November 2014 Newsletter

November 19, 2014:

AAO Meeting Draws 24 Thousand to Chicago; Highlights Include FDA’s LASIK Study

Next year’s conference is scheduled for November 13 to 17, 2015, in Las Vegas, NV.

November 19, 2014:

Actavis Wins Battle for Allergan with $66B Offer

After the deal was announced, Valeant abandoned its lengthy takeover attempt.

November 19, 2014:

Saunders Outlines Combined Company

The Actavis CEO said he expects annual revenues to reach $23 billion in 2015.

November 19, 2014:

2014 AAO Meeting: Laser Refractive Surgery

November 19, 2014:

2014 AAO Meeting: Other Refractive Surgery

November 19, 2014:

2014 AAO Meeting: Cataract Surgery

November 19, 2014:

2014 AAO Meeting: Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

November 19, 2014:

2014 AAO Meeting: Phaco Techniques and Technology

November 19, 2014:

2014 AAO Meeting: Retinal Pharmaceuticals

November 19, 2014:

Ophthalmology Innovation Summit Is Window to the Future

Nearly 900 industry leaders attended this year’s forum ahead of the AAO meeting.

November 19, 2014:

Google, Alcon Discuss Work on Smart Lens During OIS Session

Google team member appeals to ophthalmic community to offer ideas for how miniature technology may be used in future eye care.

November 19, 2014:

FDA Advisory Panel Recommends Approval of Alcon’s AcrySof IQ ReSTOR Multifocal Toric IOL

The lens is the first combination multifocal toric IOL to be considered for approval in the US.

November 19, 2014:

Total Q3-2014 Laser and Surgical Glaucoma Interventions Rise 6 Percent

Implantation of the Glaukos iStent continued to lead the procedure volume increase during the quarter.

November 19, 2014:

Retinal Procedures Post Modest Gains in Q3-2014

US IVT injection volume grew 3.7 percent year over year.

November 19, 2014:

Emerging Markets and New Procedures Are Key to Dry Eye Market’s Healthy Growth

Market Scope expects this complex treatment market to grow at a healthy rate through 2019.

November 19, 2014:

McDonald Looking for 28,000 Good Doctors, Nurses for VA System

On the eve of Veterans Day, the new secretary announced a major restructuring of his department’s health care system.

November 19, 2014:

November 2014 Briefs

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