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2014-04-24 08:35:50

Renowned ophthalmic expert to provide critical guidance to MacuLogix HUMMELSTOWN, Pa., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MacuLogix, Inc., a pioneer in the early detection and tracking of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), today announced the appointment of Joan W. Miller, MD FARVO as a Clinical Advisor. Dr. Miller will provide MacuLogix with guidance on the development and commercialization of the Company's AdaptDx®, an advanced dark adaptometer used by eye care physicians to...

2012-11-15 12:27:22

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In response to the November 11, 2012 press release issued by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Task Force on Genetic Testing, ArcticDx Inc. (Arctic) maintains that Macula Risk®, its laboratory developed test (LDT) for AMD, is of the highest standard and proven to add to the accuracy of clinical assessment alone in its intended use of risk stratification for AMD patients. While in general agreement with the Task Force's Recommendations for...

2012-04-11 02:24:43

PLANO, Texas, April 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MacuCLEAR, Inc., a clinical stage specialty pharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing novel solutions for vascular disorders of the eye, announced today it is beginning Phase III studies for its lead compound, MC-1101, for early-stage (Dry) age-related macular degeneration (AMD), based on positive feedback during the company's end-of-Phase II meeting with the FDA. MC-1101 is a proprietary, topically administered...

2011-11-07 08:00:00

Rodney P. Coe, M.D., M.S., a fellowship trained vitreoretinal specialist, has joined the Retina Group of New York. The Retina Group of New York was founded by James M. Maisel, M.D and has been providing tertiary medical and surgical retinal care on Long Island for over 25 years. Dr. Coe completed his ophthalmic residency training at the Downstate Medical Center of the State University of New York (SUNY) in Brooklyn, NY. He then finished his vitreoretinal fellowship at the University of...

2011-04-07 09:00:00

NEW YORK, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every 18 months, the Macula Vision Research Foundation hosts a conference that brings together industry-leading retinal scientists, clinicians and medical equipment developers. This year, 25 participants were invited to share their work and collaborate with one another in an interactive setting at the Four Seasons Hotel in New York. Dr. Samuel G. Jacobson, M.D. Ph.D., Scheie Eye Institute, University of Pennsylvania, discussed his...

2010-10-21 09:54:00

BOSTON, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Tatsuo Hirose will receive the Schepens Eye Research Institute 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award at the Annual Meeting on Friday, October 22, 2010. He will also be honored at the Institute's 60th anniversary celebration event, which will take place the evening before at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel at 776 Boylston Street in Boston and will feature a cocktail hour, dinner and performances by singers Danya Katok and Matthew Anderson. Founded in 1950 by...

2010-04-12 09:53:00

BOSTON, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Implanting blue light-filtering intraocular lenses (IOLs) during cataract surgery helps maintain visual function and may preserve the health of the retina, specifically in disease states such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a comprehensive review published in the May/June 2010 edition of Survey of Ophthalmology.(1) Prolonged exposure to short-wavelength blue light is harmful to the retina, leading to age-related diseases of the...

2009-10-26 22:21:07

Age-related macular degeneration, a major cause of vision loss, affects millions of older persons Results of an important new study show that implantation of blue light-filtering intraocular lens (IOLs) at the time of cataract surgery increases a nutritional component of the eye, which may afford protection against the development and/or progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study, conducted by leading ophthalmology and vision researchers from the Macular Pigment Research...

2009-10-26 09:00:00

WATERFORD CITY, Ireland, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of an important new study show that implantation of blue light-filtering intraocular lens (IOLs) at the time of cataract surgery increases a nutritional component of the eye, which may afford protection against the development and/or progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study, conducted by leading ophthalmology and vision researchers from the Macular Pigment Research Group at the Waterford Institute of...

2009-09-28 08:00:00

Sponsored by Delaware Valley Retina Associates and the Macula Vision Research Foundation WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delaware Valley Retina Associates has joined with the Macula Vision Research Foundation (MVRF) to sponsor a SupportSight seminar in Princeton on October 10th. SupportSight is the national series of educational seminars for people affected by macular degeneration and for those who would like to learn more about this disease affecting more...