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Congressional Budget Office estimates $119 billion in savings over 10 years for House-passed AHCA

May 24, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office — a non-partisan scoring agency — and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation released its cost estimate for the House-passed version of the American Health Care Act and estimated $119 billion in net savings from 2017 to 2026 for the proposed health care plan.

Republicans needed the bill to shave off $2 billion from the federal deficit over the decade span for it to be considered under the reconciliation process in the Senate.

Federal budget proposal would deal ‘devastating blow’ to medical research

May 23, 2017
The Trump administration’s proposed 2018 budget would decimate scientific research and innovation while jeopardizing millions of Americans’ access to…

EVO+ Visian ICL receives CE mark

May 22, 2017
The EVO+ Visian ICL with aspheric optic has received a CE mark for commercialization in the European Union, according to a STAAR Surgical press release. Indicated for…

FDA accepts NDA for Rhopressa

May 15, 2017
The FDA has accepted a new drug application for Rhopressa and set a PDUFA goal date…
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Comparison of Objective and Subjective Techniques of Strabismus Measurement in Adults With Normal Retinal Correspondence

Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Online Advanced Release, May 17, 2017
Accurate measurement of strabismus is vital to proper diagnosis and treatment. Objective and subjective measurement…
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, & DysfunctionsTM: Volume 2, Number 4

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

Maintenance of the health of the ocular surface is complex due to numerous potential challenges, including dry eye…
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Congressional Budget Office estimates $119 billion in savings over 10 years for House-passed AHCA

May 24, 2017
The Congressional Budget Office — a non-partisan scoring agency — and the staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation released its cost…

Federal budget proposal would deal ‘devastating blow’ to medical research

May 23, 2017
The Trump administration’s proposed 2018 budget would decimate scientific research and innovation while jeopardizing millions of…

EVO+ Visian ICL receives CE mark

May 22, 2017
The EVO+ Visian ICL with aspheric optic has received a CE mark for commercialization in the European Union, according to a STAAR Surgical press…

FDA accepts NDA for Rhopressa

May 15, 2017
The FDA has accepted a new drug application for

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FDA clears Pentacam, Aladdin topographers for integration with Lensar system

May 6, 2017
LOS ANGELES — The FDA has granted 510(k) clearances for integration of the Oculus Pentacam HR and Pentacam AXL, and the Topcon Aladdin…

House narrowly passes Republican health care bill to replace Obamacare

May 4, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives today narrowly approved legislation to overhaul the nation’s health care system, voting by a slim margin to…

Vitesse vitrectomy system receives 510(k) clearance

April 26, 2017
Vitesse, a hypersonic vitrectomy system, has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA, according to a press release from Bausch + Lomb. Vitesse, which…

Allergan's TrueTear granted marketing authorization

April 25, 2017
The TrueTear intranasal tear neurostimulator has been granted marketing authorization from the FDA, according to an Allergan press release. The…

FDA grants NDA for intravitreal sirolimus for non-infectious uveitis of posterior segment

April 25, 2017
The FDA has accepted a new drug application for intravitreal sirolimus for the treatment of non-infectious uveitis of the posterior segment, Santen…

PUBLICATION EXCLUSIVE: Are physicians limited by government guidelines?

April 22, 2017
Welcome to another edition of CEDARS/ASPENS Debates. CEDARS/ASPENS is a joint society of cornea, cataract and refractive surgery specialists, here to…

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