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Valeant to acquire Synergetics USA

September 2, 2015

Valeant Pharmaceuticals announced that it will acquire Synergetics USA for $6.50 per share in cash, according to a Valeant press release.

“The addition of Synergetics’ portfolio of instruments and devices will further enhance Bausch + Lomb’s presence around the world in the rapidly evolving field of vitreoretinal surgery,” J. Michael Pearson, chairman and CEO of Valeant, said in the release. “We are committed to delivering a valuable and broad array of surgical devices and instruments to serve the needs of the surgical retina community and their patients.”

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Back-to-school reminder for parents and students: Check out college tax credits

September 2, 2015
With another school year here, the Internal Revenue Service reminds parents and students that now is a good time to see if they will qualify for either of two college…

Physicians support proposed biosimilar naming convention

September 2, 2015
In agreement with the FDA’s recent draft guidance on nonproprietary naming of biological products, six physician groups collectively sent a letter to CMS Acting…
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Zeiss receives FDA clearance for AngioPlex OCT Angiography

September 2, 2015
AngioPlex OCT Angiography has received 510(k) clearance from the FDA, Zeiss Medical Technology announced in a press release.This is the first OCT-angiography technology…
Publication Exclusive: Anterior sclerotomy used for adequate haptic externalization in glued IOL surgery

Publication Exclusive: Anterior sclerotomy used for adequate haptic externalization in glued IOL surgery

September 2, 2015
IOL implantation is an essential step for visual rehabilitation in cataract surgery or in cases of secondary IOL placement. When the IOL is placed within a capsular bag…
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PCON August 2015

Clinicians agree quality of life is a vital part of comprehensive glaucoma care

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Most eye care providers agree that the goal of glaucoma care is to sustain a patient’s quality of life by…
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Agustin Gonzalez

BLOG: Stay professional on social media

August 27, 2015
Agustin Gonzalez, OD, says that you only have one chance to make a first impression – even on social media.He…
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YAG photoablation effective first-line treatment for vitreous opacities

YAG photoablation effective first-line treatment for vitreous opacities

Primary Care Optometry News, August 2015
Darcy Eberle, OD; Dianne Kowing, OD, FAAO; Ruth Hyatt, OD; William Dunn, MD, FACS
A 56-year-old certified ophthalmic technician presented for a comprehensive eye examination. He was complaining of…
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