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STAAR Surgical Forms Team of Leading Ophthalmic Surgeons to Study the Use of Collamer(R) Material for Accommodating Intraocular Lenses

MONROVIA, Calif., Nov. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA ) today announced the creation of a team of leading ophthalmic surgeons, CAST (Collamer(R) Accommodating Study Team), to work with the Company in a collaborative effort in evaluating the accommodative proper...

STAAR Surgical's Collamer(R) IOL and Elastimide(R) IOL Each Recognized with New Technology Intraocular Lens Classification

MONROVIA, Calif., July 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has designated two of STAAR's new asp...

STAAR Surgical Generates Cash From Operations During Second Quarter

...CL and Visian Toric ICL was held the last week of July. The panel's recommendation is expected within the next two weeks. Recent intraocular Lens (IOL) Highlights Global IOL sales were $8.5 million versus $8.7 million in the prior year second quarter. Units were up 2.4% duri...

QLT announces interim data from a Phase II clinical trial and a device study for the Punctal Plug Drug Delivery System

...anoprost Punctal Plug Delivery System (L-PPDS) show that the mean change in intraocular pressure (IOP) from baseline was -3.5 mmHg at the Week 4 visit with 36% of ...has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for reducing elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension and is...

QLT Announces Second Quarter Results for 2009

... results from the ongoing Phase II clinical trial of the 44-(micro)g Latanoprost Punctal Plug Delivery System (L-PPDS) show that the mean reduction in intraocular pressure (IOP) from baseline was 3.5 mmHg at the Week 4 visit with 36% of patients having an IOP decrease from baseline (greater than or equal to) 5 m...

Medicare expenditures decrease for glaucoma surgery as number of procedures increases

...ceeded $1.2 billion each year between 1991 and 2000. "An important driver of glaucoma treatment costs is surgery." Surgery is typically used to reduce intraocular pressure (pressure within the eye) when medications fail to do so. Jordana K. Schmier, M.A., of Exponent Inc., Alexandria, Va., and colleagues cond...

Bausch & Lomb Receives Approval of Crystalens HD in Quarter Diopter Steps

...the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Crystalens HD(TM) in quarter diopter steps in the United States. The Crystalens accommodating intraocular lens (IOL) was first approved by the FDA in November 2003. Bausch & Lomb made the announcement today in conjunction with the celebration of the C...

Major Firms Eyeing CBMS Development of New Glaucoma Treatment

...gical approach to treating glaucoma" Glaucoma is caused by an increase of intraocular pressure within the eye. The new compound being developed by CBMS in conjun...chlemm's Canal, which is critical in achieving aqueous outflow and lowering intraocular pressure. This novel approach to treatment may require application of the d...

Mini-Strokes May Cause Vision Loss

...the fluid in the eye. But glaucoma can occur in some people who have normal intraocular pressure, a phenomenon that puzzles eye doctors. The Hong Kong study of ...postulate that vascular [blood vessel] risk factors may be interacting with intraocular pressure in causing glaucoma optic neuropathy." The study found that 29....

Ophthalmologists Invited To Participate in Betadine for EKC Treatment Study

...ess.aspx About Dr Goldberg Dr. Daniel Goldberg specializes in comprehensive refractive surgery including LASIK eye surgery and refractive intraocular lens and cataract surgery. He is a founding member of Atlantic Eye Physicians, an ophthalmology-led comprehensive eye care practice with offices at ...
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Tiny Cup Attached to Eye Improves Drug Delivery For Retinal Diseases

...iver effective doses of medications to the interior of the eye over long periods of time (weeks to months). Currently drops, periocular injections and intraocular injections are used to deliver medications to the eye but generally for short periods of time. Dr. Murphree, who is a recipient of a National I...

Schering-Plough Announces U.S. Filing of Mometasone Furoate/Formoterol Fumarate Combination for the Maintenance Treatment of Asthma

...se that effectively controls his/her symptoms. ASMANEX may increase the risk of some eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, and increased intraocular pressure. Patients with a change in vision or a history of eye problems should be monitored by their health care provider. Use ASMANEX as dir...

ASMANEX(R) (Mometasone Furoate Dry Powder Inhaler) Now Approved in Japan for the Treatment of Bronchial Asthma in Adult Patients

...st dose that effectively controls his/her symptoms. ASMANEX may increase the risk of some eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, and increased intraocular pressure. Patients with a change in vision or a history of eye problems should be monitored by their health care provider. Use ASMANEX as directe...

