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Ophthalmic equipment
Successful implantation of microsensor for wireless intraocular pressure measurement in glaucoma patient
Ophthalmic equipment : 16 August, 2014
Implandata Ophthalmic Products reports the successful implantation of the first patient within the ARGOS-02 clinical study at Augenklinik Bellevue in Kiel, Germany. In the ARGOS-02 clinical study, six eye centers in Germany are currently recruiting primary open angle glaucoma patients, undergoing cataract extraction. These patients are eligible to receive the implantable microsensor for wireless intraocular pressure measurement.
 
Retinal prosthesis system becomes the first approved bionic eye in the USA
Ophthalmic equipment : 18 February, 2013
Second Sight Medical Products' Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System receives US market approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat individuals with late stage Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).
 
Ophthalmic imaging solution receives 510(k) clearance from the US FDA
Ophthalmic equipment : 25 January, 2013
Welch Allyn receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the Welch Allyn iExaminer which is a product that consists of a hardware adapter and associated software that allows healthcare providers to capture, store, send and retrieve images from the Welch Allyn PanOptic Ophthalmoscope using the iPhone 4 or 4S.
 
SensoMotoric Instruments sells Ophthalmic Division to Alcon
Ophthalmic equipment : 23 November, 2012
SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI), a leader in eye tracking, eye control, guidance and registration technology, is selling the company's Ophthalmic Division to Alcon, the global leader in eye care.
 
QUANTEL Medical signs global licensing deal with IRIDEX
Ophthalmic equipment : 15 November, 2012
IRIDEX signs QUANTEL Medical a global patent licensing agreement that gives QUANTEL access to IRIDEX MicroPulse technology.
 
New minimally invasive, all-femto laser vision correction method reports first trial results
Ophthalmic equipment : 13 November, 2012
Carl Zeiss Meditec is reporting that the first 29 subjects in the VisuMax IDE clinical trial in the USA have been treated with the ReLEx smile procedure for the correction of spherical myopia with the VisuMax femtosecond laser.
 
Ophthalmic imaging device integrates advanced eye exam technology with iPhone
Ophthalmic equipment : 04 October, 2012
Welch Allyn is utilising advanced ophthalmology technology already in the hands of physicians to create the Welch Allyn iExaminer which is a product that consists of a hardware adapter and associated software that allows healthcare providers to capture, store, send and retrieve images from the Welch Allyn PanOptic Ophthalmoscope using the iPhone 4 or 4S.
 
Germany grants ILUVIEN marketing authorization to treat chronic DME
Ophthalmic equipment : 27 July, 2012
The Federal Ministry of Health of Germany (Bundesministerium fur Gesundheit, BfArM) grants marketing authorization to pSivida's ILUVIEN for the treatment of vision impairment associated with chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) considered insufficiently responsive to available therapies.
 
France grants pSivida's ILUVIEN marketing authorization for the treatment of chronic DME
Ophthalmic equipment : 23 July, 2012
The National Security Agency of Medicines and Health Products (L'Agence Nationale de Securite du Medicament et des Produits de Sante) grants marketing authorization to pSivida's ILUVIEN for the treatment of vision impairment associated with chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) considered insufficiently responsive to available therapies.
 
Study equates ultra-widefield imaging technique to the ETDRS protocol
Ophthalmic equipment : 15 June, 2012
Optos reports the results of a clinical validation study comparing Optos ultra-widefield imaging to Early Treatment Diabetic Retinopathy Study (ETDRS) protocol fundus photography, the gold standard for assessing severity of diabetic retinopathy.
 
Avedro receives CE Mark for newest riboflavin formulations
Ophthalmic equipment : 14 June, 2012
Avedro is expanding the company's portfolio of proprietary riboflavin formulations for corneal collagen cross-linking.
 
First patient in Asia regains useful sight with Retina Implant microchip
Ophthalmic equipment : 08 May, 2012
Retina Implant's first patient in China that was implanted with the company's microchip on February 13, 2012 at the University of Hong Kong Eye Institute regains useful sight.
 
First blind UK patients receive subretinal implants from Retina Implant
Ophthalmic equipment : 07 May, 2012
Retina Implant, the leading developer of subretinal implants for patients blinded by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), reveals the first UK patients participating in the company's multi-centre trial have been successfully implanted.
 
Avedro receives CE Approval for Lasik Xtra procedure
Ophthalmic equipment : 06 January, 2012
Avedro's proprietary Lasik Xtra procedure, which is a two minute procedure used in conjunction with standard Lasik to restore the biomechanical integrity and strength to the cornea after a Lasik procedure, receives CE Approval.
 
Ultra-wide field retinal scanning device receives 510(k) clearance
Ophthalmic equipment : 30 August, 2011
Optos receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration to market the company's Project Daytona device.
 
