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Search Results - April 2018

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Patient suffers vision loss; health board breaches code

It's been determined a New Zealand man suffered irreversible vision loss after one of the country’s district health boards failed to organise a timely follow-up appointment. Read more »

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Johnson & Johnson to release ‘Transitions’ contact lenses

Johnson & Johnson Vision has received US regulatory approval for a “first of its kind” contact lens that automatically darkens when exposed to bright light. Read more »

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Roadshow to guide future direction of medical software

Bp Software, one of Australia’s leading providers of medical software covering the ophthalmic professions, is embarking on a three-city feedback roadshow that will help guide future versions of its product. Read more »

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BHVI help Haiti launch country’s first optometry school

A collaboration involving the Brien Holden Vision Institute opened Haiti’s first optometry school last month, in a positive step for the country’s severely underserved population. Read more »

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Sight regained after stem cell treatment

Two elderly patients with severe neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) have regained sight after receiving retinal tissue derived from stem cells. Read more »

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Warby Parker receives $95 million in funding, analysts predict future IPO for the company

Warby Parker has raised US$75 million (AU$95.4 m) in series E funding, leading multiple analysts to predict the company is headed toward an initial public offering in the near future. Read more »

Company
Former Unilever chief new CEO of Safilo

Former Unilever Italia boss Mr Angelo Trocchia will take over as the CEO of Italian multinational eyewear company Safilo, after Ms Luisa Delgado resigned from the position at the end of February citing personal reasons. Read more »

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Eylea syringes linked to adverse patient reactions in the U.S

Regeneron has blamed syringes for adverse reactions experienced by some users of its best-selling anti-VEGF drug Eylea. Read more »

Company
Court rejects Restasis patent strategy

The US Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) has ruled it has the authority to decide on the validity of patents covering Allergan’s dry eye drug Restasis, despite the multinational transferring ownership of them to a Native American tribe in an attempt to protect them from challenge. Read more »

International
Online eyewear retailer sent to prison again

An online eyewear retailer who had previously served a four-year jail term for fraud and grave threats has been sentenced to another two years in prison for continuing to threaten and intimidate customers following his initial release. Read more »

International
Aravind to take ‘McDonald’s’ eyecare strategy to Bangladesh

India’s largest network of primary eyecare centres, the Aravind Eye Hospitals, will work with the Bangladesh Government to establish more than 200 ophthalmology clinics in the country. Read more »

International
Dailies account for nearly half of all contact lens sales in 2017

Data collected by wholesale contact lenses distributor ABB Optical has shown daily disposable contact lenses led the category for dollar growth and US market share in 2017. Read more »
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International
Lengthy jail sentence for ophthalmologist’s multi-million dollar medicare fraud

A Florida ophthalmologist has received a 17-year jail sentence for performing unnecessary eye procedures some witnesses compared to torture, in order to defraud Medicare out of at least US$73 million (AU$93.26 m). Read more »

International
$1 billion vision catalyst fund to provide universal eyecare in the Commonwealth

The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust is establishing a US$1 billion (AU$1.27 b) eyecare fund with the goal of providing universal eyecare throughout the Commonwealth and around the world. Read more »

Research
Nanowires restore vision in blind mice

Blind mice have had their vision partially restored by Chinese scientists, who replaced the animals’ dead photoreceptors with artificial versions made of gold and titanium oxide. Read more »

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