Paloma Pharmaceuticals Presents at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology 2009 Meeting

... the death of photoreceptor cells, the cells responsible for capturing light in the retina. We have presented data at ARVO demonstrating that a single intraocular injection of Palomid 529, a drug originally designed as an anti-angiogenic agent, can significantly reduce this death in an animal model of retinal de...

Potentia Pharmaceuticals' POT-4 Drug Candidate for Age-Related Macular Degeneration Successfully Completes Phase I Clinical Trial - Prepares for Phase II

...ll doses tested, based on clinical signs, ophthalmic examinations, and laboratory results. No drug-related serious adverse events and no identifiable intraocular inflammation were reported. Additionally, significant sustained levels of POT-4 were consistently measured via serum analysis in subjects receiving t...

Alimera Sciences Announces Presentation of Data From the 12-Month Interim Readout of the Human PK Iluvien(TM) Study at ARVO 2009 Annual Meeting

...acuity associated with a reduction in center subfield thickness in a substantial number of patients for both doses, as well as no evidence of elevated intraocular pressure in the low dose. "Alimera is excited to share more details of this study," said Dan Myers, CEO, Alimera Sciences. "We believe these res...

Lexicon Pharmaceuticals Provides Clinical Pipeline Update and Reports 2009 First Quarter Results

... planned filing of an IND application with the FDA. LX7101 is a small molecule compound that may have the potential for treating glaucoma by lowering intraocular pressure through a new mechanism of action that enhances the eye's fluid outflow facility. Impairment of fluid outflow is thought to be a major contr...

Alimera Reports Favorable Safety and Efficacy Results From the 12-Month Interim Readout of the Human PK Iluvien(TM) Study

...atients on the high dose of Iluvien (an approximate 0.45 micrograms per day dose). In the 12-month interim readout, no adverse events related to intraocular pressure (IOP) were seen in low dose patients, and 23.5 percent of the high dose patients experienced IOP increases of 30 millimeters of mercury (mmHg...

ESBATech's Antibody Fragment Enters Phase Ib/IIa in Ophthalmology

...n Switzerland. The primary objectives of this study are to assess the local tolerability and safety of topical ESBA105 as well as to evaluate its intraocular levels and local biodistribution in the human eye. Secondary objectives include the assessment of the anti-inflammatory potential of prophylactic, top...

More Than 200 Abstracts at ASH and SABCS Reveal Potential Compelling Patient Benefits From Novartis Oncology Current and Pipeline Therapies

...f oral steroid administration. Auditory (high-frequency hearing loss, decreased hearing) and ocular (lens opacities, cataracts, elevations in intraocular pressure and retinal disorders) disturbances have been reported with Exjade therapy in less than 1% of patients in clinical trials. Auditory and ophth...
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Tek-Clear™ Accommodating Intraocular Lens (IOL)

Description: The Accommodating Intraocular Lens is for the treatment of presbyopia, a condition that affects near vision in many middle aged and older patients. Presbyopia results from the gradual loss of flexibility in the natural lens of the eye as a person ages, making the lens harder and less elastic...
Company:Tekia, Inc.

Rare Earth Intraocular Magnet

Description: The Rare Earth Intraocular Magnet is especially designed for the atraumatic removal of magnetic intraocular foreign bodies. The precise, sleek design of this probe minimizes the "jumping effect" commonly observed with electromagnetic devises. Due to its 24K gold plating, the instrument also minimiz...
Company:Ameritek USA

NaturaLens™ Series Hydrophobic Acrylic Intraocular Lens

Description: Hydrophobic Acrylic Intraocular Lens, AC depth: 5.3....
Company:Eyekon Medical

Single-Piece Intraocular Lens

Description: Single-Piece PMMA Intraocular Lenses....
Company:CIBA Vision

Single-Piece Intraocular Lens with haptic eyelets

Description: Single-Piece PMMA Intraocular Lenses....
Company:CIBA Vision

NaturaLens™ Series Hydrophobic Acrylic Intraocular Lens (Refractive and Bifocal)

Description: Hydrophobic Acrylic Intraocular Lens (Refractive and Bifocal). Anterior Chamber Lens....
Company:Eyekon Medical

NaturaLens™ Series Hydrophilic Acrylic Intraocular Lens (Refractive and Bifocal)

Description: Hydrophilic Acrylic Intraocular Lens (Refractive and Bifocal). Anterior Chamber Lens....
Company:Eyekon Medical

Raysoft Foldable Intraocular Lens

Description: Raysoft Foldable Intraocular Lens....
Company:Rayner Intraocular Lenses, Ltd.

