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GEM Meeting
Westin Buckhead Atlanta
Atlanta, GA
February 10, 2018

Descriptions and more information from our exhibitors can be found below. 
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Platinum Level

Alcon, a Novartis Company


Gold Level

Allergan, Inc.

Georgia Eye Bank


Johnson & Johnson Vision


New World Medical, Inc.
NW Medical

Novartis Pharmaceuticals


Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company



Akorn Pharmaceuticals
Bruder Healthcare
Carl Zeiss Meditec
Center for the Visually Impaired
Focus Laboratories
Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation
Heidelberg Engineering
Imprimis Pharmaceuticals
Parallax Medical Systems
Prevent Blindness Georgia
Rayner - Mike Swomley Manufacturers' Representative
Shire Ophthalmics
Sun Ophthalmics
Company Name Booth #
AbbVie 12
Akorn Pharmaceuticals 29

Akorn, Inc. is a niche pharmaceutical company that develops, manufactures and markets generic and branded prescription pharmaceuticals as well as animal and consumer health products. We specialize in difficult-to-manufacture sterile and non-sterile dosage forms including: ophthalmics, injectables, oral liquids, otics, topicals, inhalants, and nasal sprays. Akorn markets its products to retail pharmacies, ophthalmologists, optometrists, physicians, veterinarians, hospitals, clinics, wholesalers, distributors, group purchasing organizations, and government agencies.

Alcon, a Novartis Company 24

Alcon is the global leader in eye care. As a division of Novartis, we offer the broadest portfolio of products to enhance sight and improve people’s lives. Our products touch the lives of more than  285 million people each year living with conditions like cataracts, glaucoma, retinal diseases and refractive errors, and there are millions more who are waiting for solutions to meet their eye care needs. Our purpose is reimagining eye care, and we do this through innovative products, partnerships with eye care professionals and programs that enhance access to quality eye care. Learn more at

Allergan, Inc. 26

Allergan is focused on bringing innovation and world class products to serve the unmet needs of patients in the spaces of Retina, Glaucoma and Anterior segment. Currently offering pharmaceutical drops Lumigan, Combigan, Alphagan P.1, Restasis multidose and the Refresh brand of artificial tears as well as the Xen MIGS device, Ozurdex implant and True Tear nasal neurostimulator. Several other drops, injectibles and medical devices are on the horizon to launch in the eye care space as well. Celebrating 70 years, Allergan strives to provide a complete portfolio of options for doctors and their patients.

Avedro 10

Avedro is a privately held pharmaceutical and medical device company advancing the science and technology of corneal cross-linking and refractive correction. For more information, please visit our website: 

Bruder Healthcare 20


#1 Doctor Recommended Moist Heat Eye Compress!

The microwave activated BRUDER MOIST HEAT EYE COMPRESS provides a convenient clinically proven way to treat Chronic Dry Eye (CDE), MGD, Blepharitis, and other eye irritations. A ten-minute treatment in a clinic or at home helps stabilize the tear film, improves oil gland function, and slows tear evaporation. Because the compress is ready in seconds and easy to use, patient compliance increases. Also available in a single-eye model. The compresses feature patented MediBeads technology and are anti-bacterial, washable and non-allergenic.

Carl Zeiss Meditec 17

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG offers  a comprehensive portfolio of innovative solutions to meet the needs of modern microsurgery. These include visualization solutions ranging from surgical microscopes and  intraoperative fluorescence to loupes. ZEISS supports neurosurgeons in effectively managing complex conditions, generating enhanced outcomes and improving patient lives.

Surgical microscopes from ZEISS are designed to meet the challenging demands of neurosurgery during long hours of concentration requiring precise hand-eye coordination. With its work conducive design philosophy, intuitive system control and unmatched ergonomics, ZEISS surgical microscopes provide seamless access to anatomical details. The innovative intraoperative fluorescence solutions provide deeper insights enabling better decisions and patient care.

Center for the Visually Impaired 22

The Center for the Visually Impaired (CVI) is Georgia’s largest comprehensive fully accredited private facility providing rehabilitation services for the blind and visually impaired. Each year, more than 4,000 people turn to CVI to receive the training, support and hope they need to live with independence and dignity, despite vision loss. Our services are provided at our Midtown Atlanta building, via our expanding network of Satellite Low Vision Clinics, and in the communities and homes of your patients. Visit our booth to learn about the new and updated services we can make available to your patients in the year to come.

For more information on our agency and services, visit, or contact us at 404-875-9011.

Ellex 14

Ellex is committed to helping you better diagnose, manage and treat a wide range of visual problems and eye diseases. Since 1985 Ellex has manufactured leading-edge technology for use in the fight against blindness. Today, more than 30,000 Ellex ophthalmic laser and ultrasound systems are in use worldwide. Our latest addition is ABiC; a restorative MIGS procedure, which uses patented microcatheter technology to restore the eye’s natural outflow pathways.  Whether you are involved in the treatment and diagnosis of cataract, glaucoma or retinal disease, Ellex has a solution for your practice, and for your patients. Visit Ellex Booth # 14 to learn more.

