Devices and Diagnostics

Chasing Presbyopia Utopia

Chasing Presbyopia Utopia: Four Innovators and Their Search for Ophthalmology’s ‘Holy Grail’

By Michelle Dalton | December 12, 2018

The numbers can be overwhelming: 1.8 billion people globally were living with presbyopia in 2015, 826 million of whom had near vision impairment because they…

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The Sweet Six: Recipients of the 2018 Ophthalmology Innovation Awards

The Sweet Six: Recipients of the 2018 Ophthalmology Innovation Awards

By Rich Kirkner | October 25, 2018

The first Ophthalmology Innovation Awards were presented last night at the OIS-X Gala. Here’s a rundown of the award winners. Clinical Innovator: Ike Ahmed, MD…

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The Gems You’ll Find at OIS@AAO 2018

The Gems You’ll Find at OIS@AAO 2018

By Steve Lenier | October 11, 2018

Diamonds are emerging as the new 10th anniversary gift. Here’s a look at a few of gems you can mine at the 10th OIS@AAO in…

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Alcon-TrueVision Partnership Delivers on Heads-Up Surgery

Alcon-TrueVision Partnership Delivers on Heads-Up Surgery

By Steve Lenier | September 26, 2018

At OIS@ASRS 2016, Forrest Fleming, then CEO of TrueVision Systems, announced a new partnership with Alcon. He also introduced the result of that pairing: the…

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Preceyes Takes Robotic Surgery Platform, Trial Results to Euretina and AAO

Preceyes Takes Robotic Surgery Platform, Trial Results to Euretina and AAO

By Rich Kirkner | September 20, 2018

Netherlands-based Preceyes BV seems to have taken the lead in the race to develop a robotic platform for retinal surgery as it prepares to demonstrate…

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MIGS Minus One: What’s Next?

MIGS Minus One: What’s Next?

By Michelle Dalton | September 12, 2018

With Alcon’s voluntary withdrawal in late August of the CyPass MicroStent due to safety concerns, many have been wondering how the rest of the class…

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A Future Vision of Medicine from the Masters of Retina

A Future Vision of Medicine from the Masters of Retina

By Rich Kirkner | August 2, 2018

Two forces are emerging in healthcare that could determine how quickly personalized medicine takes over: an outcomes-based system that pays drug makers only when their…

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Dry Eye Panel Sees Promising Path Ahead

How Newer Diagnostics and Devices Are Making Dry Eye Treatments an Easier Sell

By Michelle Dalton | June 27, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Treating flairs and fluctuations while employing steroid tapering for the treatment of dry eye was the hot topic during the dry eye…

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Seven Steps for Walking the Reimbursement Maze

Seven Steps for Walking the Reimbursement Maze

By Karen Blum | June 20, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – Getting insurers to reimburse for novel ophthalmic devices and procedures has been getting harder, but by planning early, involving the right employees,…

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Keeping the MIGS Explosion in Perspective

Keeping the MIGS Explosion in Perspective

By Karen Blum | June 13, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – When Stanford University ophthalmology professor Kuldev Singh, MD, MPH, underwent medical training 25 years ago, there were maybe five to six non-pharmaceutical…

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Takeaways from OIS@ASCRS 2018

15 Things We Learned at OIS@ASCRS

By Rich Kirkner | April 20, 2018

Here are 15 takeaways from last week’s OIS@ASCRS 2018. Barry Cheskin of PowerVision reported on a pilot study of 27 patients who had the FluidVision…

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41 Things On Tap at OIS@ASCRS

41 Things On Tap at OIS@ASCRS

By Rich Kirkner | April 4, 2018

There are 41 different sessions, panels, and presentations happening at OIS@ASCRS 2018 – including five different breakout sessions on everything from dry eye to emerging…

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