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Smartphone ophthalmoscopy nears imaging quality of fundus camera

August 4, 2015

Smartphone ophthalmoscopy images may nearly equal the quality and diagnostic utility of traditional fundus camera images, according to a study.

The prospective, cross-sectional Smartphone Ophthalmoscopy Reliability Trial evaluated 94 consecutive patients who underwent smartphone ophthalmoscopy and fundus camera imaging by two medical students with approximately 15 minutes of training on each technique and one experienced ophthalmology resident. The images were then compared with documented binocular indirect and slit lamp fundus examination findings.

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…
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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: 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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