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2010-11-21 23:00:00

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and BERLIN, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

2010-11-17 05:00:00

SARATOGA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices, today announced the Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr.

2010-09-05 23:59:00

LEUVEN, Belgium, September 6, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Data Presented at EURETINA Highlight the Attractive Characteristics of this Novel Potential Treatment Option for Retinal Disorders ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative treatments for eye disease, cardiovascular disease and cancer, announces that the pooled results from the successful microplasmin MIVI-TRUST Phase III program were...

2010-07-13 02:34:40

Among adolescents, visual acuity tests appear to reliably detect vision problems caused by nearsightedness but not farsightedness or astigmatism.

2010-07-06 08:00:00

SARATOGA, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies, Inc., a developer of advanced visual prosthetic devices, today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's Implantable Miniature Telescope (by Dr.

2010-06-17 06:00:00

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- IRIDEX Corporation (Nasdaq: IRIX) announced the recent publication of a clinical study comparing results obtained in the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) using an IRIDEX laser and MicroPulse(TM) treatment protocol to those obtained using the recognized standard of care Early Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) laser protocol.

2010-06-11 13:35:48

An inexpensive, but unlicensed drug to help prevent severe sight loss in older people has been shown to be safe and effective.

2009-12-02 18:28:53

A novel scleral lens developed in Boston proves clinically beneficial in patients who have failed conventional therapies.

2009-11-02 07:01:48

This month's Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (Academy) reports on a national study that finds cataract surgery is likely to benefit patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at all stages of the disease, on a clinical trial showing that the steroid triamcinolone may be effective in advanced diabetic macular edema (DME) patients when standard treatment fails, and on the public's use of two Academy-sponsored online eye health forums.


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