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Vital Art and Science announces patent, study results for monitoring app

August 3, 2015

Vital Art and Science LLC has announced a new U.S. patent for mVT, a FDA-approved monitoring app used to track progression of age-related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy, according to a company press release.

“The ability to catch disease changes early generally results in earlier treatment and better visual outcomes,” Mike Bartlett, president of Vital Art and Science, stated in the release. “And that’s what makes this patent and the mVT service important.”

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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…
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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…
Shire acquires Foresight Biotherapeutics for $300 million Business News

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…
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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…
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BLOG: Are you a shark or a minnow?

BLOG: Are you a shark or a minnow?

July 22, 2015
Agustin L. Gonzalez, OD, FAAO, applies lessons learned from the television show, “Shark Tank,” to…
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Scott G. Hauswirth, OD, FAAO

OD research addresses all areas of the eye

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2015
Optometry was well represented at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology in…
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Donald R. Korb, OD, FAAO

Korb: Pioneer of clinical optometry research

Primary Care Optometry News, July 2015
As part of Primary Care Optometry News’ 20th anniversary celebration, in each issue throughout 2015 we are…
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