NaturaLens™ Series Hydrophilic Acrylic Intraocular Lens

Description: Hydrophilic Acrylic Intraocular Lens, AC depth: 4.65....
Company:Eyekon Medical

Multi-Piece PMMA Intraocular Lenses

Description: Multi-Piece PMMA Intraocular Lenses with blue haptics and AC depth of 4.3....
Company:CIBA Vision

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Ocular oncology

...s carcinoma and malignant melanoma . The most common malignant primary intraocular tumor in adults is melanoma . Though most attention is given to poster...ey are called iris or ciliary body melanoma . The most common malignant intraocular tumor in children is called retinoblastoma . Affecting approximately 32...
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Glaucoma

...es that affect the optic nerve and involves a loss of retinal ganglion cells in a characteristic pattern. It is a type of optic neuropathy. Raised intraocular pressure is a significant risk... Publication about the risk of getting open-angle glaucoma . ... Does increased eye pressure mean that I have ...

Tonometry

...ures the pressure inside your eye, which is called intraocular pressure (IOP) ... Electronic indentation tonomet...t the facts on tonometry , a method for measuring intraocular pressure (IOP) ... What is tonometry ? What is the intraocular pressure? Who is at risk for glaucoma? ... To...

Retinoblastoma

...is eye cancer that occurs in children. ... Inherited retinoblastoma ... Retinoblastoma , a neuroblastic tumor, is the most common primary intraocular ... Untreated, retinoblastoma will grow and produce seeding in the eye, leading to ... CHOP is dedicated to helping you learn more about Retino...

LASIK eye surgery

... LASIK & refractive surgery procedures performed at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor MI. Procedures include Phakic intraocular ... Are you trying to decide between Lasik Eye Surgery and Contacts? ... While new advances in LASIK surgery may offer alternatives for ...

Hypotonia

...ntal factors, or by genetic, muscle, ... hypotonia ( ′hīpə′tōnēə ) ( medicine ) Decrease of normal tonicity or tension, especially diminution of intraocular pressure or of muscle Describes possible causes of the condition, symptoms, and tests doctors may use to find the underlying cause. ... Hypotonia...

Hyphema

...ish tinge, or it may appear as a small pool of blood at the bottom of the iris or in the cornea. Even a small hyphema can be a sign of major intraocular trauma with associated damage to ... Traumatic hyphema is encountered in children and adults. ... Hyphema is a term used to describe bleedi...

Endophthalmitis

...tion of the internal coats of the eye. It is a dreaded complication of all intraocular surgeries, particularly cataract surgery, with possible loss of vision ...medical emergency. ... Endophthalmitis is an inflammatory reaction of intraocular fluids or tissues. ... Occasionally, infectious endophthalmitis is the pr...

Cornea

...e, it is a highly ... The Cornea Research Foundation is a non-profit organization spcializing in corneal disease, cornea transplantation and intraocular surgery. If you need an ophthalmologist in Ocala, Florida with expertise in cornea care and transplantation, we at Ocala Eye can assist you. ...
Intraocular in Biological News

Restoring sight, advances in fertility treatments and better visibility for pilots at FIO

...x the once extremely stringent design requirements of key components of the intraocular camera, thereby reducing the prototype intraocular camera's size and weight from an object the size of a Tylenol tablet down t...

American Chemical Society's Weekly PressPac -- Aug. 8, 2007

...ct surgery Biomacromolecules A newly developed method for coating the intraocular lenses (IOLs) used in millions of cataract surgery procedures may prevent a...es it as risky ARTICLE #1 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Improved Performances of intraocular Lenses by Poly(ethylene glycol) Chemical Coatings DOWNLOAD PDF http://p...

New 'implanted contacts' designed to fix nearsightedness

..., who specializes in refractive corneal surgery. Rather than reshaping the eye, as in laser surgery, or replacing the eye's natural lens, as with intraocular lenses, the collamer lens is inserted with a smaller incision. The lens is like a fixed contact, but it can be removed if need be. The procedure, ...

