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Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Health Care

CMS Intends to Shorten Meaningful Use Reporting Period

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Thursday announced that it intends to update rules for the Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Programs in 2015, with the goal of reducing t…

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Earnings & Financials

OPKO and Pfizer Receive Regulatory Clearance for Global Agreement

OPKO Health and Pfizer announced the closing of their worldwide agreement for the development and commercialization of hGH-CTP, a long-acting human growth hormone, according to a company news re…

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Clinical Trials, Glaucoma

Envisia Therapeutics Initiates Phase 2a Clinical Trial for ENV515 in Patients with Glaucoma

Envisia Therapeutics announced that it has initiated a phase 2a clinical trial to investigate the safety and tolerability of its lead product, ENV515, in patients with glaucoma, according to a company…

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Earnings & Financials, Presbia

Presbia Announces Pricing of Initial Public Offering

Presbia PLC, an ophthalmic device company that has developed and is currently marketing the Presbia Flexivue Microlens, announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 4,166,667 ordinary share…

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Medical Studies

Slight Posterior Corneal Protrusion After LASIK and PRK

Femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) are both associated with mild but statistically significant forward protrusion of the posterior cornea. According to results from…

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Thursday, January 29, 2015 | Medical Studies

Surgery Cannot Completely Undo the Brain Rewiring Caused by Long-Term Blindness So How Does the Brain Adapt?

Recent scientific advances have meant that eyesight can be partially restored to those who previously would have been blind for life. However, scientists at the University of Montreal and the Universi…

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Miscellaneous

Ophthalmic Pioneer George Waring III Passes Away at Age 73

Ophthalmic pioneer George Waring III, MD, FACS, FRCOphth, passed away this week at the age of 73. Dr. Waring’s career in ophthalmology has spanned more than 30 years. Born in Buffalo, New Yor…

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Practice Development

Nvision Eye Centers Announce Change in Location and Leadership

After 15 years at its Newport Beach, California location, Nvision Eye Centers, one of the largest providers of LASIK and cataract surgery in the US, has moved its headquarters to the city of Aliso Vie…

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Management/Leadership, TearLab Corp.

TearLab Appoints Raymond Kong as Vice President of Sales

TearLab announced the appointment of Raymond Kong to its senior management team as vice president of sales, according to a company news release. Mr. Kong succeeds Duane Morrison, who will shift his fo…

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 | Blindness

Researchers Advance the Science Behind Treating Patients with Corneal Blindness

Researchers in the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute have devised a novel way to generate transplantable corneal stem cells that may eventually benefit patients suffering…

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Miscellaneous

Living Well with Low Vision Partners with Enablemart to Support Growing Community of People with Low Vision

Visitors to Living Well with Low Vision, lowvision.preventblindness.org, will now be able to purchase low vision aids and products through Enablemart.com, a premier provider of products for people wit…

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Medical Studies

Slight Posterior Corneal Protrusion After LASIK and PRK

Femtosecond laser-assisted LASIK and photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) are both associated with mild but statistically significant forward protrusion of the posterior cornea. According to results from…

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Abbott Medical Optics

Toric Lens May Improve Astigmatism After Cataract Removal

The Tecnis IOL (Abbott Medical Optics) significantly improved vision in astigmatic eyes, sharpened uncorrected vision, and proved rotationally stable after lens implantation with cataract removal in p…

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Retina, Psivida

pSivida Reports Iluvien Receives Marketing Authorization in Two More EU Countries

pSivida Corp. announced that Finland and Luxembourg have granted marketing authorization to Iluvien for the treatment of vision impairment associated with chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) consider…

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 | Management/Leadership

Robert Califf, MD, Named FDA Deputy Commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, MD, appointed Robert Califf, MD, a leader in cardiology, clinical research, and medical economics, as FDA Deputy Commissioner for Me…

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