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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 | Glaucoma

Study: Trabeculectomy After Failed Glaucoma Drainage Device Surgery

Trabeculectomy after failed glaucoma drainage device (GDD) is often thought of as a poor choice due to the possibility of violated conjunctiva leading to failure of the trabeculectomy. Thus, no large …

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Optometry

Surgical Fellowship Prepares Optometrists for Expanding Scope of Practice

As a growing numbers of states introduce legislation that would enable optometrists to perform laser and other surgical procedures, the University of the Incarnate Word, Rosenberg School of Optometry,…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Glaucoma, Medical Studies

Neutron Study of Glaucoma Drugs Offers Clues About Enzyme Targets for Aggressive Cancers

New insights from neutron analysis of glaucoma drugs and their enzyme target may help scientists design drugs that more effectively target aggressive cancers. A team of researchers led by the Dep…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Product Releases, Envision

William L. Hudson BVI Workforce Innovation Center Launched to Increase Employment, Workplace Inclusivity for People with Vision Loss

Envision announced that it has partnered with sister agency LC Industries and launched the William L. Hudson BVI Workforce Innovation Center, its most extensive employment-centered program to date, ai…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | Medical Studies

Fibromyalgia Associated With Corneal Sensitivity, Ocular Pain

Patients with fibromyalgia have increased eye sensitivity and pain, researchers from Turkey report, according to a report from Medscape. “Patients with fibromyalgia have increased corneal sen…

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Monday, February 12, 2018 | Corporate Lawsuits

Precision Lens Says It Will Fight Federal Allegations of Using Illegal Incentives

IOL distributor Precision Lens is vowing to fight a Justice Department lawsuit alleging the firm knowingly provided illegal incentives to eye surgeons like expensive hunting trips and vacations in ord…

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Monday, February 12, 2018 | Cataract Surgery, FDA Approval/Clearance

Icon Bioscience Receives FDA Approval for Dexycu Drug Therapy for Treating Inflammation Associated with Cataract Surgery

Icon Bioscience announced that the FDA has approved the company's new drug application for Dexycu (dexamethasone intraocular suspension), a dropless, long-acting therapeutic for treating inflammat…

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Monday, February 12, 2018 | Health Care

Trump Administration Proposes Changes to Lower Drug Costs

The administration of US President Donald Trump on Friday released a white paper unveiling a number of proposals seeking to target rising prescription drug prices. The proposed changes inclu…

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Monday, February 12, 2018 | Clinical Trials, Retina, AMD

Phase 2 Data Support Potential for Novel Anti-VEGF/Anti-Angiopoietin-2 Bispecific Antibody, RG7716, for People with DME

Genentech announced encouraging results from the phase 2 BOULEVARD study. In people with vision loss from diabetic macular edema (DME), treatment with intravitreal RG7716 demonstrated clinically meani…

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Friday, February 09, 2018 | Glaucoma

NEI Support Paved Early Pathway for Novel Glaucoma Therapies

The recent approval of two novel medications for glaucoma -- the first new medications for the disorder in nearly 18 years -- are fruit born from decades of foundational scientific research suppor…

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Friday, February 09, 2018 | Glaucoma

Q Biomed Signs Exclusive Option Agreement With Washington University in St. Louis for a Novel Companion Biomarker for Monitoring Glaucoma

Q BioMed has announced an exclusive option agreement with Washington University in St. Louis. Under the agreement granting the exclusive right to license the technology, Q BioMed will evaluate the fea…

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Friday, February 09, 2018 | Cornea

Researchers Design a New Intracorneal Inlay to Correct Presbyopia

Researchers at the Universitat Politècnica de València, University of Valencia, Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria La Fe and the companies AJL Ophthalmic SA and Aiken-Tecnolog…

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Friday, February 09, 2018 | Awards

ASCRS Announces 2018 Ophthalmology Hall of Fame Inductees

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) has announced that it will induct I. Howard Fine, MD, and the late David Maurice, PhD, into the ASCRS Ophthalmology Hall of Fame on Satu…

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Thursday, February 08, 2018 | Glaucoma, Glaukos Corporation

Study: Glaukos iStent Reduced IOP and Lowered Medication Burden in Patients with Severe Glaucoma

Glaukos announced that a study published in the January 2018 issue of the Journal of Glaucoma showed that a single iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent implanted during cataract surgery in patients wi…

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018 | Partnerships, Product Releases, Oculus

Oculus Pentacam AXL is Now Linked to the IOLcompass Pro Guidance System and TruePlan

Oculus and Leica Microsystems have informed surgeons that the new link to Leica’s Pro Guidance system and TrueVisions’ TruePlan is now ready to be purchased. As recently published, Oculus …

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