Optometry

Gevokizumab receives orphan drug designation

August 29, 2012

Gevokizumab, an IL-1 beta-modulating antibody from XOMA Corp., has received FDA orphan drug designation for the treatment of several types of non-infectious uveitis.

Laser surgery education gets $1 million boost

August 29, 2012

Ophthalmologists will have a new way to learn about advances in laser surgery next year, thanks to a $1 million donation made to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Retinal disease research gets $2.4 million boost

August 29, 2012

The Foundation Fighting Blindness is funding projects related to age-related macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa, Leber's congenital amaurosis, and Usher syndrome.

Fibrin glue may cause TASS

August 29, 2012

Fibrin glue might be a potential cause of toxic anterior segment syndrome (TASS).

Allergan and Molecular Partners enter two new agreements

August 22, 2012

Allergan and Molecular Partners AG have expanding their relationship with two new agreements for DARPin products.

JCAHPO taps Pearson VUE to offer simulated exams

August 22, 2012

The Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO) and Pearson VUE partner to provide ophthalmic medical techs access to simulated exams.

Insight Software ranked on Inc. 500|5000 list

August 22, 2012

Insight Software, creators of My Vision Express, has been ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

September is Sports Eye Injury Awareness Month

August 22, 2012

Prevent Blindness America (PBA) has designated September as Sports Eye Safety Awareness Month.

Ophthalmologist invents innovative indoor golf net (VIDEO)

August 17, 2012

Check out this video demonstration of Swing Box, indoor golf net invented by Joe Lee, MD, ophthalmologist.

New study finds iPhone displays ophthalmic images better than computers

August 16, 2012

In a study from Emory University in Atlanta, ophthalmologists rated the same images higher on iPhone screens than desktop computer screens.

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