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August 04, 2015 3:01 PM ET

Healthcare Equipment and Supplies

Company Overview of Alcon, Inc.

Company Overview

Alcon, Inc. develops and manufactures eye care products for eye care professionals and their patients. It offers surgical products, which include technologies and devices for cataract, retinal, glaucoma, and refractive surgery; advanced technology intraocular lenses to treat cataracts and refractive errors, such as presbyopia and astigmatism; and advanced viscoelastics, surgical solutions, surgical packs, and other disposable products for cataract and vitreoretinal surgery. The company also provides pharmaceutical products for elevated intraocular pressure caused by glaucoma; anti-inflammatories; anti-infective to aid in the treatment of bacterial infections and bacterial conjunctivitis; oph...

6201 South Freeway

Fort Worth, TX 76134-2001

United States

Founded in 1945

16,700 Employees





Key Executives for Alcon, Inc.

Chief Financial Officer
Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President
Region President of Latin America and Canada
Region President of United States
Region President of Europe, Middle East and Africa
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Alcon, Inc. Key Developments

Alcon, Inc. Launches New Cleaning and Disinfecting Solution for Contact Lenses

Alcon Inc, has launched CLEAR CARE PLUS cleaning and disinfecting solution for contact lenses containing HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix technology, in the US. CLEAR CARE PLUS is preservative-free and the only hydrogen peroxide-based solution available in the US with HydraGlyde Moisture Matrix technology.

Alcon Incorporated Announces Encouraging Results from Presbyopia Study

Alcon Incorporated has announced encouraging results from a new study comparing DAILIES AQUACOMFORT PLUS Multifocal presbyopia-correcting contact lenses to single vision lenses fitted for monovision correction of presbyopia. Researchers found greater areas of focus in the intermediate and near zones for multifocal contact lens vision correction in comparison to monovision correction. The study compared DAILIES AQUACOMFORT PLUS Multifocal to nelfilcon-A single vision contact lenses fitted as monovision contact lenses. Area of focus for the distance, intermediate and near regions were calculated from the individual binocular defocus curves. Additional assessments included high- and low-luminance visual acuity, contrast sensitivity and stereoacuity. Using defocus curves, larger areas-of-focus in the near and intermediate regions were demonstrated for multifocal contact lenses compared with monovision contact lens correction (p=0.007 & p<0.0001, respectively). Further, significantly better stereoacuity was reported with the multifocal contact lenses as compared to monovision.

Alcon Announces Encouraging Results from Papillary Conjunctivitis Study

Alcon, Inc. announced encouraging results from a new study with CLEAR CARE cleaning and disinfecting solution in patients with contact lens papillary conjunctivitis. This randomized, controlled, investigator-masked, parallel group, multi-site study was conducted in 128 symptomatic contact lens wearers with mild to severe investigator-related palpebral roughness who were habitually using a biguanide-preserved multi-purpose solution. The subjects who used CLEAR CARE Solution during the study showed a significant improvement in lid papillae and symptoms compared to the subjects in the biguanide-preserved multi-purpose solution control group.

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