December 2014 Newsletter

December 17, 2014:

US Ophthalmic Procedures Grow by 4.8 Percent in Third Quarter of 2014

Improving economic conditions provided a boost to refractive surgery volumes.

December 17, 2014:

Data: Industry Paid 10 Thousand Ophthalmologists

Total fees per doctor averaged $1,109.17.

December 17, 2014:

Ophthalmic Diagnostic Equipment Market of $2.8 Billion Expected to Grow at Rate of 5.1 Percent

Diverse and complex segment includes more than 570 individual products.

December 17, 2014:

Retina Implant’s Alpha IMS Now Reimbursed in Germany, Poised to Begin FDA Trials

Company CEO says the device has been implanted in 45 patients in Europe.

December 17, 2014:

AAO’s Parke and Repka Discuss Potential Shifts in Practice Dynamics

Reimbursement adjustments are likely to send more retinal procedures to the operating room, they said at the 2014 AAO meeting.

December 17, 2014:

Acceptance of Simultaneous Bilateral Cataract Surgery Grows Despite Continued Controversy

Advocates report that the procedure accounts for 50 percent of cataract surgeries in Finland.

December 17, 2014:

Ophthotech Options Rights to Anti-VEGF from Aveo

Upfront fee of $500,000 could be followed by millions in additional payments.

December 17, 2014:

Senate Panel Tackles Generic Drug Price Increases of 8,000 Percent

Subcommittee chairman says a quarter of Americans do not fill their prescriptions because they cannot afford the cost.

December 17, 2014:

Refractive Surgery Alliance Seeks Retraction from CDC

Group raises concerns over use of data in report on poor contact lens care.

December 17, 2014:

December 2014 News Briefs

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