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Thursday, September 29, 2016 | Partnerships, Bayer

DelSiTech and Bayer Partner to Develop Innovative Drug Delivery Technology for Ophthalmology

DelSiTech Ltd, a Finnish drug delivery technology and drug development company, and Bayer have signed a collaboration and technology licence agreement for the worldwide application of DelSiTech’…

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 | Product Releases, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO

Abbott Releases Tecnis Toric Calculator With Posterior Corneal Astigmatism Compensation

Abbott received FDA approval of a new toric calculator with posterior corneal astigmatism (PCA) compensation. The addition of PCA compensation eliminates the need for look-up tables and improves the p…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Health Care, Essilor

Essilor Launches a Plan to Enable 50% of Employees Worldwide to Become Shareholders

Essilor International’s board of directors has approved an ambitious plan to promote employee shareholding, with the long-term objective to see 50% of employees worldwide become shareholders of …

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Health Care

Evidence Links Vision Benefits to Healthy Vision Habits, NAVCP Reports

With the annual open enrollment period set to begin for millions of Americans over the next several weeks, the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) is stepping up to emphasize the correla…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Product Releases,Retina

Cellular Dynamics International Launches Opsis Therapeutics to Develop Cell Therapies for Treatment of Retinal Diseases

Cellular Dynamics International, a FUJIFILM company and the leading developer and manufacturer of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) products, announced a new venture, named Opsis Therapeutics. Form…

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | Product Releases, Avedro

First FDA Approved Cross-Linking Procedures Are Performed on Patients in the US with Progressive Keratoconus

Avedro is now shipping Photrexa Viscous and Photrexa, the drugs used in corneal cross-linking procedures with the KXL System, according to a company news release. On April 15, 2016, Avedro received…

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | Health Care

USC Roski Eye Institute Joins The National Academies in Call to Public Policy Health Leaders for Population Health Transformation

A report issued by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM), "Making Eye Health a Population Health Imperative: Vision for Tomorrow," offers a clear lens into hea…

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | Management/Leadership, OPKO Health

Opko Health Appoints Dr. Benjamin Solomon as Managing Director of GeneDx

Opko Health announced the appointment of Benjamin D. Solomon, MD, as Managing Director of GeneDx, effective October 3, 2016. GeneDx, part of OPKO’s BioReference Laboratories subsidiary, spec…

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016 | Glaucoma,Medical Studies, Glaukos Corporation

New Study Underscores Ability of iStent to Achieve Sustained Reductions in IOP and Medication Use in Glaucoma Patients Undergoing Cataract Surgery

Glaukos announced that a study published in Clinical Ophthalmology showed that a consistent cohort of 107 open-angle glaucoma (OAG) eyes receiving the iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent in combinati…

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Monday, September 26, 2016 | Miscellaneous, Sun Pharma

Sun Pharma Hosting Symposium on Managing Ocular Pain and Inflammation after Cataract Surgery

Sun Pharma is hosting a symposium titled "Managing Ocular Pain and Inflammation After Cataract Surgery: Differentiating Among the Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs" on Saturday, October …

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Monday, September 26, 2016 | Management/Leadership

Alan Glazier, OD, Named Executive Digital Editor of EyetubeOD/Advanced Ocular Care

Bryn Mawr Communications has announced that Alan Glazier, OD, has been named Executive Digital Editor of EyetubeOD/Advanced Ocular Care. Dr. Glazier is the founder and CEO of Shady Grove Eye and Vi…

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Monday, September 26, 2016 | Partnerships,Product Releases, Hoya Surgical Optics

Materialise Partners with Hoya to Transform the Eyewear Industry with the World’s First Vision-Centric Eyewear: Yuniku

Materialise NV, HOYA Vision Care Company and Hoet Design Studio have launched the world’s first vision-centric 3D-tailored eyewear. "Yuniku by Hoya" enables individualized lens and fra…

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Monday, September 26, 2016 | Health Care

House Bill Addresses Verification of Contact Lens Prescriptions

The long running battle between contact lens makers and retailers escalated on Friday when U.S. Representatives Pete Olson (R-Texas) and Kathy Castor (D-Fla.) introduced a bill in the House that suppo…

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Friday, September 23, 2016 | Health Care

Legislation Would Protect the Health and Safety of Contact Lens Consumers from Predatory Online Sales Tactics

Legislation introduced this week in the US House of Representatives and supported by national groups, including the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Coalition for Patient Vision Care Safe…

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Friday, September 23, 2016 | Health Care, Valeant

Valeant Avoids Double-Digit Price Hikes With 9.9 Percent Increases

In response to intensifying criticism over drug prices, Allergan chief executive Brent Saunders promised not to raise prices by more than single-digit percentage points. So far, no other head of a lar…

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