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Monday, July 17, 2017 | Medical Studies

RightEye Clinical Case Study Highlights Risk of Long-Term Binocular Vision Issues Following Concussions

RightEye announced the publication of a new clinical case study published in the journal Translational Biomedicine demonstrating the long-term eye movement issues that can affect patients with concuss…

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Monday, July 17, 2017 | Medical Studies

Super Cell to Contain Deadly Ebola Virus Discovered in Australia

A SUPER cell in the eye has been discovered that can stop the deadly Ebola virus. Researchers from Flinders University, Australia’s CSIRO and Emory University have discovered a cell in the eye t…

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Friday, July 14, 2017 | Health Care

US Senate Releases Revised Health Care Bill in Attempt to Find Consensus

Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a revised health bill as a replacement to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that aims to find consensus between Republican lawmakers who want a full repeal of the A…

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Friday, July 14, 2017 | Management/Leadership

American Vision Partners Announces Strategy, Growth Plan and New Chief Executive Officer

Arizona-based American Vision Partners announced details of its strategy and affiliation with Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center and Southwestern Eye Center, as well as its growth plans and executive l…

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Friday, July 14, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

FDA Approves iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System to Treat Hyperopia With and Without Astigmatism

The FDA has approved a new indication for the Star S4 IR Excimer Laser System and iDesign System. With the approval, the iDesign can be used for LASIK patients with hyperopia, with and without astigma…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Beaver-Visitec International, BVI

Beaver-Visitec International Acquires Vitreq

Beaver-Visitec International announced it has acquired Vitreq, a ophthalmic technology company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Vitreq develops and ma…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017 | Medical Studies

More Evidence That Outdoor Time May Help Prevent Nearsightedness

Kids who spend more time outdoors and who play sports are less likely to be near-sighted, according to a recent study in a large, diverse group of urban 6-year-olds. “Lifestyle in early youth is…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Product Releases, Bausch+Lomb

Bausch + Lomb Launches Fortifeye Capsular Tension Ring

Bausch + Lomb announced the US launch of the FortifEYE capsular tension ring (CTR), a preloaded, sterile, nonoptical implant indicated for the stabilization of the crystalline lens capsule in the pres…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Patents, Alphaeon

Strathspey Crown Announces Issuance of US Patent of the First Implantable IOL with a Video Camera and Wireless Transmission Capability

Strathspey Crown announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a U.S. Patent (No. 9,662,199) covering an implantable IOL with an optic (including accommodating, multifoc…

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017 | Medical Studies

New Study Shows Nutritional Supplementation Protects Eyes from Blue Light Damage

The average American spends over 10 hours a day viewing blue-light emitting screens on computers, smartphones, and tablets. Research indicates this may have undesirable effects on eye health, sleep qu…

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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 | Product Releases, IOPtima

IOPtima Launches iLid CO2 Laser-Assisted Blepharoplasty Kit

IOPtima announced the launch of the iLid CO2 laser kit to enable oculoplastic surgeons to perform safe, effective CO2 laser-assisted blepharoplasty, a cosmetic procedure that corrects defects, deformi…

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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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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Partnerships, American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology and Lupin Collaborate to Enhance Continuing Ophthalmic Medical Education in India

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and Pharma major Lupin Limited announced an agreement that would seek to expand and enhance continuing ophthalmic education in India. The effort is…

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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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