Monday, July 25, 2016 12:18 AM
LAVAL, Quebec—Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
(NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) announced that it has received a Complete Response Letter (CRL) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the New Drug Application (NDA) for latanoprostene bunod ophthalmic solution, 0.024 percent, an intraocular pressure lowering single-agent eye drop for patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Friday, July 22, 2016 12:24 AM
NEW YORK—A proposed rule for Medicare's 2017 Physician Fee Schedule contains several policies that will impact doctors of optometry participating in postoperative care, diabetes care and Medicare Advantage plans.
Friday, July 22, 2016 12:21 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On July 13, Prevent Blindness held its 5th annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit at the National Press Club here and featured presentations from a variety of leading experts in vision and public health. The full webcast and copies of the all the presentations can be found here
Monday, July 18, 2016 12:24 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The national Think About Your Eyes
campaign has built upon its increased industry support and consumer interest to reach a new milestone of 2.5 million visitors to the campaign website since its launch.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:21 AM
BOSTON—2020 On-site Optometry
raised $3 million in an extension to its Series A-1, bringing total fundraising to $7.9 million.
Friday, July 8, 2016 12:24 AM
is launching The Focus Initiative, a virtual forum for those working in the vision and public health sector.
Friday, July 1, 2016 12:24 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay, a device implanted in the cornea of one eye to improve near vision in certain patients with presbyopia.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:21 AM
has opened for Vision Expo West 2016
in September at the Sands Expo & Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada (Education: Sept. 14 to 17; Exhibition: Sept. 15 to 17).
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 12:18 AM
BRUSSELS—Two optical technology companies are among the 15 finalists that have been shortlisted for the AAL Smart Ageing Challenge prize, which is offering €50,000 for the best innovation that uses the Internet of Things to empower older adults to achieve the quality of life they aspire to, socially and independently.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:18 AM
CHICAGO—An estimated 7,000 Americans spent part of their Fourth of July holiday in the emergency room in 2014 due to fireworks injuries, according to data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Out of that number, 19 percent of the injuries were to the eyes.
Friday, June 24, 2016 2:32 PM
SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology
is highlighting the fact that “the number of eye injuries caused by fireworks has more than doubled in recent years” and providing tips on how to help prevent these injuries.
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:24 AM
WASHINGTON, D.C.—A veteran Democratic congressman wants to expand Medicare's benefits to provide vision, hearing and dental care to seniors.
Monday, June 20, 2016 12:21 AM
ALEXANDRIA, Va.—The Vision Council
is encouraging ECPs and optical retailers to help promote the importance of wearing UV-protective sunwear as a part of National Sunglasses Day, held annually on June 27.