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Federal budget proposal would deal ‘devastating blow’ to medical research

May 23, 2017

The Trump administration’s proposed 2018 budget would decimate scientific research and innovation while jeopardizing millions of Americans’ access to essential health care and preventive services, according to leaders of national medical organizations.

President Donald J. Trump’s spending plan — delivered to Congress today with the title “A New Foundation for American Greatness” — proposes nearly $6 billion in funding cuts for the NIH. This would deal “a devastating blow” to medical research, Steven Houser, PhD, FAHA, president of the American Heart Association, said in a statement.

EVO+ Visian ICL receives CE mark

May 22, 2017
The EVO+ Visian ICL with aspheric optic has received a CE mark for commercialization in the European Union, according to a STAAR Surgical press release. Indicated for…

Bill requiring office visit for contact lens Rx passes Conn. house

May 15, 2017
The Connecticut House of Representatives has passed legislation prohibiting a provider from issuing an initial or renewal prescription for contact lenses without an…

FDA accepts NDA for Rhopressa

May 15, 2017
The FDA has accepted a new drug application for Rhopressa and set a PDUFA goal date…
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Treating Advanced Dry Age-related Macular Degeneration and Geographic Atrophy: Here and Now

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

Dry eye disease (DED) is a condition of the ocular surface in which multiple factors are responsible for the…
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March 7, 2017
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Federal budget proposal would deal ‘devastating blow’ to medical research

May 23, 2017
The Trump administration’s proposed 2018 budget would decimate scientific research and innovation while jeopardizing millions of…

EVO+ Visian ICL receives CE mark

May 22, 2017
The EVO+ Visian ICL with aspheric optic has received a CE mark for commercialization in the European Union, according to a STAAR Surgical press…

Bill requiring office visit for contact lens Rx passes Conn. house

May 15, 2017
The Connecticut House of Representatives has passed legislation prohibiting a provider from issuing an initial or renewal prescription for contact…

FDA accepts NDA for Rhopressa

May 15, 2017
The FDA has accepted a new drug application for

GOA: Injection law keeps pace with OD training

May 12, 2017
A new law in Georgia that allows optometrists to perform certain types of injections makes it possible for ODs to put their education into practice…

Georgia governor signs OD injection bill

May 11, 2017
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed Senate Bill 153 into law May 9, authorizing optometrists in the state to perform certain injections. “A…

AOA, AFOS support VA Optometry Service

May 10, 2017
The American Optometric Association and the Armed Forces Optometric Society expressed “shock” and “outrage” at a suggestion…

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FDA clears Pentacam, Aladdin topographers for integration with Lensar system

May 6, 2017
LOS ANGELES — The FDA has granted 510(k) clearances for integration of the Oculus Pentacam HR and Pentacam AXL, and the Topcon Aladdin…

House narrowly passes Republican health care bill to replace Obamacare

May 4, 2017
The U.S. House of Representatives today narrowly approved legislation to overhaul the nation’s health care system, voting by a slim margin to…

Bill to grant optometry board autonomy progresses in Alaska

May 4, 2017
The Alaska House of Representatives passed HB 103 by a vote of 31 to 7. The bill was signed by the speaker and chief clerk and transmitted to the…

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