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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Miscellaneous

ASCRS Foundation, TearLab, and Shire to Sponsor Fourth Annual Run for Sight to Benefit Humanitarian Eye Care Programs

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Foundation has announced that its fifth annual ASCRS Foundation Run for Sight, cosponsored by TearLab and Shire, will be held at 6:30 am Sunday,…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Optometry

American Optometric Foundation Changes it Name

The American Optometric Foundation has officially changed its name to the American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF). The Foundation Board of Directors voted to change the name for the purp…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Prevent Blindness

April Declared Women’s Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month

More women than men have eye disease, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma. According to the Prevent Blindness study, "The Future of Vision: Forecasting the P…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Miscellaneous

Physician Who Tricked Patients Into Surgery Gets 10 Years

Ophthalmologist David Ming Pon, MD, MPH, was sentenced last week in a federal district court in Jacksonville, Florida, to 10 years in prison for bilking Medicare out of nearly $10 million. One could c…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Miscellaneous, American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology Statement on Stem Cell Therapy for Treating Eye Disease

A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights concerns that the American Academy of Ophthalmology has previously expressed regarding stem cell therapy for diseases of the retina. …

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Miscellaneous

Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation Calls Upon Eye Care Professionals to Help Educate Public

April 2017 marks the 19th annual Sjögren’s Awareness Month. Once again, The Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation (SSF), along with members and volunteers across the country, will unite …

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Allergan

Award Winning Actor And Hip-Hop Artist Common Joins Allergan's 'See America' Initiative To Further The Fight Against Preventable Blindness

See America, Allergan's initiative to fight against preventable blindness in the United States, unveiled a video featuring award-winning actor and hip-hop artist Common that urges Americans to &qu…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Calhoun Vision

Calhoun Vision Becomes RxSight

Calhoun Vision announced that it has formally changed its name to RxSight. The company also announced the filing of its initial premarket approval with the FDA as well as the addition of veteran healt…

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Monday, February 20, 2017 | Miscellaneous

USC Roski Eye Institute Grows its Residency Program for First Time in More Than 30 Years

Based on exceptional clinical training opportunities and unprecedented engagement by its nationally-ranked faculty, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved the additi…

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Avedro

First US Service Members Treated with the Only FDA-Approved Cross-Linking Procedure in the US

Avedro has begun selling Photrexa Viscous (riboflavin 5-‘phosphate in 20% dextran ophthalmic solution), Photrexa (riboflavin 5’-phosphate ophthalmic solution) and the KXL System to key mil…

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Thursday, December 29, 2016 | Miscellaneous

EyewireTV - 2016 Year in Review

There were several major industry announcements and advancements in ophthalmology in 2016. The top stories included the first FDA approval of a dry eye drug in the United States in more than a decade;…

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Monday, December 26, 2016 | Miscellaneous, Aerie Pharmaceuticals

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Provides Update on Timing of NDA Filing for Rhopressa

Aerie Pharmaceuticals reported that it has been notified by its third party manufacturing vendor that the manufacturing line related to Rhopressa in their Tampa, Florida facility will not be ready for…

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016 | Miscellaneous, Bausch+Lomb

Bausch + Lomb Shares New Letter to US Ophthalmologists

In a new letter to US ophthalmologists, Bausch + Lomb wrote: Dear Eye Care Professional: 2016 has been an exceptional year for Bausch + Lomb and the growth of our business as we have introduced …

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Monday, December 19, 2016 | Miscellaneous

Lensar Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy; Announces Strategic Restructure

Lensar announced the filing of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on December 19, 2016, to reduce its debt and strengthen its balance sheet and platform for growth, according to a company news rel…

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Thursday, December 15, 2016 | Miscellaneous, Envision

Envision Raises a Record $446,000 at its Gala to Benefit Blind or Visually Impaired

Envision announced that its ninth annual "Evening with Envision: Phantom of the Opera Gala" raised $446,000 -- the most successful result in the event’s history. One hundred percent …

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