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Monday, May 22, 2017 | Earnings & Financials, NovaBay Pharmaceuticals

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals Receives Noncompliance Notice from NYSE

NovaBay Pharmaceuticals announced receipt of a letter from NYSE MKT LLC on May 16, 2017, stating that it is not in compliance with the continued listing standards (requiring stockholders’ equity…

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Monday, May 22, 2017 | Medical Studies

High Vitamin K1 Intake Linked to Reduced Cataract Risk

María L. Camacho-Barcia, RD, from the University Hospital of Sant Joan de Reus in Spain, and colleagues examined the correlation between dietary vitamin K1 intake and the risk of incident catar…

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Monday, May 22, 2017 | Medical Studies

Vision Impairment Among U.S. Preschoolers a Growing Problem

A growing number of U.S. children may develop vision problems before they reach kindergarten, according to a study that suggests eye screenings will become increasingly important for the preschool set…

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Friday, May 19, 2017 | Conferences

The 2nd Annual Ophthalmic Drug Development Summit to Bring Together Leading Pharma, Biotech, and Industry Stakeholders

Incorporating a balance of insights into innovative therapies and solutions to existing challenges, the 2nd Annual Ophthalmic Drug Development Summit will bring together leading pharma, biotech, and i…

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Friday, May 19, 2017 |

SALT Spotlight: Ackman Explains His Valeant 'Mistake'

By now, we all know that Pershing Square's William Ackman made a big mistake with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX), which he bought near its highs, and recently sold. Today, at the SALT…

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Friday, May 19, 2017 | Health Care

AOA and J&J Executives Advocate for Optometry and Patient Safety in Capitol Hill Meetings

Industry leaders visited Capitol Hill this week to deliver a message to Congress about eyecare, patient safety and the importance of “in-person vision care” provided by optometrists. The i…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Medical Studies, Prevent Blindness

Cataract Rates Continue to Increase, Remains Leading Global Cause of Blindness

Cataract is responsible for 51 percent of world blindness, according to the World Health Organization. In the United States, the current number of those with cataract is estimated to be more than 25.7…

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Thursday, May 18, 2017 | Medical Studies

3D-Printed 'Eyes' Could Help Blind Children's Faces Grow Naturally

Scientists and engineers are 3D printing all types of objects these days, including eyes: A group of eye specialists and eye-care providers from the Netherlands has used 3D-printing technology to…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Quidel Completes Acquisition of InflammaDry and AdenoPlus Eye Health Businesses

Quidel announced it completed the acquisition of the InflammaDry and AdenoPlus diagnostic businesses from RPS Diagnostics for approximately $14 million in cash. The InflammaDry and AdenoPlus produc…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Product Releases, Reichert Technologies

Reichert Technologies Introduces New Family of ClearChart 4 Digital Acuity Systems

Reichert Technologies has announced the launch of three new ClearChart Digital Acuity Systems: ClearChart 4 Digital Acuity System, ClearChart 4X Enhanced Digital Acuity System, and ClearChart 4P Polar…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Health Care

Proposal Would Allow Optometrists to Treat Glaucoma in Massachusetts

A legislative proposal would allow optometrists in Massachusetts to treat glaucoma and prescribe oral medications for eye infections. The provision was attached as an outside section in a $40.3 billio…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Retina

University of Birmingham: Eye Drops May Treat Age-Related Blindness

Scientists at the University of Birmingham in the UK say they have developed a type of eye drop that could potentially revolutionize the treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according …

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Awards

American Academy of Optometry Foundation Announces the 2017 William C. Ezell Fellowships

The American Academy of Optometry Foundation announces the 11 recipients for the 2017 William C. Ezell Fellowship program. The Ezell Fellowship program is named after the founding President of the AAO…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 | Earnings & Financials, ONL Therapeutics

ONL Therapeutics Closes Series A Financing to Support Development of Novel Retinal Cell Protection Platform for Treatment of Ocular Diseases

ONL Therapeutics announced that it has closed a $4.25 million Series A round of fundraising, which, combined with the recently announced $1 million grant from the National Eye Institute, will primaril…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017 | Product Releases, Alcon

Alcon Introduces SYSTANE ICAPS Chewable Eye Vitamin, the First Chewable AREDS2 Formula in the United States

Alcon announced the introduction of SYSTANE ICAPS Chewable AREDS2 eye vitamin in the US market to support eye health in people with intermediate to advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD).…

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