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In this week’s EyewireTV, Allergan announces a restructuring deal that will cut 1,500 jobs as it tries to position itself to fend off a hostile takeover bid from Valeant; and TrueVision 3D Surgical is issued a patent for fundamental technology underlying computer-guided methods for limbal and corneal relaxing incisions for astigmatism-correcting procedures. Also, Bausch + Lomb’s Victus Femtosecond Laser Platform receives FDA 510(k) clearance for laser-assisted lens fragmentation.

Concerns Over Fall in Cataract Surgery

From Optician Online

Fears have been expressed that cataract surgery remains subject to rationing by some health authorities. It follows the release of new research by the Patients Association, which found a 7.5 per cent decline in the number of cataract operations in 2011, compared to the prior year.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

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Oculus Corvis ST in Microgravity

From Oculus — 7/24/2014

NASA made successful use of the Corvis ST high-speed Scheimpflug camera during two parabolic flights on June 5-6 in Houston, Texas, according to a com...Full story

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Receives Health Canada "No Objection L...

From Aerie Pharmaceuticals — 7/24/2014

Aerie Pharmaceuticals announced that it has received a No Objection Letter from Health Canada to conduct a phase 3 registration trial of Rhopressa, a ...Full story

Immune Response Damaging in Acute Glaucoma

From Medical News Today — 7/24/2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Sun Yat-sen University in China have shown that acute glaucoma in mice i...Full story

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals' Go Dropless Cataract Surgery Formu...

From Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc. — 7/24/2014

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that two key opinion leader presentations that describe the benefits of dropless cataract surgery formulation...Full story

Could Eye and Smell Tests Offer Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis?

From Medical News Today — 7/24/2014

In the US, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease every 67 seconds. Current clinical diagnostic tests mean the disease can only be detected in ...Full story

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

American Academy of Optometry Announces 2014 Award Recipient...

From American Academy of Optometry — 7/23/2014

The American Academy of Optometry has announced its 2014 award recipients. Award winners will be recognized at the Academy 2014 Denver Awards Ceremony...Full story

Appeals Courts Rule Opposite Ways on ACA Subsidies

From Medpage Today — 7/23/2014

Opposing rulings by two federal appeals courts Tuesday on the legality of subsidies for people purchasing insurance through the Affordable Care Act's ...Full story

FDA Issues Informed Consent Guidance for Clinical Trials

From Medpage Today — 7/23/2014

The FDA recently issued an updated guidance document on obtaining informed consent for clinical trials, but little has changed that would affect enrol...Full story

PowerVision Appoints Douglas D. Koch, MD, to its Scientific ...

From PowerVision Inc. — 7/23/2014

PowerVision, Inc. announced that Douglas D. Koch, MD, the Allen, Mosbacher, and Law Chair of Ophthalmology, and Professor of Ophthalmology, at Baylor ...Full story

Animal Study of Cellular Stress in Degenerative Illnesses Fi...

From Medical News Today — 7/23/2014

In a new study led by UC San Francisco (UCSF) scientists, a chemical compound designed to precisely target part of a crucial cellular quality-control ...Full story

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In Blow to Health Law, Appeals Court Limits Subsidies

From The New York Times — 7/22/2014

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the government could not subsidize premiums for people in three dozen states that use the federal insurance...Full story

Oraya Therapeutics Announces Rapid Expansion in Europe as Mo...

From Oraya Therapeutics Inc. — 7/22/2014

Oraya Therapeutics Inc. announced that it is significantly expanding its presence in Europe, with Oraya Therapy being offered for the first time at a ...Full story

Valeant Complains To SEC About Allergan's War Of Words

From Forbes — 7/22/2014

In the most bitter corporate takeover battle of the year that has been going on for months, Allergan has called Valeant Pharmaceuticals business mode...Full story

Apoptotic Retinal Ganglion Cells Reduced in Diabetes by Inhi...

From Medical News Today — 7/22/2014

Activation of Nogo receptor (NgR) is an essential factor of nerve regeneration inhibition, neuronal atrophy and even apoptosis. Upregulation of NgR ex...Full story

Vision Loss Patients Benefit From Personalized Gene Therapy ...

From Medical News Today — 7/22/2014

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have created a way to develop personalized gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa...Full story

Monday, July 21, 2014

Allergan Reports Second Quarter 2014 Operating Results

From Allergan — 7/21/2014

Allergan announced operating results for the quarter ending June 30, 2014. Allergan also announced that its board of directors has declared a second q...Full story

Rehab for Age-Related Loss of Vision Cuts Depression Risk in...

From Medical News Today — 7/21/2014

There is an associated risk of depression in people who experience loss of vision due to conditions such as age-related macular degeneration. New rese...Full story

New Quality Measures Proposed for Medicare ACO Program

From Medscape Ophthalmology — 7/21/2014

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) that participate in the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) will face a new set of quality measures in 2015 u...Full story

Allergan to Cut About 1,500 Jobs in Restructuring

From Bloomberg — 7/21/2014

Allergan Inc. will cut 1,500 jobs and eliminate another 250 vacant positions as it tries to fend off a hostile takeover from Valeant Pharmaceuticals I...Full story

Roche CEO Plans to Steer Clear of Big Acquisitions

From Fidelity — 7/21/2014

Roche plans to steer clear of the wave of big takeovers sweeping through the healthcare industry and focus instead on small acquisitions and partnersh...Full story


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