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Thursday, March 23, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Alcon Laboratories

Alcon Receives FDA Approval for AcrySof IQ ReSTOR +2.5 Multifocal Toric IOL with Activefocus

Alcon has received approval from the FDA for its AcrySof IQ ReSTOR +2.5 Multifocal Toric IOL with Activefocus, which is designed to address astigmatism and presbyopia at the same time. The unique opti…

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Monday, March 06, 2017 | Product Releases, Alcon Laboratories

Alcon Launches New Digital Vision Care Marketing Portal for Eye Care Professionals


Alcon announced the launch of a comprehensive marketing portal with digital resources and content to help eye care professionals (ECPs) strengthen their online outreach to patients, according to a com…

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Friday, March 03, 2017 | Health Care, Alcon Laboratories

Alcon Supports Eye Health with Charitable Giving of Nearly $73 Million in 2016 and Renews Commitment to Think About Your Eyes Campaign

Alcon directly supported eye health in 2016 with nearly 650 medical missions that served more than 480,000 patients around the world and facilitated more than 47,000 surgeries, acording to a company n…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Product Releases, Alcon Laboratories

Alcon Launches New Trifocal Toric IOL for Patients with Astigmatism Undergoing Cataract Surgery

Alcon announced the launch of AcrySof IQ PanOptix Toric presbyopia- and astigmatism-correcting IOL for patients with preexisting corneal astigmatism undergoing cataract surgery. It is a new option for…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Earnings & Financials, Alcon Laboratories, Novartis

Novartis Considers Spinning Off Alcon Unit

Novartis said it is considering several options for its Alcon unit, including the possibility of separating from the eye care division. The announcement comes after Novartis reported that Alcon’…

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Friday, December 23, 2016 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Alcon Laboratories

Alcon Receives FDA Approval for AcrySof IQ ReSTOR +3.0D Multifocal Toric IOL

Alcon has received approval from the FDA for its AcrySof IQ ReSTOR +3.0D Multifocal Toric IOL. The new IOL is designed to address presbyopia and pre-existing corneal astigmatism at the time of ca…

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Friday, December 16, 2016 | Partnerships, Alcon Laboratories

Alcon and Right to Sight Partner to Provide Free Cataract Surgery

Alcon is partnering with the non-profit organization, Right to Sight, to provide free cataract treatment to approximately 500 community members to restore their vision and enhance their quality of lif…

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016 | Miscellaneous, Alcon Laboratories

Alcon to Host Local Multifocal Contact Lens Fitting Event for Eye Care Professionals

Alcon will host a training event in Memphis, Tennessee later this month to help eye care professionals better fit multifocal contact lenses. This event will provide eye care professionals with tips an…

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Monday, November 21, 2016 | Miscellaneous, Alcon Laboratories, Novartis

Novartis Backs Off From 2016 Date for Testing Google Autofocus Lens

Novartis has abandoned a 2016 goal to start testing its autofocus contact lens on people, though it said the groundbreaking product it is making with internet giant Google is "progressing steadil…

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Monday, November 14, 2016 | Product Releases, Alcon Laboratories

Alcon Announces New DAILIES AquaComfort Plus Packaging to Launch in 2017

Alcon DAILIES AquaComfort Plus contact lenses will receive new US only packaging with patient education information and instructions in the new year. This new packaging with a refreshed design and pat…

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Thursday, November 10, 2016 | Product Releases, Alcon Laboratories

Alcon Introduces AIR OPTIX Plus HydraGlyde Monthly Replacement Contact Lenses

Alcon unveiled new AIR OPTIX plus HydraGlyde monthly replacement contact lenses to eye care professionals at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Optometry (AAO) in Anaheim. The contact lense…

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 | Earnings & Financials, Alcon Laboratories

Novartis Focus on Still-Ailing Alcon Shifts to 2017

Novartis' struggling Alcon eye care division will take longer to turn around than expected, the Swiss drugmaker's Chief Executive Joe Jimenez warned on Tuesday as he reported a smaller than fo…

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Friday, October 21, 2016 | Miscellaneous, Alcon Laboratories

Alcon Partners with Cheryl Ladd to Inform Patients About Cataracts and Their Treatment Options

Alcon has partnered with actress Cheryl Ladd to launch the Know Your Cataract EYE-Q campaign, which sheds light on the general lack of understanding about the condition and challenges Americans to tes…

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Monday, October 17, 2016 | Product Releases, Alcon Laboratories, MIGS

Alcon Launches the CyPass Micro-Stent

Alcon announced the US launch of the CyPass Micro-Stent at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago. The CyPass Micro-Stent was approved by the FDA in July for use in con…

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Friday, September 09, 2016 | Product Releases, Alcon Laboratories

Alcon Launches the NGENUITY 3D Visualization System for Digitally Assisted Vitreoretinal Surgery

Alcon announced the launch of the NGENUITY 3D Visualization System, a platform for digitally assisted vitreoretinal surgery (DAVS). The system is designed to enhance visualization of the back of the e…

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