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Meeting Date: 6/6/14-6/6/14

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On June 6, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the KAMRA Inlay (Model ACI 7000) (KAMRA Inlay) submitted by applicant AcuFocus, Inc. The KAMRA Inlay is a permanent corneal implant that is placed intrastromally in a corneal pocket or under a corneal flap. The opaque annulus of the inlay reduces the aperture of the eye, which improves near vision by providing an increased depth of focus in the implanted eye. The proposed indication for use states that the KAMRA Inlay is indicated for the improvement of near and intermediate vision in presbyopic patients who require near or intermediate correction. The KAMRA Inlay is intended to be placed intrastromally in the cornea, on the visual axis, by way of a femtosecond laser-created pocket using a spot/line separation of 6x6 microns (µ) or less. The KAMRA Inlay should be placed at a depth equal to or greater than 180 µ.

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington, DC North/Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 5/13/14-5/13/14

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On May 13, 2014, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the guidance documents for contact lenses and contact lens accessories.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn Germantown, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 3/14/14-3/14/14

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On February 14, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application for the Visian Toric Implantable Collamer Lens (TICL) sponsored by STAAR Surgical Company. "Visian TICL proposed indications for use: • For adults 21-45 years of age; • For correction of myopic astigmatism in adults with spherical equivalent ranging from -3.0D to =-15.0D with cylinder of l.0D to 4.0D; • For the reduction of myopic astigmatism in adults with spherical equivalent ranging from greater than -15.0D to -20.0D with cylinder l.0D to 4.0D; • With an anterior chamber depth (ACD) of 3.0 mm or greater, when measured from the corneal endothelium to the anterior surface of the crystalline lens and a stable refractive history (within 0.5 Diopter for 1 year prior to implantation); and • The Visian TICL is intended for placement in the posterior chamber (ciliary sulcus) of the phakic eye."

 

       
Location: Hilton GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 9/19/13-9/19/13

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On September 19, 2013, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application for the ReSure Sealant sponsored by Ocular Therapeutix, Inc. The ReSure Sealant is an in situ formed hydrogel that is applied topically to clear corneal incisions to create an adherent temporary, soft and lubricious sealant. The ReSure Sealant proposed indication for use is the intraoperative management of clear corneal incisions with a wound leak demonstrated by Seidel test, and for prevention of postoperative fluid egress following cataract or intraocular lens placement surgery.

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington, DC North/Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsOphthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 4/8/13-4/8/13

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On April 8, 2013, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application for the Trulign Toric posterior chamber intraocular lens sponsored by Bausch and Lomb. The Trulign Toric posterior chamber intraocular lens is intended for primary implantation in the capsular bag of the eye for visual correction of aphakia and postoperative refractive astigmatism secondary to removal of a cataractous lens in adult patients with or without presbyopia, who desire improved uncorrected distance vision and reduction of residual refractive cylinder. Trulign Toric provides approximately one diopter of monocular accommodation, which allows for near, intermediate, and distance vision without spectacles.

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 9/28/12-9/28/12

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On September 28, 2012, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information regarding the humanitarian device exemption (HDE) application for the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System sponsored by Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. The proposed Indication for Use for the Argus II (as stated in the HDE) is as follows: The Argus II System is indicated for use in patients with severe to profound retinitis pigmentosa who meet the following criteria: • Adults, age 25 years or older. • Bare light or no light perception in both eyes with Snellen acuity worse than 20/2100 or 2.1 logMAR. If the patient has no residual light perception, the retina must be able to respond to electrical stimulation as evidenced by an electrically evoked response. • Previous history of useful form vision.

 

       
Location: Hilton Washington DC North/Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsOphthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices

Meeting Date: 7/30/10-7/30/10

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On July 30, 2010, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for the Glaukos iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent, Model GTS–100 L/R, sponsored by Glaukos Corp. The device is indicated for use in conjunction with cataract surgery for the reduction of intraocular pressure (IOP) in subjects with mild to moderate open-angle glaucoma currently treated with ocular hypotensive medication. For this device, the patients should have normal gonioscopic anatomy and a visually significant cataract eligible for phacoemulsification. The patient’s glaucoma should be considered mild to moderate Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, or the secondary open angle glaucomas, Pigmentary Glaucoma and Pseudoexfoliation Glaucoma. Patients with other causes of secondary open angle glaucoma or angle closure glaucomas are not eligible for use of this device. Patients’ IOP should be controlled on 1–3 glaucoma medications and patients should not previously have had surgery for glaucoma.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, MD. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 3/27/09-3/27/09

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application, sponsored by VisionCare Technologies, Inc., for an implantable miniature telescope (IMTTM). The IMTTM is indicated for monocular implant in patients greater than 65 years of age with stable moderate to profound central vision impairment, i.e., distance BCVA of 20/80 to 20/800, due to bilateral central scotomas associated with end-stage macular degeneration, defined as retinal findings of geographic atrophy or disciform scar, with foveal involvement as determined by fluorescein angiography and evidence of cataract.

