OWL: Advancing Diversity in Leadership Adds Four Members to Its Board of Directors

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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.

Alcon Says Research on Smart Contact Lenses Is ‘Progressing Steadily’

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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 has learned.

Allergan Founder Gavin Herbert and Wife, Ninetta Herbert, Pledge $5 Million to UC Irvine for Retinal Research

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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.

Valeant’s Revenue Drops 11 Percent in Third Quarter 2016

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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.

Ophthotech Reports Losses for Third Quarter and Year-to-Date

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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.

STAAR Surgical’s 3Q Net Sales Up 7 Percent

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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.

Keck School of Medicine of USC Interim Dean to Discuss Telemedicine at U.S. News & World Report Conference

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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.

Allergan Reports Q3 2016 Continuing Operations Performance with GAAP Net Revenues of $3.6 Billion

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Friday, November 4, 2016 12:23 AM DUBLIN—Allergan plc (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.

Second Sight Posts Losses for 3Q and Year to Date

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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.

Second Sight Implants and Activates Wireless Visual Cortical Stimulator in First Human Subject

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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.

Sun Pharma to Acquire Ocular Technologies, Maker of Dry Eye Drug Seciera

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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.

Harris Poll National Eye C.A.R.E. Study Cites Multi-Screen Lifestyle as Key Factor in Rising Prevalence of Dry Eye

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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.

Alpine Capital Announces Senior Secured Financing to Claris Vision Holdings

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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.

Innovation in Medical and Surgical Eyecare Takes Center Stage at AAO 2016

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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.

Carl Zeiss Meditec Appoints Steven C. Schallhorn, MD as Chief Medical Officer

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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.
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