Latest News - Abbott Medical Optics, AMO

Monday, February 27, 2017 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

Johnson & Johnson Completes Acquisition of Abbott Medical Optics

Johnson & Johnson announced that it has completed the acquisition of Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) in an all-cash deal worth $4.325 billion. The deal, which was originally announced September 16, 20…

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO

FDA Approves iDesign Studio System to Treat Mixed Astigmatism

The FDA has approved Abbott’s Star S4 IR excimer laser system and iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System for use in LASIK patients with mixed astigmatism. In a clinical study on 149 eyes tre…

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Thursday, September 29, 2016 | Product Releases, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO

Abbott Releases Tecnis Toric Calculator With Posterior Corneal Astigmatism Compensation

Abbott received FDA approval of a new toric calculator with posterior corneal astigmatism (PCA) compensation. The addition of PCA compensation eliminates the need for look-up tables and improves the p…

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Friday, September 16, 2016 | Acquisitions/Mergers, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care

Johnson & Johnson to Acquire Abbott Medical Optics for $4.325 Billion

In a major acquisition that will consolidate and reshape the eye care landscape, Johnson & Johnson announced on Friday a definitive agreement to acquire Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) for $…

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Friday, July 15, 2016 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO

FDA Approves the Tecnis Symfony IOL, the First Extended Depth of Focus Lens

Abbott announced that the FDA has approved the Tecnis Symfony IOL, the only lens in the United States that provides a full range of continuous vision following cataract surgery while also mitigating t…

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Monday, May 09, 2016 | Clinical Trials, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO

Abbott Announces Positive Results from Pivotal Study of Tecnis Symfony IOL

Abbott announced that its pivotal clinical trial of the company’s Tecnis Symfony 1-Piece Acrylic IOL met its primary endpoint of improved intermediate vision. Data from this study showed that pe…

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Thursday, May 05, 2016 | Conferences, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO

Abbott to Host 20th Anniversary AMO University Event

On Friday, May 6, Abbott Medical Optics will host AMO University, which marks it's 20th anniversary this year. The 20th anniversary AMO University event is all about harnessing possibility to empo…

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Monday, January 11, 2016 | Management/Leadership, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO

Tom Frinzi to Head Abbott’s Vision Business

Abbott has announced that ophthalmology industry veteran Tom Frinzi has been named Senior Vice President, Abbott. He will be responsible for heading the company's vision business, Abbott Medical O…

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Friday, November 13, 2015 | Product Releases, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO

Abbott Launches Whitestar Signature Pro Phacoemulsification System in the United States

Abbott has launched the Whitestar Signature PRO Phacoemulsification System in the United States for use in cataract surgery. AMO says the Whitestar Signature Pro System provides a versatile solution d…

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Wednesday, September 02, 2015 | Product Releases, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO

Alcon to Unveil New Products for Cataract Surgery at ESCRS

Alcon will introduce its AcrySof IQ PanOptix presbyopia-correcting IOL, the UltraSert Delivery System preloaded with the AcrySof IQ Aspheric IOL, and the diagnostic ORA System with VerifEye+ Tec…

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015 | Product Releases, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO

Abbott Launches Three New Cylinder Powers for its Tecnis Toric 1-Piece Lens

Abbott announced the FDA approval and launch of three new cylinder powers (4.50 D, 5.25 D, and 6.00 D) for its Tecnis Toric IOL. These new IOLs are indicated for those with cataracts who have a signif…

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Monday, July 20, 2015 | Product Releases, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO

Abbott Launches the iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System for Personalized LASIK Vision Treatment

Abbott announced the FDA approval and launch of the iDesign Advanced WaveScan Studio System, which generates a high-definition scan that measures and maps irregularities of the eye that may impact vis…

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Thursday, June 18, 2015 | Management/Leadership, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO

President of Abbott Medical Optics, Murthy Simhambhatla, Leaves Company

Murthy Simhambhatla, PhD, president of Abbott Medical Optics since January 2013, has left Abbott to pursue other opportunities, spokeswoman Krysta Pellegrino has confirmed to Eyewiretoday.com. A repla…

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Friday, May 08, 2015 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Product Releases, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO

FDA Approves Abbott’s iDesign System for Use in LASIK Procedures

Abbott Medical Optics has received FDA approval for the iDesign Advanced Wavescan Studio system for use in LASIK procedures, according to a company news release. The wavefront diagnostic aberrometry i…

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Friday, April 17, 2015 | Product Releases, Abbott Medical Optics, AMO

Abbott Medical Optics Introduces the Compact Intuitiv Phacoemulsification System

Abbott Medical Optics announced the launch of the Compact Intuitiv Phacoemulsification System at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting in San Diego. The Compact Intuitiv Syst…

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