Modernizing Medicine Closes on $15M Funding for Cloud-Based EMR, Including Ophthalmology-Specific System

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Monday, November 17, 2014 12:24 AM BOCA RATON, Fla.— Modernizing Medicine, Inc., creator of the cloud-based electronic medical record (EMR) system known as the Electronic Medical Assistant (EMA), has closed on approximately $15M of an expected $20M funding round.

NVision Laser Eye Centers Acquires Teplick Custom Vision

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014 12:15 AM NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.— NVision Laser Eye Centers has acquired Portland, Ore.-based Teplick Custom Vision, its sixth acquisition in the last 18 months and its first in Oregon.

Second Sight Plans $32 Million IPO

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Monday, November 10, 2014 12:18 AM SYLMAR, Calif.— Second Sight Medical Products, maker of the Argus II retinal prosthesis implant, announced Friday that it is planning for an initial public offering worth nearly $32 million.

Vision for Mars Challenge: A Unique Opportunity for Ophthalmology Companies

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Friday, November 07, 2014 12:18 AM HOUSTON—The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) and the Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine announced Thursday the launch of the Vision for Mars Challenge, a program to help identify and advance medical technologies for ocular health in space through collaboration and funding support.

Nextech Systems to Acquire MDIntelleSys, an Electronic Health Record Software Supplier for Ophthalmology

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Wednesday, October 08, 2014 12:24 AM TAMPA—Health care technology provider, Nextech Systems, announced last week that it plans to acquire MDIntelleSys (MDI), a supplier of electronic health record (EHR) software for ophthalmologists.

American Academy of Ophthalmology’s IRIS Registry Approved for Federal Quality Reporting

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Friday, June 13, 2014 12:27 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s IRIS Registry eye disease and condition registry has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for federal quality reporting.

Valeant, Following Allergan’s Rejection of its Takeover Offer, Seeks to Sweeten Bid

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:27 AM LAVAL, Quebec— Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX)  said yesterday it will "improve" its $47 billion takeover offer for Allergan (NYSE: AGN), a day after Allergan’s board of directors rejected the hostile bid.

Santen Announces the Agreement to Purchase Merck’s Assets in Ophthalmology

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:24 AM OSAKA, Japan— Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., announced that it has entered into an agreement with Merck & Co, Inc. for Santen to purchase Merck's ophthalmology products in Japan, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Varsity Healthcare Partners Acquires Katzen Eye Group, Forms EyeCare Services Partners

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Monday, May 12, 2014 4:00 PM LUTHERVILLE, Md. and LOS ANGELES – Varsity Healthcare Partners, (VHP) a healthcare services-focused private equity investment firm, announced today that in partnership with management, it has acquired Maryland-based Katzen Eye Group, one of the country’s largest vertically integrated ophthalmologic and optometric services practices, and together, they will form EyeCare Services Partners Holdings LLC (ESP).

American Academy of Ophthalmology Launches IRIS Registry to Aggregate Patient Data

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Friday, April 11, 2014 12:24 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) announced the official March 25 launch of the IRIS Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight), the first comprehensive eye disease and condition registry in the U.S.

Professor Alice R. McPherson, MD, Receives Gonin Medal From International Council of Ophthalmology

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:18 AM HOUSTON— Alice R. McPherson, MD, professor of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine and founder of the Retina Research Foundation, has been named this year’s recipient of the Gonin Medal from the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO).

NVision Laser Eye Centers Acquires Nevada Eye Care’s Two Las Vegas Practices

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:30 AM NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.— NVision Laser Eye Centers has made its first acquisitions in the state of Nevada with the purchase of Nevada Eye Care’s two practices in Las Vegas.

LCA-Vision Reports Increase in Fourth Quarter Procedure Volume

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Monday, January 06, 2014 12:23 AM CINCINNATI— LCA-Vision Inc., (NASDAQ: LCAV), a provider of laser vision correction services under the LasikPlus brand, reported that 12,033 procedures were performed during the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 4 percent over the 11,613 procedures performed during the fourth quarter of 2012.

David Dulany, MD, Co-Founder of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, Passes Away

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Monday, December 16, 2013 12:18 AM PHOENIX—David Dulaney, MD, one of the founding partners of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, passed away on Nov. 30, 2013. He had just turned 76 years old.
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