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Ophthalmology Times Staff Reports
Nicox enters agreement to promote Immco dry eye test
Nicox S.A. has entered into an exclusive agreement with Immco Diagnostics Inc., which manufactures autoimmune diagnostic products and services, to promote a proprietary laboratory test targeted at early detection and diagnosis of Sjögren’s syndrome.
Cysteamine for corneal cystine crystal accumulation available
Sigma-Tau Pharmaceuticals Inc. has launched cysteamine ophthalmic solution 0.44% (Cystaran), the first and only FDA-approved therapy for the treatment of corneal cystine crystal accumulation in patients with cystinosis.
Americans over 50 lack key nutrients to support eye health
Many Americans more than 50 years are not consuming enough specific nutrients in their daily diet to support their eye health. This was the conclusion from a recent review published in the Journal of Clinical Interventions in Aging.
UK’s NICE panel issues positive appraisal for Iluvien
The Appraisal Committee of the United Kingdom's National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued a positive Appraisal Consultation Document (ACD) for the 190 µm fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant in applicator (Iluvien, Alimera Sciences) for the treatment of pseudophakic patients with chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) and who are unresponsive to existing therapies.
Vision-related diseases in U.S. costing $139 billion a year
Vision-related diseases are costing patients, insurance companies, and the U.S. government more than ever. According to the new report commissioned by Prevent Blindness America (PBA) from researchers at the University of Chicago, vision diseases are among the costliest health problems to the U.S. economy.
Jetrea gets NICE reimbursement recommendation
United Kingdom’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has provisionally recommended ocriplasmin (Jetrea, ThromboGenics NV) for reimbursement within the National Health Service (NHS).
WaveTec Vision selected to Top 100 North America Tech Startups
Red Herring, a global media company that covers high-technology innovation, has chosen WaveTec Vision to receive the “Red Herring Top 100 North America Tech Startup” award.
Eye Health Summit planned for June 18
Eye-care professional across the United States are expected to converge on the nation’s capital for the 2nd Annual Focus on Eye Health National Summit.
Positive results for aflibercept for mCNV reported
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Bayer HealthCare reported positive top-line results for aflibercept injection (Eylea) from the phase III MYRROR study in myopic choroidal neovascularization (mCNV).
Topcon launches new auto refractor series
Topcon Medical Systems has released its new KR/RM-800 auto refractor series. The company begins delivering the new products at the end of June.


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