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Rose Schneider Krivich
Rose is the content specialist for Medical Economics.
Trending Now: Hottest drug therapy stories of 2014
The hottest stories in drug therapy this year included news about new strategies for Stargardt’s disease, why intracameral antibiotics are a must to avoid infection post-cataract surgery, and an examination of a drug-delivery micropump for chronic retina disorders.
Disney aims to make animated characters' eyes more lifelike
Disney aims to make animated characters' eyes more lifelike
Researchers in Zurich are helping Disney make its animated characters more realistic by zeroing in on the uniqueness of the eye.
EHR: Top 5 things ophthalmologists should know before 2015
EHR: Top 5 things ophthalmologists should know before 2015
In 2015, physicians will have to demonstrate meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) to get the full benefit of the Medicare and Medicaid Incentive Program. Physicians who do not successfully demonstrate meaningful use will end up having a negative payment adjustment made to their Medicare reimbursement. Mark Hollis, chief executive officer of MacPractice, Lincoln, NE, breaks down the top 5 things ophthalmologists need to know about their EHR certification before Jan. 1.
Eye exam smartphone adapter aims to increase eye care access around the world
Eye exam smartphone adapter aims to increase eye care access around the world
The team behind a smartphone lens adapter and app—which allows users to conduct extensive eye exams on patients—has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for the new invention, according to Mashable.
Cataract surgery by charity-run camp costs at least 24 elderly people their eyesight
Cataract surgery by charity-run camp costs at least 24 elderly people their eyesight
A physician who conducted cataract surgeries on 130 poor and elderly people at a health camp in the northern Indian state of Punjab has been arrested, according to the Associated Press.
FDA grants priority review to aflibercept for diabetic retinopathy in patients with DME
The FDA has accepted for priority review Regeneron Pharmaceuticals’ supplemental biologics license application for aflibercept (Eylea) injection, a treatment of diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME).
Iridex secures large tender of ophthalmic laser equipment from Zambia government
Iridex has been awarded a competitive tender for more than $350,000 in ophthalmology laser equipment by the government of Zambia.
NASA-backed institute calls on ophthalmic companies for space research help
NASA-backed institute calls on ophthalmic companies for space research help
NASA has struggled to understand why many astronauts, upon returning from space missions, have experienced moderate to severe eye problems and changes to their vision, said Dorit Donoviel, PhD.
Valeant acquires Nicox’s US ophthalmic diagnostics subsidiary
Valeant Pharmaceuticals International has acquired Nicox S.A.’s U.S. diagnostics subsidiary, Nicox, Inc., in a deal worth up to $20 million.
Judge: Yes to Allergan shareholder meeting, but questions Valeant, Pershing Square joint bid
A U.S. district court has ruled that Pershing Square Capital Management can vote its 9.7% stake in Allergan in a special shareholder meeting on Dec. 18.