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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...
Source: Mass Device - Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Tags: Business/Financial News Avedro Inc. DJO Global EnteroMedics Inc. Personnel Moves Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: Poor patient recognition of eye disease among the Korean elderly highlights the seriousness of this potential public health problem in our aging society. Pre-existing eye-related conditions and diabetes were significant predictors of awareness; therefore, patients in frequent contact with their doctors have a greater chance of detecting eye disease. PMID: 29022298 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Korean Journal of Ophthalmology : KJO - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Korean J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2017 Source:Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics, Volume 18, Issue 4 Author(s): Solaf M. Elsayed, Radwa Gamal Schwartz Jampel syndrome is a rare autosomal recessive disease with distinctive clinical features, myotonia and skeletal deformities. Diagnosis is based on clinical findings, electromyogram showing myotonia and radiological findings of platyspondyly, vertebral coronal cleft and metaphyseal and epiphyseal changes of long bones. Ocular manifestation is a part of the syndrome and include blepharospasm, cataract, subluxation of lens and myopia. The disease is caused by mutations of HSPG...
Source: Egyptian Journal of Medical Human Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
BackgroundThe aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of refractive errors and their association with glycaemic control among adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) in eastern China. MethodsA community‐based survey, including 913 adults with T2DM aged 30 to 89 years, was conducted. Refractive error was assessed by autorefraction, after which subjective refraction was performed. Ocular biometric parameters were measured by non‐contact partial coherence laser interferometry. Myopia was defined as spherical equivalent (SE) less than −0.50 dioptres (D), high myopia as SE less than −5.00 D,...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Optometry - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Phakic intraocular lens (PIOL) implantation has been used to correct myopia and myopic astigmatism, although corneal decompensation can occur after implantation. Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery (FL...
Source: BMC Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Case report Source Type: research
This article provides an overview about currently available procedures and implants to correct presbyopia and refractive errors. A thorough evaluation of risk and benefit for each patient group is given with regard to recent guidelines of the German Commission for Refractive Surgery (KRC). PMID: 28931181 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Klin Monbl Augenheilkd Source Type: research
Abstract The region of far peripheral vision, beyond 60 degrees of visual angle, is important to the evaluation of peripheral dark shadows (negative dysphotopsia) seen by some intraocular lens (IOL) patients. Theoretical calculations show that the limited diameter of an IOL affects ray paths at large angles, leading to a dimming of the main image for small pupils, and to peripheral illumination by light bypassing the IOL for larger pupils. These effects are rarely bothersome, and cataract surgery is highly successful, but there is a need to improve the characterization of far peripheral vision, for both pseudophak...
Source: Vision Research - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Vision Res Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Consultation section: Refractive Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Haigis formula and then, with slight difference, SRK/T formula have better and more acceptable post-operative refraction results than Hoffer-Q formula in patients with high axial myopia. Therefore, it is recommended using Haigis and SRK/T formulas for IOL power calculation in patients with high axial myopia undergoing cataract surgery. PMID: 28808644 [PubMed]
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Adv Biomed Res Source Type: research
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Source: Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Can J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
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