Six previously blind patients detect light, motion, identify objects with retinal prostheses

...g data on the first six patients implanted with an intraocular retinal prosthesis-more popularly referred to as a...slated into recognizable images. Second Sight's intraocular retinal prosthesis is taking the first step to rep...B. Mech, J.D. Weiland, E. de Juan, Jr., "Implanted intraocular Retinal Prosthesis in Six Blind Subjects," ARVO 20...
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STAAR Surgical's Collamer(R) IOL Designated as a New Technology Intraocular Lens by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

MONROVIA, Calif., March 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- STAAR Surgical Company (Nasdaq: STAA ), a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of minimally invasive ophthalmic products, today announced that the Afinity Collamer(R) Aspheric foldable intraocular lens (IOL) Model CQ2015A has been d...

Hoya Announces First Quarter Financial Results for FY2010

... optics technologies. Hoya is active in four fields of business: The Eye Care provides eyeglasses, operates retail shops for contact lenses, and makes intraocular lenses for cataract surgery. The Life Care provides endoscopic system. Electro-Optics makes mask blanks and photomasks for the semiconductor devices a...

STAAR Surgical Receives CE Mark Approval for KS-X Preloaded Hydrophobic Acrylic Lens Injector System

...ical procedures. The CE Mark allows STAAR Surgical to market this foldable intraocular (IOL) KS-X lens delivery system in the European Union as well as other coun.... "The CE Mark illustrates STAAR Japan's expertise in delivery systems for intraocular lenses, including their use with advanced material lenses. This expertise ...

LASIK and Vision Correction Experts from Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory Achieve Top Awards at ASCRS Meeting

...Dr. Koch also delivered the honorary Jan Worst lecture to the International intraocular Implant Club. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 29, ...Dr. Koch also delivered the honorary Jan Worst lecture to the International intraocular Implant Club. Charleston LASIK surgery expert Dr. Kerry Solomon, Profe...

Results From Neurotech's NT-501 Phase 2 Retinitis Pigmentosa Studies Demonstrate Consistent Biological Effect on Photoreceptors

...ech on March 26, 2009. This effect, which is believed by the Company to be neuroprotective, has also been demonstrated in animals. NT-501 is an intraocular implant that consists of human cells that have been genetically modified to secrete ciliary neurotrophic factor (CNTF). CNTF, a growth factor capable ...

Schering-Plough Announces Changes to its Global Collaboration with Novartis to Develop Combination Therapies for Asthma and COPD

...st dose that effectively controls his/her symptoms. ASMANEX may increase the risk of some eye problems such as cataracts, glaucoma, and increased intraocular pressure. Patients with a change in vision or a history of eye problems should be monitored by their health care provider. Use ASMANEX as directe...

Leading Refractive Eye Surgery Experts from Trusted LASIK Surgeons Directory Educate Peers at ASCRS Annual Meeting

...sultants, Ltd. , gave a presentation on refractive intraocular lens implants, including presbyopia-correcting an... significant astigmatism and by implanting a toric intraocular lens to correct the astigmatism the patients have ...ed on the "Synchrony Dual-Optic Accommodating intraocular Lens," which detailed surgical techniques and...

STAAR Surgical Releases Afinity(TM) Collamer(R) Aspheric Single Piece NTIOL

...ed the release of its Afinity Collamer Aspheric Single Piece New Technology intraocular Lens (NTIOL). NTIOLs are intraocular Lenses (IOLs) designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) as ...

Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Novagali Pharma for Innovation in Ophthalmic Therapies

...http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081117/FSLOGO ) It is estimated that as little as five percent of a topically applied drug ever reaches the intraocular tissues due to drug loss as the result of tearing, lacrimal fluid-eye barriers, and blood-ocular barriers. These beneficial natural defenses, which pr...

Sirion Therapeutics Supplemental New Drug Application for Durezol(TM) to Treat Uveitis is Accepted for Review by the FDA

... development of fungal infections of the cornea. It is important to monitor intraocular pressure when using ophthalmic steroids. The use of steroids after cataract...ion. Adverse reactions associated with ophthalmic steroids include elevated intraocular pressure, which may be associated with optic nerve damage, visual acuity an...
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Optic nerve

...ve or damage to its pathways to the brain results in loss ... A stroke of the optic nerve is caused by ischemia or poor circulation to the ... intraocular pressure may improve the blood flow to and through the optic nerve . ... Online Medical Dictionary and glossary with medical definitions ... Usi...
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