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2014-04-15 16:28:05

SARATOGA, Calif., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, today announced two changes to its Board of Directors. Ophthalmic industry veteran, Mark Forchette has joined the board in a new seat; John Ryan is filling ONSET Ventures existing board seat. Mark Forchette brings thirty years of experience in ophthalmic sales, marketing and business unit...

2014-04-03 11:04:31

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made a major breakthrough with important implications for sufferers of the eye disease Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), which can cause central blindness in sufferers. The scientists found that a component of the immune system, 'IL-18', acts as a guardian of eyesight by suppressing the production of damaging blood vessels behind the retina at the back of the eye. In addition, in pre-clinical models, it was shown that 'IL-18' can be...

2014-03-28 12:26:13

SARATOGA, Calif., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, today announced two promotions within its management team. Chet Kumar has been appointed Vice President, Sales & Market Development; Mr. Kumar most recently was the Company's Vice President, Market & Business Development. Mr. Kumar has more than fifteen years of successful...

2014-03-28 12:26:11

Patented delivery technology provides easier solutions BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Macular Health, a Birmingham-based company offering nutritional products that help slow vision loss for those suffering with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is pleased to debut two new revolutionary products - MacuSpray(TM), a new Intra-Oral Spray, and the MacuStrip(TM) Premier, a new Oral Thin Film (OTF) - both delivery methods unlike anything seen before in the realm of...

2014-03-26 04:21:03

PARIS, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pixium Vision ("Pixium"), a developer of innovative Vision Restoration Systems for the blind, today announces the appointment of Khalid Ishaque as Chief Executive Officer and Director. Mr Ishaque joins from Boston Scientific, and brings over 22 years of management experience in the medical technology industry. Mr Ishaque spent 17 years with Boston Scientific Corporation, where most recently he was General Manager of its...

2014-03-24 12:30:49

LONDON, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Analysis of the US Retinal Therapeutics Market Improvements in Administration and Efficacy Drive GrowthSince the introduction of Lucentis in 2006, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antagonists have become the clear choice in treatment for age related macular degeneration, diabetic macular edema, and retinal vein occlusion due to their high efficacy and safety. This research...

2014-03-18 12:31:18

Free online quiz helps consumers gauge AMD risks and visual performance challenges ST. LOUIS, March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- March is "Save Your Vision Month," an annual campaign sponsored by the American Optometric Association to create awareness around eye health and annual eye exams. Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140318/PH85444LOGO-aLogo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140318/PH85444LOGO-b To support Save Your Vision Month, EyePromise, has developed free...

2014-03-12 12:29:13

Surveyed U.S. Payers Look for Substantial Delivery Achievements for Inclusion of New Agents in Formularies, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that surveyed U.S. and European retinal specialists ascribe a moderate to high unmet need for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) therapies that improve visual acuity. In line with this finding, surveyed U.S. retinal specialists expect that they...

2014-03-12 08:29:46

BEIRUT, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading eyewear brand Magrabi Optical is a strong advocate of good eating habits and nutrition in order to maintain eye health. According to a company spokesman, "a proper diet is important for healthy eyes and we believe it is vital that all our customers be aware of this." The spokesman added that a good diet and nutrition prevents eye conditions such as cataracts and macular degeneration, while also ensuring your eyes are "as...

2014-03-10 16:31:49

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Macular Health's Visual Advantage, a Birmingham-based company offering nutritional products that help slow vision loss for those suffering with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), has introduced MacuStrip Premier, its new Oral Thin Film (OTF) delivery method. Macular Health President and CEO Jeffery McAnnally will announce the new product at the 2014 Optometry's Marketplace at SECO(TM) International in Atlanta, Ga., on Friday, March...