May 2015 Newsletter

May 18, 2015:

Newly Approved Devices, Glaucoma Technology Share the Limelight at 2015 ASCRS Meeting

Meeting attendance totaled 12,490, up 5.3 percent over the 2014 total.

May 18, 2015:

AcuFocus KAMRA Gains Regulatory Approval

Company limits US launch based on surgeon equipment.

May 18, 2015:

Thomas Carter, MD, is Tesla Winner at ASCRS Meeting

He chose to keep the Tesla, rather than taking $30,000 in cash,

May 18, 2015:

2015 ASCRS Meeting: Laser-Based Presbyopia Correction

Surgeons reported positive outcomes using excimer laser-based methods.

May 18, 2015:

2015 ASCRS Meeting: Diagnostic Equipment

Optos demonstrated its California widefield retinal imager, while Carl Zeiss Meditec showed its latest HFA3 perimeter with Liquid Lens technology.

May 18, 2015:

2015 ASCRS Meeting: Phaco Techniques and Technology

Abbott Medical Optics launched the Compact INTUITIV, while DORC announced FDA approval of its EVA system.

May 18, 2015:

2015 ASCRS Meeting: Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery

Some surgeons showed slightly improved visual outcomes compared with conventional ultrasonic phaco.

May 18, 2015:

2015 ASCRS Meeting: PC-IOLs

EDOF and low add multifocal IOLs are increasing the demand for PC-IOLs.

May 18, 2015:

2015 ASCRS Meeting: Post-op Adjustable IOL Updates

High interest was shown in the Calhoun Vision LAL.

May 18, 2015:

2015 ASCRS Meeting: MIGS Devices

Glaucoma treatment represents a growing percentage of cataract surgeons' practice.

May 18, 2015:

Large and Small Companies Given Spotlight at OIS Meeting

Presentations included updates from PowerVision, Sharklet, and Mynosys.

May 18, 2015:

Shire on Quest for Dry Eye Treatment

Company expects decision on lifitegrast by October 25.

May 18, 2015:

World Cornea Congress Looks at Current Surgery, Disaster Prep

Keynote speaker questioned shunts as first-line treatment in glaucoma patients due to side effects.

May 18, 2015:

Fovista on Track for 2017 Launch, Based on Ophthotech’s Tentative Timeline

PDGF inhibitor has generated excitement as a treatment for wet AMD since the release of Phase II data in 2012.

May 18, 2015:

May 2015 Retina News Briefs

May 18, 2015:

Glaukos Files Paperwork for $86 million IPO

Company reported sales of more than 70,000 iStent devices globally through the end of 2014.

May 18, 2015:

President Signs Bill Repealing SGR Formula

Providers will see increases of 0.5 percent each year from 2015 through 2019.

May 18, 2015:

May 2015 Washington News Briefs

Congress is moving quickly on its proposed 21st Century Cures Act. Meanwhile, a drug maker has sued the FDA for the right to discuss off-label uses of its product.

May 18, 2015:

Developer of Bioengineered Cornea Anticipates EU Approval in late 2015

LinCor says its goal is to help reduce the tremendous shortage of donor corneas globally.

May 18, 2015:

Ophthalmologist Kubota Regains Control of Acucela

The company founder was reinstated as chief executive officer on May 1.

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May 2015 News Briefs

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