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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Product Releases

Eyefficient Adds MediWorks Portable Fundus Camera to Line of Equipment

Eyefficient is partnering with MediWorks to introduce their new hand-held fundus camera, the FC160, in the United States. The FC160 joins Eyefficient’s other MediWorks equipment, including Digit…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Earnings & Financials, Alcon

Latest Novartis Earnings Show Signs of a Rebound at Alcon

As part of its second quarter earnings, Novartis reported that sales at its Alcon unit accelerated in the second quarter. Novartis Chief Executive Joe Jimenez said the results increase the number of o…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Management/Leadership, IRIDEX

Iridex Announces Appointment Of Ann Rhoads To Its Board Of Directors

Iridex Corporation announced the appointment of Ann Rhoads to the company's board of directors, Audit Committee, and Compensation Committee, effective immediately. "We are delighted to add…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017 | Management/Leadership, Avedro

Donald J. Zurbay Joins Avedro’s Board of Directors

Avedro announced that Donald J. Zurbay has been elected to its board of directors. A veteran finance executive with more than 27 years in financial operations and accounting, Mr. Zurbay is the former …

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Monday, July 17, 2017 | Conferences

SMi Group Announces the Launch of the Ophthalmic Drugs Conference

SMi Group has announced the launch of the Ophthalmic Drugs Conference, being held on the November 28-29, 2017, at the Copthorne Tara Hotel in London. Ocular disease therapy has seen a surge in inno…

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Monday, July 17, 2017 |

British Surgeons Find 27 Contact Lenses Lodged in Woman’s Eye

British surgeons were prepping a 67-year-old woman for cataract surgery when a trainee ophthalmologist found a “blueish mass” in one eye. The mass was causing the patient discomfort, which…

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Monday, July 17, 2017 | Medical Studies

India Ophthalmic Market Forecast to Reach $1.8 Billion by 2022

Market Scope forecasts that India’s $1.3 billion ophthalmic market will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.8% a year to $1.8 billion by 2022. India is the fastest growing econo…

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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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