American Academy of Ophthalmology’s IRIS Registry Approved for Federal Quality Reporting

By Staff
Friday, June 13, 2014 12:27 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s IRIS Registry eye disease and condition registry has been approved by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for federal quality reporting.

Valeant, Following Allergan’s Rejection of its Takeover Offer, Seeks to Sweeten Bid

By Staff
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:27 AM LAVAL, Quebec— Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX)  said yesterday it will "improve" its $47 billion takeover offer for Allergan (NYSE: AGN), a day after Allergan’s board of directors rejected the hostile bid.

Santen Announces the Agreement to Purchase Merck’s Assets in Ophthalmology

By Staff
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 12:24 AM OSAKA, Japan— Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., announced that it has entered into an agreement with Merck & Co, Inc. for Santen to purchase Merck's ophthalmology products in Japan, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Varsity Healthcare Partners Acquires Katzen Eye Group, Forms EyeCare Services Partners

By Staff
Monday, May 12, 2014 4:00 PM LUTHERVILLE, Md. and LOS ANGELES – Varsity Healthcare Partners, (VHP) a healthcare services-focused private equity investment firm, announced today that in partnership with management, it has acquired Maryland-based Katzen Eye Group, one of the country’s largest vertically integrated ophthalmologic and optometric services practices, and together, they will form EyeCare Services Partners Holdings LLC (ESP).

American Academy of Ophthalmology Launches IRIS Registry to Aggregate Patient Data

By Staff
Friday, April 11, 2014 12:24 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) announced the official March 25 launch of the IRIS Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight), the first comprehensive eye disease and condition registry in the U.S.

Professor Alice R. McPherson, MD, Receives Gonin Medal From International Council of Ophthalmology

By Staff
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 12:18 AM HOUSTON— Alice R. McPherson, MD, professor of ophthalmology at Baylor College of Medicine and founder of the Retina Research Foundation, has been named this year’s recipient of the Gonin Medal from the International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO).

NVision Laser Eye Centers Acquires Nevada Eye Care’s Two Las Vegas Practices

By Staff
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:30 AM NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.— NVision Laser Eye Centers has made its first acquisitions in the state of Nevada with the purchase of Nevada Eye Care’s two practices in Las Vegas.

LCA-Vision Reports Increase in Fourth Quarter Procedure Volume

By Staff
Monday, January 06, 2014 12:23 AM CINCINNATI— LCA-Vision Inc., (NASDAQ: LCAV), a provider of laser vision correction services under the LasikPlus brand, reported that 12,033 procedures were performed during the fourth quarter of 2013, an increase of 4 percent over the 11,613 procedures performed during the fourth quarter of 2012.

David Dulany, MD, Co-Founder of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, Passes Away

By Staff
Monday, December 16, 2013 12:18 AM PHOENIX—David Dulaney, MD, one of the founding partners of Barnet Dulaney Perkins Eye Center, passed away on Nov. 30, 2013. He had just turned 76 years old.

Novartis Reports Strong Sales for Third Quarter

By Staff
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 12:17 AM BASEL, Switzerland— Novartis (NYSE: NVS) reported strong sales performance in the third quarter driven by growth products' momentum with group net sales up 4 percent to $14.3 billion for the third quarter and up 2 percent to $42.8 billion for the first nine months of the year.

Cognoptix Reports Positive Results for Trial of Simple Eye Test for Alzheimer's

By Andrew Karp
Thursday, September 26, 2013 4:42 PM Cognoptix announced that it has developed a simple eye test that has the potential to change the way that Alzheimer’s disease is detected and managed.

How One Ophthalmology Group Finally Got Its Optical Dispensaries Under Control

By John Sailer
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 4:00 PM TOMS RIVER, N.J.—Where does a six-location ophthalmological group turn after spending 25 years being unsatisfied with the three different management companies that have handled its optical dispensaries over the years? In the case of Ocean Eye Institute, the answer was Vision Associates.

Ophthalmologist Inventors of Human Identification Technology Inducted into National Inventors Hall of Fame

By Eye² Staff
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 2:00 AM Many people are familiar with the sight-saving role ophthalmologists play in diagnosing and treating eye conditions, but few may be aware of the revolutionary contributions they make beyond medicine. One such innovation gained the spotlight this month when Leonard Flom, MD, and the late Aran Safir, MD (1926-2007), were inducted into the U.S Patent and Trademark Office's National Inventors Hall of Fame for their invention of the iris recognition scanner.

American Academy of Ophthalmology to Implement the IRIS Registry Eye Disease Patient Database

By Staff
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:30 AM SAN FRANCISCO—The American Academy of Ophthalmology has announced that it will implement the nation’s first comprehensive eye disease patient database in early 2014.
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