A House Committee in Florida Legislature Postpones Action on Optometry Bill

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:24 AM TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Health and Human Services Committee in Florida’s House of Representatives  postponed a vote on a bill that would permit optometrists to perform certain eyecare procedures.

NIH Study Shows Eye Exam Schedule Results in Better Outcomes

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:21 AM BETHESDA, Md.—Research results may lead to a reconsideration of how often people with type 1 diabetes should have an eye exam.

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Names 2017 Student Travel Fellowship Recipients

By Staff
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:18 AM ORLANDO, Fla.—The American Academy of Optometry has named the recipients of the 2017 Student Travel Fellowship Awards.

Nevada Lawmaker Drops Support of Proposed Legislation Restricting Online Eye Exams

By Staff
Monday, April 17, 2017 12:30 AM CARSON CITY, Nev.—Legislation proposed in Nevada that would have restricted the use of “certain automated testing devices," including online exams, was expected to die in committee on April 14.

Second Sight’s Chairman Inducted Into National Academy of Inventors

By Staff
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 12:21 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ: EYES) announced that its chairman, Robert Greenberg, MD, PhD, will be inducted as a National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellow at a ceremony to be held this evening at the Sixth Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston, Mass.

drchrono Raises $12 Million Series A Financing Round

By Staff
Friday, April 7, 2017 12:23 AM Mountain View, Calif.—drchrono, a provider of the Electronic Health Record (EHR), practice management, medical billing, revenue cycle management, and healthcare API platform on iPad, iPhone and web, announced that it has closed a 12 million dollar Series A round of funding.

Imprimis Acquires Exclusive License to Patented Dry Eye Drug

By Staff
Friday, April 7, 2017 12:18 AM SAN DIEGO—Imprimis Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: IMMY), an ophthalmology-focused pharmaceutical company, has entered into an licensing agreement for the exclusive worldwide rights to Klarity, a patented ophthalmic topical solution and gel technology for patients with dry eye disease (DED).

Bill Proposed in California Would Require Doctor Review of Children’s Eye Exams

By Staff
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:33 AM SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Legislation proposed in California would require that students in certain grades have a comprehensive eye exam that is reviewed by an optometrist, ophthalmologist or other physician.

Paragon Vision Sciences Forms Educational Partnerships With Leading Institutions and Organizations

By Staff
Wednesday, April 5, 2017 12:21 AM GILBERT, Ariz.—Paragon Vision Sciences, a leader in orthokeratology, has entered into a series of educational partnership programs with several leading research institutions and organizations devoted to advancing eyecare practitioner education about myopia.

Premier Eye Care Names Jeff Nowak to New Role as Chief Solutions Officer

By Staff
Monday, March 20, 2017 12:24 AM TAMPA, Fla.—Premier Eye Care, a leader in providing innovative and affordable solutions for managed medical and routine eyecare, has named Jeff Nowak as chief solutions officer. Nowak is an experienced leader in health care operations, process improvement and technology, according to a Premier Eye Care statement.

Second Sight Appoints David Jacques as Vice President of R&D

By Staff
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 12:27 AM SYLMAR, Calif.—Second Sight Medical Products (NASDAQ:EYES), developer of the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, has appointed David Jacques vice president of research and development.

ASCRS Announces 2017 Ophthalmology Hall of Fame Inductees

By Staff
Friday, February 24, 2017 12:27 AM FAIRFAX, Va.—The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) announced that it will induct Gullapalli N. Rao, MD, and the late Karl Koller, MD, into the ASCRS Ophthalmology Hall of Fame.

Bascom Palmer’s Steven Gedde, MD, Receives Straatsma Award

By Staff
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.

Mount Sinai Establishes Eye and Vision Research Institute to Pursue Clinical Research

By Staff
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.”

ForSight VISION4, Inc. Announces Acquisition by Roche

By Staff
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:24 AM MENLO PARK, Calif.—ForSight VISION4 announced that it has been acquired by Roche Holdings Inc.
Loading...