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Stem cell-derived RPE cells shown to be safe in patients with AMD

October 21, 2014

Advanced Cell Technology Inc. announced that phase 1/2 clinical data showed positive long-term safety when ACT’s retinal pigment epithelium cells were used for treating Stargardt’s macular degeneration and dry age-related macular degeneration.

The Stargardt’s macular degeneration (SMD) and dry AMD trials are prospective, open-label studies evaluating the safety and tolerability of human embryonic stem cell (hESC)-derived RPE cells following subretinal transplantation into patients at 12 months, according to a press release from the company.

Frontotemporal dementia may be detected through the eye

October 20, 2014
Diopsys announced in a press release that research scientists may have found a direct correlation with functional cell loss in the retina and signs of dementia in those…

Cognoptix receives $15 million to develop eye test to identify Alzheimer's

October 17, 2014
Cognoptix announced that it has closed the first portion of a Series D round of financing for more than $15 million to develop the Sapphire II eye test to identify…

Primary health care data points are optometry’s future

October 14, 2014
As health care reform evolves, problems, barriers and new challenges continue to arise. Although the Affordable Care Act was written and developed to improve access to…
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Postoperative Inflammation and Pain: Elimination of the Dynamic Duo to Improve Patient Outcomes

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bausch + Lomb.

Cataract surgery has improved in both safety and outcomes in recent years. With advances in surgical techniques…
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Hom shares resources available for generic drugs

September 20, 2014
Milton Hom, OD, says the FDA has an online resource on generics and also discusses how older agents are now effective…
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Stem cell-derived RPE cells shown to be safe in patients with AMD

October 21, 2014
Advanced Cell Technology Inc. announced that phase 1/2 clinical data showed positive long-term safety when ACT’s retinal pigment epithelium…

Frontotemporal dementia may be detected through the eye

October 20, 2014
Diopsys announced in a press release that research scientists may have found a direct correlation with functional cell loss in the retina and signs…

Cognoptix receives $15 million to develop eye test to identify Alzheimer's

October 17, 2014
Cognoptix announced that it has closed the first portion of a Series D round of financing for more than $15 million to develop the Sapphire II eye…

Primary health care data points are optometry’s future

October 14, 2014
As health care reform evolves, problems, barriers and new challenges continue to arise. Although the Affordable Care Act was written and developed to…

Study shows nutrition improves sports performance

October 13, 2014
Feeding our cells the right balance and quality of nutrients is important in all aspects of our lives. This is especially important when one is…
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Lutein, zeaxanthin improves reaction time

October 13, 2014
Researchers have found that supplementation with lutein and zeaxanthin improved visual processing speed and visual motor behavior.To assess the…

Alcon report concludes most vision problems, blindness are preventable

October 9, 2014
Novartis and its eye care division, Alcon, announced that 350,000 healthy life years and 123 million work days are lost per year as a result of…

PCON to sponsor academy plenary on cannabinoids

October 8, 2014
The plenary session at this year’s American Academy of Optometry annual meeting will explore the health benefits and risks of cannabinoids…

PCON hosts Gonzalez social media video blog

October 7, 2014
Primary Care Optometry News, through Healio.com/Optometry, is now hosting a video blog from PCON Editorial Board member, Agustin L. Gonzalez…

COPE committee discusses accreditation changes

October 6, 2014
The Council on Optometric Practitioner Education Advisory Committee shared ideas for improving the accreditation process during its first meeting in…
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