Wednesday, July 27, 2016| AcuFocus, Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, Carl Zeiss Meditec, FDA Approval/Clearance, Ocular Therapeutix, Retinitis pigmentosa, Valeant

EyewireTV – Manufacturing Issues Stall Two Ophthalmic Drugs; New Leaders at Zeiss and AcuFocus

In this week’s EyewireTV, citing manufacturing deficiencies, the FDA decides not to approve the new drug applications of two ophthalmic agents, Valeant Pharmaceuticals’ Vesneo (latanoprostene bunod ophthalmic solution 0.024%) and Ocular Therapeuitix’s Dextenza (dexamethasone insert 0.4 mg); and 5-year study results of the Argus II retinal prosthesis system indicate the device remains safe and beneficial for patients blind from retinitis pigmentosa. Also, James Mazzo is leaving AcuFocus, where he is chairman and CEO, to serve as the Global President of Ophthalmology at Carl Zeiss Meditec, and Alan Waterhouse is named the new President and Chief Operating Officer of AcuFocus.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016| Abbott Medical Optics, AMO, Allergan, Avedro, Cornea, Corneal Collagen Crosslinking, CXL, Corneal Ectasia, Dry Eye, FDA Approval/Clearance, Refractive Surgery, Tecnis Symfony IOL

EyewireTV - Tecnis Symfony IOL FDA Approved; New Cross-Linking Indication in US

In this week’s EyewireTV, the FDA approves Abbott’s Tecnis Symfony and Tecnis Symfony Toric IOLs, which the company says are the first extended depth of focus IOLs; and Avedro receives FDA approval for a second indication for its corneal collagen cross-linking platform—the treatment of corneal ectasia following refractive surgery. Also, Allergan files a de novo application with the FDA for the Oculeve Intranasal Tear Neurostimulator device, which is being investigated for temporarily increasing tear production upon activation in patients with dry eye disease.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016| Contact Lenses & Solutions, CooperVision, Dry Eye, FDA Approval/Clearance, Shire

EyewireTV - FDA Approves Xiidra (Lifitegrast) Dry Eye Treatment; CMS Reimbursement Rates

In this week’s EyewireTV, Shire receives FDA approval for its blockbuster dry eye treatment Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution 5%), the only prescription eye drop indicated for the treatment of both the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease; and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issues its proposed calendar year 2017 payment rate regulation for hospital outpatient departments and ambulatory surgery centers. Also, CooperVision introduces Biofinity Energys, the first contact lenses specifically designed for digital device users.

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Wednesday, July 06, 2016| Bausch+Lomb, Corneal Inlay, FDA Approval/Clearance, Medical Studies, Nicox , Posterior noninfectious uveitis, ReVision Optics, Uveitis

EyewireTV – FDA Approves Raindrop Inlay; Humira for Uveitis Treatment

In this week’s EyewireTV, ReVision Optics receives FDA approval for the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, the first implantable device that changes the shape of the cornea to achieve improved vision; and the FDA approves Humira (adalimumab) for the treatment of noninfectious intermediate and posterior uveitis and panuveitis. Also, Bausch + Lomb and Nicox announce that the results of a phase 3 study of glaucoma drug candidate latanoprostene bunod have been published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016| Allergan, FDA Approval/Clearance, Glaucoma, Myopia

EyewireTV - Myopia on the Rise in US; Rewarding Surgical Cases

In this week’s EyewireTV, a large, government-sponsored study estimates that nearly 10 million adults in the United States are highly myopic, with about one in 10 of those having a degenerative form of the disease; and the FDA accepts Allergan's 510(k) premarket notification application for the XEN Glaucoma Treatment System. In the feature, three leading eye care professionals describe the surgical cases they find most rewarding.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

