Wednesday, March 14, 2018

EyewireTV -- SightLife Acquires Kamra Inlay; Family Impact on Cataract Surgery

In this week’s EyewireTV, SightLife Surgical, the world’s largest provider of corneal tissue for transplantation, announces that it will acquire the Kamra inlay from AcuFocus; and Quantel Medical receives FDA approval for its next-generation Compact Touch ophthalmic ultrasound platform. Also, a groundbreaking new study reveals that close family relationships and a strong social network increase the likelihood of older adults getting cataract surgery.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

EyewireTV -- Ophthalmologists Speak Out Against New Anthem Anesthesia Guidelines

In this week’s EyewireTV, ophthalmologists oppose controversial new insurance guidelines from Anthem that require cataract surgeons to monitor cataract anesthesia themselves in many cases; and Tomey USA receives FDA 510(k) clearance for its EM-4000 Specular Microscope. Also, a new international study shows that implantations of one, two, or three Glaukos iStents achieved mean unmedicated IOP reductions at 36 months.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

EyewireTV -- Inflammation Drug Approved; Advice When Prescribing Medications

In this week’s EyewireTV, Icon Bioscience receives FDA approval for Dexycu (dexamethasone intraocular suspension), a dropless therapy for treating inflammation associated with cataract surgery; and researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago say they have identified a small drug molecule that can clear the herpes simplex-1 virus in the cells of the cornea. Also, in the feature, three leading ophthalmologists provide advice to physicians who want to ensure their patients are getting the appropriately prescribed medication.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

EyewireTV -- Glaucoma Experts Discuss Future Technologies and Treatment Options

In this week’s EyewireTV, at the annual Glaucoma 360 meeting in San Francisco, experts discuss which technologies and treatments they believe will have a major impact on the way glaucoma patients are treated.

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Wednesday, February 07, 2018

EyewireTV -- ReVision Optics Shuts Down; Diabetes-Cataract Incidence Study

In this week’s EyewireTV, ReVision Optics, the maker of the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, has gone out of business; and a large British study reveals that people with diabetes are twice as likely to develop cataracts as the general population. Also, Second Sight Medical Products provides an update on its products, including the first-in-human implant of the Orion Cortical Visual Prosthesis System.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

EyewireTV - Study Identifies a Genetic Link to Glaucoma Risk; New Imprimis Formulations

In this week’s EyewireTV, a groundbreaking new study has found a genetic link between thinner corneas and increased risk of glaucoma; and Imprimis Pharmaceuticals says it will be dispensing two new glaucoma formulations: preservative-free dorzolamide and preservative-free dorzolamide/timolol. Also, Novartis announces that it is licensing Spark Therapeutics’ gene therapy voretigene neparvovec for biallelic RPE65 mutation-associated retinal dystrophy in all markets outside the United States.

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