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Monday, August 29, 2016 | Medical Studies

Cataract Development in Vascular Intervention

The lens is a highly radiosensitive tissue that is susceptible to cataract development when exposed to radiation. Radiation exposure is associated with posterior subcapsular cataracts, an uncommon cat…

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Monday, August 29, 2016 | Product Releases, Shire

Shire’s Xiidra (Lifitegrast) Is Now Available by Prescription in the United States

Shire announced that Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5%, a twice-daily prescription eye drop indicated for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease, is now available by pres…

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Monday, August 29, 2016 | Product Releases

OneSight Launches Focus on Sight Program to Provide Vision Care for U.S. Children

OneSight announced the launch of their Focus on Sight program, which was developed to create a more streamlined approach to providing access to vision care for underserved students and their families.…

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Monday, August 29, 2016 | Medical Studies

Treat-and-Extend May Fall Short in Some Macular Degeneration

Physicians who say they are using a treat-and-extend approach may be undertreating neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) lesions with a long initial induction to inactivity, researchers …

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Monday, August 29, 2016 | Medical Studies

Medscape EHR Report 2016: Physicians Rate Top EHRs

Electronic health records (EHRs) are part of nearly all physician practices, but implementation has not been without challenges. In this year's report on EHR use, Medscape surveyed 15,285 physicia…

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Friday, August 26, 2016 | Management/Leadership, Topcon Medical Systems

Topcon Announces the Appointment of Robin Drawdy as PASCAL Laser Sales Manager

Topcon Medical Systems has announced the appointment of Robin Drawdy to the Position of PASCAL Laser Sales Manager. Mr. Drawdy will be responsible for all PASCAL Laser Sales & Account Management f…

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Friday, August 26, 2016 | Medical Studies

Eye Health Index Reveals Top 10 Most and Least Eye-Healthy Cities in United States

VSP Vision Care released its Eye Health Index, featuring the top 10 eye-healthy cities in the United States. Reno, Nevada, tops the 2016 index as the nation’s most eye-healthy city. New this yea…

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Friday, August 26, 2016 | Health Care

Lawmakers Blast Mylan’s Move to Curb EpiPen Costs as PR Fix

Mylan NV’s move to alleviate patients’ cost burden for its $600 EpiPen emergency allergy shots was blasted by members of Congress who called it a public-relations maneuver. In response to …

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Friday, August 26, 2016 | Medical Studies

Blindness Due to Diabetic Retinopathy Surges Worldwide

Visual impairment due to diabetic retinopathy (DR) is rising worldwide, and diabetic eye disease is now the fifth most common cause of blindness, new research shows. The findings, from a meta-analysis…

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Partnerships

Eyefficient Launches New Line of MediWorks Equipment; Adds Service Capability

Eyefficient LLC is partnering with MediWorks to introduce their line of ophthalmic equipment in the United States. These new offerings from MediWorks include new Digital Slit Lamp Imaging, and LED Vis…

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Miscellaneous, Rayner Intraocular Lenses

Rayner Announces Direct Entry Into the Spanish Cataract Market

Rayner has announced its direct entry into the Spanish cataract market. The entire Rayner IOL and injector portfolio, available in Spain for the last 20 years via the company's independent distrib…

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Product Releases

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Launches CME 365

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) announced the official launch of CME 365, an online continuing medical education platform available in the ASCRS Center for Learning. …

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Earnings & Financials

Gobiquity Secures $6M in Series B Funding and Achieves Over 100,000 Children Screened

Gobiquity, a provider of mobile vision screening technology, received a $6 million investment round from venture capital firm InterWest Partners in a first close of its Series B financing. The venture…

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Thursday, August 25, 2016 | Partnerships, Shire

Shire Partners with Jennifer Aniston to Raise Awareness of Dry Eye; Launches eyelove Campaign

Jennifer Aniston is one of the millions of Americans who experience symptoms consistent with chronic dry eye. In partnership with Shire, Ms. Aniston is encouraging people to make eye health a priority…

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 | Clinical Trials, Glaucoma, Inotek Pharmaceuticals

Inotek Announces the Completion of the Recruitment Phase of MuATrX-1, the First Phase 3 Clinical Trial of Trabodenoson for Glaucoma

Inotek Pharmaceuticals announced the completion of the active recruitment phase of MATrX-1, the first pivotal phase 3 trial of trabodenoson for the treatment of glaucoma. Trabodenoson, the compan…

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