 

       
Location: Hilton GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 6/10/08-6/10/08

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The committee will discuss general issues concerning the postmarket experience with various contact lens care products. The discussion will include recommendations on contact lens care product development topics such as preclinical testing and clinical performance measures, and + labeling for contact lenses and lens care products.

 

       
Location: Hilton Gaithersburg Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 4/24/08-4/25/08

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On April 24, 2008, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application, sponsored by Visioncare Technologies, Inc., for an implantable miniature telescope (IMT). The IMT, a visual prosthetic device, is indicated for monocular implant in patients with stable, moderate to profound central vision impairment due to bilateral central scotomas associated with end-stage macular degeneration with geographic atrophy or disciform scar, foveal involvement, and cataract. On April 25, 2008, the committee will discuss general issues concerning the post market experience with phakic intraocular lenses and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK).

 

       
Location: TBA Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 7/14/06-7/14/06

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The committee will hear a presentation on the FDA Critical Path Initiative and a presentation by the Office of Surveillance and Biometrics, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, outlining their responsibility for the review of postmarket study design. Subsequently, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application for an implantable miniature telescope (IMT). The IMT™, is a visual prosthetic device which, when combined with the optics of the cornea, constitutes a telephoto lens and is indicated for use in patients with bilateral, stable macular degeneration and other bilateral, stable untreatable central vision disorders.

 

       
Location: FDA Meeting Room Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsOphthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 3/5/04-3/5/04

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The committee will discuss general issues surrounding the use of intraocular lenses for correction of presbyopia after clear lens extraction. The committee will address clinical study design elements including the risk/benefit ratio for patients with various refractive errors, study sample size, the need for control groups, inclusion/exclusion criteria, and the incidence of retinal detachment and other complications.

 

       
Location: Hilton GB Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsOphthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices AdComm

Meeting Date: 2/5/04-2/6/04

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On February 5, 2004, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for a phakic intraocular lens for the reduction or elimination of myopia in adults. On February 6, 2004, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on a PMA for a radiofrequency electrosurgical corneal shaping device for the temporary treatment of presbyopia.

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg Marriott Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsOphthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 10/3/03-10/3/03

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for an implantable contact lens for the correction of moderate to high myopia between -3.0 diopters (D) to -20 D with or without astigmatism up to 2.5D and is intended for placement in the posterior chamber of the phakic eye.

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg Marriott Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 5/23/03-5/23/03

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for an intraocular lens for primary implantation in the capsular bag for the correction of aphakia in an adult in whom a cataractous lens has been removed and who may benefit from improved near, intermediate and distance vision without spectacles.

 

       
Location: Marriot - Rio Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 8/1/02-8/2/02

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On August 1, 2002, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for an excimer laser system for use in wavefront guided laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) correction for the reduction or elimination of myopia up to -7 diopters (D) with less than -0.50D of astigmatism at the spectacle plane in subjects who are 21 years of age or older. On August 2, 2002, the committee will discuss issues related to the development of an FDA guidance, an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard, and an International Standards Organization (ISO) standard for intraocular lenses (IOLs) for the treatment of myopia or hyperopia in phakic patients. The committee will address questions on clinical study design, specular microscopy (endothelial cell counts), lens opacity, and contrast sensitivity.

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsOphthalmic Devices Panel Advisory Committee

Meeting Date: 1/17/02-1/18/02

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**** Meeting Not Available for Webcasting on the 17th.**** On January 17, 2002, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) on an endocapsular tension ring for the stabilization of the lens capsular bag. On January 18, 2002, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a PMA on an orthokeratology contact lens for corneal refractive therapy with overnight wear for the temporary reduction of myopia.

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg, MD. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 11/30/01-11/30/01

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for a conductive keratoplasty (CK) refractive surgical device for the reduction of previously untreated spherical hyperopia in patients 40 years of age or greater, who have 0.75 D to 3.25 D of cycloplegic spherical hyperopia, with less than or equal to 0.75 D of refractive astigmatism (minus cylinder format), a cycloplegic spherical equivalent of 0.75 D to 3.00 D, and no more than 0.50 D difference between pre-operative manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE) and cycloplegic refraction spherical equivalent (CRSE) which shows some regression of the initial effect over time.

