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Allergan and Valeant agree on meeting date truce for moment

Monday, September 29, 2014


After months of battling between Allergan and its pursuers, Valeant and Pershing Square Capital Management, the two sides have reached a truce – at least when it comes to an upcoming special shareholder meeting.
On 15 September, Allergan announced that it had agreed to hold the special meeting on its originally scheduled date of 18 December. In return, its hostile suitors have dropped their pending lawsuit, which was meant to speed up the meeting and thwart any defensive M&A attempts by the Botox and ophthalmic-products manufacturer and distributor. ...read more

Website helps ophthalmology trainees prepare for exams

Monday, September 29, 2014

THE OphthoQuestions.com subscription-based website helps ophthalmic trainees prepare for standardised examinations and learn high-yield clinical information.
The online-study tool uses an interactive, question-and-answer format that simulates an actual examination.
Ophthoquestions uses feedback from subscribers to constantly revise and optimise didactic materials.
The site has been steadily gaining worldwide recognition as the go-to online resource for studying and preparing for ophthalmology examinations. There are now about 5,000 total OphthoQuestions users, with about 80 per cent from the United States, 10 per cent from Britain and the other 10 per cent from the rest of the world.  ...read more

LEI study finds no link between swimming goggles and glaucoma

Monday, September 29, 2014

Western Australia’s Lions Eye Institute medical researchers have found no link between the regular use of swimming goggles and glaucoma.
Reporting in the British Medical Journal, LEI managing director Professor David Mackey said previous studies had found a small but significant transient increase in intraocular pressure – a risk factor in the development of glaucoma in people wearing certain types of swimming goggles. ...read more

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