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Shire acquires Foresight Biotherapeutics for $300 million

August 3, 2015

Shire has acquired privately held Foresight Biotherapeutics for a cash payment of $300 million, according to a press release.

The acquisition includes the global rights to FST-100, topical ophthalmic drops that combine 0.6% povidone-iodine and 0.1% dexamethasone to treat infectious conjunctivitis. Shire said there is synergy between the commercial structures of FST-100 and lifitegrast, which are both in late-stage development, the release said.

FDA News

Bausch + Lomb receives 510(k) clearance for modified Victus interface kit

August 3, 2015
Bausch + Lomb has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA for an enhanced patient interface kit for the Victus femtosecond laser platform, according to a company…
Breaking News

Omeros receives marketing authorization for Omidria in European Union

August 3, 2015
The European Commission has granted marketing authorization for Omidria for use in cataract surgery and lens replacement procedures in the European Union, Omeros…
Blog

BLOG: Patient financing also can be used as a marketing tool

August 3, 2015
I speak with health care practices on a regular basis. During these conversations, physicians usually ask a range of questions to help determine whether they should…
Ken Beckman

Publication Exclusive: Intraoperative aberrometry measurements in cataract surgery spur debate

August 3, 2015
Welcome to CEDARS-ASPENS Debates, a monthly feature in Ocular Surgery News.CEDARS (Cornea, External Disease, and Refractive Surgery Society) and ASPENS (American…
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Practical Retina

Comparing Aflibercept, Bevacizumab, and Ranibizumab for DME: Analysis of DRCR Protocol T

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging Retina, March 2015, Volume 46 Issue 3
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CME
Gaining Insight to Optimize Patient Outcomes: What Can We Do to Improve Postoperative Inflammation and Pain?

Gaining Insight to Optimize Patient Outcomes: What Can We Do to Improve Postoperative Inflammation and Pain?

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Postoperative pain and inflammation can result as a consequence of cataract surgery despite advances in surgical…
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Meeting News Coverage Video
VIDEO: Defining and treating astigmatism

VIDEO: Defining and treating astigmatism

July 26, 2015
At the Kiawah Eye 2015 meeting, John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, discusses how treating astigmatism in patients will…
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