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Friday, July 31, 2015 | Medical Studies

Human Lacrimal Glands Visualized With OCT

Human lacrimal glands can be successfully imaged using optical coherence tomography (OCT), a new study shows. The images did not provide a way to distinguish healthy eyes from those with dry eye syndr…

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Friday, July 31, 2015 | Glaucoma, Product Releases, Glaukos Corporation

Glaukos Receives Regulatory Approval in Australia for iStent Inject

Glaukos announced regulatory approval from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) for its iStent inject Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent, according to a company news release. With TGA appr…

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Friday, July 31, 2015 | Medical Studies

Patients With Psoriasis Should be Examined for Uveitis

A newly identified bidirectional association between psoriatic disease and uveitis has led researchers to suggest that patients with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis should be closely evaluated for e…

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Friday, July 31, 2015 | Management/Leadership

Alcon Announces Leadership Change for North American Region

Alcon has appointed Sergio Duplan as region president, Alcon North America. He succeeds Robert Warner, who assumes a new Alcon executive committee role as global franchise head, Alcon Vision Care, acc…

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Brazos Private Equity Partners To Sell Vision Source To Essilor

Brazos Private Equity Partners, a Dallas-based private investment firm, announced that it has agreed to sell its portfolio company, Vision Source, to Essilor of America, a subsidiary of Paris-based Es…

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Medical Studies

Chemosurgery Appears No Less Safe Than Enucleation in Advanced Eye Cancer

Ophthalmic artery chemosurgery (OAC) for advanced-stage retinoblastoma appears at least as safe as enucleation, according to New York-based researchers. "This paper reassures clinicians worldwide…

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Earnings & Financials

Inotek Pharmaceuticals Announces Conversion of $21 Million Principal Amount of 5.0% Convertible Senior Notes Due 2020

Inotek Pharmaceuticals announced that $20,970,000 of its 5.0% Convertible Senior Notes due 2020 (the “2020 Notes”) maturing February 15, 2020 have been converted into shares of common stoc…

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Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Clinical Trials, Bayer

Phase 3 Trials for Uveal Melanoma Therapy, Behçet Disease Uveitis Fail to Reach Primary Endpoints

Phase 3 clinical trials investigating potential therapies for uveal melanoma and for Behçet disease uveitis failed to reach their primary endpoints, according to information from the two drugs&…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Product Releases

Adaptica to Launch VisionFit Wearable Adaptive Refractor at ESCRS 2015 in Barcelona

Adaptica will launch its VisionFit Wearable Adaptive Refractor at the upcoming European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) meeting taking place at the Fira Gran Via, Barcelona…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Health Care

By 2024, Health Spending Will be Nearly a Fifth of the Economy

A sharp rise in prescription drug spending, driven largely by a new generation of expensive hepatitis C drugs, helped push the nation's health-care expenditures to $3.1 trillion in 2014 -- the big…

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015 | Health Care

Cigna to Discontinue VSP Vision Care’s Integrated Primary EyeCare Program in Kentucky

In response to a new Kentucky state law (HB 465), Cigna will discontinue VSP Vision Care’s integrated Primary EyeCare Program (IPEC), effective Sept. 15, 2015. The statute, signed into law March…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Miscellaneous, Allergan

Allergan Kicks Off Refresh America Program to Supply First Responders With Free Eye Drops

First responders often work in conditions that can take a toll on their eyes. Exposure to heat, smoke, wind and dust may cause dry eye symptoms, such as irritated and painful eyes. This is part of the…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Medical Studies

Long-Term Study: Ophthalmology Clinic Sees EHR Productivity Gains

A 13-provider eye clinic in Asheville, North Carolina, reaped an internal return on investment of 41% from an electronic health record (EHR) over the course of a 5-year period, according to an article…

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015 | Medical Studies

Fibrin Glue Technique Aids in Cornea Transplant in the Developing World

Eye surgeons in developing countries can use fibrin glue on the scleral rim to increase the number of donor corneas they can use for transplant, new research from India suggests. Descemet's stripp…

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Monday, July 27, 2015 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Allergan

Teva Deal Lets Us Double Down on Brands: Allergan CEO

Allergan President and CEO Brent Saunders said Monday the sale of its generics business would allow the company to double down on its higher margin, higher growth branded drugs business. Saunders spok…

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