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg Holiday Inn Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 9/21/01-9/21/01

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for soft contact lenses for the correction of refractive ametropia (myopia or hyperopia) in phakic or aphakic persons with non-diseased eyes exhibiting astigmatism of 2.00 diopters (D) or less that does not interfere with visual acuity. The lenses may be prescribed for daily wear or extended wear for 1 to 30 days between removals for cleaning and disinfection or for disposal of the lens, as recommended by the eye care professional. The lens may be prescribed in spherical powers ranging from +20.00 D to -20.00 D. The committee will also discuss, make recommendations and vote on a conductive keratoplasty (CK) refractive surgical device for the reduction of previously untreated spherical hyperopia in patients 40 years of age or greater, who have 0.75 D to 3.25 D of cycloplegic spherical hyperopia, with less than or equal to 0.75 D of refractive astigmatism (minus cylinder format), a cycloplegic spherical equivalent of 0.75 D to 3.00 D, and no more than 0.50 D difference between pre-operative manifest refraction spherical equivalent (MRSE) and cycloplegic refraction spherical equivalent (CRSE) which shows some regression of the initial effect over time.

 

       
Location: Rockville, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 7/20/01-7/20/01

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for soft contact lenses for the optical correction of refractive ametropia in phakic or aphakic persons with non-diseased eyes with up to approximately 1.50 diopters of astigmatism. The lenses may be prescribed for extended wear for up to 30 nights of continuous wear between removals for cleaning and disinfection or for disposal of the lens, as recommended by the eye care professional.

 

       
Location: Rockville, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 11/8/00-11/8/00

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for a collagen glaucoma drainage device for the reduction of intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma uncontrolled on maximum tolerated medical therapy. The committee will also discuss issues related to the development of guidance for the post-approval study of extended wear contact lenses used beyond seven days. Study design topics will include the type of study, definition of endpoints, and selection of participating study sites.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 5/11/00-5/12/00

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On May 11, 2000, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for reduction or elimination of hyperopia (+0.5 to +5.00 diopters of sphere) with astigmatism (+0.5 to +4.0 diopters of cylinder) using photorefractive keratectomy (PRK). On May 12, 2000, the committee will discuss issues related to the design and development of clinical protocols to support claims of reduced posterior capsular opacification (PCO) for intraocular lenses (IOLs). The topics for discussion will include study methodology, controls, clinical endpoints and data analysis. The committee will also discuss issues related to the development of guidance for refractive implants (phakic IOLs and corneal implants). The topics for discussion will include the scope of the proposed guidance, the maintenance of endothelial cell counts, and cataractogenesis due to the presence of an implant.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 3/17/00-3/17/00

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FDA staff will make a brief presentation to the committee on the Least Burdensome provisions of the FDA Modernization Act of 1997. The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for an excimer laser for the reduction or elimination of hyperopia up to +6.00 D of sphere and up to -6.00 D of astigmatism at the spectacle plane using laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK).

 

       
Location: Rockville, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 1/13/00-1/14/00

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On January 13, 2000, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for a holmium laser for the correction of hyperopia using laser thermal keratomileusis (LTK). On January 14, 2000, the committee will discuss and make recommendations on (1) the reclassification of an artificial eye lubricating solution and (2) the classification status for currently unclassified eyelid weight devices.

 

       
Location: Corporate Bldg. Rockville, MD. Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 9/23/99-9/23/99

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On September 23, 1999, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the committee will hear formal presentations followed by public participation in a discussion of keratomes. Public participants in the group discussion are requested to develop a comprehensive list of problems associated with keratomes, the related causes, and the steps that can be taken to mitigate the problems. From 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., the committee will discuss issues related to defining the scope and purpose of a proposed keratome guidance to be developed from an outline of contents currently recommended for keratome premarket notification submissions. Single copies of the outline are available to the public by contacting the person noted above.

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn Silver Spring Lincoln Ballroom 8777 Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 7/22/99-7/23/99

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On July 22, 1999, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application(PMA) for the correction of myopia with and without astigmatism using laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK). The committee will also discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a holmium laser for the correction of hyperopia using laser thermal keratomileusis (LTK). On July 23, 1999, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a soft acrylic intraocular lens for the visual correction of aphakia after cataract extraction. The committee will also discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a PMA for the correction of myopia with and without astigmatism using LASIK. *** Call for Satellite, Videoconferencing and Webcasting ***

 

       
Location: Gaithersburg Hilton Salons A and B 620 Perry Par Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 1/12/99-1/12/99

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The committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application (PMA) for intrastromal corneal ring segments for the correction of myopia from -1.00 to -3.50 diopters in patients having 1.0 diopter or less of astigmatism.

