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Tuesday, May 03, 2016 | Awards

Dean Bok, PhD, Awarded Prestigious Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research

Noted vision researcher Dean Bok, PhD, of UCLA will today receive the prestigious 2016 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research. Keller Johnson-Thompson, a member of the Helen Keller family, will presen…

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016 | Medical Studies

AECOS Leadership Authors Meta-Analysis Review Article Demonstrating the Safety and Efficacy of Multifocal IOLs Following Cataract and Refractive Lens Exchange Surgery

A major study, authored by AECOS leadership reviewing the available English language medical literature on the subject of multifocal IOLs, was recently published in the February 2016 issue of th…

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016 | Clinical Trials, Glaucoma, Envisia Therapeutics

Envisia Therapeutics Announces Interim Results of Low-Dose ENV515 in Patients With Glaucoma

Envisia Therapeutics has reported positive results from an interim 3-month analysis of an ongoing safety and efficacy evaluation of the low-dosage form of ENV515 XR, an extended-release formulation of…

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016 | Clinical Trials

AAGP Improves Results in Stem Cells Transplanted in Retina Tissue by 300%

ProtoKinetix has announced that a paper submitted by Dr. Kevin Gregory-Evans on ProtoKinetix’ AAGP has been accepted by the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine for publicatio…

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016 | Clinical Trials, GrayBug

Graybug Vision Presents Data for Preclinical AMD Treatment Candidate at ARVO 2016

Graybug Vision announced that data from a preclinical study of its lead product, GB-102, a novel injectable depot formulation containing a compound blocking VEGF and PDGF receptors for twice-a-year tr…

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016 | Awards, Heidelberg Engineering

Alex Huang, MD, PhD, Receives Heidelberg Engineering’s Research Award 2016

Alex Huang, MD, PhD, is the winner of the Heidelberg Engineering Xtreme Research Award 2016 for his research on aqueous angiography and OCT structural analysis of outflow pathways. He received…

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016 | Earnings & Financials, Valeant

Valeant Falls as Buffett Calls Business 'Enormously Flawed'

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International declined as much as 13 percent, the most in a month and a half, after billionaire Warren Buffett criticized the drugmaker’s strategy at the annual meeting o…

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Tuesday, May 03, 2016 | Clinical Trials, NovaBay Pharmaceuticals

Clinical Data Presented at ARVO Showing NovaBay’s Avenova Reduces Bacteria on Ocular Skin Surface by More than 90%

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals announced the presentation of clinical data demonstrating that Avenova reduced the bacterial load on the ocular skin surface by more than 90% in 20 minutes without affecting th…

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Monday, May 02, 2016 | Medical Studies, Retina, Genentech

Five-Year Outcomes of CATT Study Comparing Anti-VEGF Agents for Treatment of AMD Released

The National Eye Institute’s CATT (Comparison of Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Treatments Trial) study (n=1185) was a 2-year study that compared the relative safety and effectiveness of…

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Monday, May 02, 2016 | Grants/Awards

BrightFocus Foundation Honors Five Researchers on Macular Degeneration and Glaucoma

BrightFocus Foundation recognized five scientists in the fields of macular degeneration and glaucoma research, awarding them grants named in honor of leaders in vision research and advocacy. The five …

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Monday, May 02, 2016 | Conferences

Call for Abstracts - American Academy of Optometry 2016 Anaheim Scientific Program

The Scientific Program Committee of the American Academy of Optometry invites the submission of abstracts for Academy 2016 Anaheim, to be held Wednesday, November 9 through Saturday, November 12…

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Monday, May 02, 2016 | CE Mark Approval, Product Releases, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Zeiss Receives CE Mark Approval for PLEX Elite 9000 Swept-Source OCT

Zeiss announced that it has received CE Mark approval for its new swept-source OCT technology platform, Zeiss PLEX Elite 9000. The new platform expands researchers’ ability to examine the cr…

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Monday, May 02, 2016 | Management/Leadership

Tara Moore, PhD, Joins Avellino Labs as R&D Director

Avellino Labs announced that Tara Moore, PhD, has joined the company as R&D Director overseeing all of the company's global research programs, with special emphasis on gene therapy, according …

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Monday, May 02, 2016 | Management/Leadership, Valeant

Valeant Guts Board as It Shifts Strategy, Attempts Fresh Start

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. attempted to put the worst of its problems behind it Friday, announcing a shakeup of its board and filing a long-awaited annual report where it promised sign…

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Monday, May 02, 2016 | Clinical Trials

Parion Sciences Announces the Presentation of Clinical Data on P-321 Ophthalmic Solution for the Treatment of Dry Eye Disease at ARVO

Parion Sciences announced the presentation of a poster containing clinical data for the development stage dry eye treatment P-321. The presentation is a review of the results from a clinical trial of …

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