Vision Monday VMail Weekend

October 09, 2021|


Seeds of Hope: Treating Eye Cancer With Precision Radiation

For patients with eye cancer, University of Florida Health ophthalmology specialist Gibran S. Khurshid, MD, is sowing seeds of hope. In Khurshid’s case, those seeds are tiny particles of radioactive iodine. Attached to a gold implant about the size of a contact lens, the “seeds” deliver tightly focused radiation to eye cancer, oruveal melanoma, according to an announcement issued by the University. Khurshid, an associate professor in the UF College of Medicine’s department of ophthalmology, began doing the procedures earlier this year. The implant, known as a radioactive iodine plaque, is sewn onto the surface of the eye. It stays there for four days, delivering precise doses of radiation to the cancer.
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In Case you Missed It - VMail's Top Stories of the Week

Nominations open for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards, CooperVision's SightGlass Business reports trial data, gross revenue increased, Jobson Tracker says, Riata Capital Group announces closing of secondary transaction for AEG Vision and Transitions announces the winners of the 2020 Transitions Innovation Awards all topped this week’s VMAIL news feed. Click on the headlines below to catch up on anything you might have missed.

Nominations for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards Are Open

CooperVision's SightGlass Business Reports Trial Data Indicating Vision Diffusion Optics Technology Demonstrates ‘Significant Reduction in Myopia Progression’ After Two Years

Gross Revenue at ECP Locations Increased for the Week of Sept. 27 – Oct. 3, Jobson’s Latest Practice Performance Tracker Shows

Riata Capital Group Announces Closing of Secondary Transaction for AEG Vision

Transitions Announces Winners of the 2020 Transitions Innovation Awards

Insta Pick - Noteworthy Posts From the People We Follow

Editor's Pick

Nominations for Jobson's 2021 EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards Are Open

NEW YORK—Vision Monday and 20/20 Magazine are hosting the 13th annual EyeVote Readers' Choice Awards to identify the optical industry’s favorite products and companies this year. These two Jobson Medical Information publications are teaming up once again this fall to get readers’ opinions by asking optical retailers’ and ECPs to identify their favorite products in 20 distinct categories: optical frames, spectacle lenses, sunglasses, Rx sun lenses, contact lenses, optical equipment for wholesale prescription labs, optical supplies, ECP/retail in-office lab equipment, diagnostic instruments, practice management software, EHR software, online ordering website, patient engagement systems, dispensing/measuring fitting systems, online and social media marketing services, PPE, contactless dispensing devices, virtual try-on tools, telehealth solution and Social Purpose missions.
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VM's News Quiz

VM's News Quiz for the Week of October 3: A New Vaccine, Consumer Spending Habits and Jobson’s Practice Performance Tracker

Did you follow the optical news this week? Take VM’s News Quiz to see how much you know. This week's quiz takes a look at a new vaccine, consumer spending habits and Jobson’s Practice Performance Tracker.
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Tweet of the Week

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Community Voices

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

NEW YORK—From September 15 to October 15, people all across the U.S. celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month—a time to “recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success,” according to the government’s official website for the month. This includes Americans and their ancestors who’ve come from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.
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