Friday, January 20, 2017 12:15 AM
MIAMI—Steven J. Gedde, MD, professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami
, part of UHealth—the University of Miami Health System, was awarded the 2016 Straatsma Award for Excellence in Resident Education. The award recognizes and celebrates an outstanding residency program director in ophthalmology.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 12:18 AM
NEW YORK—The Mount Sinai Health System
earlier this week announced plans to develop the Mount Sinai/New York Eye and Ear (NYEE) Eye and Vision Research Institute, a facility that the health system said would be “the first of its kind in the New York City metropolitan region.”
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:24 AM
MENLO PARK, Calif.—ForSight VISION4 announced that it has been acquired by Roche Holdings Inc.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:33 AM
announced yesterday that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Encore Vision
, a privately-held company in Fort Worth, Texas, that has developed eye drops for treating presbyopia.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 12:30 AM
HYDERABAD, India—Microsoft India
and the L V Prasad Eye Institute
have teamed up to launch the Microsoft Intelligent Network for Eyecare (MINE), which they describe as “a global consortium of commercial, research and academic institutions who have joined to apply artificial intelligence to help in the elimination of avoidable blindness and scale delivery of eyecare services worldwide.”
Monday, November 28, 2016 12:21 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership
announced that Michael Ackermann, PhD, Taryn Conway, Candace Simerson, and John Vukich, MD, have joined OWL’s board of directors.
Monday, November 21, 2016 12:24 AM
FORT WORTH, Texas—Despite news reports that Alcon’s
smart contact lens research project with Alphabet Inc.’s Verily
unit is behind schedule, the company maintains that it is in fact on track, VMail
Monday, November 21, 2016 12:18 AM
IRVINE, Calif.—Allergan founder Gavin Herbert and his wife, Ninetta, have pledged $5 million to advance retinal research at UC Irvine Health’s Gavin Herbert Eye Institute
, the academic eyecare center named in his honor.
Friday, November 11, 2016 12:26 AM
LAVAL, Quebec—Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
(NYSE: VRX) reported that its total revenues in the third quarter ended September 30, 2016 were $2.48 billion versus $2.79 billion in the third quarter of 2015, a decrease of 11 percent.
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 12:23 AM
NEW YORK—Ophthotech Corp.
(Nasdaq: OPHT) reported a net loss for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 of $60.9 million compared to a net loss of $39.6 million for the same period in 2015.
Monday, November 7, 2016 12:23 AM
MONROVIA, Calif.—STAAR Surgical Company
(NASDAQ: STAA), reported net sales of $20.1 million for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2016, up 7 percent compared to $18.8 million reported in the prior year quarter.
Monday, November 7, 2016 12:21 AM
WASHINGTON—The fourth annual U.S. News & World Report Leadership Forum
, "Healthcare of Tomorrow," features national thought leaders, including Rohit Varma, MD, MPH, interim dean of the Keck School of Medicine of USC
and president of USC Care physician medical group, speaking on a range of topics that will shape the future of America's health care system.
Friday, November 4, 2016 12:23 AM
(NYSE: AGN) reported total net revenue of $3.6 billion for the third quarter ending Sept. 30, 2016, a 4 percent increase versus the prior year quarter.