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Monday, January 15, 2018 | Medical Studies

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island Expands Glen Cove Presence with New Office Move

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island has moved its Glen Cove office today. It is now in a larger, more modern facility with eight exam rooms with a focus on an exceptional patient experience and comp…

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Monday, January 15, 2018 | Medical Studies

Combining Cataract Surgery, Baerveldt-tube Implant Sometimes Useful for Glaucoma

Cataract surgery and implantation of a Baerveldt tube (BT) for glaucoma should be done separately in most cases, but may be combined in some, research from Switzerland suggests, according to a Reuters…

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Monday, January 15, 2018 | Management/Leadership

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai Launches New Genetic Service for the UAE

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai has launched a new genetic service in the UAE to provide patients with genetic testing and enable access to the latest information on drug and gene therapy trials to trea…

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Friday, January 12, 2018 | Management/Leadership

Stephen H. Speares Named ASCRS Executive Director

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s (ASCRS) Executive Committee announced that Stephen H. Speares, an accomplished ophthalmology executive, will serve as the society’…

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Friday, January 12, 2018 | Management/Leadership

The Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS) taps Charlotte Kremer, MD, MBA as its next Global President

The Medical Affairs Professional Society (MAPS), the non-profit global society of Medical Affairs professionals, announces the appointment of Dr. Charlotte Kremer as its next Global President, effecti…

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Friday, January 12, 2018 | Medical Studies

Wills Eye Hospital Reveals Ophthalmology Trends for 2018 and Beyond

A survey of ophthalmologists conducted by Wills Eye Hospital and Ocular Surgery News uncovered current realities and forward-looking trends in the field of ophthalmology. "The survey data conf…

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Friday, January 12, 2018 | Medical Studies

More Kids Getting Eye Injuries From Paintball and Pellet Guns

A growing number of children are getting treated in U.S. emergency rooms for eye injuries from paintball or BB and pellet guns, a new study suggests, according to a report in Reuters. While team sp…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 | Acquisitions/Mergers

Lensar Acquires Laser Business Assets of Precision Eye Services

Lensar announced the acquisition of the laser business unit of Bloomington, Minnesota-based Precision Eye Services (PES). This acquisition consolidates the company’s customer base for greater op…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 | Patents

Latest Innovega Patent Allowance Is Awarded in Advance of Imminent Wearable Display Technology Boom

The US Patent and Trademark Office issued two notices of allowance to complement the 11 US patents already issued to Innovega, a Washington-based company that aims to deliver stylish, light-weight, we…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Partnerships

Sutter Health’s Palo Alto Medical Foundation and Plusoptix Collaborate to Improve Vision Screening for Kids

Palo Alto Medical Foundation, an affiliate of Sutter Health, a not-for-profit health care system in Northern California, and Plusoptix, a leader in instrument based vision screening, announced they ar…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Clinical Trials, Glaucoma, Glaukos Corporation, MIGS

Glaukos' iDose Travoprost Achieves Sustained IOP Reduction and Favorable Safety Profile in 12-Month Interim Cohort

Glaukos announced that its travoprost Intraocular Implant with the iDose delivery system continued to provide sustained reduction in IOP in a 12-month interim cohort of patients in its U.S. investigat…

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018 | Dry Eye, Allergan

Don't Expect Restasis Generics Until At Least Next Quarter, Allergan CEO Says

Update on those Restasis generics Allergan investors have been seriously dreading: The company now believes they’re “unlikely” to arrive before the second quarter, CEO Brent Saunders…

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018 | Dry Eye, Medical Studies

Global Dry Eye Treatment Revenues to Grow to $4.9 Billion by 2022

Market Scope expects the global dry eye treatments market to grow at a healthy pace through 2022, as 2017 revenues of $3.7 billion climb to $4.9 billion. Revenues will climb most sharply in emerging m…

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018 | Product Releases

EyeQue Insight Visual Acuity Screener Now Available

EyeQue announced that the EyeQue Insight is now available for purchase at eyeque.com. Having successfully exited a Kickstarter campaign designed to elicit consumer feedback on the new at-home vision p…

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Tuesday, January 09, 2018 | Earnings & Financials, Shire

Shire to Operate as Two Business Units Focused on Neuroscience, Rare Diseases

Shire said that following the first stage of its strategic review, it will separate its operations into two divisions, namely neuroscience and rare diseases. CEO Flemming Ornskov stated "our new …

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