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11/21/2019
LaserOphthalmicPress Release
Ophthalmic Laser Market Expected to Total $406 Million in 2019

Global revenue for ophthalmic lasers—photocoagulation, photodisruption (YAG), and SLT—along with maintenance, accessories, and endoprobes, will total nearly $406 million in 2019 and grow at a compo...

11/19/2019
Artificial Disc ReplacementOrthopedicPress Release
Positive US Payer Decisions Expected to Drive Artificial Disc Replacement Market

Currently, 11 artificial disc replacement (ADR) devices are approved by the FDA. The first ADRs were for lumbar cases. However, insurance companies in the US stopped covering the procedure in 2013 ...

11/21/2019
GlaucomaMeetingNewsletterOphthalmicRetina
2019 AAO: Delivery Techniques for Gene, Cell Therapy Take Center Stage at Retina Subspecialty Day

The American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Retina Subspecialty Day cast a big net with its 2019 agenda, covering surgical and medical retina and diagnostics. The two-day program preceded the AAO’s ann...

11/21/2019
CorneaMeetingNewsletterOphthalmicRefractive
2019 AAO: Cornea Sessions Focus on Keratoconus, Ectasia

Keratoconus and ectasia were frequent topics in conference sessions and during the Refractive and Cornea Subspecialty Days at the 2019 AAO meeting. Physicians were eager to gain a better understand...

11/21/2019
AcquisitionsDealsDry EyeFundingNewsletterOphthalmicRetina
Ophthalmic Deals Surge in 2018-2019; Most Transactions Involve New Ventures

Ophthalmic deals garnered over $9 billion from January 2018 through October 2019, driven largely by dry eye and retina related fundraising. Over 100 transactions occurred during this period, and ov...

11/21/2019
DeviceDry EyeNewsletterOphthalmicPharmaRegulation
Aurinia Applies Pressure in Race for Next Dry Eye Pharmaceutical Drug

Aurinia Pharmaceuticals’ initiation of its Phase II/III AUDREY trial in dry eye keeps Aurinia in the middle of the pack of companies racing to develop the next pharmaceutical treatment for dry eye ...

11/21/2019
Gene TherapyNewsletterOphthalmicRegulationRetina
Regenxbio Sues FDA over Unexplained Clinical Holds Placed on Trials

Gene therapy company Regenxbio has filed a lawsuit against the US FDA and Health Secretary Alex Azar II over FDA regulators placing clinical holds on two of the company’s clinical trials for RGX-31...

11/21/2019
DealsNewsletterOphthalmicPharmaRetina
Bausch Health Licenses Clearside’s Xipere for Macular Edema with Uveitis

Bausch Health and Clearside Biomedical have agreed on a deal to develop and commercialize Clearside’s Xipere (triamcinolone acetonide suprachoroidal injectable suspension) in the US and Canada, the...

11/21/2019
CataractIOLMeetingNewsletterOphthalmicRefractive
2019 AAO: Sessions Showcase New and Next-Generation IOLs

Alcon’s PanOptix trifocal lens garnered much of the attention at refractive- and cataract-focused sessions and on the exhibit floor at the 2019 meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, hel...

11/21/2019
FundingNewsletterOphthalmic
2019 AAO: Doctors, Private Equity Firms Discuss Range of Factors Involved in Consolidation

Private equity was a common theme at the 2019 AAO meeting, and discussions often centered on the increasing consolidation within ophthalmology. Sessions focused on educating ophthalmologists and pr...

11/21/2019
LaserNewsletterOphthalmic
2019 AAO: Floaters Symposium Evaluates the Latest Developments in Treatment

Ellex and the International Ophthalmic Floater Society (IOFS) sponsored a symposium on advancements in technology that have improved the opportunities for floater treatment. The event was held in c...

11/21/2019
NewsletterOphthalmicRetinaSurgical
2019 AAO: Surgeons Debate Value of 3D Displays at Retina Subspecialty Day

A debate on 3D heads-up displays stood out during the Retina Subspecialty Day because the discussion differed greatly from the terms used to market the devices just three years ago. Jennifer Lim, M...

Past News Stories

11/21/2019
FundingNewsletterOphthalmicPharmaRefractive
OIS Draws More Than 1,150 for Summit Ahead of AAO Meeting

A record crowd attended the 2019 Ophthalmology Innovation Summit in advance of the AAO meeting. The meeting was held Oct. 10 at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square. Forty-one percent of the 1,150...

11/21/2019
GlaucomaNewsletterOphthalmicPharmaRetina
Amarantus Licenses MANF Retinal Candidate, Other Assets to Emerald Organic Growth

Amarantus Bioscience announced Oct. 24 that it agreed to license its therapeutic assets to Emerald Organic Growth, a cannabinoid-based health sciences company located in Holbrook, New York. It is u...

11/21/2019
FundingNewsletterOphthalmic
Oyster Point Pharma Leads Latest Fundraising Efforts with $92 Million IPO

Oyster Point Pharma led recent fundraising efforts by ophthalmic companies, raising $92 million in gross proceeds in its initial public offering. Other firms with financing deals included Nicox, ra...

11/21/2019
NewsletterOphthalmicRefractive
J&J Vision Shuts Down Sightbox Contact Lens Service Acquired in 2017

Johnson & Johnson Vision (J&J Vision) announced Oct. 28 that it will cease customer-facing operations for Sightbox, its online contact lens subscription service, while it evaluates options for the ...

11/21/2019
LaserNewsletterOphthalmic
Ophthalmic Laser Market Expected to Total $406 Million in 2019

Global revenue for ophthalmic lasers—photocoagulation, photodisruption (YAG), and SLT—along with maintenance, accessories, and endoprobes, will total nearly $406 million in 2019 and grow at a compo...

11/21/2019
NewsletterOphthalmicRefractiveSurgical
Spencer Thornton, MD, Dies at Age 90

Spencer P. Thornton, MD, FACS, a renowned ophthalmologist and former president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), died Oct. 26 at the age of 90. Colleagues remember...

11/21/2019
CataractNewsletterOphthalmicSurgical
Market Scope Weekly Ophthalmic Surgeon Poll for November 2019

11/21/2019
NewsletterOphthalmic
November 2019 Ophthalmic News Briefs

Coherus BioSciences will market and distribute Bioeq AG’s ranibizumab biosimilar candidate in the US under a licensing agreement announced Nov. 6. Bioeq, of Switzerland, will retain responsibility ...

11/15/2019
NewsletterOrthopedic
Medacta and Geisinger Extend Lifetime Guarantee to Knee Revisions

Medacta and Geisinger announced in 2018 that they were launching a pilot program for lifetime-guaranteed hip replacements; the companies added knee replacements to the program in March 2019. On Nov...

11/15/2019
NewsletterOrthopedic
Bioness PNS Achieves Positive Results for Focal Mononeuropathy Treatment

Bioness, a California-based provider of the StimRouter Peripheral Nerve System (PNS), announced Nov. 14 that positive clinical trial results for the device were published in the November issue of P...

11/15/2019
NewsletterOrthopedic
CMS Increases SI Joint Arthrodesis Physician Payment by 27 Percent

Announced Nov. 5, the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services increased Medicare physician payment for sacroiliac (SI) joint arthrodesis. Starting Jan. 1, the relative value units for the pro...

11/15/2019
NewsletterOrthopedic
Spineology Fusion Trial Achieves Positive 24-Month Results

Spineology announced Nov. 4 that 24-month outcomes for its SCOUT clinical trial are positive. The trial is prospective, multi-center, and non-randomized, and it follows IDE protocol. One hundred an...

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