Optometry

Ophthalmologists Report Need for Education and Cooperation Between Treating Physicians and Referrers for Geographic Atrophy, According to Spherix Global Insights

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Tuesday, November 29, 2022

EXTON, Pa., Nov. 29, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Spherix Global Insights ("Spherix") recently surveyed 131 US ophthalmologists (81 of whom personally administer intravitreal injections) and 50 optometrists and followed up with 8 qualitative interviews to assess the current and future treatment paradigm of geographic atrophy (GA). This inaugural wave of research is included in Spherix's Market Dynamix™ service and highlights metrics on patient management, while also delving deeper into the opportunity for agents in development.

Key Points: 
  • GA has long been considered an untreatable condition, with devastating consequences of disease progression (blindness and an inevitable loss of independence) well documented from the ophthalmology community.
  • Additionally, optometrists are less likely than ophthalmologists to believe asymptomatic GA patients will be likely to receive intravitreal injection proactively.
  • Ophthalmologists suggest "empathy for what patients go through with GA" is going to be necessary for referrers to fully understand the appropriate treatment approach.
  • Some respondents speculate that even the retina community will need time to fully understand how and when to treat these patients.

Palm Medical Centers Expands Into Hernando County With 26th Primary Care Clinic Location in Florida

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Monday, November 28, 2022

Palm Medical Centers (Palm), an MBF Healthcare Partners II, L.P. (MBF) portfolio company and one of the largest independent primary care medical groups in Florida, announces the opening of its senior-focused clinic in Spring Hill.

Key Points: 
  • Palm Medical Centers (Palm), an MBF Healthcare Partners II, L.P. (MBF) portfolio company and one of the largest independent primary care medical groups in Florida, announces the opening of its senior-focused clinic in Spring Hill.
  • Founded in 2013, Palm Medical Centers is a provider of value-based, capitated primary care services with a focus on high-quality clinical outcomes, cost-effective care, and a patient-centric experience.
  • Operating a network of 26 medical centers across six counties in Florida, Palm Medical Centers serves over 36,000 combined Medicare Advantage, and managed Medicaid patients under value-based contracts.
  • Partnering with numerous managed care organizations, Palm Medical Centers offers comprehensive and integrated medical care to plan members with a focus on quality.

Weave Wins Third Consecutive EyeVote Readers’ Choice Award for Patient Engagement Systems

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Weave (NYSE: WEAV), the all-in-one customer communication and engagement platform for small- and medium-sized businesses, has won the 14th annual EyeVote Readers Choice Award for Patient Engagement Systems.

Key Points: 
  • Weave (NYSE: WEAV), the all-in-one customer communication and engagement platform for small- and medium-sized businesses, has won the 14th annual EyeVote Readers Choice Award for Patient Engagement Systems.
  • The EyeVote Readers Choice Awards recognize optometrists favorite products and companies and are based on a popular vote.
  • The EyeVote Readers Choice Award for Patient Engagement Systems is further recognition of Weave as the market leader in the optometry field.
  • With this partnership, both Weave and OD Link are able to sync with each giving offices a more seamless patient engagement experience.

Medimap Partners with Winnipeg Regional Health Authority To Improve Emergency Room Wait Times

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

WINNIPEG, MB, Nov. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Medimap is pleased to announce it has signed a strategic partnership with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) to improve patient care and reduce emergency room wait times.

Key Points: 
  • WINNIPEG, MB, Nov. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ - Medimap is pleased to announce it has signed a strategic partnership with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) to improve patient care and reduce emergency room wait times.
  • This will help improve Manitobans' access to care by diverting patients with low acuity needs to local medical services that have the capacity to see them, thereby reducing wait times at emergency rooms across the city.
  • "Our new partnership with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority is a win-win for both patients and the overall healthcare system.
  • "Every month, approximately 40 percent of people who visit a Winnipeg Urgent Care Centre or emergency department could receive the health care they need, often sooner, through a family doctor or walk-in clinic," said Mike Nader, President and CEO of the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

Sightpath Medical Acquires Accusite Surgical

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Monday, November 21, 2022

Sightpath Medical, the leading provider of mobile ophthalmic services for cataract and refractive surgery, today announced that it has acquired Accusite Surgical, a cataract surgery equipment outsourcing company.

