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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 07, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Rayner Intraocular Lenses

Rayner Establishes US-Based Subsidiary Rayner Surgical

Rayner announced its investment into the US market with the establishment of a dedicated subsidiary, Rayner Surgical Inc. Based out of New York, Rayner Surgical will provide US specific marketing, reg…

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Monday, August 28, 2017 | Miscellaneous

Report: Famed Ophthalmologist Bobby Qureshi Investigated By the General Medical Council in UK

The celebrity eye surgeon who ‘saved’ EastEnders actress June Brown from blindness is being investigated by the General Medical Council amid growing concerns about his practices, exposed b…

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Monday, August 28, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Allergan

The Allergan Foundation to Donate $100,000 to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

Allergan announced that The Allergan Foundation will donate $100,000 to help victims of Hurricane Harvey. The Allergan Foundation donation will be made to the American Red Cross, which has mobilized i…

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Friday, August 25, 2017 | Miscellaneous

Ophthalmology Department Renamed in Honor of John F. Hardesty

Thanks to a major gift from a Washington University alumna, the Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis will be known as the John F. Ha…

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Bausch+Lomb, Valeant

FDA: Inspection Issues at Bausch + Lomb Manufacturing Plant in Tampa Facility are Being Resolved

Valeant announced that the FDA confirmed it intends to issue a Voluntary Action Indicated (VAI) inspection classification for its Bausch + Lomb manufacturing facility in Tampa. With this confirmation,…

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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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