New indicationWednesday, May 1, 2019
ILUVIEN® has been approved for use in UK patients for the prevention of relapse in recurrent non-infectious uveitis affecting the posterior segment of the eye (NIU-PS). “This indication for ILUVIEN was based on data from two three-year, double-masked, prospective sham-controlled studies, PSV-FAI-001 and PSV-FAI-005, in 282 patients with NIU-PS, randomised 2:1 (ILUVIEN:sham). Published data from […]
Expanding trifocal technologyWednesday, May 1, 2019
New sulcus-fixated trifocal IOL provides easy and reversible option for cataract patients and pseudophakes seeking spectacle independence
FDA approvalWednesday, May 1, 2019
Aerie Pharmaceuticals has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Rocklatan™ to reduce elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. “Rocklatan is a once-daily eye drop that is a fixed-dose combination of latanoprost and netarsudil, the active ingredient in Rhopressa® (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) 0.02%, a Rho […]
Intelligent RefractorWednesday, May 1, 2019
NIDEK has announced the launch of the RT-6100 Intelligent Refractor. “The RT-6100 is a breakthrough refractor from NIDEK that enhances refraction workflow,” said a company spokesperson. “This refractor is designed to increase efficiency without compromising patient comfort. With a complete set of refraction functions, the RT-6100 provides the versatility for performing a quick refraction check […]
Pre-loaded capsular tension ringMonday, April 1, 2019
OPHTEC has been granted CFDA approval for the pre-loaded capsular tension ring (CTR) “Ringject” in China. CTRs were originally introduced to strengthen the zonule in eyes with zonular dehiscence (ZD) in cataract and lens surgery. They also prevent capsular phimosis in eyes at risk for postoperative capsular shrinkage. “The main indication for the use of […]
Monofocal innovationMonday, April 1, 2019
The new Tecnis Eyhance monofocal IOL delivers, says Jean-Claude Dubacher, the firm’s regional vice president for surgical vision in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Pre- and post-surgery eye dropsMonday, April 1, 2019
Rayner has launched AEON, which the company describes as the first family of pre- and post-surgery eye drops, to help patients manage their condition and improve their visual outcomes.
Imaging in spaceMonday, April 1, 2019
Heidelberg Engineering has announced that its SPECTRALIS imaging platform has been successfully installed at the International Space Station (ISS).
Brand changeMonday, April 1, 2019
Following Topcon Healthcare Solutions’ acquisition of KIDE Systems in April 2018, KIDE Systems has announced that it will take on the branding of its parent company Topcon Healthcare Solutions Inc., part of Topcon Corporation. The brand change includes the change of KIDE Systems’ corporate name to Topcon Healthcare Solutions EMEA (THS EMEA). KIDE Systems (now […]
Optical coherence tomographyMonday, April 1, 2019
NIDEK has launched AngioScan, an upgraded OCT-Angiography software, that enables visualisation of retinal and choroidal microvasculature and blood flow using the RS-3000 Advance 2 Optical Coherence Tomography. “The new analysis function quantifies vessels in each layer providing metrics to assess disease progression and the effects of treatment. The NIDEK AngioScan [also] presents a vessel density […]