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Gene therapy progresses through efforts of small companies, attracts big investments

September 4, 2015

BARCELONA — Gene therapy has greatly progressed in rare disorders, such as Leber’s congenital amaurosis, but several applications are under evaluation and show promise, according to Jose-Alain Sahel, MD, who chaired a symposium on the topic at the Ophthalmology Futures European Forum.

“Gene therapy has also been tested as a novel form of drug delivery to the retina for AMD with anti-VEGFs. Results are so far not perfectly convincing, but there is a rationale to continue research in this direction,” he said.

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Ophthalmic market enjoys favorable trend, attracts investors

September 4, 2015
BARCELONA — The future looks bright for the ophthalmic industry, which currently enjoys a very favorable trend, according to one speaker at the Ophthalmology…
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SalutarisMD receives FDA clearance for radionuclide brachytherapy source

September 4, 2015
BARCELONA — Salutaris Medical Devices has received 510(k) clearance from FDA for its SMD Sr90-1 radionuclide brachytherapy source, according to a press release.The…
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Allergan to acquire AqueSys

September 4, 2015
Allergan will acquire AqueSys in an all cash transaction of $300 million, the company announced in a press release. Under the terms of the agreement, the upfront payment…
Speaker: Ophthalmologists need to learn more about microbes Meeting News Coverage

Speaker: Ophthalmologists need to learn more about microbes

September 4, 2015
BARCELONA — Ophthalmologists need to learn more about microbes in order to better treat and understand ocular infections, according to a speaker. “We need…
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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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