Conni Bergmann Koury

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April 14 2021

Anterior Segment Advances That ‘Won’ 2020 and Those Poised To Disrupt the Future

2020 was a challenging year for ophthalmic surgeons, but an array of device and pharma developments helped them get through it, while other advances are ...
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April 7 2021

With $36 Million, Visus Starts Phase II Trial of Presbyopia Drop Brimochol

In another sign of the intense interest in the category of presbyopia-correcting drops, Visus Therapeutics raised $36 million in Series A financing that will be ...
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March 10 2021

Pioneering Ophthalmic Innovator Patricia Bath, MD, Nominated for National Inventors Hall of Fame

One might say the word trailblazer was invented to describe Patricia Era Bath, MD. In 1973 she was the first African-American to complete an ophthalmology ...
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February 2 2021

Merge Ahead: Where the Parallel Tracks for Future Innovations in Presbyopia May Meet

Innovations for treating presbyopia are moving on two parallel tracks: accommodative intraocular lenses (IOLs) that are both reversable and exchangeable, and pharmaceutical drops to temporarily ...
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January 26 2021

Heru Emerges from Stealth Mode to Leverage AI, VR to Test and Treat Visual Field Defects

Heru, an ophthalmology development company creating an artificial intelligence-driven vision diagnostics and augmentation platform, has just emerged from “stealth mode” and made its public debut ...
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November 18 2020

Tarsus Closes IPO, Starts Phase IIb/III Trials for Demodex Blepharitis Drop

Late-stage biotech Tarsus Pharmaceuticals raised $88 million in its October NASDAQ debut. In announcing the close of its initial public offering, the company stated that ...
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September 22 2020

Despite Tepid Wall Street Response, Outlook Therapeutics Still Betting on Ophthalmic Bevacizumab Formulation

As Outlook Therapeutics announced top-line results from the first of two registration clinical trials evaluating the safety and efficacy of its formulation of bevacizumab-vikg, ONS-5010, ...
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August 5 2020

Osmotica Will Commercialize and Supply Non-Surgical Droopy Lid Treatment via a Wholly Owned Subsidiary

Last month, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a novel ophthalmic solution to treat acquired blepharoptosis, otherwise known as “droopy lid syndrome.” The solution, ...
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With Positive Phase III Results, Oyster Point Pharma Banks $120 Million from Public Offering

July 1 2020

With Positive Phase III Results, Oyster Point Pharma Banks $120 Million from Public Offering

Oyster Point Pharma has taken two big steps recently to advance development of its OC-01 nasal-spray candidate to treat dry eye disease: the closing of ...
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Has Promising Cannabinoid-Based Drug Development Finally Come to Ophthalmology?

June 3 2020

Has Promising Cannabinoid-Based Drug Development Finally Come to Ophthalmology?

Before Tetra Bio-Pharma's recent announcement of US Food and Drug Administration Orphan Drug Designation for its ophthalmic clinical program, ophthalmology was one of the few ...
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