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

FDA Says 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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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Dry Eye, Shire

Shire Announces Submission of Lifitegrast Marketing Authorization Application for Treatment of Dry Eye Disease in Europe

Shire announced that it has submitted a Marketing Authorization Application in the UK for lifitegrast for the treatment of dry eye disease. The application, submitted on August 7, 2017, has been valid…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Medical Studies, Ellex

Ellex Announces Release of Study Detailing Safety and Efficacy of YAG Laser Floater Removal

Ellex Medical Lasers announced the release of a study evaluating the safety and efficacy of YAG laser vitreolysis for symptomatic Weiss Ring floater patients in the peer-reviewed journal, Journal of t…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Medical Studies

Special Safety Edition: 2017 Great American Eclipse

On August 21, 2017, North America will witness a rare total solar eclipse as the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, blocking daylight for several minutes. The last eclipse of this magnitude wa…

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Monday, August 14, 2017 | Management/Leadership, SightLife Surgical

SightLife Board of Directors Appoints Claire Bonilla as CEO

The board of directors for SightLife has appointed Claire Bonilla as Chief Executive Officer, effective August 21, 2017. Ms. Bonila, who has served as SightLife’s Chief Global Officer …

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Friday, August 11, 2017 | Medical Studies

Google DeepMind is Funding NHS Research at Moorfields Eye Hospital

DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence (AI) lab owned by Google, is funding research being carried out by the National Health Service (NHS), according to a report in BusinessInsider. Th…

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Friday, August 11, 2017 | Medical Studies

Platinum Chains Yield Fewer Complications of Upper Eyelid Loading

In the management of lagophthalmos, platinum chains are associated with fewer complications than gold weights for upper eyelid loading, researchers from UK report in a Medscape article. "I fou…

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Friday, August 11, 2017 | Product Releases

Eyetube Launches New Channel for 3D Videos—Eyetube3D

Eyetube.net announced the launch of Eyetube3D, a new channel that allows physicians with a virtual reality (VR) headset to view 3-dimensional surgical cases online. The Eyetube3D channel is launchi…

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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 | Corporate Lawsuits, Patents, PhysIOL sa

PhysIOL: Company Successful in Patent Infringement Action Protecting FINEVISION IOLs

PhysIOL has claimed that the Dusseldorf District Court in Germany has confirmed that VSY Biotechnology infringes the European Patent EP 2 503 962 of PhysIOL S.A. In its judgment on June 29, 2017, the …

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Management/Leadership

MillennialEYE Names 2018 Chief Medical Editors

MillennialEYE has announced that Gary Wörtz, MD, and Zaina Al-Mohtaseb, MD, have been named Chief Medical Editors for 2018. Both Dr. Wörtz and Dr. Al-Mohtaseb have been heavily involved i…

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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 | FDA Approval/Clearance

Ocugen Receives FDA Orphan Drug Designation for OCU300 (Brimonidine Tartrate) for the Treatment of Ocular Graft Versus Host Disease

Ocugen announced that the FDA has granted orphan drug designation for OCU300 (brimonidine tartrate) for the treatment of ocular graft versus host disease (oGVHD). Ocular GVHD is a common complication …

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Bausch+Lomb

Bausch + Lomb Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance for the Therapeutic Use of Boston XO and Boston XO2 Materials

Bausch + Lomb announced it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for the therapeutic use of its Boston XO and Boston XO2 materials in treating several ocular surface diseases. The Boston XO and B…

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