Fort Worth, TX—The ophthalmic community can expect a seamless transition at Alcon Laboratories Inc. when Tim Sear retires Oct. 1 as president and chief executive officer. Sear announced his retirement from the eye-care company, based in Fort Worth, TX, on July 12.
Atlanta-An Australian medical device company will take over the Epi-LASIK surgical product line as part of CIBA Vision's divestiture of its surgical business (also see Page 1). Norwood Abbey Ltd., Melbourne, Australia, bought the Centurion SES system and EpiEdge epikeratome separator for $10 million. The company paid $1 million when it signed the agreement in May, and it signed a note with CIBA Vision for $9 million for the balance of the technology and inventory price.
Safilo marks 70 years in eyewear business
Q. Because of the
diminished cash flow my retired parents are experiencing, they can not afford to do all the things they like, which they are healthy enough to enjoy. I have heard the term 'reverse mortgage.' Could you
explain how this
Fort Lauderdale, FL-Intravitreal triamcinolone may enhance the efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) with verteporfin (Visudyne, QLT Phototherapeutics/Novartis Ophthalmics) and decrease the number of re-treatments for eyes with choroidal neovascularization (CNV) associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to the preliminary results of an open-label study presented by Daniel B. Roth, MD, at the annual meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology.
"(The merchant's) capital is continually going from him in some shape, and returning to him in another."
Among the 233 sessions dedicated to retina, almost 75 are free papers
and symposia sessions. The Editorial Advisory Board of Ophthalmology
Times reviewed the retina abstracts to be presented at this year's meeting.
Some of the board's selections are highlighted here.
Marriage does receive favorable treatment under the tax code after death. Generally, an estate may claim an unlimited deduction for the value of all property that passes from a decedent to the surviving spouse upon death. So, a basic "I love you" will, where all property is left to the spouse outright upon death,allows the estate to pay no tax.
Q. I am a 64-year-old ophthalmologist who is still working. Should I begin collecting my Social Security income at age 65, or wait until I retire at 70 and withdraw a larger monthly income?