 

       
Location: Corporate Building Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 10/22/98-10/23/98

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On October 22, 1998, the committee will discuss issues related to the development of extensions to the guidance document for refractive surgical lasers to include the clinical criteria for the determination of safety and effectiveness for photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) and laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) for myopia and hyperopia with and without astigmatism, presbyopia, and other refractive indications. On October 23, 1998, the committee will discuss issues related to the preliminary development of guidance for refractive implants (phakic intraocular lenses and corneal implants) to include clinical protocol design and development.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 7/22/98-7/22/98

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 20-961, Vitravene (fomivirsen sodium intravitreal injection, ISIS Pharmaceuticals), for treatment of cytomegalovirus(CMV)Retinitis in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS).

 

       
Location: Holiday Inn, Bethesda, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 6/5/98-6/5/98

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The committee will discuss a premarket approval application (PMA) for an excimer laser to correct myopia using laser in-situ keratomileusis.

 

       
Location: FDA Corporate Building, Gaithersburg, MD Related News Links: Not Available
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Meeting Date: 12/8/95-12/8/95

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The committee will discuss data relevant to the new drug application (NDA) 20-569 ganciclovir intravitreal implant (Vitrasert Sterile Intravitreal Implant, Chiron Vision Corp.) for treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis. The committee will also discuss data relevant to NDA 20-597 latanoprost (Xalatan TM Sterile Ophthalmic Solution, Pharmacia, Inc.) a topical ophthalmic drug indicated for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCardiovascular and Renal Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 10/30/14-10/30/14

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The committee will discuss new drug application (NDA) 206316, edoxaban tablets, submitted by Daiichi Sankyo, Inc., for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism (blood clots other than in the head) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (A Fib; abnormally rapid and chaotic contractions of the atria, the upper chambers of the heart).

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/6/14-11/6/14

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During the morning session, the committee will discuss New Drug Application (NDA) 205353, panobinostat capsules, application submitted by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. The proposed indication (use) for this product is in combination with bortezomib and dexamethasone, for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma who have received at least 1 prior therapy. During the afternoon session, the committee will discuss NDA 206317, ferric pyrophosphate solution, for administration via hemodialysis dialysate, application submitted by Rockwell Medical, Inc. The proposed indications (uses) for this product are for the treatment of iron loss or iron deficiency to maintain hemoglobin in adult patients with hemodialysis-dependent stage 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD 5HD) and to reduce the prescribed dose of erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA) required to maintain desired hemoglobin levels.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/14/14-11/14/14

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On November 14, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information related to the premarket approval application for the AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal Toric Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens submitted by applicant Alcon Laboratories, Inc. This intraocular lens combines the optical properties of a +3 diopter multifocal intraocular lens with the optical properties of a toric intraocular lens. The proposed indication for use is: The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR® Multifocal Toric Posterior Chamber Intraocular Lens (IOL) are intended for primary implantation for the visual correction of aphakia and pre-existing astigmatism secondary to removal of a cataractous lens in adult patients with and without presbyopia, who desire near, intermediate and distance vision, reduction of residual refractive cylinder, and increased spectacle independence. The lens is intended to be placed in the capsular bag.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 11/24/14-11/25/14

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The committee will discuss the risk of serious neurologic adverse reactions associated with epidural steroid injections (ESI) administered to reduce inflammation for pain management. The committee will also consider the efficacy of ESI and the overall risk benefit balance of injecting steroids in the epidural space to treat pain. These considerations will assist the Agency in our discussions of possible regulatory options, including but not limited to changes to the product labeling.

 

       
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Meeting Date: 12/12/14-12/12/14

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On December 12, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application for the Superion InterSpinous Spacer device sponsored by Vertiflex Incorporated. The proposed Indication for Use for the Superion InterSpinous Spacer device, as stated in the PMA, is as follows: the Superion InterSpinous Spacer (the Superion ISS) is intended to treat skeletally mature patients suffering from pain, numbness, and/or cramping in the legs (neurogenic intermittent claudication) secondary to a diagnosis of moderate lumbar spinal stenosis, with or without Grade 1 spondylolisthesis, confirmed by X-ray, MRI and/or CT evidence of thickened ligamentum flavum, narrowed lateral recess, and/or central canal or foraminal narrowing. The Superion ISS is indicated for those patients with impaired physical function who experience relief in flexion from symptoms of leg/buttock/groin pain, numbness, and/or cramping, with or without back pain. The Superion ISS may be implanted at one or two adjacent lumbar (L) levels in patients in whom treatment is indicated at no more than two levels, from L1 to L5.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPulmonary-Allergy Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 10/21/14-10/21/14

