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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | Product Releases

D-EYE Modern Digital Ophthalmoscope Launches Bumper Redesign and Expanded iPhone Compatibility

D-EYE, a provider of smartphone-based retinal screening, announced that it has expanded its compatibility with iPhones to include the SE, 6+ and 6S+, in addition to the 5, 5S, 6, and 6S. Today also ma…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | Dry Eye, Medical Studies, TearScience

A Single LipiFlow Treatment Demonstrates Sustained Improvement in Gland Function and Symptoms in Patients with MGD and Dry Eye

TearScience announced the publication of a seminal prospective, multicenter clinical trial showing that a single LipiFlow treatment can deliver sustained mean improvement in meibomian gland function a…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | Conferences, Ellex

Ellex to Host Lunch Symposium on ABiC at ESCRS 2016

Ellex Medical will host a lunch symposium (Eurotimes Satellite Education Program), on ABiC for the treatment of primary open-angle glaucoma at the Congress of the European Society of Cataract and Refr…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | Management/Leadership

MicroSurgical Technology Appoints New Director of R&D

MicroSurgical Technology announced the appointment of Rob Raney to Director of R&D and Strategic Marketing, according to a company news release. Mr. Raney brings more than 10 years of experie…

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | Medical Studies

Contact Lens Complications Tied to Permanent Eye Damage

Nearly one in five contact-lens related eye infections reported to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) results in damage to the eye, according to a new analysis. Healthcare professionals should …

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016 | Health Care

Even With Insurance, Less Affluent Kids Miss Out on Eye Care

Middle- and lower-income children don't visit eye doctors as often as wealthier kids, and as a result, thousands of them may have undiagnosed sight-threatening conditions, such as strabismus (misa…

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Monday, August 22, 2016 | Clinical Trials, Auven Therapeutics

Auven Therapeutics Announces Completion of Enrollment in Confirmatory Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Seciera for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease

Auven Therapeutics announced it has completed patient enrollment in the phase 3 confirmatory study of Seciera (OTX-101), a novel patented nanomicellar formulation of cyclosporine for the treatment of …

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Monday, August 22, 2016 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Presbia

Presbia Acquires Comprehensive Patent Portfolio for the Presbia Flexivue Microlens

Presbia announced that on August 2, 2016, its wholly-owned subsidiary, Presbia Ireland, Ltd., completed the purchase of the assets of Neoptics AG, including its intellectual property portfolio. &ld…

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Monday, August 22, 2016 | Product Demos

VSP Global and USC Launching Major Wearables Study with Tech-Infused Frames

In partnership with University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing (CBC), VSP Global is launching a major academic study and consumer pilot test with the latest version of the compa…

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Monday, August 22, 2016 | Management/Leadership, Valeant

Valeant Appoints Paul S. Herendeen As Executive Vice President, Finance And Chief Financial Officer

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International announced that Paul S. Herendeen has been appointed Executive Vice President, Finance and will take over the role of Chief Financial Officer from Robert L. Rosiel…

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Monday, August 22, 2016 | Medical Studies

Diabetic Retinopathy Risk Drops With Diet Rich in Marine PUFAs: PREDIMED

Eating at least two weekly servings of oily fish, rich in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), can help middle-aged and older people with type 2 diabetes reduce their risk for diabetic retinop…

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Monday, August 22, 2016 | Medical Studies

Topical Antibiotics Unnecessary for Intravitreous Injections

Topical antibiotics are unnecessary in patients receiving intravitreous injections, but povidone-iodine is important for preventing endophthalmitis, according to results from the Diabetic Retinopathy …

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Friday, August 19, 2016 | Earnings & Financials

Valeant Gets Lenders’ Blessing to Loosen Debt Requirements

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. received support from a majority of its lenders to loosen terms on its credit agreement, giving it additional flexibility to tackle its $30 billion debt load…

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Friday, August 19, 2016 | Management/Leadership, Alcon Laboratories

Alcon’s US Vision Care Franchise Appoints Dr. JeanMarie Davis to Lead Professional Relations

Alcon appointed JeanMarie Davis, OD, FAAO, as Director of Professional Relations & Practitioner Partnerships as part of the US Vision Care Professional Affairs team, according to a company news re…

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Friday, August 19, 2016 | Medical Studies

Oops! Surgeons Need to Guard Tongue in 'Awake' Operations

As "awake" surgical procedures become more common, surgeons increasingly find themselves in the potentially awkward position of being overheard by patients. A new study suggests that surgeon…

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