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Nikon moves into ophthalmology with purchase of Optos for $400 million

February 27, 2015

The board of directors of Nikon and Optos have agreed the terms of a recommended cash offer of £259.3 million ($400 million) for the acquisition of Optos, according to an announcement from Nikon.

The proposed acquisition of Optos is an important step in Nikon’s initiative to enter the medical sector to leverage its optical technologies into the medical industry, the announcement said.

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Patient management individualized by presentation in normal tension glaucoma

February 27, 2015
CORONADO, Calif. — Work-up in patients with normal tension glaucoma should be individualized according to their presentation, particularly when they are suspected of…
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Prevalence of normal tension glaucoma varies with ethnicity

February 27, 2015
CORONADO, Calif. — Epidemiologic studies have shown that the prevalence of normal tension glaucoma varies considerably depending on ethnicity, with the highest…
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VIDEO: Evolution of femtosecond laser cataract surgery

February 27, 2015
ISTANBUL – At the ESCRS Winter Meeting, Zoltan Nagy, MD, talks about femtosecond laser cataract surgery, which he pioneered with the first worldwide performance in…
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CMS completes first week of ICD-10 end-to-end testing

February 26, 2015
The CMS concluded its first successful end-to-end testing week of the new ICD-10 coding, the agency announced in a blog post. “Testing allows us to identify areas…
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Matched Comparison Study of Total and Partial Epithelium Removal in Corneal Cross-linking

Journal of Refractive Surgery, February 2015, Volume 31 Issue 2
To compare the 1-year results of total versus partial epithelium removal in corneal cross-linking in the treatment of…
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Rapid Response: Real World Use of Anti-VEGF Therapy - Clinical Experience Beyond Pivotal Trials

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.

Management of retinal vascular diseases with anti-VEGF therapy has been well-established through large-scale trials…
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VIDEO: Speaker discusses combining PRK and collagen cross-linking for keratoconus management

February 26, 2015
ISTANBUL – At the ESCRS Winter Meeting, A. John Kanellopoulos, MD, talks about combination of PRK with corneal…
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