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BLOG: Securing your alliances

February 28, 2017

There has been much chatter over the years on related topics in the ophthalmic industry such as: vertical integration, market consolidation and strategic alliances.

For those of us in the private practice sector, the beginning of this megatrend started with the early buying groups that allowed us to purchase wholesale optical goods such as frames, lenses and contacts by combining our purchasing power. This marked the beginning of independent optometrists working together to help each other compete with the franchise- or chain-based mode of the practice of optometry.

Committee passes bill granting Georgia ODs injection privileges

March 1, 2017
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee of Georgia approved legislation allowing optometrists the right to administer pharmaceutical agents by injection…

Health Canada accepts new drug submission for Iluvien for DME

March 1, 2017
A new drug submission for Iluvien has been accepted for review by Health Canada, according to a press release from Knight Therapeutics and Alimera Sciences. Iluvien…

Himalayan Cataract Project selected as semifinalist for $100 million grant

March 1, 2017
The Himalayan Cataract Project, which works to find solutions for preventable blindness in Asia and Africa, is one of eight finalists in a MacArthur Foundation…

Ophthotech reports $193.4 million net loss in 2016

February 28, 2017
Ophthotech reported a net loss of $66.3 million, or $1.86 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with a net loss of $35.6 million, or $1.02 per…
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Diabetic Eye Disease: Screening Strategies and Imaging Devices - Number 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a major cause of blindness among American adults aged 40 years and older. The prevalence…
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