the country starting Memorial Day weekend, running through the Fourth of July. As retailers begin their promotions, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is s…

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | Health Care

South Carolina Bans Remote Exams for Eyeglass Prescriptions

The South Carolina legislature has overridden a veto of Gov. Nikki Haley (R) to make South Carolina the 10th state to ban eyeglass prescriptions based solely on remote eye exams. This action spotlight…

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Monday, May 23, 2016 | Miscellaneous, IRIDEX

Iridex Supports 'Eyes of Africa' Program

Iridex Corp. has announced the donation of an 810 nm OcuLight SLx to the Eyes of Africa Project in Malawi. The Iridex 810nm OcuLight SLx is a multifunctional laser that can be used to perform retinal …

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Monday, May 23, 2016 | Medical Studies

Drug-Pricing Debate: Looking Past Big Pharma’s Nightmare Scenario

A comprehensive government crackdown on high drug prices isn’t likely soon. Still, investors shouldn’t let their guard down. Biotech and pharmaceutical stocks have struggled since last sum…

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Monday, May 23, 2016 | Medical Studies

Multispot Panretinal Photocoagulation Spares Visual Fields Required For Driving Eligibility

Valon Lasers has announced that Valon multispot laser panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) in proliferative diabetic retinopathy spares visual fields required for driving eligibility, according to …

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Friday, May 20, 2016 | Medical Studies

OCT Angiography Moves Beyond Ophthalmic Applications

A new imaging platform launched by Wasatch Photonics aims to widen the range of applications for high-resolution optical coherence tomography angiography, and enhance the versatility of the technique …

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Friday, May 20, 2016 | Health Care

S.C. Senate and House Override Governor’s Veto of ‘Eye Care Consumer Protection Law’ Banning Online Eye Exams

The South Carolina House of Representatives voted to override Governor Nikki Haley’s May 16 veto of the "Eye Care Consumer Protection Law" (Bill No. 1016) which seeks to ban companies …

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Medical Studies

Study: Visual Impairment and Blindness Prevalence in the US to Double by 2050

A study published by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute in JAMA Ophthalmology found that the US prevalence in visual impairment (VI) and blindness is expect…

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Glaucoma, Medical Studies

NeurAegis Presents New Results with NA 101 as Potential Treatment for Acute Glaucoma

NeurAegis recently reported results with its selective calpain-2 inhibitor, NA 101, on a mouse model of acute glaucoma in a publication in Neurobiology of Disease. NeurAegis scientists have identified…

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Medical Studies

Vehicle Side Windows Offer Low Protection From UVA Rays, Study Finds

When you're driving, chances are you're not thinking about the level of ultraviolet A light that is beaming through the windows of your vehicle. A new study, however, suggests you might want t…

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Thursday, May 19, 2016 | Earnings & Financials, Omeros

Omeros Announces Debt Financing Transaction for $20 Million in Additional Funds

Omeros announced that it has entered into an amendment to its existing credit facility with Oxford Finance LLC and East West Bank to provide the company with an additional $20 million in unrestricted …

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Awards

Gavin Herbert Eye Institute Gets $2 Million to Establish Cornea and Retina Centers

The Discovery Eye Foundation, a Los Angeles-based organization that supports research, education, advocacy, and treatment related to sight-threatening eye diseases, has given $2 million to UC Irvine H…

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