December 2017 Newsletter

December 14, 2017:

US Ophthalmic Procedures Up 6 Percent in Q3-2017

Refractive surgery grew by a surprising 14.7 percent during the quarter.

December 14, 2017:

Ophthalmic Revenues Increase 5 Percent in Third Quarter of 2017

The market leaders were Novartis, Regeneron, and Bausch + Lomb.

December 14, 2017:

2017 AAO Meeting: Sessions Debate if Glaucoma is Seeing Renaissance

Presenters applauded recent approvals but worried about a lean pipeline.

December 14, 2017:

RxSight Gains US Approval of RxLAL Adjustable Lens

The IOL is the first FDA-approved lens that can be adjusted postoperatively to deliver the patient’s optimal prescription vision.

December 14, 2017:

Two Recent Lawsuits May Decide Future of Large-Scale Compounding

In one suit, Allergan alleges Imprimis uses ambiguity in federal law to skirt the agency’s rules for new drugs.

December 14, 2017:

Market Report: Growth Drivers for Dry Eye Market will Include Refined Diagnostics, Newer Procedure Technologies

The segment is expected to total $4.9 billion in 2022.

December 14, 2017:

2017 AAO Meeting: Genetic Therapies Emerge as Stars of Conference

Personalized medicine is on the horizon, one ophthalmologist told attendees.

December 14, 2017:

2017 AAO Meeting: Retina Subspecialty Remains Engine of Innovation in Ophthalmology

Ÿ Neil Bressler, MD, announced that the DRCR.net is expanding its mission from diabetic retinal disease to include AMD, inherited retinal disease, and other retinal diseases.

December 14, 2017:

2017 AAO Meeting: Vitrectomy Cutters Top Long List of New Retinal Devices

Presenters discussed instruments from Bausch + Lomb, Alcon, Katalyst, Vitreq, and other companies.

December 14, 2017:

2017 AAO Meeting: Ophthalmologists Share Experiences from Disaster Relief Efforts

Eye care was a high priority for victims of hurricanes in 2017.

December 14, 2017:

2017 AAO Meeting: Cataract Sessions Look at Advancements in Latest Premium IOLs

One surgeon reported that 93 percent of patients are satisfied with AT LARA lens.

December 14, 2017:

2017 AAO Meeting: ‘Cutting Edge Symposium’ Describes Progress in Cataract Surgery Devices

Presentations included updates on the Iantech miLOOP, Mynosys Zepto, and CapsuLaser system.

December 14, 2017:

2017 AAO Meeting: Refractive Day Program Discusses Best Surgical Techniques

Presenters reported results with LASIK, SMILE, surface ablation, corneal inlays, and custom ablation.

December 14, 2017:

Refocus Completes PMA Application for VisAbility as Treatment for Presbyopia

The implants are designed to restore the eye’s natural ability to focus at near and intermediate distances, without compromising distance vision.

December 14, 2017:

EMA to Move to Amsterdam from London due to Brexit

Nineteen countries offered to host the regulatory agency.

December 14, 2017:

FDA Accepts Regeneron’s sBLA for 12-Week Dosing of Eylea in Wet AMD

The company also announced that it is ending its Eylea and nesvacumab combination program.

December 14, 2017:

Novaliq’s NovaTears+Omega-3 Approved in Europe for Dry Eye Signs, Symptoms

The drops employ the company’s water-free EyeSol delivery technology.

December 14, 2017:

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December 2017 News Briefs

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