James Mazzo to Head Zeiss Meditec’s Newly Consolidated Ophthalmology Unit

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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.

AcuFocus Appoints Alan Waterhouse President and COO; William Link, PhD Becomes Chairman of the Board

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Friday, July 29, 2016 12:21 AM IRVINE, Calif.—AcuFocus, 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.

Second Sight Announces Positive Five-Year Data from Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System

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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.

Valeant’s New Glaucoma Drug Raises No Safety or Efficacy Concerns With FDA

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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.

FDA Approves Raindrop Near Vision Inlay for Presbyopia Correction

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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.

Prevent Blindness Honors Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, With Joanne Angle Investigator Award

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Monday, June 27, 2016 12:21 AM CHICAGO—Prevent Blindness, has selected Rajeev S. Ramchandran, MD, MBA, associate professor of Ophthalmology, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, as the honoree of the 13th annual 2016 Joanne Angle Investigator Award.

CMS Publishes Final Rule Which Improves Medicare Payments to Accountable Care Organizations

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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.

Alcon Partners With Actress Cheryl Ladd to Launch the Know Your Cataract EYE-Q Campaign

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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.

Dr. Dean Bok Awarded Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research

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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.

Allergan Breaks Ground on $200 Million Waco Facility Expansion

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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.

Allergan Acquires Dermatology Company Topokine Therapeutics

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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.

Advancing Diversity Leadership Adds New Members to its Board and Membership Committee

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Monday, March 21, 2016 12:18 AM KANSAS CITY, Mo.— OWL, Advancing Diversity Leadership, has added Michael Onuscheck and Erin Schallhorn to its board of directors.

Victor T. Curtin, MD, Professor at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Passes Away at 91

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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.

FDA Approves Marketing of Triggerfish, a Sensor-Equipped CL That Measures Intraocular Pressure

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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).

Wills Eye Hospital Names Dr. Leslie Hyman Vice Chair for Research

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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.
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