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Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Partnerships

Eyefficient Launches New Line of MediWorks Equipment; Adds Service Capability

Eyefficient LLC is partnering with MediWorks to introduce their line of ophthalmic equipment in the United States. These new offerings from MediWorks include new Digital Slit Lamp Imaging, and LED Vis…

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Miscellaneous, Rayner Intraocular Lenses

Rayner Announces Direct Entry Into the Spanish Cataract Market

Rayner has announced its direct entry into the Spanish cataract market. The entire Rayner IOL and injector portfolio, available in Spain for the last 20 years via the company's independent distrib…

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Product Releases

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Launches CME 365

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) announced the official launch of CME 365, an online continuing medical education platform available in the ASCRS Center for Learning. …

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Earnings & Financials

Gobiquity Secures $6M in Series B Funding and Achieves Over 100,000 Children Screened

Gobiquity, a provider of mobile vision screening technology, received a $6 million investment round from venture capital firm InterWest Partners in a first close of its Series B financing. The venture…

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Partnerships, Shire

Shire Partners with Jennifer Aniston to Raise Awareness of Dry Eye; Launches eyelove Campaign

Jennifer Aniston is one of the millions of Americans who experience symptoms consistent with chronic dry eye. In partnership with Shire, Ms. Aniston is encouraging people to make eye health a priority…

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | Clinical Trials, Glaucoma, Inotek Pharmaceuticals

Inotek Announces the Completion of the Recruitment Phase of MuATrX-1, the First Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Trabodenoson for Glaucoma

Inotek Pharmaceuticals announced the completion of the active recruitment phase of MATrX-1, the first pivotal phase 3 trial of trabodenoson for the treatment of glaucoma. Trabodenoson, the compan…

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | Health Care

Alegeus Announces Support for Expansion of SIGIS IIAS Standard to Include Vision

Alegeus announced its support for a proposed enhancement to the widely-used Inventory Information Approval System (IIAS) -- created and maintained by SIGIS (the Special Interest Group for IIAS …

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | Awards, Ziemer

Ziemer and the HuCE-optoLab at Bern University of Applied Sciences Nominated for the Swiss MedTech Award 2016

Ziemer Ophthalmic Systems AG has announced that the Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) technology developed through a collaboration with the HuCE-optolab at Bern University of Applied Sciences w…

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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 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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