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Friday, April 28, 2017 | Medical Studies

Ophthalmic Diagnostic Equipment Market to Generate $4 Billion in 2022

The global ophthalmic diagnostic equipment market is expected to reach $4 billion in manufacturer revenues by 2022, growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4 percent over the next 5 years…

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Friday, April 28, 2017 | Product Releases, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Zeiss Integrates New Barrett Suite Into IOLMaster Swept Source Biometry

Zeiss announced that it has fully integrated the latest generation of Barrett IOL power calculation formulas into the IOLMaster 700. The Barrett Suite consists of the Barrett Universal II, Barret…

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Friday, April 28, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Artificial Intelligence Shows Potential to Fight Blindness

Researchers from the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University have found a way to use artificial intelligence to fight a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes. This advance has the potentia…

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Friday, April 28, 2017 | Health Care, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Congress Hears From Ophthalmologists on Issues Affecting Medical and Surgical Eye Care

Eye physicians and surgeons representing the American Academy of Ophthalmology met with Congress in Washington D.C. on Wednesday on behalf of millions of patients across the United States who require …

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Friday, April 28, 2017 | Medical Studies

Medication, Money and Maps: How to Fight a Debilitating Eye Disease

In some of the world's remotest corners, health workers armed with smartphones, digital maps and medication are making steady progress in eliminating trachoma, the world's leading infectious c…

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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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Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Product Releases

Eye Care Leaders Introduces New Holistic Solutions Platform to Eye Care Practices

Eye Care Leaders announced the launch of myCare Suite, an integrated platform of cloud-based solutions that assist in running a successful practice in 2017 and beyond, according to a company news rele…

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Earnings & Financials, Avedro

Avedro Announces $42 Million in Funding to Support Commercial Expansion and Pipeline Development

Avedro announced that it secured a combined $42 million in equity and debt financing. The equity financing was led by HealthQuest Capital, with support from existing investors OrbiMed Advisors and Int…

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Medical Studies

Systemic Antihypertensives Have Little Effect on IOP

Systemic beta blockers, ACE inhibitors and other cardiovascular medications don’t meaningfully affect IOP, researchers say. Although IOP is associated with blood pressure and other cardiovascula…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Earnings & Financials, Alcon

Novartis Pushes Pipeline But Keeps An Eye On Alcon

Investors reacted well to a decent first quarter from Novartis that suggested that the long-awaited turnaround in its Alcon eyecare division has begun. While there is still investment needed, especial…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Bausch+Lomb

Bausch + Lomb Receives 510(k) Clearance from FDA for Vitesse Vitrectomy System

Bausch + Lomb announced that it has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for Vitesse, the first and only hypersonic, 100% open port vitrectomy system, according to a company news release. This new t…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Management/Leadership, Ophthotech

Ophthotech Announces Leadership Transition Effective July 1, 2017

Ophthotech announced that David R. Guyer, MD, a cofounder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Ophthotech, will transition to Executive Chairman effective July 1, 2017. Concurrent wit…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Medical Studies

Ocular Manifestations of Congenital Zika Syndrome Identified

Infants with congenital Zika syndrome have severe ocular abnormalities in both eyes, researchers have found. In November, the World Health Organization changed the status of Zika virus infection from …

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Product Releases, Optovue

Optovue Releases AngioVueHD Imaging High-Density OCT Angiography

Optovue commercially released its AngioVueHD Imaging, higher density OCTA imaging that provides improvement in resolution and peripheral visualization of vasculature in the eye, according to a company…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Clinical Trials, Santen

FDA Accepts Santen's NDA for Intravitreal Sirolimus in the Treatment of Noninfectious Uveitis of the Posterior Segment

Santen Pharmaceutical announced that the FDA has accepted for review the new drug application (NDA) for intravitreal sirolimus (440 µg), development code DE-109, for the treatment of noninfectio…

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