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EyewireTV — Alcon Acquires WaveTec Vision, Allergan Shareholder Special Meeting, Congenital Cataracts Study

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In this week's EyewireTV, Alcon enters into an agreement to acquire privately held WaveTec Vision, the developer of the ORA Intraoperative Guidance System; and Valeant and Pershing Square Capital Management say they have received enough Allergan shareholder support to call a special meeting in an effort to oust Allergan's board of directors. Also, a study shows that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts may quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness.

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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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

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Allergan to Request California Federal Court Block Valeant a...

From Allergan — 8/27/2014

Allergan announced that it has asked the United States District Court for the Central District of California to set an expedited schedule for discover...Full story

Allergan to Hold Special Shareholder Meeting in December

From FirstWord — 8/27/2014

Allergan revealed Tuesday that it will hold a special shareholder meeting, during which William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management will seek ...Full story

Internet Brownout Exposes Risk of Cloud-Based EHRs

From Medscape Ophthalmology — 8/27/2014

The Internet cracked a bit under its own burgeoning weight last week, and as a result, internist Erik Ilyayev, MD, in Flushing, New York, could not ac...Full story

Best Course of Treatment for Endophthalmitis Identified

From Medical News Today — 8/27/2014

The most common cause of endophthalmitis, a potentially blinding condition that can occur after eye trauma, eye surgery, and eye injections, are the w...Full story

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Allergan Receives Written Requests from Pershing Square Rega...

From Allergan — 8/26/2014

Allergan confirmed that Pershing Square Capital Management has delivered written requests from Allergan stockholders in connection with Pershing Squar...Full story

Vision Loss Adversely Affects Daily Function Which Can Incre...

From Medical News Today — 8/26/2014

Vision loss can adversely affect the ability of older adults to perform instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), such as using the telephone, s...Full story

Vision Loss Adversely Affects Daily Function Which Can Incre...

From Medical News Today — 8/26/2014

Vision loss can adversely affect the ability of older adults to perform instrumental activities of daily living (IADL), such as using the telephone, s...Full story

Physicians Losing Money by Not Using Electronic Transactions

From Medscape Ophthalmology — 8/26/2014

Physicians and other healthcare providers continue to underutilize electronic transactions that could save them billions of dollars, according to a re...Full story

Monday, August 25, 2014

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Deploys Direct Sales Force to Market...

From NovaBay Pharmaceuticals — 8/25/2014

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals announced that its i-Lid Cleanser sales force has been deployed in 10 major metropolitan areas across the United States, accor...Full story

Valeant Says Allergan Investors Demand Meeting on Deal

From Bloomberg — 8/25/2014

Valeant and Pershing Square Capital Management said 31% of Allergans shareholders support their effort to call a special meeting as part of Valeants $...Full story

Roche Holding Agrees to Buy InterMune for $8.3 Billion

From Bloomberg — 8/25/2014

Roche Holding AG agreed to buy InterMune Inc. for about $8.3 billion in cash, gaining access to what may be the first drug in the U.S. for a lung dise...Full story

Researchers Identify Proteins Critical to Wound Healing

From Medical News Today — 8/25/2014

Mice missing two important proteins of the vascular system develop normally and appear healthy in adulthood, as long as they don't become injured. If ...Full story

Friday, August 22, 2014

Glaucoma Drug Eyed as Novel Diabetes Treatment 'Archetype'

From Medscape Ophthalmology — 8/22/2014

An old glaucoma drug could present a new avenue for treating type 2 diabetes and related conditions, a proof-of-concept study suggests. Methazolamide,...Full story

New Diagnostic Test for ADHD Tracks Involuntary Eye Movement...

From Medical News Today — 8/22/2014

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most commonly diagnosed - and misdiagnosed - behavioral disorder in children in America, accord...Full story

Allergan Talks to Buy Salix in Defense Move Said to Be Dorma...

From Bloomberg — 8/22/2014

Allergan isnt currently in active talks to acquire Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd., people with knowledge of the matter said, though the drugmakers have di...Full story

Cholecystokinin Octapeptide Antagonizes Apoptosis in Retinal...

From Medical News Today — 8/22/2014

Oxidative stress may cause retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cell apoptosis. Nitric oxide and superoxide react to produce peroxynitrite, which, along w...Full story

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Study: DNA Test for Congenital Cataracts Leads to Faster, Mo...

From American Academy of Ophthalmology — 8/21/2014

Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of...Full story

Could Buying Salix Get Valeant off of Allergan's Scent?

From Fierce Biotech — 8/21/2014

Allergan, working to fend off a hostile approach from Valeant Pharmaceuticals, is reportedly taking a look at the smaller Salix Pharmaceuticals, weigh...Full story

VA Moves to Increase Vets' Access

From Medpage Today — 8/21/2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) says it has started moving ahead with its efforts to improve healthcare for veterans, starting with increasing...Full story

Eye Test May Diagnose ADHD, Predict Treatment Response

From Medscape Ophthalmology — 8/21/2014

A simple test examining involuntary eye movements may provide an objective way to tell whether individuals have attention-deficit/hyperactive disorder...Full story

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