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Friday, February 05, 2016 | Medical Studies

Using the Physics of Your Perfect Pancake to Help Save Sight

Understanding the textures and patterns of pancakes is helping UCL scientists improve surgical methods for treating glaucoma. The appearance of pancakes depends on how water escapes the batter mix dur…

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Friday, February 05, 2016 | Medical Studies

Forecast: North America Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery Devices Market by Sub-Market, by End-User

The North American ophthalmology cataract surgery devices market is estimated to witness a CAGR of 7.8% during the forecast period, 2014 to 2019, according to a report by Reportbuyer, a market researc…

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Friday, February 05, 2016 | Medical Studies

High-Dose Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration for Some

High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs - medicines such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor - may help people with macular degeneration, a small study suggests. In the early stage clinical trial,…

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Friday, February 05, 2016 | Glaucoma

Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery: Two Roads Merging Into One

Recent years have demonstrated significant advances in the management of glaucoma through the use of novel microinvasive glaucoma devices. Furthermore, an increased understanding of the role of catara…

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Thursday, February 04, 2016 | Dry Eye, Shire

FDA Acknowledges Receipt of Lifitegrast Resubmission; Begins 6-Month Review Period

Shire announced that the FDA has acknowledged receipt of the resubmission of the new drug application (NDA) for lifitegrast for the treatment of signs and symptoms of dry eye disease in adults. Shire …

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Thursday, February 04, 2016 | Cataract Surgery, FDA Approval/Clearance, Oculus

The Oculus Pentacam AXL with Optical Biometry Receives FDA Clearance

The new Oculus Pentacam AXL has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA. The device is capable of anterior segment tomography and optical biometry with a single measuring operation, according to a comp…

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Thursday, February 04, 2016 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Sensimed

Smart Contact Lens Can Help Predict Glaucoma Progression in Patients

A contact lens with a built-in sensor could help determine which glaucoma patients have a higher risk of disease progression, according to a new study published online in the journal Ophthalmology. Re…

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Thursday, February 04, 2016 | Partnerships, Bausch+Lomb, Prevent Blindness

Bausch + Lomb Partners with Prevent Blindness to Urge Americans to Fight for Their Sight

This month, Bausch + Lomb is partnering with Prevent Blindness to encourage the public to give vision the same attention as heart health during age-related macular degeneration (AMD) awareness month. …

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016 | Product Releases, Optovue

Optovue Releases AngioAnalytics, World’s First OCTA Blood Vessel Measurement Technology

Optovue announced commercial availability of AngioAnalytics, the next generation of its OCT Angiography (OCTA) technology available on the AngioVue Imaging System, for use outside of the United States…

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016 | Miscellaneous

Ophthalmologist Rand Paul Suspends Presidential Campaign

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) announced Wednesday that he is suspending his presidential campaign, bringing an end to a bid that began with aspirations of expanding the libertarian base that his father, Ron …

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Allergan

Pfizer Insists US Politicians Will Not Scupper Allergan Deal

Drugmaker Pfizer has insisted that its $160bn takeover of Allergan will not be thwarted by political opposition, amid criticism of a deal that will cost the US Treasury billions of dollars in future t…

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016 | Miscellaneous

Kenneth Greenberg, MD, Leader in Advancing Wavefront Technology, Passes Away

Kenneth A. Greenberg, MD, who developed the FDA-mandated physician certification course for laser vision correction, died on January 31, 2016. According to his obituary in the Ridgefield Press1 in …

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016 | Grants/Awards

American Academy of Optometry Career Development Award Call for Submissions

The American Academy of Optometry has announced a call for submissions for the Academy Career Development Award, designed for optometric educators and scientists involved in research including clinica…

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Wednesday, February 03, 2016 | Medical Studies

New Guidance on Diabetes Care in Elderly Residential Facilities

New American Diabetes Association (ADA) guidelines addressing diabetes management in long-term care and skilled nursing facilities emphasize treatment simplification, avoidance of hypoglycemia, and th…

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Tuesday, February 02, 2016 | Awards

American Academy of Optometry Clinical Research Award Call for Applications

The American Academy of Optometry has announced a call for applications for the Academy Clinical Research Award. The purpose of the award is to provide a mechanism for Academy Fellows to conduct clini…

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