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Friday, December 02, 2016 | Health Care, Allergan

Allergan CEO: 'I Worry Today that Pharma has a False Sense of Relief or Security' with Trump Presidency'

Investors betting that Donald Trump is going to lay off the drug industry might be in for a surprise, according to the CEO of Botox maker Allergan. Drug stocks have were among the biggest gainers in t…

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Friday, December 02, 2016 | Cataract Surgery

Update on Zepto, The Disposable Capsulotomy Device

In this interview from AAO 2016, Dr. David Chang discusses his experience with Zepto (Mynosys Inc., Fremont, CA), an inexpensive and disposable capsulotomy device that uses low-energy pulses to create…

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Friday, December 02, 2016 | Medical Studies

Rosacea Tied to Higher Risk of Migraine in Women, People Over 50

Patients with rosacea, especially women and people over 50, are at increased risk of new-onset migraine, new findings show. "A heterogeneous condition like rosacea may in some patients be a sympt…

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Friday, December 02, 2016 | Medical Studies

Cataract Surgery Soars in Suriname After Launch of Intervention Program

A cataract intervention program implemented in Suriname a decade ago increased cataract surgery more than threefold, with a success rate of more than 85% in the past few years, researchers say. Since …

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Thursday, December 01, 2016 | Awards, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness Announces Call for Nominations for Second Annual Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health

Prevent Blindness is issuing a call for nominations for the 2017 Jenny Pomeroy Award for Excellence in Vision and Public Health, which recognizes an individual, team, or organization that has made an …

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Thursday, December 01, 2016 | Glaucoma

Zika and Glaucoma Linked for First Time in New Study

A team of researchers in Brazil and at the Yale School of Public Health has published the first report demonstrating that the Zika virus can cause glaucoma in infants who were exposed to the virus dur…

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Thursday, December 01, 2016 | Health Care

CRST Cover Focus: What Makes Ophthalmology Tick?

CRST asked ophthalmic surgeons and other stakeholders in the specialty what excites them about the future of ophthalmology. Robotics, genetic engineering, and microtechnology are among the areas where…

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Thursday, December 01, 2016 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Valeant

Valeant Drops After Report Salix Sale Discussions Broke Down

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. dropped after a report that discussions to sell its gastrointestinal drugs unit to Japan’s Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. for about $10 billion have fallen …

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Thursday, December 01, 2016 | Retina

Google AI Matches Diabetic Retinopathy Screens

Ophthalmologists do not have to worry just yet, but data from a new machine learning study suggest computers will be able to screen for diabetic retinopathy with similar accuracy, and better cost-effe…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | Management/Leadership, American Academy of Ophthalmology

AAO Statement on the Nomination of Rep. Tom Price, MD, to Lead US Department of Health and Human Services

Following President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Rep. Tom Price, MD, to head the Department of Health and Human Services, David W. Parke, II, MD, CEO, American Academy of Ophthalmolo…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | Medical Studies

MEK Inhibitors Linked to Ocular Adverse Effects

Nearly a fifth of patients with cancer being treated with mitogen-activated protein kinase (MEK) inhibitors in clinical trials developed an ocular adverse event, according to a research letter publish…

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

J&J Raises Takeover Offer for Europe's Largest Biotech Firm Actelion

Johnson & Johnson, the world’s biggest maker of health-care products, raised its takeover offer for Actelion Ltd. as negotiations with Europe’s largest biotech firm progress, according…

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | FDA Approval/Clearance,Product Releases, OD-OS GmbH

Compact Navilas Laser System 577s Receives FDA Clearance

OD-OS announced FDA 510(k) clearance and immediate US commercial availability of the Navilas 577s, a compact all-digital system for navigated focal and peripheral laser treatments. The Navilas 577s…

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | Management/Leadership, TxCell

TxCell Completes Aligning Operations with Strategic Refocus

TxCell SA announced that it has completed adapting its organization to deliver results from its new strategic priorities. TxCell also appointed François Meyer, PhD, Executive Chairman of TxCell…

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016 | Awards

Cornea Society Presents Mark J. Mannis, MD, with Prestigious Dohlman Award for Teaching Excellence

The Cornea Society will honor Mark J. Mannis, MD, with the prestigious Dohlman Award. Dr. Mannis is a professor and chair of the UC Davis Eye Center in Sacramento, California. The Dohlman Award is giv…

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