Focus Laboratories 5
Georgia Eye Bank 18

Georgia Eye Bank (GEB) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1961. GEB, the only eye bank located in the state of Georgia, operates under strict ethical and professional standards. In the fight against blindness and visual impairment, GEB recovers, processes, and provides donor eye tissue for transplant and research.  

In an ever-changing and highly competitive environment, GEB stays true to its core values of community-based eye banking.  Our dedication to quality and excellence, along with our commitment to exceptional customer service, has made us a leader in the eye banking industry.  

Georgia Eye Bank also focuses on building relationships and partnering with other eye banks accredited by the Eye Bank Association of America to fight corneal blindness worldwide.  

Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation 21
Glaukos 7

Our mission is to pioneer and lead the global glaucoma market with micro-scale injectable therapies that advance the existing glaucoma standard-of-care and enrich the lives and treatment alternatives for glaucoma patients worldwide.

Heidelberg Engineering 2

Heidelberg Engineering provides visionary solutions to diagnostic challenges in ophthalmology. The SPECTRALIS® diagnostic imaging platform combines confocal scanning laser imaging with high-resolution OCT. It’s the only imaging system with patented TruTrack Active Eye Tracking technology. Options include: OCT, BluePeak autofluorescence, MultiColor, widefield and ultra-widefield modules, and scanning laser angiography.

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals 27

ImprimisRx pharmacies, subsidiaries of Imprimis Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: IMMY), are dedicated to delivering high-quality and innovative medicines to physicians and patients TODAY at affordable prices. 

Johnson & Johnson Vision 30
Katena 8

Katena welcomes you to 2018 GEM and invites you to visit us in booth 8.   Featured products include handheld instruments for in-clinic exams and procedures, amniotic membrane for in-office applications, EagleVision products including punctal plugs, and a line of single use and reusable diagnostic ophthalmic lenses

New World Medical, Inc. 19
Nextech 6

Nextech offers fully integrated, specialty-specific EMR and Practice Management solutions that streamline practice workflows and increase efficiency. Nextech's MIPS-ready, Ophthalmology-specific EMR features intuitive navigation, adaptive template technology and enhanced drawing capabilities that allow providers to chart with unmatched speed and specificity while spending more face-time with patients. Nextech uses a heavy focus on community feedback to continually enhance its products to meet the unique short- and long-term needs of clients and their patients by focusing on patient engagement, patient outcomes and regulatory compliance. To learn how Nextech helps specialty providers succeed in today's fast-changing health care environment, visit

Nidek 11

NIDEK offers a wide array of diagnostic and surgical equipment designed with simplicity, functionality and reliability to assist you with your patients having anterior and posterior disorders or diseases, including glaucoma, AMD, Visual function and other vision-impairing afflictions.

Novartis Pharmaceuticals 25
Omeros 16
Ophthalmic Mutual Insurance Company 3
OMIC is the largest insurer of ophthalmologists in America and the only insurance carrier dedicated specifically to the specialty. Owned and operated by ophthalmologists, OMIC’s record of defending ophthalmic claims beats the performance of multispecialty carriers by a wide margin. Through educational alliances, OMIC has gained endorsements from 50 ophthalmic societies, including the exclusive endorsement of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Parallax Medical Systems 4

"Parallax Medical" is a SE Manufacturer's Rep Group for:  Sightpath Medical ( Worlds Largest Provider of Mobile Cataract and  Refractive Services); Lenstec (Quarter-Diopter IOLs); One Drop (Compounded Drops consisting of a  Steroid, Antibiotic and NSAID in one convenient dropper); MiLoop (Micro-Interventional Lens Fragmentation.  New technology that can reduce or eliminate phaco energy in the eye);  Diamatrix (Xpand Pupil Dilator); and Anika Therapeutics (AnikaVisc Viscoelastic)  

Prevent Blindness Georgia 28

Prevent Blindness Georgia was founded in 1965 as a state affiliate of Prevent Blindness, the nation’s leading nonprofit eye health and safety organization dedicated to preventing blindness and preserving sight for all Georgians by promoting a continuum of vision care. We provided innovative, pioneering vision screening, training, and education services statewide, and we are consistently sought out as a vision expert in Georgia. As leaders in the vision field, we partner with hundreds of schools, community agencies, and organizations to achieve our mission. Our overarching aim is for no Georgian to needlessly lose their sight due to preventable vision loss.

Quidel 1
Rayner - Mike Swomley Manufacturers' Representative 15
Shire Ophthalmics 9
Sun Ophthalmics 13

Sun Ophthalmics is re-energizing eye care. We are a US division of Sun Pharma, a global specialty pharmaceutical corporation with operations in over 150 countries. We focus on your needs as a professional, offering support so you can focus on your patients. Discover a brighter future in eye care.

For any questions or more information please contact:

Matt Van Wie 
Manager, Corporate & Educational Support
(804) 550-2312
(804) 550-0695 fax
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