U.S. News & World Report Ranks Top 13 U.S. Ophthalmology Hospitals

By Staff
Monday, July 27, 2015 12:18 AM New York—In its listings of the best U.S. hospitals for 2015-2016, U.S. News & World Report ranked the top 13 ophthalmology hospitals.

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Opens New Eye Center in Naples, Florida

By Staff
Monday, July 13, 2015 12:24 AM NAPLES, Fla.—Earlier this week, on Monday, June 29, 2015, the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute opened a new eye center here, moving to a new 20,000-square-foot facility with more than six times the clinical space of its previous location.

Second Sight Appoints Will McGuire as President and CEO

By Staff
Monday, June 29, 2015 12:27 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ:EYES) has appointed Will McGuire, a 20-year veteran of the life sciences industry, as president and chief executive officer, effective Aug. 18, 2015.

Second Sight Announces Two Top Management Appointments

By Staff
Monday, May 11, 2015 12:24 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ:EYES), which markets the Argus II retinal prosthesis, is expanding its management team with the addition of Anthony “Tony” Moses, who has been named commercial vice president, Americas, and James “Jim” Miller, who has been appointed director of manufacturing, a newly created position.

Valeant to Acquire Salix Pharmaceuticals

By Staff
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 12:30 AM LAVAL, Quebec and RALEIGH, N.C.— Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) and Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SLXP) announced on March 22 that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Valeant will acquire all of the outstanding common stock of Salix for $158.00 per share in cash, or a total enterprise value of approximately $14.5 billion.

NVision Eye Centers Acquires Weston Eye Center

By Staff
Friday, January 30, 2015 12:15 AM ALISO VIEJO, Calif.— NVision Eye Centers, a provider of lasik and cataract surgery in the U.S., has added Weston Eye Center of Roseburg, Ore. to its family of eye centers.

Study Shows Effectiveness of i-Lid Cleanser

By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 19, 2015 12:00 AM SAN RAFAEL, Calif.—The Eye Institute, based here, recently announced that an informal nationwide survey of eye doctors and patients shows success with the use of a recently launched product, i-Lid Cleanser from NovaBay Pharmaceuticals, to treat evaporaive dry eye syndrome associated with blepharitis and meibomian gland dysfunction.

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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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

By Staff
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.
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