Posts Tagged ‘Innovation’

What’s Behind the Heat-up in Glaucoma Innovation

Kicking off the sixth annual Glaucoma 360-New Horizons Forum held recently in San Francisco, co-founder and co-chair Adrienne Graves boldly proclaimed, “Glaucoma is hot.” However, over the past few years, glaucoma has been anything but hot. Stone cold may be more like it. Innovation had been sorely lacking and the $5 billion annual global market…

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Is DR Just the Start for Google Brain?

A team of investigators recently reported online in the Journal of the American Medical Association1 that a Google algorithm allows computers to diagnose diabetic retinopathy (DR) using retina photos. The technology will never replace doctors, but Google hopes it will assist them, especially in underserved areas. Google’s first priority with this technology is to distribute…

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Encore Vision Delivers Big Payday to Angel Investors

Big winners in Novartis AG’s acquisition of Encore Vision for $465 million are members of a network of angel investors in Fort Worth, TX, that bet $4 million on the presbyopia-correcting eye drop that Encore Vision president and CEO Bill Burns has been working on for about nine years. The $4 million the Cowtown Angels…

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Eye on Five – November Edition

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Trump Bump Fuels Biotech, Pharma Stocks Pharma and biotech stocks surged in the week after Donald Trump’s election, with the OIS Index jumping 13% and the NASDAQ Biotech Index surging 11.2%. The gains have since trailed off, but the latter index was still up 8% for November at month-end. Three anticipated policy changes have fueled…

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Welcome to OIS@AAO 2016

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More than 800 leaders of the ophthalmology industry will convene Thursday at the Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel ballroom for our largest Ophthalmology Innovation Summit of the year. This is the 8th OIS@AAO held prior to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Registration and check-in for those attending the Breakfast Breakout Sessions will…

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From the Floor of the 1st OIS@ASRS

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A new Ophthalmology Innovation Summit emerged Monday just prior to the start of the annual meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists. The half-day event drew nearly 250 people to the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco. Retina specialists shared the stage and ballroom with executives from strategics and start-ups, as well as investors with…

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Abbott Medical Optics Points to Leadership Position

Over the past year, Abbott Medical Optics (AMO) has established a leading share position in the US PC-IOL market, driven by the new low-add-power Tecnis Multifocal IOLs. Outside the US, the early success of the Tecnis Symfony Extended Range of Vision IOL has also contributed to market share gains. A large European multicenter post-market study…

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Tom Frinzi’s Plans for AMO & Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology veteran Tom Frinzi joins OISTV to share his reasons for joining Abbott Medical Optics and what the company may be planning in coming years. Video Highlights 00:32 – What brought you to AMO? 1:20 – What are the three Ps? 2:02 – Is there a formula for leading any a company? 3:51 – How…

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Eye Care Priority for J&J

Ashley McEvoy, Company Chair of Vision Care and Diabetes at Johnson & Johnson, joins OISTV to discuss Johnson & Johnson’s commitment to eye health. Video Highlights 00:49 – Emerging areas of interest: lung cancer, diabetes and eye health? 01:00 – What areas in eye care are you looking at? 01:25 – How does expertise in…

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Steinert Honored for His Career of Innovation

In a packed ballroom at the Intercontinental Hotel, OIS attendees recognized the achievements of one of ophthalmology’s physician-innovators. Roger F. Steinert, MD, was honored as this year’s OIS Lifetime Innovator Award. OIS Co-Chair Bill Link told attendees Steinert “had an impactful career” in ophthalmology. “Roger has been an innovator in our field from the beginning…

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