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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | Product Releases, Bausch+Lomb

Bausch + Lomb Introduces Zen RC Scleral Contact Lenses

Bausch + Lomb announced that its Specialty Vision Products business has introduced the Zen RC Scleral Contact Lens, offering eye care professionals (ECPs) a lens that is specifically designed to fit n…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | Cornea

Vision Share Partner Delivers First Prepared Tissue for PDEK Corneal Transplant

Vision Share, a source for eye tissue, eye banking expertise, education, and industry leadership, announced that Ahad Mahootchi, MD, Medical Director of The Eye Clinic of Florida Same Day Surgery Cent…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | Health Care, Novartis

Novartis CEO: Trump Could Boost Economy but Obamacare Needs to be Replaced if Repealed

Donald Trump's policies could be good for the economy but Obamacare should be replaced if it's repealed, the CEO of drug giant Novartis told CNBC on Tuesday. Joseph Jimenez played down some of…

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | Conferences

Eye Care Leaders Launches Eye Care Visionaries at Hawaiian Eye

Eye Care Leaders announced the launch of Eye Care Visionaries, a program bringing together leaders in ophthalmology and optometry to work together to tackle the growing number of hurdles faced by eye …

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | Awards

Surgiorithm wins LaunchTN for Ophthalmology Patient Tracking Technology

Surgiorithm, a Nashville, Tennessee-based start-up that helps surgeons increase revenue by capturing patient opportunities, won the $5,000 prize available from the Waller law firm during the “Ve…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | Management/Leadership, Shire

Sushanta Mallick Joins Shire Ophthalmic as VP & Global Development Lead for Clinical Development

Shire has annoucned that Sushanta Mallick has joined the ophthalmics team as Vice President & Global Development Lead for Clinical Development, Ophthalmics. Mr. Mallick has more than 20 years o…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | Corporate Lawsuits, Bausch+Lomb

Bausch + Lomb Successfully Defends Patent Covering PreserVision Eye Vitamins in Case vs. Vitamin Health Inc.

Bausch + Lomb announced it has resolved its patent infringement lawsuit vs. Vitamin Health, filed in September 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York. Among other claims,…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | Medical Studies

Tiered Approach May Improve Screening for Retinopathy of Prematurity

A postnatal growth model along with a telemedicine system can optimize screening for retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), according to a post hoc analysis of data from two clinical studies. "We have…

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017 | Dry Eye,Medical Studies

Faster Diagnosis Could Improve Quality of Life for People With Dry Eye Disease

Dry eye disease can be difficult to diagnose, and delays in diagnosis may lead to more severe symptoms and a greater impact on patients' daily lives, according to a European study. People with a d…

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Monday, January 16, 2017 | Partnerships, TearScience

TearScience Appoints Clarion Medical to Distribute Meibomian Gland Dysfunction Product in Canada

TearScience announced that Clarion Medical has been appointed Canadian distributor, providing TearScience’s technologies to all Canadian provinces except Quebec, where Oeilsec continues successf…

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Monday, January 16, 2017 | Management/Leadership, Rayner Intraocular Lenses

Rayner Announce Direct Entry into the Portuguese Cataract Market

Following entry into the Italian and Spanish cataract markets in 2016, Rayner has announced its direct entry into the Portuguese cataract market. The entire Raynor IOL and injector portfolio, previous…

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Monday, January 16, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Lens Company Essilor to Merge with Ray-Ban Maker Luxottica to Create $49 Billion Eyewear Giant

In a massive merger agreement that would reshape the eyewear industry, Luxottica Group, maker of Ray-Ban sunglasses, has agreed to a merger with French optical-lens maker Essilor International. Und…

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Monday, January 16, 2017 | Medical Studies

Accelerated Crosslinking Effective for Keratoconus

Accelerated transepithelial corneal crosslinking safely and effectively treats progressive keratoconus, researchers say. Using increased illumination intensity, the technique achieves crosslinking in …

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Monday, January 16, 2017 | Medical Studies

NOACs Linked to Higher Risk of Intraocular Bleeding

Some new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are associated with an increased risk of intraocular hemorrhage, according to a new analysis of World Health Organization (WHO) data. "Physicians and pharmaci…

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Monday, January 16, 2017 | Product Releases

Asahi Vision Announces First aLC-100 Shipment to the US

Asahi Vision has announced its first shipment of aLC-100 Lens Checker units to the United States after a successful release in Japan.   “Our development team has focused on providing an e…

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