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While there are many causes of glaucoma, most cases are associated with increased intraocular pressure. Loss of vision is usually characterized by a gradual reduction in peripheral vision, which can lead to a tunnel vision effect. Glaucoma affects approximately 100 million people globally and is one of the leading causes of blindness in the world today. An estimated three million Americans have this sight-threatening disease. Because it is painless and advances gradually, many people who have glaucoma or elevated IOP have not been diagnosed. If detected and treated early, vision can usually be preserved.
Can-Fite BioPharma announces Q2 financial results for 2015, updates drug development programs

Can-Fite BioPharma announces Q2 financial results for 2015, updates drug development programs

Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd., a biotechnology company with a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs being developed to treat inflammatory diseases, cancer and sexual dysfunction, today reported financial results for the six months ended June 30, 2015 and updates on its drug development programs. [More]
Researchers report significant progress in management of patients with dry eyes

Researchers report significant progress in management of patients with dry eyes

Do you have problems with dry eyes? If so, you're not alone--it's one of the most common reasons for patient visits to eye care professionals. Recent years have seen significant progress in management of patients with dry eyes, according to the September special issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. [More]
Beta-blockers improve overall survival among epithelial ovarian cancer patients

Beta-blockers improve overall survival among epithelial ovarian cancer patients

In a first-of-its-kind study, researchers demonstrate a benefit in overall survival among epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC) patients receiving generic heart medications known as beta-blockers. Survival was shown to be greatest among those prescribed first-generation nonselective beta-blockers. [More]
ARVO Foundation for Eye Research to present Dr. David L. Epstein Award at ARVO 2016

ARVO Foundation for Eye Research to present Dr. David L. Epstein Award at ARVO 2016

To honor the memory of a longtime leader in glaucoma treatment and research, the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research will present the Dr. David L. Epstein Award. The new award — a $100,000 prize — was established by the late Dr. Epstein's family and will be presented annually to a senior-level glaucoma researcher at the ARVO Annual Meeting. [More]
Sigma 1 receptor appears to play vital role in supporting the retina

Sigma 1 receptor appears to play vital role in supporting the retina

A receptor that is already a target for treating neurodegenerative disease also appears to play a key role in supporting the retina, scientists report. [More]
BrightFocus announces recipients of 2015 research program grants

BrightFocus announces recipients of 2015 research program grants

BrightFocus Foundation, which funds research worldwide on Alzheimer's disease, glaucoma, and macular degeneration, today announced that its 2015 research program grants have been awarded to 58 scientists in 20 states and 7 foreign countries. Part of an $11 million research investment, the grants reflect the largest annual research funding in the foundation's history. [More]
Shire acquires Foresight Biotherapeutics for $300 million

Shire acquires Foresight Biotherapeutics for $300 million

Shire plc announced today that it has acquired New York-based, privately held Foresight Biotherapeutics Inc. for $300 million. [More]
MSU scientists suggest that common glaucoma medication could be used to treat TB

MSU scientists suggest that common glaucoma medication could be used to treat TB

A new discovery by Michigan State University scientists suggests that a common medication used to treat glaucoma could also be used to treat tuberculosis, even the drug-resistant kind. [More]
Gene therapy provides life-long protection to photoreceptor cells in animal model of retinitis pigmentosa

Gene therapy provides life-long protection to photoreceptor cells in animal model of retinitis pigmentosa

A collaboration between scientists in the UK and the USA has shown that gene therapy can give life-long protection to the light-sensitive photoreceptor cells responsible for colour vision in a mouse model of the most common inherited eye disorder. [More]

OphthaliX updates website to reflect proposed acquisition of Israel-based Improved Vision Systems

OphthaliX Inc., a clinical-stage company focused on developing products that treat and improve sight for people living with ophthalmic disorders, and a subsidiary of Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd., announced today it has launched an updated website, www.ophthaliX.com, to reflect its definitive agreement to acquire Israel-based Improved Vision Systems Ltd. [More]
Researchers compare effectiveness of two stem cell types in treating retinal degeneration

