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Mood, Cognitive Ability, and Sleep Patterns in Patients With Alzheimer Disease Improved After Cataract Surgery

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Patients with mild Alzheimer disease whose vision improved after cataract surgery also experienced improvements in cognitive ability, mood, sleep patterns, and other behaviors, according to a study presented by Brigitte Girard, MD, at the AAO annual meeting in Orlando.[1] The results were also reported in an AAO news release.The study, conducted by...

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Nicox Continues European Ophthalmic Expansion in Europe with...

From Nicox S.A. — 9/16/2014

Nicox S.A. announced two acquisitions in the ophthalmic market as it continues to expand its European presence. Nicox has acquired 100% of the shares ...Full story

Ophthotech Announces Fovista Phase 2b Independent Analysis R...

From Ophthotech — 9/16/2014

Ophthotech Corp. announced that a subgroup analysis assessing the development and progression of subretinal fibrosis in the company's phase 2b trial c...Full story

Study Suggests Avastin, Lucentis Have Similar Side Effects i...

From FirstWord — 9/16/2014

A Cochrane Review published Monday suggests that health policies favouring the using of Novartis and Roche's Lucentis (ranibizumab) over Roche's Avast...Full story

Subretinal Device Restores Measure of Sight

From Medscape Ophthalmology — 9/16/2014

The Alpha IMS retinal prosthesis (Retina Implant AG, Germany) gives a modicum of useful vision to some patients with severe visual loss from retinitis...Full story

Monday, September 15, 2014

Second Sight Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System to be Triall...

From Second Sight Medical Products — 9/15/2014

Second Sight Medical Products announced the world's first study that aims to establish whether blind patients with total central vision loss due to dr...Full story

Pharmacists Overturn Joint Commission 'One Vial, One Patient...

From Medscape Ophthalmology — 9/15/2014

Pharmacists at a Utah medical center successfully appealed a Joint Commission directive that would have "dramatically" increased health care costs at ...Full story

Quantel Medical's Vitra PDT Laser Receives CE Mark Approval

From Quantel Medical — 9/15/2014

Quantel Medical announced CE Mark approval for its Vitra PDT photodynamic therapy laser platform, for the treatment of polypoidal choroidal vasculopat...Full story

FLACS Study: Laser-Assisted Cataract Study Currently Does No...

From Eyewiretoday.com — 9/15/2014

Preliminary results of the ESCRS Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS) study show that laser-assisted cataract surgery is as good as rou...Full story

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Three-Year Data from Oraya Therapeutics' INTREPID Study Cont...

From Oraya Therapeutics Inc. — 9/14/2014

Oraya Therapeutics announced that full results of 3-year safety follow-up data from the INTREPID study of Oraya Therapy for wet age-related macular de...Full story

Data Presented During the EURETINA Congress Highlights Safet...

From Alcon — 9/14/2014

Alcon presented four abstracts during sessions at the EURETINA congress in London, discussing real world use of Jetrea (ocriplasmin) in clinical pract...Full story

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Zeiss Introduces the CT LUCIA Hydrophobic Monofocal IOL

From Carl Zeiss Meditec AG — 9/13/2014

At the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS) in London, Zeiss released a new aspheric monofocal IOL. called the CT LUCIA, featur...Full story

With the Essential Line, Zeiss Launches an Expanded Diagnost...

From Carl Zeiss Meditec AG — 9/13/2014

The Essential Line from Zeiss includes not only proven slit lamps with imaging functions, but also products for objective refraction (VISUREF, VISULEN...Full story

Zeiss Releases the IOLMaster 700 for Better Predictability a...

From Carl Zeiss Meditec AG — 9/13/2014

Zeiss released the first device with SWEPT Source Biometry at the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) in London, according to...Full story

Mimetogen Pharmaceuticals Announces Expiration of Exclusive ...

From Mimetogen Pharmaceuticals — 9/13/2014

Mimetogen Pharmaceuticals announced that effective August 31, 2014, the exclusive option agreement to license an investigational compound in developme...Full story

Centervue to Launch Two New Products at ESCRS

From Centervue — 9/13/2014

CenterVue will launch two new products, Eidon and Compass, at this years European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) in London, acc...Full story

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tearscience Introduces Lipiview II

From TearScience Inc. — 9/12/2014

TearScience announced that the LipiView II will be introduced during the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) meeting in ...Full story

Akorn Eyes $2 Billion UCB Unit in Potential Tax Inversion

From Reuters — 9/12/2014

U.S. specialty drugmaker Akorn Inc (AKRX.O) is exploring a bid for Belgian drugmaker UCB SA's (UCB.BR) U.S. subsidiary, a deal that would allow the co...Full story

Quantel Medical Announces Addition of Two New Disposable Pro...

