February 2013 Newsletter

February 20, 2013:

US Cataract Procedures Climb 4.0 Percent in Q4-2012

During Q4-2012, US IOL surgery volume grew at a rate of 4 percent, slightly higher than long-term trends.

February 20, 2013:

US Refractive Surgery Market Down 2.7 Percent in Q4-2012

Economic concerns continued to plague the US refractive surgery market in Q4-2012, according to our latest survey data.

February 20, 2013:

Modest Growth Forecast for Global Refractive Market

Global demand for refractive surgery is expected to grow at a compounded annual rate of roughly 6 percent through 2017.

February 20, 2013:

A Snapshot of the Refractive Market in India

India offers an interesting refractive market opportunity that is representative in many ways of the emerging market opportunities worldwide.

February 20, 2013:

CMS Sunshine Rules May Cost Manufacturers $269 Million the First Year, $180 Million thereafter

On February 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released its long-awaited final regulations regarding how drug and medical device companies disclose financial relationships with physicians.

February 20, 2013:

Demand for Disposable Instruments Fuels Growth in the Global Ophthalmic Surgical Instruments Market

The global market for surgical instruments is expected to approach $950 million in 2013 and to grow to $1.2 billion by 2018.

February 20, 2013:

Argus II Retinal Prosthesis Gets Nod from FDA, Lays Groundwork for Many Other Applications

The medical community erupted in applause on February 14 as the FDA approved Second Sight’s Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa.

February 20, 2013:

February 2013 News Briefs

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