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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Miscellaneous

A Fake Organ Mimics What Happens in the Blink of an Eye

A new artificial organ gives a new meaning to the phrase “making eyes.” For the first time, researchers used human cells to build a model of the surface of the eye that’s equipped…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Medical Studies

Anthem Says Eye Surgeons Should Monitor Cataract Anesthesia Themselves

If you need cataract surgery, your eye surgeon may have to do double duty as your anesthetist under a new policy by health insurer Anthem. In a clinical guideline released this month, the company says…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Medical Studies

Anthem Says Eye Surgeons Should Monitor Cataract Anesthesia Themselves

If you need cataract surgery, your eye surgeon may have to do double duty as your anesthetist under a new policy by health insurer Anthem. In a clinical guideline released this month, the company says…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018 | Clinical Trials, Management/Leadership

Eyenovia Advances MicroPine for Myopia into phase 3 Clinical Development

Eyenovia announced that following discussions with the FDA, it has received feedback on its pivotal trial protocol design, as well as confirmation to advance its MicroPine therapeutic program for the …

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Medical Studies

Therapeutic Target for Glaucoma Could Have Treatment Ramifications for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

A therapeutic target to preserve vision in glaucoma patients could have treatment ramifications for age-related neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, according to findi…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Medical Studies

Study: Central Corneal Thickness Could Affect Glaucoma Risk

Research led by Emory Eye Center scientist Eldon E. Geisert, PhD, shows that a protein that affects corneal thickness might also be connected to glaucoma risk. The study, conducted on mice, found t…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Conferences

World-Renowned Speakers Featured During the 2018 ASCRS•ASOA Annual Meeting General Sessions

The ASCRS Opening General Session -- Saturday, April 14 -- will note the 2018 Honored Guest Awardees: R. Bruce Wallace, MD, and Richard Packard, MD, DO, FRCS, FRCOphth. Dr. Wallace is the founder …

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | Clinical Trials

GenSight Biologics Announces Publication of Positive Data from Phase 1/2 Trial of GS010 for Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy

GenSight Biologics announced publication of detailed results from the phase 1/2 clinical trial and long-term follow-up of GS010 in Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON) patients in Ophthalmology. T…

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Monday, February 19, 2018 | Earnings & Financials, Novartis

Novartis May Sell U.S. Generic Pill Business Amid Industry Struggles

The generic drug business has faced some struggles of recent amid that decline Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis AG (NVS - Get Report) is reportedly gearing up to launch a sale process for its U.S…

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Friday, February 16, 2018 | Medical Studies

A New Class of Drug to Treat Herpes Simplex Virus-1 Infection

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have now identified a small drug molecule that can clear the herpes simplex-1 virus (HSV-1) infection in the cells of the cornea. It works differen…

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Friday, February 16, 2018 | Awards

UK Biology Research May Lead to Treatment for Blinding Disorders, Including Glaucoma

Jakub Famulski, an assistant professor of biology in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, has received a grant for over $1.8 million from the National Institutes of Health to …

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Friday, February 16, 2018 | Awards, Carl Zeiss Meditec

Tobias Kippenberg and Jean-Pierre Wolf to Receive Zeiss Research Award

Prof. Tobias J. Kippenberg and Prof. Jean-Pierre Wolf are the 2018 winners of the prestigious Zeiss Research Award. The jury was impressed by their exceptional work. Tobias Kippenberg, Professor at…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Partnerships

JDRF and The Mary Tyler Moore & S. Robert Levine, MD, Charitable Foundation Launch Research Moonshot to Restore Vision in People with Diabetes-Related Eye Disease

JDRF, an organization that funds type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, along with The Mary Tyler Moore & S. Robert Levine, MD, Charitable Foundation, are announcing a bold research effort to restore vis…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Management/Leadership, Ziemer

Ziemer USA Names Bret Fisher, MD, as Medical Monitor

Ziemer USA announced that Bret Fisher, MD, will serve as medical monitor to oversee the clinical performance of Ziemer medical devices, including the Ziemer Z8 femtosecond laser and the Galilei …

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Medical Studies

Long-Chain Lipids Could Help Prevent Dry Eye Disease, Suggest Study

Long-chain lipids in the most superficial layer of the tear film cause serious dry eye malady when they were abbreviated in mice -- an outcome that could help grow new medications for the illness, a…

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