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Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Product Releases

EyeCare Prime Introduces Prime Nexus Patient Relationship Management System

To foster more effective patient engagement and help drive practice growth, EyeCare Prime has unveiled Prime Nexus, a next-generation, cloud-based patient relationship management system. The Prime Nex…

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Thursday, June 22, 2017 | Product Releases, Topcon Medical Systems

Topcon Medical Systems Announces Launch of Research Foundation

Topcon Medical Systems has established the Topcon Research Foundation, which will provide support for studies sponsored by independent investigators and institutions that utilize Topcon products to ad…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Clinical Trials, Glaucoma, Glaukos Corporation

Study: Combining Implantation of Glaukos iStent inject with Topical Travoprost Provides Sustained IOP Reduction and Favorable Safety Profile

Glaukos announced that a study of 53 open-angle glaucoma subjects recently published in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology showed that the iStent inject Trabecular Micro-Bypass, combined with t…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Medical Studies

International Academy of Low Vision Specialists Recognizes the Mental Health Changes That May Come with a Diagnosis of AMD

The diagnosis of low vision due to age, such as macular degeneration, often comes with more consequences than just the inability to see. A new study by the National Eye Institute (NEI) reports that pa…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Product Releases, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

Johnson & Johnson Vision Champions Eye Health Advocates Through New Advocacy Academy

Johnson & Johnson Vision Care announced the launch of Advocacy Academy, an on-demand virtual learning tool to educate, empower and mobilize a new community of eye health advocates to engage with l…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Awards

Surgilūm Announces Recipients of "Surgilūm Award of Excellence" to Outstanding Graduating Residents

Surgilūm announced the recipients of the first "Surgilūm Award of Excellence" to Jithin Yohannan, MD, of the Wilmer Eye Institute; Albert S. Hazan, MD, of Columbia University Medical Cente…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Health Care, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness to Hold Annual 'Eyes on Capitol Hill' Event, June 27

Prevent Blindness will be holding its eleventh annual “Eyes on Capitol Hill” advocacy day on June 27, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Since 2006, Prevent Blindness and its affiliates have brough…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Management/Leadership, Valeant

Valeant Investor John Paulson Appointed to Board

Valeant Pharmaceuticals announced Monday that John Paulson has been elected to serve as a director, bringing the total number of independent members on the company's board to 10. Mr. Paulson is pr…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Management/Leadership, Shire

Shire Announces Appointment of John Snisarenko to Group VP & Head of Ophthlamics

Shire has announced the appointment of John Snisarenko as Group Vice President & Head of Ophthalmics US Franchise. Mr. Snisarenko replaces Robert Dempsey, who has taken on a leadership role on Shi…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 | Management/Leadership, Avedro

Avedro Names Thomas E. Griffin Chief Financial Officer

Avedro announced that Thomas E. Griffin has joined the company as chief financial officer (CFO). Mr. Griffin has more than 25 years of executive management experience at emerging growth medical techno…

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Monday, June 19, 2017 | Health Care

AMA Calls on Companies to Include Suggested Retail Drug Prices in Consumer Advertising

The American Medical Association (AMA) has adopted a policy urging pharmaceutical companies to list the suggested retail prices of drugs when running direct-to-consumer advertisements, adding it …

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Monday, June 19, 2017 | Conferences

Optometry Meeting Blends Learning, Advocacy, Entertainment

Optometry's Meeting by the American Optometric Association (AOA) will debut a few "completely new and different" programs and will kick off with a rally on Capitol Hill, according to And…

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Friday, June 16, 2017 | Awards

New World Medical Announces Recipients of the 2017 Humanitarian Awards

New World Medical recently announced the recipients of the 2017 Humanitarian Awards during the annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in Los Angeles. The New World M…

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Friday, June 16, 2017 | Awards, Cornea

$1.9 Million NIH Grant to Wayne State to Develop Novel Therapy for Corneal Bacterial Infection

Wayne State University recently received a 5-year, $1.925 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to test the role of microRNAs (miRNAs) -- a newly recognize…

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Friday, June 16, 2017 | Medical Studies

Akron Zoo Monkey has Cataract Surgery, Considered a First for Such a Small Animal

Ana the Akron Zoo’s female golden lion tamarin has a fresh look at life. And the 13-year-old tiny primate can thank two Cleveland doctors. Zookeepers at the Akron Zoo noticed that Ana was having…

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