From Quantel Medical — 9/12/2014

Quantel Medical announced the introduction of two new disposable product ranges - Vitra Probes and single use diagnostic lenses, according to a compan...Full story

Retinal Thinning Parallels Neurodegeneration in MS

From Medscape Ophthalmology — 9/12/2014

The thinning of the retina that occurs during the course of multiple sclerosis (MS) closely parallels brain atrophy and may be used to measure neurode...Full story

Retinal Artery Occlusion May Increase Risk for Acute Coronar...

From Medscape Ophthalmology — 9/12/2014

Patients with retinal artery occlusion (RAO) may be at increased risk for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), new research from Taiwan suggests. Therefore,...Full story

Ethis Healthtech Announces Partnership with IROC Science and...

From Ethis Healthtech — 9/12/2014

Three companies, one European, two American, have teamed up to enable European manufacturers of implantable ophthalmic devices to comply with anticipa...Full story

ARVO Members Honored With World's Largest Prize in Eye Resea...

From Association for Research in Vision an... — 9/12/2014

Seven members of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) were named as recipients of the 2014 Champalimaud Vision Award, ...Full story

Thursday, September 11, 2014

AcuFocus Small-Aperture IOL Receives CE Mark for Europe

From AcuFocus — 9/11/2014

AcuFocus announced that its extended depth of focus IOL, the IC-8 small aperture IOL, has achieved CE Mark (Conformit Europenne) approval in Europe, a...Full story

SalutarisMD Wet AMD Choroidal Distance Study Initial Results...

From SalutarisMD — 9/11/2014

At the Ophthalmology Futures Forum Europe 2014 today, initial results were previewed from a Salutaris Medical Devices-sponsored observational stu...Full story

Genentech Scientists Honored with Champalimaud Vision Award

From Genentech — 9/11/2014

Anthony P. Adamis, MD, Vice President, Global Head of Ophthalmology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Genentech and former Genentech sc...Full story

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

AREDS Supplements May Accelerate Macular Degenetion, New Stu...

From Arctic Medical Laboratories — 9/10/2014

Nutritional supplements meant to slow the progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may actually accelerate the disease in people with cer...Full story

Oculentis Sues Lenstec and Lenstec (Barbados) for Patent Inf...

From Oculentis IP BV — 9/10/2014

Oculentis IP BV issued proceedings against medical device company Lenstec Inc. and its subsidiary, Lenstec (Barbados) in the High Court of Justice in ...Full story

Novaliq GmbH Announces Positive Results from NovaTears Obser...

From Novaliq GmbH — 9/10/2014

Novaliq GmbH announced that its observational study NT-001, which placed NovaTears OTC eye drops in 30 patients with symptoms of mild to moderate evap...Full story

Combination ECP and Phaco May Reduce Need for Medication in ...

From Endo Optiks — 9/10/2014

Endo Optiks, manufacturer of the E2 and E4 laser endoscopy systems for the visualization and treatment of ocular disease,  announced publication ...Full story

Ophthotech Achieves $50 Million Milestone under Ex-US Licens...

From Ophthotech Corp. — 9/10/2014

Ophthotech Corp. announced that it has achieved a $50 million enrollment milestone payment from Novartis Pharma AG as part of the ex-US licensing and ...Full story

Outdoor Activities May be Linked to Exfoliation Syndrome in ...

From Medical News Today — 9/10/2014

Outdoor activities may increase the odds of developing exfoliation syndrome (XFS) in the eyes, a condition which has been linked to cataracts and glau...Full story

Statins Don't Up Diabetic Microvascular Disease Risk

From Medscape Ophthalmology — 9/10/2014

Statins do not raise the risk of microvascular disease in people who took the drugs prior to being diagnosed with diabetes, a large new database analy...Full story

Ophtec and i-Optics Enter Into Collaboration to Target Premi...

From i-Optics — 9/10/2014

Ophtec and i-Optics announced a collaboration to address the market needs and opportunities in the cataract and refractive market. The combination of ...Full story

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