Researchers compare effectiveness of two stem cell types in treating retinal degeneration

By growing two types of stem cells in a "3-D culture" and measuring their ability to produce retinal cells, a team lead by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital researchers has found one cell type to be better at producing retinal cells. [More]

Implantable microfluid system can efficiently stabilize intraocular pressure

Elevated or diminished eye pressure impairs our ability to see, and in the worst cases, can even lead to blindness. Until now, there has been no effective long-term treatment. In response, Fraunhofer researchers are developing an implantable microfluid system that can efficiently and durably stabilize intraocular pressure. [More]
BioLight receives CE Mark approval for CellDetect bladder cancer test

BioLight receives CE Mark approval for CellDetect bladder cancer test

BioLight Life Sciences Investments Ltd., a firm that invests in, manages and commercializes biomedical innovations in ophthalmology and cancer diagnostics, announced today that its CellDetect non-invasive test for detecting bladder cancer in urine has obtained CE Marking, enabling the product to be marketed and sold in Europe and other territories. [More]
STIOLTO RESPIMAT Inhalation Spray now available for treatment of COPD across the U.S.

STIOLTO RESPIMAT Inhalation Spray now available for treatment of COPD across the U.S.

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today that STIOLTO RESPIMAT (tiotropium bromide and olodaterol) Inhalation Spray is now available by prescription at pharmacies across the United States. [More]
Health Canada informs Canadians that eight unauthorized health products were seized from Better Bodies Supplements

Health Canada informs Canadians that eight unauthorized health products were seized from Better Bodies Supplements

Health Canada is informing Canadians that eight unauthorized health products (listed in the table below) were seized from Better Bodies Supplements, 118 Main Street North, in Airdrie, Alta. [More]
Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research journal supports President Obama's statement on medical use of marijuana

Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research journal supports President Obama's statement on medical use of marijuana

Mary Ann Liebert, publisher of the newly launched peer-reviewed open access journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, strongly supports President Obama's statement that "...carefully prescribed medical use of marijuana may in fact be appropriate and we should follow the science as opposed to ideology on this issue," when asked about a pending Senate bill seeking to change federal law regarding state-legalized medical marijuana programs. [More]
NHS access - are you ready? An interview with Dr Keith Morris, Morris Healthcare Consulting

NHS access - are you ready? An interview with Dr Keith Morris, Morris Healthcare Consulting

The NHS is under immense pressure not only to continue to deliver improved care but also to change how it is delivering care to meet rising and changing demand with an essentially fixed amount of money and resources - all at the same time. Patience and persistence with good humour are thus vital characteristics to have. [More]

OphthaliX enters into definitive agreement to purchase Improved Vision Systems

OphthaliX Inc., a clinical-stage company focused on developing therapeutic products for the treatment of ophthalmic disorders and a subsidiary of Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd., announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Israel-based Improved Vision Systems Ltd. in a stock-for-stock transaction. [More]
BioLight expands relationship with Ora to develop TeaRx multi-parameter diagnostic test for DES

BioLight expands relationship with Ora to develop TeaRx multi-parameter diagnostic test for DES

BioLight Life Sciences Investments, a firm that invests in, manages and commercializes biomedical innovations in ophthalmology and cancer diagnostics, today announced that it has expanded its relationship with Ora, Inc., a world-leading independent, full-service ophthalmic contract research organization and product development firm, via the signing of a Collaboration Agreement (the "Agreement") pursuant to which the companies will work together to advance the clinical, regulatory and commercial development of BioLight's TeaRx multi-parameter diagnostic test for dry eye syndrome ("DES"). [More]
Scientists identify gene mutation that causes color blindness

Scientists identify gene mutation that causes color blindness

A rare eye disorder marked by color blindness, light sensitivity, and other vision problems can result from a newly discovered gene mutation identified by an international research team, including scientists from Columbia University Medical Center. [More]
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