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AMERICAS News

HOYA to Invest in InnFocus, a Glaucoma Device Company

July 30, 2013

HOYA to invest in InnFocus, Inc., a new glaucoma device company. InnFocus also announced that it received authorization from the FDA to begin Phase I trial of the InnFocus MicroShunt™ to treat open angle glaucoma.


AMERICAS News

Manufacturing of HOYA iSert® IOLs Resumes

July 19, 2013

HOYA Surgical Optics announced that it has completed the installation and validation of new equipment at its factory in Singapore and resumed manufacturing of the 1-Piece IOLs that were voluntarily recalled.


AMERICAS News

HOYA Surgical Optics Announces Voluntary Recall of Some Intraocular Lenses

February 20, 2013

HOYA Surgical Optics announced a voluntary recall of NY-60, iSert® 250, iSert® 251, Toric 311, and iSert® Toric 351 IOLs


AMERICAS News

HOYA SURGICAL OPTICS ANNOUNCES FDA APPROVAL OF CLEAR OPTIC IOL’S FOR THE US MARKET

April 21, 2012

HOYA Surgical Optics, Inc. (HSO) announced today that they have received approval from the FDA to commercially distribute two models of clear foldable hydrophobic acrylic‐optic aspheric intraocular lenses; the iSymm™ Intraocular Lens (Model FC‐60AD) and the preloaded iSert™ Intraocular Lens (Model PC‐60AD) in the U.S.


AMERICAS News

HOYA SURGICAL OPTICS AND TRACEY TECHNOLOGIES ANNOUNCE A NEXT GENERATION FULLY-INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF ADVANCED DIAGNOSTICS AND A PRE-LOADED IOL DESIGNED TO MAXIMIZE CATARACT SURGERY OUTCOMES

October 24, 2011

HOYA Surgical Optics and Tracey Technologies, Inc. announced the introduction of a new system for cataract surgeons that incorporates the latest version of the proven HOYA iSert® aspheric hydrophobic IOL together with the most advanced iTrace™ system ever developed, the HOYA iTrace™ Surgical Workstation.


AMERICAS News

HOYA SURGICAL OPTICS ANNOUNCES RECORD BUSINESS RESULTS FOR 2010 AND A GLOBAL OPTIMIZATION PLAN FOR 2011

March 1, 2011

HOYA Surgical Optics announced record results for their business in 2010 and a global optimization plan for 2011. The 2010 business results were achieved based on growth of their intraocular lens business in all sales regions: Japan, Asia/Pacific, the Americas, and EMEA. The new globalization plan that begins this month will result in a realignment of functions and departments and a move of the company’s headquarters to Singapore.


AMERICAS News

HOYA SURGICAL OPTICS INTRODUCES FIRST AND ONLY PRELOADED INTRAOCULAR LENS INJECTION SYSTEM IN THE UNITED STATES

August 13, 2009

The iSert™ Preloaded IOL Injection System provides predictable and safe insertion of glistening-free hydrophobic acrylic aspheric IOLs through a sub 2.4 mm incision.


AMERICAS News

HOYA SURGICAL OPTICS LENS TECHNOLOGY APPROVED BY CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS) FOR NTIOL CLASSIFICATION

July 27, 2009

HOYA Surgical Optics today announced that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has added the Blue Light Absorbing iSymm Aspheric Lens from Hoya Surgical Optics to the New Technology Intraocular Lens (NTIOL) class for IOLs with Reduced Spherical Aberration.
The NTIOL designation indicates that the iSymm lens has been proven to provide subset-specific clinical benefits and is approved for $50 additional Medicare payment in conjunction with cataract procedures performed in ambulatory surgical centers under the HCPCS code Q1003.


AMERICAS News

HOYA CORPORATION APPOINTS THOMAS DUNLAP GLOBAL PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF HOYA SURGICAL OPTICS, INC.

May 12, 2009

Hoya Corporation announced the appointment of Thomas A. Dunlap, MBA, to the position of Global President and Chief Executive Officer, Hoya Surgical Optics, Inc. (HSO).


AMERICAS News

FDA Approves Intraocular Lens from HOYA Surgical Optics Yellow Acrylic Lens that Absorbs Blue Light

September 29, 2008

Hoya Surgical Optics, Inc. Plans to Begin USA Distribution in late 2008


EMEA News

Winner of the First HOYA Surgical Optics Scientif Award in Germany

March 27, 2014

Professor Dr. Rudy M.M.A. Nuijts was the winner of the first HOYA Surgical Optics Scientific Award announced on March 7th during the Official Opening Ceremony of  the  DGII (German Speaking Society for IOLs Implantation and Refractive Surgery)  Congress in Bochum. Professor Nuijts  has received a Prize of 5.000€ for his research in the field of corneal surgery and refractive surgery.

