News & Updates

Pravin U. Dugel, MD: ReNeuron hails “clear signal” from retinitis pigmentosa trials

“Overall, the improvements to date represent a clear signal of efficacy in a patient population where inexorable disease progression is the norm,” the company said Clinical update and conference presentations “Clear efficacy signal” in Phase 2a study of hRPC cell therapy in retinitis pigmentosa ReNeuron Group plc (AIM: RENE), a global leader in the development… Read More »

Retinal Consultants of Arizona partners with American Vision Partners

American Vision Partners (“AVP”), one of the largest and fastest-growing eye care physician practice management organizations in the nation, announced the completion of a strategic partnership with Retinal Consultants of Arizona (“RCA”), the largest retina provider in the Southwest. This partnership creates the fourth largest retina practice in the nation. Retinal Consultants of Arizona will… Read More »

Pravin U. Dugel, MD: Oculis Announces Appointment of Leading Ophthalmology Specialists to Scientific Advisory Board

Eric D. Donnenfeld, M.D., an internationally recognized expert and pioneer in refractive, cornea and cataract surgery  Ramin Tadayoni, M.D., Ph.D., renowned professor and ophthalmologist in the diagnosis and treatment of retinal diseases, retinovitreal surgery and ophthalmic imaging  Lausanne, Switzerland, September 17, 2019 – Oculis S.A., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing next-generation topical ophthalmic treatments for… Read More »

Pravin U. Dugel, MD: Oxurion NV Reports Additional Positive Topline Data from Phase 1 with THR-149, a novel, potent plasma kallikrein inhibitor for DME

Oxurion NV Reports Additional Positive Topline Data from Phase 1 with THR-149, a novel, potent plasma kallikrein inhibitor for DME Immediate onset of action – starting from Day 1 with increasing average improvement in Best Corrected Visual Acuity (BCVA) of up to 7.5 letters at Day 14 following a single injection of THR-149. Prolonged durability… Read More »

Pravin U. Dugel MD: Financing Retinal Innovation Panel At Ophthalmology Innovation Summit @ ASRS 2019

Watch the Financing Retinal Innovation panel at Ophthalmology Innovation Summit @ ASRS 2019. The panel takes places at OIS@ASRS at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago on July 25, 2019. Participants: Emmett T. Cunningham Jr., MD, Ph.D., MPH, Senior Managing Director – Blackstone Life Sciences Michael Keyoung, MD, Ph.D., Managing Director & Head, North America –… Read More »

Pravin U. Dugel MD: As Retina Innovators Look Outside US for Funding, Here’s What to Watch Out For

September 4, 2019|Steve Lenier CHICAGO – As innovation in the retina space has grown over the past quarter-century, so has the need for capital to finance those activities. One way innovators are meeting that need is by entering into partnerships with ex-US entities, one of many issues explored by a panel session on financing retina… Read More »

Pravin U. Dugel, MD: Opthea Meets Primary Endpoint in Phase 2b Study of OPT-302 in Wet AMD

OPT-302 Combination Therapy Demonstrated Superiority in Visual Acuity over Lucentis® The primary outcome achieved: OPT-302 + Lucentis (ranibizumab) combination therapy demonstrated a statistically significant vision benefit compared to Lucentis in wet AMD patients at 24 weeks in a trial of 366 patients Intravitreal OPT-302 combination therapy was well tolerated with a safety profile similar to… Read More »

Pravin U. Dugel MD: Simultaneous Inhibition of Angiopoietin-2 and Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor-A with Faricimab in Diabetic Macular Edema

Presented in part at: 15th Annual Angiogenesis, Exudation, and Degeneration meeting, February 2018, Miami, Florida; 41st Annual Macula Society Meeting, February 2018, Beverly Hills, California; Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, April–May 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii; Royal College of Ophthalmologists Annual Congress 2018, May 2018, Liverpool, United Kingdom; 36th World Ophthalmology Congress, June… Read More »

Pravin U. Dugel, MD – Kodiak Sciences Announces Upcoming Presentation at American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) 2019 Annual Meeting

Initial Phase 1b data for KSI-301 in Wet AMD, DME, and RVO to be presented PALO ALTO, Calif., July 24, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Kodiak Sciences Inc. (Nasdaq: KOD), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company specializing in novel therapeutics to treat chronic, high-prevalence retinal diseases, today announced that data from the ongoing KSI-301 clinical study will be presented… Read More »

Pravin U. Dugel, MD: Patient-Reported Visual Function from Ocriplasmin for Treatment for Symptomatic Vitreomacular Adhesion, Including Macular Hole (Oasis) Study

In Brief: Symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion is associated with reduced visual acuity, which can significantly affect quality of life. This study was a prespecified analysis of the 2-year, sham-controlled OASIS trial. Clinically meaningful (≥5-point) changes in patient-reported outcomes were assessed. Ocriplasmin resulted in clinically meaningful improvements in visual function. Purpose: To evaluate patient-reported visual function after ocriplasmin… Read More »