EyewireTV — Where’s Ophthalmology Headed? Hear from the Experts

In this week’s EyewireTV, leading ophthalmology researchers, clinicians, and entrepreneurs come together at OCTANE’s Orange County Technology Summit to discuss ground-breaking ophthalmic technologies, unmet clinical needs, and new business opportunities.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016| ArcScan, Diabetic Retinopathy, Diagnostics/Imaging, Eleven Biotherapeutics, Optical biometry, Roche, Ultrasound

EyewireTV - Major Diabetic Retinopathy Study Findings; ArcScan Insight 100 Launched

In this week’s EyewireTV, a National Institutes of Health-funded study (ACCORDION) of patients with type 2 diabetes shows less diabetic retinopathy progression among those who underwent intensive glycemic control; and Eleven Biotherapeutics enters into an exclusive license agreement with Roche for the rights to preclinical ocular drug technology in a deal worth up to $270 million. Also, the ArcScan Insight 100 ultrasound device for imaging and biometry of the eye is now commercially available and has been incorporated into the first US clinics.

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Wednesday, June 08, 2016| American Society of Cataract & Ref Surgeons, ASCRS, Conjunctivitis, Intraocular lens, IOL, IOLs, IOL Selection, Ocular Therapeutix, Optovue, Retina

EyewireTV - Conjunctivitis Candidate Fails Late-Stage Trial; New Data-Driven IOL Calculator

In this week’s EyewireTV, in a second phase 3 trial, Ocular Therapeutix's lead product candidate Dextenza (sustained-release dexamethasone) fails to meet its primary endpoint for the treatment of ocular itching associated with chronic allergic conjunctivitis; and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery launches the Hill-RBF Calculator, a self-validating method for IOL power selection that employs pattern recognition and data interpolation. Also, Optovue announces the commercial availability of the AngioVue Retina imaging system, which provides practitioners with a noninvasive, dyeless way to visualize blood flow in the retina.

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Wednesday, June 01, 2016

EyewireTV - Ophthalmic Executives Provide Company Updates

In this week’s EyewireTV, several executives at the Ophthalmology Innovation Summit in New Orleans speak to EyewireTV about the main product candidates in their companies' pipelines.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016| Alphaeon, Blindness, Intraocular lens, IOL, IOLs, Low Vision

EyewireTV - Alphaeon Management Shakeup; IOL Growth Projections

In this week’s EyewireTV, after 3 years leading lifestyle health care company Alphaeon, Robert Grant is no longer CEO; and a new government-sponsored study predicts the number of adults in the United States with blindness or low vision will increase substantially over the next 35 years as a result of shifting demographics and an aging population. Also, due to growth in developing countries and robust demand for improved visual outcomes, ophthalmic market research company Market Scope projects strong 5-year growth in global IOL procedures.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016| Allergan, Bausch+Lomb, Dry Eye, Hoya Surgical Optics, Intraocular lens, IOL, IOLs, OASIS Medical

EyewireTV - B+L Expands IOL Portfolio; Allergan Tear Device Trials

In this week’s EyewireTV, Bausch + Lomb and Hoya Surgical Optics enter into an exclusive agreement under which Bausch + Lomb will distribute and commercialize Hoya’s portfolio of IOLs and injectors in the United States; and Allergan announces results of two pivotal trials of its Oculeve Intranasal Tear Neurostimulator for the increase of tear production in patients with dry eye disease. Also, Oasis Medical obtains the CE Mark for its Soft Shield collagen corneal shields.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016| Bausch+Lomb, digital apps, Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, IV-Free, Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, MGD, TearScience

EyewireTV - Breaking Industry News from the ASCRS Meeting In New Orleans

In this week’s EyewireTV, Imprimis Pharmaceuticals launches two new products in the ophthalmology space—an IV-free conscious sedation formulation and a triple combination eye drop; and TearScience releases the LipiScan, a high-definition gland imager that allows eye care professionals to assess meibomian gland structure during routine examinations. Also, Bausch + Lomb and IBM announce a collaboration to develop an app aimed at helping cataract surgeons streamline workflow and access patient information.

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