Researchers Develop New AI Algorithm to Detect Diabetic Retinopathy

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Friday, April 28, 2017 12:24 AM SAN FRANCISCO—In a new study published online in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, researchers from Stanford University’s Byers Eye Institute describe how they used an artificial intelligence method known as deep-learning to create an automated algorithm to detect diabetic retinopathy.

Ophthalmologists Visit Capitol Hill to Discuss Issues Affecting Medical and Surgical Eyecare

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Friday, April 28, 2017 12:21 AM WASHINGTON—Eye physicians and surgeons representing the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) met with members of Congress this week to discuss many of the primary issues they believe are affecting medical and surgical eyecare.

CVS Pharmacy Moves Ahead With 19 Additional Optical Locations

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:36 AM WOONSOCKET, R.I.—CVS Pharmacy is moving ahead with its rollout of optical departments with the expected opening of 19 additional optical locations this year.

Ophthotech Announces Leadership Transitions, Effective July 1, 2017

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:27 AM NEW YORK—Ophthotech Corporation, a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of therapeutics for diseases of the eye, announced that David R. Guyer, MD, a co-founder, CEO and chairman of the board of Ophthotech, will transition to executive chairman, effective July 1, 2017.

The Vision Council Releases 2017 UV Report, Preps for National Sunglasses Day

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:21 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council has released its official 2017 UV report, titled ‘UV’ Gotta Have Shades, in advance of May, which is healthy vision and UV awareness month, as well as National Sunglasses Day, which takes place annually on June 27.

Behind the Scenes With Randy Jackson Before The Dr. Oz Show

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 12:15 AM PORT CHESTER, N.Y.—Randy Jackson, will be appearing on The Dr. Oz Show today at 1 p.m. EST on Fox WNYW (check your local listings for network) to discuss his personal experiences with Type 2 Diabetes, its connection with eye health and the importance of annual comprehensive eye exams.

A House Committee in Florida Legislature Postpones Action on Optometry Bill

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Monday, April 24, 2017 12:24 AM TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Health and Human Services Committee in Florida’s House of Representatives  postponed a vote on a bill that would permit optometrists to perform certain eyecare procedures.

Nevada Lawmaker Drops Support of Proposed Legislation Restricting Online Eye Exams

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Monday, April 17, 2017 12:30 AM CARSON CITY, Nev.—Legislation proposed in Nevada that would have restricted the use of “certain automated testing devices," including online exams, was expected to die in committee on April 14.

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Expands Commercial Team with Three New Hires

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Friday, April 14, 2017 12:18 AM IRVINE, Calif.—Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AERI), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for treating glaucoma and other eye diseases, has added three new employees as part of an effort to expand its commercial team and changed the responsibilities of a current employee.

Ohr Pharmaceutical Raises $14 Million in Offering of Common Stock and Warrants

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:23 AM NEW YORK—Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc., (Nasdaq:OHRP) an ophthalmology company studying a potential new treatment for age-related macular degeneration, reported earlier this week that it closed a previously announced public offering of common stock and warrants, which generated gross proceeds to the company of roughly $14.2 million.

Second Sight’s Chairman Inducted Into National Academy of Inventors

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:21 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ: EYES) announced that its chairman, Robert Greenberg, MD, PhD, will be inducted as a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow at a ceremony to be held this evening at the Sixth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston, Mass.

Imprimis Acquires Exclusive License to Patented Dry Eye Drug

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Friday, April 7, 2017 12:18 AM SAN DIEGO—Imprimis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IMMY), an ophthalmology-focused pharmaceutical company, has entered into an licensing agreement for the exclusive worldwide rights to Klarity, a patented ophthalmic topical solution and gel technology for patients with dry eye disease (DED).

Bill Proposed in California Would Require Doctor Review of Children’s Eye Exams

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:33 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Legislation proposed in California would require that students in certain grades have a comprehensive eye exam that is reviewed by an optometrist, ophthalmologist or other physician.

Paragon Vision Sciences Forms Educational Partnerships With Leading Institutions and Organizations

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Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:21 AM GILBERT, Ariz.—Paragon Vision Sciences, a leader in orthokeratology, has entered into a series of educational partnership programs with several leading research institutions and organizations devoted to advancing eyecare practitioner education about myopia.

AOA Calls for Action to Advance Goals of NASEM Eye Health Report

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 12:18 AM ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The American Optometric Association (AOA) this week called on government, private sector and nonprofit stakeholders to join forces in making eye health and vision care a national priority.
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