Prof. Rudy  M.M.A. Nuijts is Professor of Ophthalmology, Vice-Chairman and Director of the Cornea Clinic and the Center for Refractive Surgery at the University Eye Clinic Maastricht, Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC) in the Netherlands.

Moreover Prof. Nuits is Chairman of the Netherlands IntraOcular Implant Society (NIOIC), treasurer of the Dutch Corneal Society and treasure of the ESCRS, where he also serves as a Chairman of the Corneal and Research Commitees.

The winner was chosen by the jury (Administration Board of the DGII) and announced by its President, Prof. Gerd Auffarth. Dr. Frank Seibel (HOYA Surgical Optics  Manager Germany) has handed the Prize over.

Prof. Auffarth (President of the DGII)left, Prof. Nuijts (middle) and Dr. Frank Seibel (HSO Country Manager Germany)


EMEA News

In 2014 the first HOYA Surgical Optics Award in Germany

February 10, 2014

HOYA Surgical Optics Germany is proud to announce its first scientific Awards that will bring together outstanding young German ophthalmologists in recognition of their work in cataract and IOL refractive surgery. The winner will be announced by Prof. Gerd Auffarth, President of the German speaking Society of Intraocular Lenses Implantation (DGII), during the next DGII Congress which will take place in Bochum on 7th of March.

HOYA Surgical Optics Awards in Germany supports research in the following categories:

  • Clinically oriented innovations and studies in the field of refractive surgery and cataract surgery
  • Others research and work projects in the field of refractive surgery and cataract surgery such as social engagement in poor countries.

The winner, as chosen by the jury (Administration Board of the DGII), will be awarded a price of 5,000€.

For further information concerning the HOYA Surgical Optics Germany Award 2014, please contact HOYA Surgical Optics GmbH at ifra-info@HOYA.com


EMEA News

Second Annual HOYA Surgical Optics Scientific Awards

August 20, 2013

HOYA Surgical Optics is proud to hold its second annual Scientific Awards competition, recognizing good science and providing young Austrian surgeons with further experience in presenting information to scientists.


EMEA News

Winners of the First Annual HOYA Surgical Optics Scientific Prize

July 8, 2013

The winners of the First Annual HOYA Surgical Optics Scientific Prize were announced in May during the ÖOG in Bad Ischl, Austria.


EMEA News

SFO HOYA Poster Competition Prize Winners

June 25, 2013

On May 14th, the Grand Auditorium of the Palais de Congrès in Paris hosted an awards ceremony for the winners of the recent SFO HOYA Poster Competition.


EMEA News

POSTER PRIZE AWARDS SFO 2013 sponsored by HOYA Surgical Optics

February 12, 2013

For the first time HOYA Surgical Optics will be sponsoring  the Poster Prize Awards at the SFO (French Society of Ophthalmology)-Congress  which will take place on May 11th -14th 2013. The Theme of the poster communication is “Cataract Surgery”.  The winner, as chosen by the jury, will be awarded a price of 6,000 € and second prize is 4,000€.

Rules and conditions

How to participate:

  • The author should be an ophthalmologist or should have a DES-Certificate
  • The author should be a SFO active member, be not older than 35 years and live in France
  • The poster must be presented in English or French

Research aereas:

  • cataract surgery
  • tecniques of investigation about the cataracte surgery or about IOL

Selection criteria:

  • the innovation aspect of the presentation
  • the accuracy of the poster content
  • the clarity of the exposed subject
  • respect to the medical ethical rules and protection of personal data

Exclusion criteria:

  • all the posters for commercial porposes are excluded from this selection

Judges:

  • 7 experts membres of the Administration Board of the SFO

For Further Information, please access the site of SFO http://ww.sfo.asso.fr or contact the product manager of HOYA Surgical Optics, Mrs. Sandra Beauvais: Sandra.Beauvais@HOYA.com


GLOBAL News

HOYA Surgical Optics Announces Voluntary Suspension of Some IOL Shipments

January 31, 2013

HOYA Surgical Optics announced that it has received higher than expected reported rates of inflammation and/or endophthalmitis from doctors using iSert® 250, iSert® 251, and NY-60 IOLs in a few countries.


GLOBAL News

Tom Dunlap Comments on Singapore

January 1, 2013

Pharmaceutical Executive magazine’s January 2013 issue includes a country report for Singapore and features remarks by Thomas A. Dunlap, President & CEO of HOYA Surgical Optics.


GLOBAL News

HOYA Surgical Optics Announces Opening of New Global Headquarters

September 22, 2012

HOYA Surgical Optics announced today the opening of its new global headquarters in Singapore. In an open house launch event at the new headquarters attended by ophthalmologists, business partners, and local officials, Thomas A. Dunlap, President and CEO of HOYA Surgical Optics, said: “Our business has grown rapidly and become more globally integrated.”