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FDA legal threat over eye medication advertising

US pharmaceutical company Imprimis has been accused of making false or misleading claims that its compounded eye medicines were FDA-approved. Read more »

2100% return on OCT research investment

The increased use of OCT as a guiding therapy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) has resulted in billions of dollars worth of savings for both the US Government and patients, according to a recently released economic analysis. Read more »

Survey reveals 2018 eyecare trends

Genetics and telemedicine are likely to play increasingly significant roles in eyecare within five years, in the opinion of more than 200 US ophthalmologists who were surveyed recently. Read more »

Military tech identifies eclipse-shaped eye damage

A woman who viewed the US solar eclipse earlier this year without protective glasses has been left with permanent crescent-shaped damage over one of her retinas that matches exactly the shape of the sun at the time of the eclipse. Read more »

Optometrist convicted of sexual assault banned

The UK’s General Optical Council (GOC) has erased a London optometrist from its register after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old girl and a young mother in his consulting room. Read more »

Kidnapped British optometrist killed in Nigeria

A British optometrist performing aid work in Nigeria has been kidnapped and killed by suspected militants. Read more »

Preventable blindness progress at standstill

A Brien Holden Vision Institute-funded study has found there has been almost no reduction in the worldwide rate of cataracts over the past 30 years, despite it remaining one of the leading causes of blindness in the developing world. Read more »

Elderly man blames fatal car crash on bad eye test

A 74-year-old man who killed a motorcyclist while driving has been found to have defective eyesight, despite undergoing an eye examination just two weeks earlier. Read more »

Optometrist's gross negligence manslaughter acquittal stands

The UK Court of Appeal has denied an attempt to challenge the acquittal of an optometrist in the Supreme Court, after her original conviction of gross negligence manslaughter was overturned earlier this year. Read more »

FDA panel support gene therapy for rare type of blindess

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has expressed support for a new experimental gene therapy, the first of its kind in the US, for a rare form of blindness. Read more »

Legal threat against NHS drug plan

The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) has received legal threats from two multinational pharmaceutical companies over a cost-saving move which would see patients offered an inexpensive version of an effective drug against blindness. Read more »

Acuvue contact lenses recalled in Asia

Johnson & Johnson has voluntarily recalled thousands of Acuvue contact lenses in Singapore, Taiwan and Japan due to what it described as “quality issues”. Read more »


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