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Eye Companies Helping Health Care Stand Out

Eye Companies Helping Health Care Stand Out

By Rich Kirkner | November 11, 2014

Healthcare stocks are outperforming the indices, and ophthalmic companies are helping to fuel a large part of that growth, Jeffrey Hoffman, Managing Director and Head…

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FDA Division Directors Detail How Agency Adapts to Innovation

FDA Division Directors Detail How Agency Adapts to Innovation

By Rich Kirkner | November 11, 2014

The rush of innovation in ophthalmology – both in drugs and devices – is driving the Food and Drug Administration to adopt guidelines and standards…

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The NEI’s Role in Innovation

The NEI’s Role in Innovation

By Tom Salemi | November 11, 2014

The National Eye Institute (NEI) spends $675 million annually, mostly on basic science and discovery research.  In addition, said Matthew J. McMahon, PhD, Director of…

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How Do You Talk to an Angel?

How Do You Talk to an Angel?

By Tom Salemi | October 11, 2014

Ophthalmic Surgeon, Eric D. Kanter, MD, of Retina-Vitreous Consultants, balances his work at his busy New Jersey practice with his commitments as a principal member…

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2014 OIS@ASCRS Executive Report

2014 OIS@ASCRS Executive Report

By Larry Haimovitch | July 15, 2014

BOSTON — The Third Annual Ophthalmology Innovation Summit (OIS@ASCRS) took place on April 24, just prior to the 2014 annual meeting of the American Society…

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Innovation, Industry and Consultants – Good for Patients

Innovation, Industry and Consultants – Good for Patients

By Tom Salemi | March 4, 2014

Polio crippled President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and it infected and often paralyzed thousands of other Americans—58,000 in 1952 alone. Many historians consider the eradication of…

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Next Generation Ocular Drug Delivery Platforms

Next Generation Ocular Drug Delivery Platforms

By Tom Salemi | January 14, 2014

The human eye measures approximately one inch in diameter, but traversing that blink-of-an-eye distance to achieve safe, effective and stable delivery of ophthalmology drugs via…

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2013 OIS@AAO Executive Summary – Eye on Innovation

2013 OIS@AAO Executive Summary – Eye on Innovation

By Tom Salemi | December 19, 2013

More than 800 attendees participated in the fifth annual Ophthalmology Innovation Summit, held November 14, 2013, just prior to the annual meeting of the American…

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Large Device Companies Eyeing Opportunities in Ophthalmic Space

Large Device Companies Eyeing Opportunities in Ophthalmic Space

By Larry Haimovitch | November 14, 2013

NEW ORLEANS — The oft-repeated Cajun expression in this fun loving town, ”laissez les bon temps roulez,” translated as let the good times roll may…

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VC Says There Are Many ‘Unmet Needs’ in Ophthalmology Space

VC Says There Are Many ‘Unmet Needs’ in Ophthalmology Space

By Larry Haimovitch | April 29, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO — The second annual Ophthalmology Innovation Summit (OIS) was held in conjunction with the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS; Reston,…

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OIS@ASCRS 2013 Executive Summary – Eye on Innovation

OIS@ASCRS 2013 Executive Summary – Eye on Innovation

By Tom Salemi | April 23, 2013

The Second Annual OIS@ASCRS – Ophthalmology Innovation Summit at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery was held in San Francisco on April 18,…

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All Eyes on Ophthalmic Innovation: An Interview with Bill Link

All Eyes on Ophthalmic Innovation: An Interview with Bill Link

By Tom Salemi | April 20, 2013

The ophthalmology drug, device and medical technology sector is poised for continued growth, as innovators and entrepreneurs unblinkingly stare down the ongoing domino effect being…

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