August 2017 Newsletter

August 24, 2017:

Ophthalmic Revenues Up 3.5 Percent in Q2-2017

Novartis accounted for about 28.9 percent of the $8 billion in total.

August 24, 2017:

Carl Zeiss Meditec Goes after Bigger Role in US Market

The German company expects to surpass 1 million SMILE procedures worldwide in 2017.

August 24, 2017:

Glaukos’ Q2-2017 Earnings Highlight MIGS Opportunities, Challenges

The segment has expanded quickly, despite new hurdles experienced by the early manufacturers.

August 24, 2017:

Johnson & Johnson Vision to Acquire TearScience

The deal is expected to close by the end of the year.

August 24, 2017:

Valeant Says Plant Concerns Being Resolved After FDA Rejects Resubmitted NDA for Vyzulta

A pre-approval inspection of the firm’s Tampa, Florida, facility tripped up the glaucoma drug candidate for a second time.

August 24, 2017:

New Tax Structure in India Pushes Up Prices of IOLs

The value added tax adds 12 percent to the retail cost of lenses; it went into effect July 1.

August 24, 2017:

DEWS II Redefines Dry Eye Disease, Focuses on Complexity of Disease

Disruption of tear film homeostasis is now considered the unifying element for the disease.

August 24, 2017:

Market Report: Fundus Imaging Market to Generate $914 Million in 2017

The segment is expected to grow 4.2 percent over the next five years.

August 24, 2017:

US FDA Approves iDesign System for LASIK Patients with Hyperopia

The technology had approval for myopia and mixed astigmatism.

August 24, 2017:

Inotek Stops Development of Trabodenoson after Second Failed Study

The company said it would preserve its cash to pursue other opportunities.

August 24, 2017:

Ophthotech’s Fovista Fails in Phase III Trial as Combo Therapy with Avastin or Eylea

The company is redirecting its focus to developing therapies for orphan ophthalmic diseases.

August 24, 2017:

Kala Pharmaceuticals Raises $103.5 Million in IPO

The Massachusetts company is developing drug candidates for post-surgical inflammation and dry eye.

August 24, 2017:

BLINK Study Examines Whether Soft Bifocal Contact Lenses Slow Myopia Progression in Children

August 24, 2017:

Debate Heats up over Stricter Compliance Rules for Doctors Prescribing Contact Lenses

Two US senators back a new FTC rule that would increase disclosures to patients during visit.

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