Devices and Diagnostics

Emerging Glaucoma Devices See Beyond IOP

Emerging Glaucoma Devices See Beyond IOP

By Heather Johnson | May 27, 2020

The glaucoma space has been dominated by a host of products designed to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) – minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) devices and…

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Soft CL slows myopia in children

Soft CL slows myopia in children

By Keith Croes | January 22, 2020

Globally, the myopia market may be worth upwards of $28 billion by 2026, with single prescription corrective lenses holding a significant market share, according to…

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Innovation Case Study: LensGen Focusing on a Complete Presbyopia Correcting IOL for Declining Vision

Innovation Case Study: LensGen Focusing on a Complete Presbyopia Correcting IOL for Declining Vision

By Steve Lenier | September 18, 2019

LensGen CEO Ramgopal Rao says the company has been built around a laser focus on customers’ needs and wants. That led LensGen to identify a…

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Why Link Between Cognition and Vision May Emerge as a Focus of Innovation

Why Link Between Cognition and Vision May Emerge as a Focus of Innovation

By Karen Blum | August 28, 2019

WASHINGTON – With the graying of America and a push to create age-friendly communities and health systems, ophthalmologists and innovators in the field need to…

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How Omega Ophthalmics Hopes to Redefine Use of the Capsular Bag with the Gemini Refractive Capsule

How Omega Ophthalmics Hopes to Redefine Use of the Capsular Bag with the Gemini Refractive Capsule

By Steve Lenier | August 20, 2019

In traditional cataract surgery, the surgeon removes the clouded natural lens and replaces it with a synthetic intraocular lens (IOL), placing it into the capsular…

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Recent Moves Show How Zeiss Is Positioning Itself for a New Era in Ophthalmology

Recent Moves Show How Zeiss Is Positioning Itself for a New Era in Ophthalmology

By Steve Lenier | August 1, 2019

Carl Zeiss Meditec has made a series of strategic moves in recent weeks in glaucoma, retina, cataract, and refractive, along with reaching a milestone on…

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ASCRS 2019

Reporter’s ASCRS Notebook: Five Things in Dry Eye, MIGS, Imaging, and Mydriatics

By Steve Lenier | June 5, 2019

SAN DIEGO – The 2019 meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery is about a month in the rearview mirror, but these…

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Four Imaging and Diagnostic Platforms Making the Move Toward More Individualized Treatment

By Steve Lenier | May 22, 2019

Imaging and diagnostics in ophthalmology are moving toward more individualized patient treatment, with quicker and more detailed diagnoses leading to improved and more specific treatment…

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A Dozen Takeaways from OIS@ASCRS 2019

A Dozen Takeaways from OIS@ASCRS 2019

By Steve Lenier | May 8, 2019

Last week’s OIS@ASCRS 2019 saw a record number of registrants, and the 650 attendees were treated to a wealth of information from the presenting companies,…

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FDA Forum Sounds Call for OCT Standards

Takeaway from FDA Imaging Forum: Need for Consensus Standards for Optical Coherence Tomography

By Bara Vaida | April 17, 2019

Continued advances in optical coherence tomography are generating excitement for more precise and earlier diagnosis of eye disease, but more research and industry agreement on…

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Dr. Mark Blumenkranz Previews Panel on OCT Imaging and Forum on Laser-Based Imaging

Dr. Mark Blumenkranz Previews Panel on OCT Imaging and Forum on Laser-Based Imaging

By Bara Vaida | March 28, 2019

Regulatory and reimbursement issues surrounding laser-based imaging modalities such as optical coherence tomography and adaptive optics, as well as the emerging role of artificial intelligence…

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Reimbursement Hurdles in Glaucoma Space

Parsing the Challenges of Reimbursement in the Glaucoma Space: Drug and Device Developers Address Elephant in the Room

By Heather Johnson | February 20, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO – When it comes to securing reimbursement models, ophthalmic device and drug developers are facing mounting pressure. Payers are demanding more evidence on…

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