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The committee will discuss supplemental new drug application (sNDA) 203188, ivacaftor oral tablets, submitted by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc., for the treatment of cystic fibrosis in patients with an R117H mutation in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsDermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs AdComm

Meeting Date: 10/20/14-10/20/14

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The committee will discuss biologics license application (BLA) 125504, secukinumab, a human monoclonal antibody, submitted by Novartis, proposed for the treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adult patients who are candidates for systemic therapy or phototherapy.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsJoint Meeting of the Psychopharmacologic Drugs & DSRM

Meeting Date: 10/16/14-10/16/14

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The committees will discuss the risk of serious neuropsychiatric adverse events with CHANTIX (varenicline tartrate) tablets, NDA 21928, Pfizer, Inc., and discuss options for addressing this risk.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsCirculatory System Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 10/8/14-10/9/14

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On October 8, the committee will discuss, make recommendations and vote on information related to the premarket approval application regarding the Boston Scientific Corporation’s WATCHMAN Left Atrial Appendage (LAA) Closure Technology. FDA is seeking committee review and recommendations regarding new clinical data and associated additional adverse events including stroke that have become available since the previous advisory committee meeting on the WATCHMAN device, which was held December 11, 2013. The WATCHMAN LAA Closure Technology is a percutaneously delivered permanent cardiac implant placed in the left atrial appendage. This device is indicated to prevent thromboembolism (TE) from the left atrial appendage. It may be considered for use in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who are eligible for warfarin therapy to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism based on CHADS2 (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age >75 years, diabetes, and prior stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA)) or CHA2DS2-VASc (congestive heart failure, hypertension, age >75 years, diabetes mellitus, stroke/TIA/TE, vascular disease, age 65-74, and sex category) scores. On October 9, the committee will discuss and make recommendations regarding the classification of more-than-minimally manipulated allograft heart valves (MMM Allograft HVs). A MMM Allograft HV is a human valve or valved conduit that has been aseptically recovered from qualified donors, dissected free from the human heart, and then subjected to a manufacturing process(es) that alters the original relevant characteristics of the tissue (21 CFR 1271.3(f), 21 CFR 1271.10(a)(1), and 21 CFR 1271.20). The valve is then stored until needed by a recipient. An example of such a manufacturing process is one that intentionally removes the cells and cellular debris with the goal of reducing in vivo antigenicity. MMM Allograft HVs are considered preamendment devices because they were found substantially equivalent to devices in commercial distribution prior to May 28, 1976, when the Medical Device Amendments became effective. MMM Allograft HVs are currently regulated under Product Code OHA, ‘‘Heart Valve, More than Minimally Manipulated Allograft,’’ as unclassified devices and reviewed under the premarket notification, 510(k), authority (21 CFR part 807). FDA is seeking committee input on the safety and effectiveness of MMM Allograft HVs and the regulatory classification for MMM Allograft HVs.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsGastroenterology and Urology Devices Panel

Meeting Date: 10/1/14-10/1/14

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On October 1, 2014, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on information regarding the premarket approval application (PMA) for the SONABLATE 450 device sponsored by SonaCare Medical, LLC. The proposed Indication for Use for the SONABLATE 450 device, as stated in the PMA, is as follows: The SONABLATE 450 (SONABLATE) is intended for use in the treatment of localized, clinically recurrent prostate cancer after failure of primary external beam radiation therapy.

 

       
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Meeting OptionsMeeting OptionsMeeting OptionsPediatric AdComm

Meeting Date: 9/23/14-9/23/14

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The Pediatric Advisory Committee will meet to discuss pediatric-focused safety reviews, as mandated by the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act and the Pediatric Research Equity Act for: AFINITOR DISPERZ (everolimus); Berlin Heart EXCOR® Pediatric Ventricular Assist Device; CONTEGRA® Pulmonary Valved Conduit; DYMISTA (azelastine hydrochloride; fluticasone propionate); Elana Surgical Kit; ENTERRA Therapy System; LEVAQUIN (levofloxacin); LEXIVA (fosamprenavir calcium); QNASL (beclomethasone diproprionate), Medtronic Melody® Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve; MENHIBRIX (Meningococcal Groups C and Y and Haemophilus b Tetanus Toxoid Conjugate Vaccine); SINGULAIR (montelukast sodium); TREANDA (bendamustine hydrochloride); VERAMYST (fluticasone furoate); VIREAD (tenofovirdisoproxil fumarate); and VOLUVEN (6% hydroxyethyl starch 130/0.4 in 0.9% sodium chloride injection).

 

       
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