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Friday, July 21, 2017 | CE Mark Approval,Dry Eye, TearLab Corp.

TearLab Announces European Regulatory Clearance for Next-Generation TearLab Discovery System

TearLab announced that the commercial version of its next-generation in-vitro diagnostics testing platform, the TearLab Discovery System, has received CE Marking, providing clearance in the European U…

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Friday, July 21, 2017 | Dry Eye,Medical Studies

TFOS DEWS II Report Published; Dry Eye Disease Redefined

The long-awaited Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) Dry Eye Workshop II (DEWS II) report was published on Friday, updating the definition of dry eye disease (DED) and potentially impacting …

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Friday, July 21, 2017 | Clinical Trials,Retina, Alimera Sciences

New Data Reveal Real-World Benefits of Iluvien Treatment

The latest data from an ongoing audit of real-life UK clinical practice published online in Eye show the number of chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) patients with 6/12 vision, DVLA’s minimum …

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Friday, July 21, 2017 | Medical Studies

Zika: Check All Potentially Exposed Infants for Eye Damage

New research suggests that all infants with possible maternal Zika virus exposure should undergo eye exams regardless of timing of exposure, laboratory confirmation, or whether they have central nervo…

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Clinical Trials, Alimera Sciences

Positive Results Enable Alimera Sciences to Reduce Enrollment in Iluvien Registry Safety Study in the UK

Alimera Sciences announced that the United Kingdom's Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has given final approval to reduce the size of its Iluvien Registry Safety…

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Medical Studies, Prevent Blindness

Eye Problems That Are Detected and Treated Early Can Help Kids in the Classroom and Beyond

As children in most parts of the country head back to school, Prevent Blindness, the nation’s oldest non-profit eye health and safety group, asks all parents and caregivers to set their child on…

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Retina, Spark Therapeutics

Spark Therapeutics Receives Rare Pediatric Disease Designation for Investigational Luxturna (Voretigene Neparvovec) from FDA

Spark Therapeutics announced that the Offices of Orphan Products Development and Pediatric Therapeutics of the FDA have designated investigational Luxturna (voretigene neparvovec) as a drug …

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Earnings & Financials, Kala Pharmaceuticals 

Kala Pharmaceuticals Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

Kala Pharmaceuticals announced that is has priced its initial public offering of 6,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $15 per share, for aggregate gross proceeds of appro…

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Thursday, July 20, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Quidel Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Alere Triage Assets

Quidel, a provider of rapid diagnostic testing solutions, cellular-based virology assays and molecular diagnostic systems, announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acquire the…

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Clinical Trials,Glaucoma, Aerie Pharmaceuticals

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Roclatan Phase 3, 12-Month Topline Safety Results

Aerie Pharmaceuticals reported the successful 12-month safety results of the company’s “Mercury 1” phase 3 registration trial for its fixed-dose combination product candidate, Roclat…

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Product Releases

Google Glass is Back, With a New Vision

Google is taking another stab at reviving one of its most high-profile flops. Five years ago, Google unveiled Google Glass, a futuristic gadget with the promise of changing how consumers take pictures…

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017 | Clinical Trials, AMD, BioTime

Data From BioTime’s Phase 1/2a OpRegen Trial to be Presented at the 2017 AAO Annual Meeting

BioTime announced that an abstract related to the company’s retinal tissue implant has been accepted for a paper presentation at the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) annual meeting being …

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Product Releases

Eyefficient Adds MediWorks Portable Fundus Camera to Line of Equipment

Eyefficient is partnering with MediWorks to introduce their new hand-held fundus camera, the FC160, in the United States. The FC160 joins Eyefficient’s other MediWorks equipment, including Digit…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Earnings & Financials, Alcon

Latest Novartis Earnings Show Signs of a Rebound at Alcon

As part of its second quarter earnings, Novartis reported that sales at its Alcon unit accelerated in the second quarter. Novartis Chief Executive Joe Jimenez said the results increase the number of o…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Management/Leadership, IRIDEX

Iridex Announces Appointment Of Ann Rhoads To Its Board Of Directors

Iridex Corporation announced the appointment of Ann Rhoads to the company's board of directors, Audit Committee, and Compensation Committee, effective immediately. "We are delighted to add…

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