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Alcon officially acquires BELKIN Vision
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Alcon officially acquires BELKIN Vision

Purchase involves the Israeli company’s FDA-cleared direct selective laser trabeculoplasty technology.
ANI Pharmaceuticals to purchase Alimera Sciences
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ANI Pharmaceuticals to purchase Alimera Sciences

Acquisition expands ANI’s ophthalmic foothold with the addition of two FDA-approved therapeutics: ILUVIEN and YUTIQ.
Sightpath Medical now owns LASIK provider PennVista
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Sightpath Medical now owns LASIK provider PennVista

Provider of mobile ophthalmic services adds all-in-one provider of ophthalmic surgery services to its growing presence across the United States.
Ocular Therapeutix to cut 13% of workforce
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Ocular Therapeutix to cut 13% of workforce

Company cites new initiative to prioritize clinical development of its axitinib intravitreal implant for wet AMD, currently in a phase 3 trial.
Latinos En Optometry unveils new branding
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Latinos En Optometry unveils new branding

Nonprofit features new webinar series targeting the future of Hispanic and Latino eye care professionals in the optometric industry.
Merck to acquire Eyebiotech in deal worth up to $3B
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Merck to acquire Eyebiotech in deal worth up to $3B

Agreement involves EyeBio’s lead retinal vascular disease candidate, Restoret, designed as an intravitreal injection for DME and wet AMD patients.
Huminox Biosciences names founder as new CEO
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Huminox Biosciences names founder as new CEO

Karen Torrejon, PhD, returns to leadership as the company expands its human engineering platform technology.
Alcon is buying Belkin Vision and its contact-less SLT glaucoma device
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Alcon is buying Belkin Vision and its contact-less SLT glaucoma device

Acquisition is estimated to be worth up to $335 million and will close in Q3 2024.
Will vision care clinics be affected by Walmart's health center closings?
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Will vision care clinics be affected by Walmart's health center closings?

Nationwide chain announced the closure of 51 locations across five states, including its health and virtual care offerings.
Topcon Healthcare names new CEO and president
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Topcon Healthcare names new CEO and president

Ali Trafeshi is taking the helm of the global optical equipment manufacturer.
Ocular Therapeutix announces executive chairman as new CEO
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Ocular Therapeutix announces executive chairman as new CEO

Effective immediately, Pravin U. Dugel, MD, will also take over as president.
ASCRS names Vance Thompson, MD, as president
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ASCRS names Vance Thompson, MD, as president

Internationally-recognized specialist in laser vision correction and advanced cataract surgery will be inducted during the 2024 annual meeting.
Global Myopia Awareness Coalition names 2024 Board of Directors
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Global Myopia Awareness Coalition names 2024 Board of Directors

Industry coalition selects eight industry leaders to join its fight against pediatric myopia.
Lenz Therapeutics merges with Graphite Bio
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Lenz Therapeutics merges with Graphite Bio

Combined company under LENZ is focusing on advancing two presbyopia therapeutic candidates.
Clearside Biomedical names retinal industry veteran as CMO
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Clearside Biomedical names retinal industry veteran as CMO

Victor Chong, MD, MBA, assumed his new role on March 14.
2020/NOW and Visionix USA debut new tele-optometry program
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2020/NOW and Visionix USA debut new tele-optometry program

Collaboration integrates tele-health exams with an extensive array of medical devices, offering ECPs flexible lifestyle options.
Major opticianry organizations announce merger at Vision Expo East
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Major opticianry organizations announce merger at Vision Expo East

The National Federation of Opticianry Schools and Opticians Association of American are joining forces to launch a new entity.
Surface Ophthalmics appoints new leader with plans for dry eye advancements
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Surface Ophthalmics appoints new leader with plans for dry eye advancements

Richard Lindstrom, MD, is the company’s founder and chairman.
Apellis names retinal specialist as chief medical retina advisor
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Apellis names retinal specialist as chief medical retina advisor

Former ASRS President Philip Ferrone, MD, will assume the role on March 18.
Vital Tears names Joseph Tauber, MD, as chief medical officer
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Vital Tears names Joseph Tauber, MD, as chief medical officer

Internationally recognized OSD expert will support the company’s market initiatives to expand insurance coverage for autologous serum eye drops.