August 2014 Newsletter

August 15, 2014:

ASRS Annual Meeting Focuses on Differences in Retinal Care Around the World

Conference drew 1,890 retina specialists, corporate employees, and guests to San Diego.

August 15, 2014:

ASRS ‘Global Trends in Retina Survey’ Reports on Anti-VEGF Use for Wet AMD

Market Scope analyzes market using a different approach.

August 15, 2014:

iStent Changing Glaucoma Surgical Landscape

Total US incisional glaucoma procedures rose year over year, according to latest Market Scope survey.

August 15, 2014:

AECOS Symposium Fosters Free Exchanges Between Presenters and Attendees

Several sessions were followed by time for audience questions and comments.

August 15, 2014:

ESCRS and EURETINA Meetings Set for London in September

The meetings will be held at the ExCel London convention center north of the River Thames in London.

August 15, 2014:

Marked Growth Expected for Private-Pay Patient Revenues in US

Improving economic conditions, lifestyle changes, and longer life spans should contribute to increased demand for better vision.

August 15, 2014:

Avalanche Biotechnologies, Ocular Therapeutix Launch Successful IPOs

Firms are increasingly turning to public markets to raise funds for late-stage products.

August 15, 2014:

New Fovista Study Explores Effect on Retinal Fibrosis, a Source of Anti-VEGF Resistance

Many retina specialists think that the Ophthotech product will likely offer the next big advance in wet AMD therapy.

August 15, 2014:

ATGS Devices Expected to Drive Future Growth In Glaucoma Surgery

The surgical market in this subspecialty is forecast to grow to more than $870 million by 2019.

August 15, 2014:

Senate Panel Explores Minimum Pricing Policies by Contact Lens Makers

Lawmakers said they plan to monitor these policies and meet again in a few months to discuss their impact.

August 15, 2014:

Hearing Date Set in Allergan’s Suit of Valeant; FTC Expands Review of Bid

Valeant has called the filing of the lawsuit frivolous and said it was an attempt to interfere with efforts to call a special meeting of Allergan's board.

August 15, 2014:

Second Dry Eye WorkShop Planned for Fall 2014

The project is expected to involve at least 80 experts from around the world and more than 18 months of work.

August 15, 2014:

Delay Sought for Publishing Physician Payment Data

The database was set to go public on September 30, 2014, under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act.

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