Friday, July 29, 2016 12:24 AM
JENA, Germany—James Mazzo will join Carl Zeiss Meditec
as global president of ophthalmology with responsibility for the company’s new strategic business unit ophthalmology as well as Carl Zeiss Meditec's U.S. sales and service center.
Friday, July 29, 2016 12:21 AM
, developer of the Kamra corneal inlay and IC-8 IOL, announced that Alan Waterhouse has been appointed president and chief operating officer (COO) and William Link, PhD, has joined the company as chairman of the board.
Monday, July 25, 2016 12:21 AM
SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products
announced that a five-year study of patients who have the Argus II artificial retina implant has yielded positive results.
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 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.
Friday, June 10, 2016 12:30 AM
BALTIMORE—The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
(CMS) has released a final rule improving how Medicare pays Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) in the Medicare Shared Savings Program for delivering better patient care.
Friday, June 3, 2016 12:27 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas—Alcon
, a division of Novartis, has partnered with actress Cheryl Ladd to launch the Know Your Cataract EYE-Q campaign, which seeks to educate consumers about the condition and challenges of cataract by testing their knowledge of the disease and learn about cataract treatment options.
Friday, May 6, 2016 12:18 AM
SEATTLE—Noted vision researcher Dean Bok, PhD. of UCLA
has been awarded the 2016 Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:18 AM
WACO, Texas—Allergan plc
(NYSE: AGN), broke ground Monday on a $200 million expansion of its Waco, Texas facility.
Monday, April 25, 2016 12:23 AM
DUBLIN and BOSTON—Allergan plc
has acquired Topokine Therapeutics
, a privately held, clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing topical medicines for fat reduction.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 12:15 AM
MIAMI—Professor emeritus of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
, Victor T. Curtin, MD, passed away here on March 9 at age 91.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12:27 AM
SILVER SPRING, Md.—The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
is allowing marketing of a one-time use contact lens that may help practitioners identify the best time of day to measure a patient’s intraocular pressure (IOP).
Monday, March 7, 2016 12:18 AM
Philadelphia—Wills Eye Hospital
has appointed Dr. Leslie G. Hyman, an internationally recognized leader in the field of vision research and public health, to spearhead the expansion of the Hospital’s research program.