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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | Management/Leadership, Topcon Medical Systems

Topcon Medical Systems Appoints Corey Nielson as New VP of Sales

Topcon Medical Systems has announced the appointment of Corey Nielson to the position of Vice President of Sales. Corey succeeds Al Brooks, who will remain Senior Vice President and will assume Global…

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | Product Releases, Nidek

Nidek Launches the TS-310 Tabletop Refraction System

Nidek has announced the launch of the TS-310 Tabletop Refraction System, a tabletop subjective refraction system that integrates chart and refractor into a single unit. The system redefines the conven…

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017 | Management/Leadership

Iconic Therapeutics Appoints Brandon Smith Chief Operating Officer

Iconic Therapeutics announced the appointment of Brandon Smith as Chief Operating Officer. He joins Iconic from Impax Laboratories, where he served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Development an…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | Product Releases

Visian ICL Marks Contact Lens Health Week With New InfoGraphic

The average hand harbors around 150 different types of bacteria, but while most bacteria are harmless, there are some risks of infection if, for example, you touch your bare eye every day to put in le…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | Corporate Lawsuits, Sightpath Medical

Minneapolis Eye Surgery Company Will Pay $12 Million in Alleged Kickbacks Case

A Minneapolis mobile ophthalmic company and its former CEO have agreed to pay $12 million to resolve allegations that it lured physicians with illegal kickbacks in exchange for their business for near…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | Medical Studies

Clinical Study Shows That Retinal Imaging May Detect Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

A study led by researchers at Cedars-Sinai and NeuroVision Imaging provides the scientific basis for using noninvasive eye imaging to detect the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s. The experi…

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Monday, August 21, 2017 | Medical Studies, AcuFocus

European Post-Market Study of AcuFocus IC-8 Small Aperture IOL Published

AcuFocus announced the publication of a European post-market study with its extended depth-of-focus small-aperture IC-8 IOL in the July issue of the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. …

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Monday, August 21, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Product Releases

Forus Health Announces FDA Clearance and Launch of ROP Screening Camera 3nethra NEO

After receiving FDA clearance, Forus Health announced the US launch of its retinopathy of prematurity imaging platform -- 3nethra NEO. The 3nethra NEO is used as a wide field retinal imaging digital c…

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Monday, August 21, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Zeiss Acquires Veracity Innovations Cloud-Based Platform

Zeiss announced that it has acquired Veracity Innovations, a cloud-based platform that provides doctors fast and easy access to relevant clinical data at each step in the care and treatment of patient…

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Monday, August 21, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina

Early, Late Outcomes of Therapy for Diabetic Macular Edema Correlate

Early vision gains correlate with long-term visual outcomes in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) treated with bevacizumab or dexamethasone implants, according to results from the BEVORDEX cli…

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Friday, August 18, 2017 | Medical Studies

Eyewire Exclusive: Q&A with Solar Eclipse Expert

With the first total solar eclipse in the United States in 37 years now just days away, millions of Americans will be looking up at the sky to get a glimpse of the rare event. But eclipse experts are …

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Friday, August 18, 2017 | Medical Studies

More Kids Have Vision Problems, Especially Poor Children

Perfect eyesight may be less common for kids today than it was a generation ago, and poverty appears to increase the likelihood that children may have severe visual impairments, a recent UK study sugg…

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Friday, August 18, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Vision Ophthalmology Group Acquires MSMmedcare

Vision Ophthalmology Group (VOG) has announced the acquisition, through medilas ag, of MSMmedcare GmbH, an ophthalmic distributor in western Switzerland. Based in Rickenbach, MSMmedcare was formed …

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Friday, August 18, 2017 | Medical Studies

Adolescent, Adult Contact Lens Wearers Have Risky Habits

More than 85% of adolescents who wear contact lenses do not follow recommendations for proper contact lens hygiene, a nationally representative online survey found, aacording to a report in Medscape. …

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina

First Patient Enrolled in USH2A Natural History Study

The first patient has been enrolled in a 4-year natural history study of people with mutations in the USH2A gene which are the leading cause of the combined vision and hearing loss associated with Ush…

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