Key Points: 
  • Sightpath Medical, the leading provider of mobile ophthalmic services for cataract and refractive surgery, today announced that it has acquired Accusite Surgical, a cataract surgery equipment outsourcing company.
  • Sightpath Medical has earned the trust of medical professionals and patients nationwide through the quality of its equipment, the skill of its employees, and the dedication and responsiveness of its staff.
  • Accusite Surgical is a mobile cataract surgical company that outsources state-of-the-art equipment, technology, and certified staff to surgeons, ambulatory surgical centers, and hospitals.
  • In connection with the transaction, D. Lynn Godfrey, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Accusite Surgical, will join Sightpath Medical as Chief Strategy Officer.

Weave Ranks on Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List

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Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Weave (NYSE: WEAV), the all-in-one customer communication and engagement platform for small- and medium-sized businesses, has been named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list.

Key Points: 
  • Weave (NYSE: WEAV), the all-in-one customer communication and engagement platform for small- and medium-sized businesses, has been named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20221116005315/en/
    The Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list, now in its 28th year, constitutes the most innovative and fastest-growing technology companies in North America.
  • We are incredibly proud to be named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 List this year, said Brett White, CEO of Weave.
  • This is the first year Weave has been named to the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list.

Rokid and Eyedaptic Launch EYE5 to Help AMD Patients Enhance Their Vision

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

Equipped with simulated natural vision software, the Eyedaptic EYE5 solution optimizes the user's functional peripheral vision through a small embedded camera that captures an individual's environment, manipulates and enhances the pixels and re-displays the image.

Key Points: 
  • Equipped with simulated natural vision software, the Eyedaptic EYE5 solution optimizes the user's functional peripheral vision through a small embedded camera that captures an individual's environment, manipulates and enhances the pixels and re-displays the image.
  • With the availability of Eyedaptic wearables, patients with retinal diseases can now be referred to solutions that enhance their quality of life, easily and unobtrusively.
  • Eyedaptic's new eye5 is easier to use, lighter and more comfortable for anyone of any age suffering from central vision loss.
  • Clinical studies have been conducted to demonstrate the utility and efficacy of the solution built by Eyedaptic and Rokid based on the Rokid Air Pro.

Wellish Vision Institute Announces Expansion in Southwest Las Vegas

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Thursday, November 24, 2022

LAS VEGAS, Nov. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Wellish Vision Institute is excited to announce they are expanding into Southwest Las Vegas to better serve patients living in this area of Las Vegas. The practice is located at 6710 South Apache Road. The new practice boasts 7,200 square feet and includes 14 exam rooms, all equipped with same state-of-the-art technology found at the other three Wellish Vision locations.

Key Points: 
  • Wellish Vision Institute is excited to announce they are expanding into Southwest Las Vegas to better serve patients living in this area of Las Vegas.
  • LAS VEGAS, Nov. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Wellish Vision Institute is excited to announce they are expanding into Southwest Las Vegas to better serve patients living in this area of Las Vegas.
  • As part of this expansion, Wellish Vision Institute is also excited to announce well-respected ophthalmologist Dr. Andrew Tran and optometrist Dr. Tiffany Nguyen are joining the highly trained eye care team at Wellish Vision.
  • Wellish Vision Institute is one of the leading ophthalmology practices in Las Vegas.

Public Interest Registry Names Five New Members to its Advisory Council

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Monday, November 21, 2022

"We are honored to welcome our newest members to the Public Interest Registry Advisory Council from organizations around the world," said Jon Nevett, President and CEO of Public Interest Registry.

Key Points: 
  • "We are honored to welcome our newest members to the Public Interest Registry Advisory Council from organizations around the world," said Jon Nevett, President and CEO of Public Interest Registry.
  • The members are approved by the PIR Board of Directors in accordance with the Advisory Council Charter.
  • Public Interest Registry is proud to welcome the following new members to its Advisory Council:
    Andrea Abramowitz is from the United States and currently lives in Frisco, Texas.
  • In addition to these new members, the following current members will continue their service and round out the Advisory Council at nine members.

Public Interest Registry Names Five New Members to its Advisory Council

Retrieved on: 
Monday, November 21, 2022

"We are honored to welcome our newest members to the Public Interest Registry Advisory Council from organizations around the world," said Jon Nevett, President and CEO of Public Interest Registry.

Key Points: 
  • "We are honored to welcome our newest members to the Public Interest Registry Advisory Council from organizations around the world," said Jon Nevett, President and CEO of Public Interest Registry.
  • The members are approved by the PIR Board of Directors in accordance with the Advisory Council Charter.
  • Public Interest Registry is proud to welcome the following new members to its Advisory Council:
    Andrea Abramowitz is from the United States and currently lives in Frisco, Texas.
  • In addition to these new members, the following current members will continue their service and round out the Advisory Council at nine members.