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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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Tuesday, April 04, 2017 | Miscellaneous, ReVision Optics

ReVision Optics Celebrates 1,000 Raindrop Near Vision Inlay Procedures

ReVision Optics announced that 1,000 Raindrop Near Vision Inlay procedures have been performed since the company’s commercial launch of the product in late August 2016. The Raindrop Near Vision …

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Envision

Envision Names Third Incoming Class of Fellows to Conduct Postdoctoral Research at ERI

Envision announced that it has awarded two new fellowships for postdoctoral research studies to Güler Arsal, PhD, a former research fellow in the Applied Cognition & Cognitive Engineering Res…

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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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