Latest News

Friday, March 06, 2015 |

Oasis Tears PF, a Preservative-Free Lubricant Eye Drop in a Bottle for the Relief of Dry Eye Symptoms

Oasis Medical has introduced a preservative-free lubricant eye drop conveniently delivered in a 10mL bottle, according to a company news release. Lubricant eye drops, which are packaged in tradi…

Read the full story

Friday, March 06, 2015 | Miscellaneous, Shire

Shire Joining Mass Biopharma Exodus to Boston

Shire is joining the mass biopharma exodus to MA and trimming its Chesterbrook, PA workforce by 600 workers.The company will be sending the 600 staffers to Lexington, which is part of t…

Read the full story

Friday, March 06, 2015 | Product Releases, Alcon

Alcon Unveils New Contact Lens Case for Clear Care Solution

Alcon has released to the market a new, more consumer-friendly contact lens case with marked packages of Clear Care Solution, according to a company news release. The new contact lens case is blue …

Read the full story

Friday, March 06, 2015 | Glaucoma, Medical Studies

Stents as Effective as Prostaglandin in Glaucoma

Trabecular micro-bypass stents reduce intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients just as well as the prostaglandin analog travoprost, according to a new study. Although hypotension medication helps man…

Read the full story

Friday, March 06, 2015 | Medical Studies

Report: Evidence Supports Use of 'Retainer' Contact Lenses for Nearsightedness in Children

A technique called orthokeratology ("Ortho-K")--using custom-made contact lenses to shape the growing eye--has a significant effect in slowing the progression of myopia (nearsightedness) in …

Read the full story

Friday, March 06, 2015 | Medical Studies

UF Health Research Points to Potential Treatment for Macular Degeneration, Uveitis

Inflammation is a major culprit in age-related macular degeneration and some other eye diseases. Now, University of Florida Health researchers have found a promising treatment that inhibits those dise…

Read the full story

Thursday, March 05, 2015 | Product Releases, Alcon

Alcon Releases Air Optix Colors Contact Lenses in Plus Powers for Patients with Hyperopia

Alcon has extended the line of Air Optix Colors contact lenses to include plus power lenses for patients with hyperopia across the full range of nine colors, according to a company news release. Ai…

Read the full story

Thursday, March 05, 2015 | Blindness, Second Sight Medical Products

Second Sight Announces Successful First Implants of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System at Two New Centers in Italy

Second Sight Medical Products announced that two newly approved centers, located in Camposampiero and Florence, have successfully completed their first commercial implants of the Argus II Retinal Pros…

Read the full story

Thursday, March 05, 2015 | Medical Studies

Wisdom Teeth Stem Cells Can Transform Into Cells that Could Treat Corneal Scarring

Stem cells from the dental pulp of wisdom teeth can be coaxed to turn into cells of the eye's cornea and could one day be used to repair corneal scarring due to infection or injury, according to r…

Read the full story

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 | Glaucoma

Neuroregeneration Research Promising for Glaucoma

Techniques for regenerating neurons damaged by glaucoma, which have had good results in animals, have improved vision in humans in a small preliminary trial. "We've made a lot of progress,&qu…

Read the full story

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 | Medical Studies

Injectable, 'Self-Healing' Hydrogel May Offer Simpler Form of Long-Term Drug Delivery

A new study published in Nature Communications reveals how scientists have created an injectable hydrogel that can deliver drugs over specific time periods, eliminating the surgical implantation requi…

Read the full story

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 | Medical Studies

Ocusoft Announces Positive Results from Dry Eye Study with Retaine

Ocusoft has announced the journal Clinical Ophthalmology has published positive results from a clinical investigation of their flagship dry eye product, Retaine, according to a company news rele…

Read the full story

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 | Management/Leadership, STAAR Surgical

Caren Mason Appointed President and CEO of Staar Surgical Company

Caren Mason has been named President and Chief Executive Officer os Staar Surgical Company effective immediately. Ms. Mason, who was elected to Staar's board of directors in June 2014,…

Read the full story

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Actavis Said to Begin Bond Offering to Back Allergan Deal

Actavis Plc started selling bonds in what may the biggest corporate debt deal in two years to finance its purchase of Botox-maker Allergan Inc. The drug company will issue the securities as soon as Tu…

Read the full story

Tuesday, March 03, 2015 | Glaucoma

Neuroregeneration Research Promising for Glaucoma

Techniques for regenerating neurons damaged by glaucoma, which have had good results in animals, have improved vision in humans in a small preliminary trial. "We've made a lot of progress,&qu…

Read the full story
Load More