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National Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System Gears Up for September Launch

National Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System Gears Up for September Launch

By Karen Blum | July 23, 2019

WASHINGTON – The national Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System (VEHSS) being built by researchers at the University of Chicago’s National Opinion Research Center (NORC)…

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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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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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More Approaches for AI in Retina Emerge

AI and Retinal Disease: More Approaches Keep Emerging

By Steve Lenier | March 28, 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) is making waves in diagnosing retinal disease. Computers with this technology can be quicker and less expensive than a doctor, but can…

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AI in Ophthalmology Takes Steps Forward

AI in Ophthalmology Takes Steps Forward

By Rich Kirkner | February 23, 2018

A couple of artificial intelligence platforms in ophthalmology have taken significant steps forward in the past few weeks, one on this side of the Atlantic,…

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Workshop’s Message: Handle Data with Care

Workshop’s Message: Handle Data with Care

By Karen Blum | November 8, 2017

GAITHERSBURG, MD – Digital Health devices can help detect eye disease in various health-care settings, although ophthalmic practices need to carefully monitor data they generate,…

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Learn how the Ophthalmic Digital Health workshop fits with the FDA Commissioner's vision

Workshop Part of Gottlieb’s Digital Plan

By Karen Blum | October 18, 2017

When Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, MD, announced a new agency-wide initiative last summer called the Digital Health Innovation Plan, the goal was…

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Ophthalmic Digital Health

FDA-led Workshop Puts Focus on Ophthalmic Digital Health

By Steve Lenier | October 11, 2017

The workshop on Ophthalmic Digital Health, a collaboration of the Food and Drug Administration and a host of medical societies that aims to explore safety…

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Jonhson & Johnson’s Plans for Smart and 3D Printable Contact Lenses - Eye On Innovation Article - Helathegy

J&J’s Plans for Smart & 3D Printable Contact Lenses

By Rich Kirkner | June 8, 2016

Personalized contact lenses that can relieve eye allergies, reduce glare and eyestrain, and treat presbyopia are all concepts moving through the pipeline at Johnson &…

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Argus II Implant as Good at 5 Years as It Is at 3 - Eye on Innovation

Second Sight’s Argus II Shows Strong Performance at the Five-Year Mark

By Rich Kirkner | March 2, 2016

With news that the global market for retinal implants is expected to skyrocket to $1.1 billion by 2022, investigators of Second Sight Medical Products’ Argus…

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Google Lens Clinical Trials to Start in 2016

Google Lens Clinical Trials to Start in 2016

By Rich Kirkner | September 17, 2015

Novartis, through its Alcon eye-care division, intends to start clinical trials of an accommodative Google “smart” contact lens in human eyes next year, Novartis Chief…

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