April 2017 Newsletter

April 24, 2017:

APAO 2017 Focuses on Growing Threats to Ocular Health in Asia-Pacific Region

The meeting drew 5 thousand delegates from 77 countries.

April 24, 2017:

European Parliament Approves New Medical Device Law

Device certificates will expire within two to four years, depending on the risk class.

April 24, 2017:

ASCRS Annual Meeting Heads to Los Angeles

Subspecialty programs include glaucoma, refractive, cornea days.

April 24, 2017:

Preview of 2017 ASCRS Symposium: What to Expect in Los Angeles

PC-IOLs will be a main focus of the meeting, while FLACS will undergo another round of debate.

April 24, 2017:

Imprimis Acquires Global Rights to Klarity for Dry Eye

Richard Lindstrom, MD, developed the formulation.

April 24, 2017:

India Faces Renewed Firestorm over Reuse of Disposable Instruments

The latest brouhaha followed a crackdown at private hospitals and a newspaper’s investigative series on private hospitals billing patients for new surgical instruments while reusing disposable ones.

April 24, 2017:

Alcon Gains US FDA Approval of ReSTOR +2.5 Multifocal Toric IOL

The company plans to launch the lens in mid-2017.

April 24, 2017:

Novartis Licenses Lubris’ Recombinant Form of Lubricin for Dry Eye

Product candidate showed improvement in signs and symptoms of dry eye in small Phase II trial.

April 24, 2017:

Bausch + Lomb Gains US FDA Clearance for its Stellaris Elite Phaco Platform

The next-generation system builds on the Stellaris PC, a dual-function cataract/vitrectomy machine commercialized in 2010.

April 24, 2017:

Carl Zeiss Meditec Wins Patent Dispute with VSY Over Trifocal IOLs; VSY Plans to Appeal

The patent protects an aphakic IOL that focuses light on three focal points for near, intermediate, and distance vision.

April 24, 2017:

Clarity Medical Undergoes Major Workforce Reduction

The firm let go about 80 percent of its workforce as funding sources failed to materialize.

April 24, 2017:

Glaukos Acquires DOSE Medical’s IOP Sensor System

Glaukos will pay $5.5 million in cash, plus potential milestone payments up to $9.5 million.

April 24, 2017:

Mazzo Moves for Acquittal Four Weeks into Trial

Mazzo’s legal team contends that the government has not produced sufficient evidence of guilt on any of the charges levied against him.

April 24, 2017:

APAO 2017: Is it Possible to Predict Outcomes of Anti-VEGF Therapy?

Study suggests size of foveal avascular zone could be predictor.

April 24, 2017:

APAO 2017: Verteporfin with PDT and Anti-VEGF Therapy Bests Anti-VEGF Monotherapy in PCV

EVEREST-2 study suggests combo therapy improves vision and reduces injections.

April 24, 2017:

APAO 2017: Ophthalmology Futures Asia Forum Brings Together 167 Industry Leaders

Biomarkers and antimicrobials were among products that surgeons would like to see developed.

April 24, 2017:

Market Report: Ophthalmic Diagnostic Equipment Market to Generate $3.3 Billion in 2017

Growth over the next five years is expected to come from increasing demand for the latest technology.

April 24, 2017:

Market Report: India Ophthalmic Market Forecast to Reach $1.8 Billion by 2022

In revenue terms, the largest submarkets are cataract surgery and diagnostic equipment.

April 24, 2017:

US FDA Grants Clearance to Icare Home Tonometer

The device is designed for glaucoma patients who need regular IOP self-monitoring.

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