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Friday, February 24, 2017 | Partnerships

Sterling Partners Announces Strategic Partnership with Grand Rapids Ophthalmology

Sterling Partners announced that it has partnered with Grand Rapids Ophthalmology (GRO), a comprehensive eye care provider offering ophthalmology, optometry, and retail optical services throughout Wes…

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Friday, February 24, 2017 | Glaucoma, Medical Studies

Surgical Techniques Showcased at Glaucoma Meeting

A new analysis of 5-year pooled data from two studies, along with highly anticipated reports on new surgical techniques, will be in the spotlight at the upcoming American Glaucoma Society (AGS) 2017 A…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Health Care, Allergan

Allergan CEO Pushes for Trump to Lead Drug Price Discussions

When asked about President Trump’s calls to deal with high US drug costs, Allergan Chief Executive Officer Brent Saunders told Bloomberg News that President Trump should lead negotiations with d…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Conferences

General Sessions at the ASCRS-ASOA Symposium and Congress

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Symposium and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) Congress will feature internationally renowned presenters during the …

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Glaucoma, Partnerships, Santen

Santen and twoXAR Announce Strategic Research Collaboration to Discover New Glaucoma Treatments

Santen and twoXAR, an artificial intelligence-driven biopharmaceutical company, announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic research collaboration focused on the identification of n…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Miscellaneous, Calhoun Vision

Calhoun Vision Becomes RxSight

Calhoun Vision announced that it has formally changed its name to RxSight. The company also announced the filing of its initial premarket approval with the FDA as well as the addition of veteran healt…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Product Releases, Topcon Medical Systems

Topcon Introduces the SL-D301 Slit Lamp With Three Magnifications, Photo, and Video Capability

Topcon Medical Systems has announced the release of the new SL-D301 Slit Lamp, a clinical slit lamp that covers all aspects of an eye examination. It has a tower illumination system with a halogen bul…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Product Releases

IBM is Training Watson to Identify Retina Abnormalities

IBM Research announced new developments in IBM Watson's ability to detect abnormalities of the retina. The Melbourne, Australia-based IBM researchers have trained a research version of Watson to r…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | Cataract Surgery, Ocular Therapeutix

Ocular Therapeutix Announces FDA Acceptance of NDA Resubmission for Dextenza for the Treatment of Ocular Pain After Ophthalmic Surgery

Ocular Therapeutix announced that the company’s new drug application (NDA) resubmission for Dextenza (dexamethasone insert) 0.4 mg for intracanalicular use for the treatment of ocular pain occur…

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Eyegate Pharmaceuticals, Valeant

Valeant and Eyegate Enter into Licensing Agreement for EyeGate II Delivery System and EGP-437 Combination Product

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and EyeGate Pharmaceuticals announced that they have entered into an exclusive, worldwide licensing agreement through which EyeGate has granted a subsidiary of Va…

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 |

US Astronaut and Retired US Navy Captain Scott Kelly to Deliver ASCRS Lecture on Science, Medicine and Technology

Scott Kelly will deliver the Lecture on Science, Medicine and Technology at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators (ASOA) Ann…

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Blindness, Product Releases

High Tech Electronic Glasses May Allow Legally Blind to Experience Up to 20/20 Vision

The eSight 3, electronic glasses that aim to let the legally blind see, was launched this week. The glasses use high-tech image processing to provide individuals who are legally blind the opportu…

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Monday, February 20, 2017 | Miscellaneous

USC Roski Eye Institute Grows its Residency Program for First Time in More Than 30 Years

Based on exceptional clinical training opportunities and unprecedented engagement by its nationally-ranked faculty, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) approved the additi…

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Friday, February 17, 2017 | Medical Studies

Vitamin B-3 Successfully Prevents Glaucoma in Mice

There is currently no cure for the group of eye diseases that make up glaucoma. However, new research points to a way of preventing the disease, as vitamin B-3 has been proven effective as a treatment…

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Friday, February 17, 2017 | Dry Eye, Earnings & Financials, Shire

Shire Provides Update on Early Xiidra Sales

As part of its fourth quarter and full-year earnings release on Thursday, Shire provided information about the early sales of its dry eye disease drug Xiidra (lifitegrast), which was launched in Augus…

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