Avedro taps Visiogen founder Zadno for CEO | Personnel Moves Sept. 9 2016

Avedro taps Visiogen founder Zadno for CEO Avedro said it named the founder, president of Abbott (NYSE:ABT) acquisition Visiogen, Reza Zadno, to be its new CEO. Zadno replaces CFO/COO Brian Roberts, the former CFO at Insulet (NSDQ:PODD), who stepped in on an interim basis when David Muller bowed out shortly after Avedro closed a $32 million equity round in November 2015. In September 2009, Abbott paid $400 million for Visiogen and its Synchrony accommodating intraocular lens for treating presbyopia in cataract patients. Zadno was also chairman at a pair of other eye care companies that were bought by larger companies: Transcend Medical, acquired by Novartis (NYSE:NVS) unit Alcon in February, and Oraya Therapeutics, which was picked up by Carl Zeiss Meditec (ETR:AFX). “We are very pleased to have Reza join Avedro’s senior executive team as CEO,” director Dr. Gil Kliman, managing director at InterWest Partners, said in prepared remarks. “His entrepreneurial skills and proven leadership will help assure the successful commercialization of our recently FDA approved cross-linking device and drugs in the United States, and speed our clinical development of PiXL, a first-in-category, non-surgical procedure for the correction of myopia.” “It’s been exciting to watch Avedro make tremendous strides in bringing corneal cross-linking to market,” Zadno added. “I’m honored to join this team of talented professionals an...
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Publication date: Available online 15 January 2020Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and StrabismusAuthor(s): Arif O. Khan, James BaconA 56-year-old woman with pseudophakia and glaucoma was referred because of left eye hypotropia and esotropia noted following superotemporal Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation in that eye. Examination suggested left heavy eye syndrome, and it was confirmed the patient had high axial myopia before her cataract surgeries. Both nasal displacement of the left superior rectus muscle and inferior displacement of the left lateral rectus muscle were noted intraoperati...
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
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Source: Contact Lens and Anterior Eye - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Tohoku J Exp Med Source Type: research
Purpose of review Astigmatism correction in cataract surgery is a common surgical challenge. Although there are numerous approaches to its treatment during cataract surgery, there remains a lack of consensus on what level of postoperative astigmatism to target. We examine the literature to determine the effect of astigmatism on visual function and provide a recommendation on how much to treat in cataract surgery. Recent findings Distance visual acuity decreases as myopic, hyperopic, or mixed astigmatism increases. Near visual acuity decreases with hyperopic astigmatism but improves with myopic astigmatism. The effect ...
Source: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: CATARACT SURGERY AND LENS IMPLANTATION: Edited by Natalie A. Afshari Source Type: research
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Source: Medgadget - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Ophthalmology Source Type: blogs
Children with nearsightedness (myopia) may now benefit from the first contact lens approved by FDA for slowing the progression of the common condition. Until now, traditional eyeglasses and contact lenses available in the United States have only been developed to correct blurred vision (a symptom of myopia), but not for slowing the progression of the condition.  “Today’s approval is the first FDA-approved product to slow the progression of myopia in children, which ultimately could mean a reduced risk of developing other eye problems,”...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Source Type: news
Abstract Myopia is an increasingly common condition that is associated with significant costs to individuals and society. Moreover, myopia is associated with increased risk of glaucoma, retinal detachment and myopic maculopathy, which in turn can lead to blindness. It is now well established that spending more time outdoors during childhood lowers the risk of developing myopia and may delay progression of myopia. There has been great interest in further exploring this relationship and exploiting it as a public health intervention aimed at preventing myopia in children. However, spending more time outdoors can have...
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Br J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Rationale: Spherophakia is a rare diagnosis which is often associated with a shallow anterior chamber, angle-closure glaucoma, lens subluxation, and lenticular myopia. When cataracts occur with subluxation of the lens, vision is often markedly affected. This often presents surgeons with a unique challenge of maintaining good visual outcomes while minimizing potential complications. Patient concerns: A 48-year-old female was referred for ophthalmological assessment due to decreased vision in the left eye. In the left eye, the best-corrected visual acuity at distance was 20/125 with manifest refraction of −6.5D + ...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
The actual numbers of people blind or with poor vision continue to increase despite so excellent progress that is being made in reducing the prevalence or percentage of people affected. More attention is required to provide quality outcomes for cataract surgery, prevent and manage myopia, detect and treat diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Although more ophthalmologists are needed to provide this eye care, it is important that ophthalmologists work in effective teams with allied eye health personal to be able to meet the community needs.
Source: Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Perspectives Source Type: research
Late IOL dislocation is becoming a more frequently occurring event after previously uncomplicated cataract surgery. Pseudoexfoliation, status post-vitrectomy, myopia, trauma, and uveitis are the most common causes, and these are at cumulative risk.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Consultation section: Cataract Source Type: research
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