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Monday, September 18, 2017 | Medical Studies

AMD: Brolucizumab Noninferior to Aflibercept in Early Study

Brolucizumab has a comparable efficacy and safety profile to aflibercept among patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), results of a phase 2 study suggest, according to a Meds…

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Friday, September 15, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Topcon Medical Systems

Topcon Releases Video Interview Series for Aladdin Biometer

Topcon Medical Systems has announcd the release of a series of video interviews where several Key Opinion Leaders talk about their experiences with the Aladdin Biometer with Corneal Topography and how…

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Friday, September 15, 2017 | Awards, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness Names Sue Downes of MyEyeDr as 2018 Person of Vision Award Recipient

Prevent Blindness has chosen Sue Downes, CEO at MyEyeDr., as the recipient of the 2018 Prevent Blindness Person of Vision Award. The award will be presented on March 15, 2018, at the Prevent Blindness…

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Friday, September 15, 2017 | Medical Studies

Breakthrough Treatments Arriving for Uveal Melanoma

Not long ago, a diagnosis of uveal melanoma meant losing an eye, if the patient was lucky. In the worst cases, it meant chemotherapy followed by a painful death as the cancer spread. But now, speciali…

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Friday, September 15, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance

FDA Approves First Biosimilar for the Treatment of Cancer

The FDA approved Mvasi (bevacizumab-awwb) as a biosimilar to Avastin (bevacizumab) for the treatment of multiple types of cancer. Mvasi is the first biosimilar approved in the United States for the tr…

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Friday, September 15, 2017 | Miscellaneous, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Organizations Team up to Support Hurricane Survivors

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology announced that they are establishing a Hurricane Relief Fund in response to the devastation caused by Hurricanes…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Product Releases, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Zeiss Unveils Ultra-Widefield Fundus Imaging Technology in US

Zeiss announced the US launch of its next generation, high-definition, ultra-widefield fundus imaging system, CLARUS 500, at the International Vision Expo & Conference in Las Vegas. The CLARUS …

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Product Releases, Rayner Intraocular Lenses

Rayner Set to Launch RayOne Trifocal at ESCRS

Rayner has announced the launch of the RayOne Trifocal preloaded IOL. The RayOne Trifocal will be unveiled at the upcoming 2017 ESCRS conference in Lisbon, and product availability will begin October …

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Medical Studies

First Use of Cadaver Nerves to Repair Corneal Anesthesia Shows Promise

A new, minimally invasive procedure that replaces damaged corneal nerves with a donor nerve restores feeling in the cornea and halts progressive eye damage caused by a condition known as corneal anest…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Product Releases

New Medical Marketing Agency Launches

A new health care and medical device marketing agency, Biotica, has launched in Cincinnati. Partners Bill Abramovitz, Susan Abramovitz, and Ben Singleton created Biotica to serve national and inte…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Awards

ASCRS Foundation Announces New Chang Humanitarian Award

The American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the ASCRS Foundation Chang Humanitarian Award. This annual award, which is endowed b…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Product Releases

LensFerry Now Offers EHR Integration; Automation Drives Practice Revenue

The digital age has fundamentally changed the marketplace with US online contact lens sales totaling almost $700 million. Giving patients a seamless way to buy lenses from their doctor has become more…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017 | Product Releases

Plusoptix Announces the Launch of Its Latest Innovative Vision Screening Device for Pediatric Clinics

Plusoptix announced the launch of its new plusoptiX S16 series, a vision screening device developed especially for the use in pediatric clinics. The plusoptiX S16 is designed to enable pediatricians t…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Health Care

FDA Quality Pilot Aims to Streamline Device Review Process

The FDA is piloting a new scheme for high-risk medical devices that removes the need for preapproval inspections in return for making more information on device quality available early on, according…

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Inotek Pharmaceuticals

Inotek Pharmaceuticals Announces Merger Agreement with Rocket Pharmaceuticals

Inotek Pharmaceuticals have entered into a definitive merger agreement with Rocket Pharmaceuticals, a US-based gene therapy company. Subject to shareholder approval, the combined company will retain t…

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