Canon USA receives 510(k) clearance for lightest retinal camera to date
Ophthalmic equipment : 22 November, 2010
Canon USA receives 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for the company’s Canon CR-2 Digital Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera.
 
Adaro Optics opens new European contact lens distribution centre
Ophthalmic equipment : 14 May, 2010
Adaro Optics, the leading UK and European contact lens distribution service, reveals new expansion plans, with the opening of an additional European distribution centre in Basel, Switzerland.
 
Avedro’s ophthalmic device receives CE Mark
Ophthalmic equipment : 22 April, 2010
Avedro’s Vedera System for performing the Keraflex procedure receives the European Union’s CE Mark.
 
Medical device expert joins OptiMedica in newly created VP role
Ophthalmic equipment : 17 September, 2009
The new role of Vice President of Regulatory, Clinical and Quality has been filled at OptiMedica by experienced industry professional
 
Visiogen acquired by Abbott Vision Care
Ophthalmic equipment : 04 September, 2009
Abbott buys into intraocular lens technology with the cash acquisition of Visiogen providing the company with a capability to address presbyopia in patients with cataracts
 
FDA approves premarket application for implantable telescope for End-Stage AMD
Ophthalmic equipment : 02 April, 2009
VisionCare Ophthalmic Technologies announces that the FDA Ophthalmic Devices Advisory Panel has unanimously recommended that the FDA approve, with conditions, the premarket application (PMA) for its implantable telescope for End-Stage AMD.
 
US FDA approves AMO's Tecnis Multifocal intraocular lens for cataract patients
Ophthalmic equipment : 20 January, 2009
The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Advanced Medical Optics’ Tecnis Multifocal intraocular lens (IOL) for cataract patients.
 
Carl Zeiss Meditec celebrates installation of 1,000th Cirrus HD-OCT system
Ophthalmic equipment : 18 July, 2008
The 1,000th Cirrus HD-OCT system has been installed by Carl Zeiss Meditec with the deployment of a system at the Pima Eye Institute in Tucson, Arizona, USA.
 
Advanced Medical Optic agrees patent cross-licensing deal with Alcon
Ophthalmic equipment : 25 June, 2008
Advanced Medical Optic has entered into a patent cross-licensing agreement with Alcon relating to lubricious coatings for intraocular lens (IOL) inserters and one-piece IOL haptic designs.
 
Carl Zeiss Meditec introduces two new OCT solutions for glaucoma treatment
Ophthalmic equipment : 07 April, 2008
Carl Zeiss Meditec has introduced two new optical coherence tomography (OCT) applications featuring advanced algorithms.
 
Carl Zeiss Meditec unveils a series of eye treatment innovations
Ophthalmic equipment : 07 April, 2008
Carl Zeiss Meditec has introduced two new platforms, each designed to be scalable and expandable for long-term operation.
 
SynergEyes launches post-surgical hybrid contact lens
Ophthalmic equipment : 25 February, 2008
SynergEyes has launched a hybrid contact lens designed for people who need further vision correction after undergoing refractive vision surgery.
 
CEI partners with Digital Healthcare to become a Retasure reading centre
Ophthalmic equipment : 27 November, 2007
Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) is the latest ophthalmology clinic to connect with Digital Healthcare’s Retasure retinal imaging system.
 
AMO launches cleaning education campaign for contact lens wearers
Ophthalmic equipment : 16 October, 2007
Advanced Medical Optics has launched of a global education campaign designed to educate contact lens wearers about proper lens cleaning techniques.
 
AMO launches three advanced refractive technologies in Europe
Ophthalmic equipment : 10 September, 2007
Three new refractive technologies have been launched into the European market by Advanced Medical Optics.
 
Advanced Medical Optics is set to re-enter multipurpose solution market
Ophthalmic equipment : 23 July, 2007
Advanced Medical Optics is planning to begin shipping a multipurpose solution in the USA in the first half of August and expects the product will be widely available to consumers in the USA by early September 2007.
 
New tonometer from Keeler is designed for greater accuracy
Ophthalmic equipment : 06 June, 2007
The new hand-held Pulsair intelliPuff non-contact tonometer from Keeler has been redesigned to give improved performance.
 
GT Medical helps Ellex focus on Chinese ophthalmic laser market
Ophthalmic equipment : 29 May, 2007
Ellex Medical Lasers has appointed GT Medical, a division of Guoton, as its exclusive distributor in China.
 
Ellex acquires Innovative Imaging to target ophthalmic diagnostic ultrasound market
Ophthalmic equipment : 29 May, 2007
Innovative Imaging, a US based leader in the design and manufacture of ophthalmic diagnostic ultrasound systems, has been acquired by Ellex Medical Lasers.
 
 
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