Eurotimes Articles

  • 12/10/2013 - 13:44 MAJOR ACQUISITION 2013, Dec, Features Bausch+Lomb (B+L), the 160-yearold giant of eye care is now part of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, a publicly traded multinational company that specialises in dermatology, eye health, neurology and branded generics. Completed in early August, the cash transaction totalled $8.7bn, or about €6.4bn at current exchange rates. Cashing in on the brand cachet of its latest addition, Valeant will integrate its existing ophthalmology businesses into a newly established B+L division.
  • 12/10/2013 - 13:33 FORGOTTEN GIANT 2013, Dec, Features Anton Banko was born in a Slovenian family in Istria on 26 August 1927. He studied engineering and electronics in Ljubljana and later moved to the US where he worked in the field of ultrasound instruments for dental use with the Cavitron company as director of research and development.
  • 10/03/2013 - 17:57 FIGHTING GLOBAL BLINDNESS 2013, Oct, Features What is the real cataract crisis in 2013? Irregular capsulotomies? Endophthalmitis? Astigmatism management? Presbyopia?
  • 10/01/2013 - 22:10 A MAN OF MANY TALENTS 2013, Oct, Features Franciscus Cornelius Donders was born on May 27, 1818 in Tilburg as a youngest child and only boy in a family of nine children. His father died soon after his birth.
  • 09/02/2013 - 17:38 SUSTAINED RELEASE 2013, Sept, Features ILUVIENR, a sustained release corticosteroid intravitreal implant for treating chronic diabetic macular edema (DME) that is insufficiently responsive to other therapies has been approved for marketing in six European countries.
  • 09/02/2013 - 17:24 NEW DIMENSION 2013, Sept, Features This is the sixth year of the ESCRS Practice Development programme and as Kris Morrill of medeuronet points out, the programme has gone from strength to strength.
  • 09/02/2013 - 15:55 A GREAT IDEA 2013, Sept, Features Laser photocoagulation is a crucial therapy for numerous retinal diseases. Photocoagulation involves protein denaturation and is the result of tissue absorption of radiant energy with conversion to heat.

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