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Friday, May 29, 2015 | Medical Studies

Severe Vision Loss Linked to Poverty in CDC Study

Severe vision loss is disproportionately prevalent in counties located in the southern United States that have high poverty levels, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) repo…

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Friday, May 29, 2015 | Medical Studies

Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography Accurately Detects Neovascularization

Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) noninvasively detects choroidal neovascularization (CNV) in eyes with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) with an accuracy similar to fluorescein an…

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 | Glaucoma, Medical Studies

The Glaucoma Pharmaceutical Market is Expected to Generate $6.1 Billion in Revenues by 2020

Market Scope expects the global glaucoma pharmaceutical market to climb from roughly $4.7 billion in revenues in 2015 to nearly $6.1 billion in 2020 at a compounded annual rate of 5.1%, according to a…

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 | Cataract Surgery, Medical Studies, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness Study Shows Cataract Cases Expected to Balloon to 38.5 Million by 2032

The recent Prevent Blindness “Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems” report states that nearly 25.7 million Americans ages 40 and older have cataract. T…

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 | Earnings & Financials, Management/Leadership

Freedom Meditech Raises $4.8 Million and Appoints John Gerace as Chief Executive Officer

Freedom Meditech announced that the company has raised $4.8 million in a Series C financing, and has also appointed John Gerace as chief executive officer and a member of the company's board of di…

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Thursday, May 28, 2015 | Medical Studies

Generic Drug Prices Dropping More Slowly According to AARP Report

The new Rx Price Watch Report released by the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) shows a number of popular generic drugs had substantial price increases, with some prices going up as much as 1,000%, a…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | Conferences, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness to Hold 10th Annual Eyes on Capitol Hill Event

Prevent Blindness will be holding its 10th annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” program on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Washington, DC, according to a company news release. The program provides cit…

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 | Medical Studies

Study Examines Link Between Visual Impairment and Pediatric Reading Problems

A large British study has found that visual impairment is rarely the cause of pediatric reading problems. The study, published online in the journal Pediatrics, aimed to explore associations betwee…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Retina, Ocata Therapeutics

Ocata Therapeutics Receives Three New US Patents for its RPE Therapy for Macular Degenerative Diseases

Ocata Therapeutics announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued three new US Patents (Nos. 9,040,770, 9,040,039 and 9,040,038) that expand the scope of protection of the fo…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Cataract Surgery, Omeros

Omidria Receives Positive Opinion from European Regulators

Omeros announced that the European Medicines Agency's Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has adopted a positive opinion for Omidria (phenylephrine and ketorolac injection 1%/0.3…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Miscellaneous

Ocumetics: This Lens Could Give You Superhuman Vision

Ocumetics Technology Corp. claims to have developed a painless eight-minute procedure that would give you vision that is supposedly three times better than 20/20. The "bionic" lenses wo…

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 | Product Releases, Nidek

Nidek Launches GYC-500 Vixi and GYC-500 Laser Photocoagulator

Nidek has announced the launch of the GYC-500 Vixi Green Scan Laser Photocoagulator / GYC-500 Green Laser photocoagulator, according to a company news release. The GYC-500 Vixi / GYC-500 is a so…

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Friday, May 22, 2015 | Medical Studies

Diabetes: Personalized Care During Eye Checks Has No Benefit

Adding personalized education and risk assessment to routine eye exams does not improve glycemic control among patients with diabetes, according to a randomized trial conducted by the Diabetic Retinop…

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Friday, May 22, 2015 | Earnings & Financials, I-Optics

i-Optics Closes 13.7 Million Euro Financing Round

i-Optics announced that it has closed a new financing round, securing 13.7 million euro equity from existing and new investors, according to a company news release. With this new injection of capital,…

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Friday, May 22, 2015 | Medical Studies

Electronic Prescriptions Up, but Not Prescribers

The number of electronic prescriptions continues to increase, but the number of physicians and other prescribers writing them has leveled off, according to the latest data from Surescripts, the compan…

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