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.
Friday, November 4, 2016 12:22 AM
SYLMAR, Calif—Second Sight Medical Products
(NASDAQ:EYES), maker of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Systems, reported losses for the three- and nine-month periods ended Sept. 30, 2016.
Friday, October 28, 2016 12:30 AM
SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products
announced the first successful implantation and activation of a wireless visual cortical stimulator in a human.
Friday, October 28, 2016 12:27 AM
MUMBAI, India—Sun Pharmaceutical Industries
(Reuters: SUN.BO) announced that it is acquiring Ocular Technologies, Sarl (OTS), a portfolio company of Auven Therapeutics
, an international private equity company focused on accelerated development of breakthrough therapeutic drugs.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 12:24 AM
LEXINGTON, Mass.—The results of a national survey released this week indicate that 89 percent of eyecare professionals believe today’s multi-screen lifestyle (with daily use of mobile, tablet and computer screens) is responsible for an increase in dry eye disease, and that dry eye is becoming increasingly common.
Monday, October 17, 2016 12:30 AM
CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Alpine Capital LLC
, a health care-focused financial services firm, said it has provided $7.5 million in financing to Claris Vision Holdings
, a company that brings together some of New England’s top eyecare practices.
Friday, October 14, 2016 12:27 AM
CHICAGO—More than 25,000 people are expected to attend the 120th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology,
which gets under way here today at McCormick Place.
Friday, October 14, 2016 12:21 AM
JENA, Germany and DUBLIN, Calif.—Carl Zeiss Meditec
has appointed Steven C. Schallhorn, MD as chief medical officer for global ophthalmic devices consisting of refractive lasers, surgical ophthalmology and ophthalmic diagnostics.