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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Miscellaneous

Two Senators Urge Federal Trade Commission to Finalize Changes to Contact Lens Rule

Senators Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) are joining the industry fray over proposed changes to the Contact Lens Rule. The senators sent a letter earlier this week to Maureen Ohl…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Leica Microsystems

Leica Microsystems to be Featured on Innovations With Ed Begley Jr. TV series

Leica Microsystems will be featured on the "Innovations with Ed Begley Jr." TV series. The broadcast will appear on the FOX Business channel on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 5 pm ET. Audie…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Miscellaneous, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Learn How to Photograph an Eclipse Without Damaging Your Eyes or Your Camera

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Optometry are teaming up to offer tips on how to safely photograph an eclipse. On August 21, Americans of all ages will come…

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | Miscellaneous

Eyecare Experts and Organizations Warn Against Faulty Eclipse Glasses

The Great American Solar Eclipse is only 2 weeks away and with August 21 fast approaching, many vendors and ECPs are beginning to sell solar eclipse viewing glasses. As VMWeekend previously reporte…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Ocular Therapeutix

FDA Rejects Ocular Therapeutix NDA for Dextenza for Second Time

Citing manufacturing concerns, Ocular Therapeutix failed for a second time to secure approval of Dextenza (dexamethasone insert) 0.4mg, which is being evaluated for the treatment of ocular pain follow…

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Miscellaneous

Southern College of Optometry’s Tips to Protect Your Eyes During the Total Eclipse

For the first time since 1918, a total solar eclipse will cross the entire United States August 21. While partial eclipses are more common, a total solar eclipse occurs when the moon covers the entire…

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Monday, July 10, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Ocular Therapeutix

Ocular Therapeutix Submits Amendment to Potentially Extend Review for Dextenza New Drug Application

Ocular Therapeutix announced that it has submitted details of a manufacturing equipment change as an amendment to the NDA resubmission for Dextenza (dexamethasone insert) 0.4 mg, for intracanalicular …

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Monday, July 10, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Practice Development

NYU Langone Launches Two New Eye Centers in Brooklyn

NYU Langone has launched two new eye care practices in Brooklyn, as it continues to expand access to its medical services throughout the borough, according to a report in the Brooklyn D…

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Second Sight Medical Products

Second Sight Announces Expansion of Medicare Coverage for Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System to 11 Additional States and the District of Columbia

Second Sight Medical Products announced the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System can now be covered by Medicare in seven of the 12 Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) jurisdictions nationwide, repr…

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017 | Miscellaneous

Ophthalmic Icon Roger Steinert, MD, Dies at Age 66

Roger Steinert, MD, a pioneer of cataract surgical techniques, excimer laser refractive surgery, and corneal transplantation, died on Tuesday at the age of 66 after a battle with glioblastoma. At t…

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Visiometrics

Visiometrics USA Moves to New Offices

Visiometrics has moved to a new location in Costa Mesa, California. The move accommodates increasing adoption of its HD Analyzer visual quality instrument. The new space supports the commercial exp…

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Miscellaneous

Vision Share to Distribute Corneal Tissue to Seven African Countries Through Orbit Health Care Services Limited

Vision Share announced that it has signed a contract with Orbit Health Care Services to distribute corneal tissue to the hospital’s locations in seven African countries: Ghana, Mozambique, Niger…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Rayner Intraocular Lenses

Rayner Marks 10 Years of C-flex in the USA

Rayner announced that it will mark an important milestone next month: the 10-year anniversary of FDA approval of C-flex 570C monofocal IOL for commercial use in the United States of America. C-flex…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Miscellaneous

Mati Therapeutics Hits Milestone with 100 Patents

Mati Therapeutics announced that its international patent portfolio now comprises 100 issued patents. Included in the portfolio is recently granted U.S. Patent No. 9,610,271 titled “Sustained re…

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Friday, April 14, 2017 | Miscellaneous

Simplest Vision Demo? The Eyes Have It

A set of snap-together glasses designed by students at Rice University lets people with diabetes see into the future and know that without proper care, the future does not look good. The educationa…

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