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2014-06-09 08:29:08

VANCOUVER, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - iCo Therapeutics Inc. ("iCo" or "the Company") (TSX-V: ICO) (OTCQX: ICOTF) today announced top-line results related to the eight month visual acuity (VA) primary endpoint for subjects enrolled in the Phase 2 iDEAL Study, conducted in collaboration with JDRF, evaluating the efficacy and safety after repeated injections of iCo-007 in patients with Diabetic Macular Edema (DME). Statistical methods employed included both Last Observation Carry...

2014-06-04 12:29:10

Surveyed U.S. Payers Will Accept High Yearly Costs for Effective Novel Treatments, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., June 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that surveyed U.S. retinal specialists are highly willing to prescribe key emerging therapies for the treatment of geographic atrophy (GA), the dry form of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In particular, clinicians expect to prescribe Roche/Genentech's lampalizumab...

Grapes Help Support Eye Health
2014-05-30 03:30:50

California Table Grape Commission New research presented this week at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conference in Orlando, Florida suggests that regular grape consumption may play a role in eye health by protecting the retina from deterioration. Specifically, a grape-enriched diet resulted in a protective effect on retinal structure and function. The retina is the part of the eye that contains the cells that respond to light, known as photoreceptors. There are...

2014-05-28 16:24:35

Major population study finds vasodilators may raise likelihood of age-related macular degeneration SAN FRANCISCO, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There may be a connection between taking vasodilators and developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older,[1] according to a study published online in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology....

2014-05-23 23:06:30

Beverly Hills retinal ophthalmologist, David J. Parks, MD has been named a top doctor for his outstanding work in the field of ophthalmology. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Los Angeles retinal ophthalmologist David J. Parks, MD has been awarded the designation of “top doctor” for the 11th consecutive year by Castle Connolly Medical Lmtd. Castle Connolly is one of America’s leading sources for identifying the top doctors in the country. In addition to Cedars-Sinai Medical...

2014-05-22 23:06:35

Dr John Pino spends twelve months of the year helping patients with vision-limiting conditions. However, to coincide with May’s ‘Healthy Vision Month’, Dr Pino is taking extra steps to urge every Tennessean get an eye exam, know their family’s eye history and take positive action to ensure prolonged good vision. Lebanon, TN (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 While most only reluctantly book an eye exam after repeated reminders from their clinic, Dr Pino who has offices in Lebanon, Columbia and...

2014-05-22 23:06:34

Dr. Steven Schoenbart spends twelve months of the year helping patients with vision-limiting conditions. However, to coincide with May’s ‘Healthy Vision Month’, Dr Schoenbart is taking extra steps to urge every New Yorker get an eye exam, know their family’s eye history and take positive action to ensure prolonged good vision. Garden City, NY (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 While most only reluctantly book an eye exam after repeated reminders from their clinic, Dr. Steven Schoenbart is...

2014-05-22 23:03:55

Richard J. Shuldiner, OD, F.A.A.O., a California optometrist who is Clinical Director of Low Vision Optometry in Southern California and Founder of the International Academy of Low Vision Specialists (IALVS), spends twelve months of the year helping patients with vision-limiting conditions. However, to coincide with May’s ‘Healthy Vision Month’, Dr. Shuldiner is taking extra steps to urge every Californian to get an eye exam, know their family’s eye history and take positive action...

2014-05-22 08:30:52

Eye physicians volunteer to provide exams and care at no out-of-pocket cost for seniors through EyeCare America SAN FRANCISCO, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology - the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons - is issuing seven tips to help older adults take care of their eyes as they age to ensure longer independence and wellbeing. The Academy is offering the advice as part of its efforts to support the National Eye Institute's...

2014-05-20 12:33:22

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avalanche Biotechnologies, Inc., a leader in the development of innovative gene therapies for serious eye diseases such as wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), today announced the appointment of Linda C. Bain as Chief Financial Officer. With more than 20 years of finance, strategic business partner and audit experience in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries, Ms. Bain brings a distinguished track record of success, as a...


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cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
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  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
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