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FOR RELEASE 5/17/2007, Thursday

Bausch & Lomb Announces New U.S. Sales Organization Responsible for Full Retina Portfolio

SAN DIMAS, Calif. —Bausch & Lomb today announced the formation of a focused team of retinal products representatives for the United States market, who will provide best-in-class sales support to surgeons for the company’s extensive portfolio of retina products. 

This dedicated retina sales team will support the Millennium Microsurgical System and associated products, Storz® vitreoretinal instruments, Retisert® and Vitrasert® sustained drug delivery implants, and PreserVision® eye vitamin and mineral supplement. The team’s efforts will be enhanced by vitreoretinal specialists that will provide additional overlapping technical and clinical expertise to Bausch & Lomb vitreoretinal customers.

Edward Kennedy, a 14-year contributor to the growth of Bausch & Lomb’s U.S. surgical business, has been appointed director of retina to lead this new organization.  “With this increased focus, Bausch & Lomb is giving itself the opportunity to not only compete but win in all aspects of the growing retina market,” said Mr. Kennedy.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Tennessee.

“The consolidation of portfolio responsibilities in conjunction with the creation of more focused territories will provide unparalleled support for our retina customers,” said Dennis O’Brien, general manager, U.S. Surgical, Bausch & Lomb.  “This team will provide unprecedented focus to retina customers today, while further preparing Bausch & Lomb for a strong future in the category.” 

 

Media Contact:
Abigail Markward
(909) 971-5275
Abigail.Markward@bausch.com

 

About Bausch & Lomb
Bausch & Lomb is the eye health company, dedicated to perfecting vision and enhancing life for consumers around the world.  Its core businesses include soft and rigid gas permeable contact lenses and lens care products, and ophthalmic surgical and pharmaceutical products.  The Bausch & Lomb name is one of the best known and most respected healthcare brands in the world.  Founded in 1853, the Company is headquartered in Rochester, New York.  Bausch & Lomb’s 2006 revenues were more than $2.2 billion; it employs more than 13,000 people worldwide and its products are available in more than 100 countries.  More information about the Company can be found on the Bausch & Lomb Web site at www.bausch.com.