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I-Optics Announces New Cassini Total Corneal Astigmatism Functionality at AECOS Summer Symposium

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I-Optics will be launching new functionality for its Cassini corneal shape analyzer that will allow it to measure both anterior and posterior astigmatism, providing refractive-cataract and cornea surgeons with a total corneal astigmatism measurement, the company announced at the American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery (AECOS) Summer Sympos...

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Friday, July 25, 2014

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Singapore Team Develops Asia's First Genetic Test That Can P...

From Medical Xpress — 7/25/2014

A team of eye doctors and scientists from Singapore have developed Asia's first genetic test for identifying patients with a type of eye disease that ...Full story

Robert E. Marc Named Recipient of 2014 Paul Kayser Internati...

From News-Medical — 7/25/2014

Robert E. Marc, PhD, director of research at the University of Utah's John A. Moran Eye Center, has been named by the International Society of Eye Res...Full story

Allergan Announces Ozurdex Receives European Positive Opinio...

From Allergan — 7/25/2014

Allergan announced that the European Unions Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) has recommended extending the marketing authorizatio...Full story

TNF Inhibitor Therapy Effective for Behcet's Disease Uveitis

From Medscape Ophthalmology — 7/25/2014

When uveitis due to Behcet's disease fails to respond to conventional therapy, anti-TNF-alpha therapy may help, according to a Spanish study. Anti-TNF...Full story

Ocular Therapeutix Prices Initial Public Offering

From Ocular Therapeutix — 7/25/2014

Ocular Therapeutix announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 5,000,000 shares of its common stock at a public offering price of $13 per ...Full story

Tumor Growth and Metastasis Controlled by New Drug Combo in ...

From Medical News Today — 7/25/2014

Researchers at UC Davis, University of Massachusetts and Harvard Medical School have created a combination drug that controls both tumor growth and me...Full story

More Years of School Correspond to More Nearsightedness

From Medscape Ophthalmology — 7/25/2014

More education was associated with a higher prevalence of nearsightedness in a study of more than 4500 people, and myopia worsened with additional yea...Full story

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Oculus Corvis ST in Microgravity

From Oculus — 7/24/2014

NASA made successful use of the Corvis ST high-speed Scheimpflug camera during two parabolic flights on June 5-6 in Houston, Texas, according to a com...Full story

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Receives Health Canada "No Objection L...

From Aerie Pharmaceuticals — 7/24/2014

Aerie Pharmaceuticals announced that it has received a "No Objection Letter" from Health Canada to conduct a phase 3 registration trial of Rhopressa, ...Full story

Immune Response Damaging in Acute Glaucoma

From Medical News Today — 7/24/2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Sun Yat-sen University in China have shown that acute glaucoma in mice i...Full story

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals' Go Dropless Cataract Surgery Formu...

From Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Inc. — 7/24/2014

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced that two key opinion leader presentations that describe the benefits of dropless cataract surgery formulation...Full story

Could Eye and Smell Tests Offer Early Alzheimer's Diagnosis?

From Medical News Today — 7/24/2014

In the US, someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease every 67 seconds. Current clinical diagnostic tests mean the disease can only be detected in ...Full story

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

TrueVision Granted Fundamental Patent on Real-Time Surgical ...

From TrueVision 3D Surgical — 7/23/2014

TrueVision 3D Surgical announced it has been issued a patent by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for fundamental technology underlying computer ...Full story

American Academy of Optometry Announces 2014 Award Recipient...

From American Academy of Optometry — 7/23/2014

The American Academy of Optometry has announced its 2014 award recipients. Award winners will be recognized at the Academy 2014 Denver Awards Ceremony...Full story

Appeals Courts Rule Opposite Ways on ACA Subsidies

From Medpage Today — 7/23/2014

Opposing rulings by two federal appeals courts Tuesday on the legality of subsidies for people purchasing insurance through the Affordable Care Act's ...Full story

FDA Issues Informed Consent Guidance for Clinical Trials

From Medpage Today — 7/23/2014

The FDA recently issued an updated guidance document on obtaining informed consent for clinical trials, but little has changed that would affect enrol...Full story

PowerVision Appoints Douglas D. Koch, MD, to its Scientific ...

From PowerVision Inc. — 7/23/2014

PowerVision, Inc. announced that Douglas D. Koch, MD, the Allen, Mosbacher, and Law Chair of Ophthalmology, and Professor of Ophthalmology, at Baylor ...Full story

Animal Study of Cellular Stress in Degenerative Illnesses Fi...

From Medical News Today — 7/23/2014

In a new study led by UC San Francisco (UCSF) scientists, a chemical compound designed to precisely target part of a crucial cellular quality-control ...Full story

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

In Blow to Health Law, Appeals Court Limits Subsidies

From The New York Times — 7/22/2014

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the government could not subsidize premiums for people in three dozen states that use the federal insurance...Full story

Oraya Therapeutics Announces Rapid Expansion in Europe as Mo...

From Oraya Therapeutics Inc. — 7/22/2014

Oraya Therapeutics Inc. announced that it is significantly expanding its presence in Europe, with Oraya Therapy being offered for the first time at a ...Full story

Allergan Cuts Jobs, Increases Earnings Projections in Move t...

From Eyewiretoday.com — 7/22/2014

In a move to boost value for its shareholders, Allergan announced a restructuring deal that will cut 1,500 jobs as it tries to position itself to fend...Full story

Apoptotic Retinal Ganglion Cells Reduced in Diabetes by Inhi...

From Medical News Today — 7/22/2014

Activation of Nogo receptor (NgR) is an essential factor of nerve regeneration inhibition, neuronal atrophy and even apoptosis. Upregulation of NgR ex...Full story

Vision Loss Patients Benefit From Personalized Gene Therapy ...

From Medical News Today — 7/22/2014

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have created a way to develop personalized gene therapies for patients with retinitis pigmentosa...Full story


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