August 20, 2019 / 9:13 PM / a month ago

Eye care company Alcon's Q2 net sales rise 2%

ZURICH, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Swiss-listed eye care company Alcon on Tuesday said second-quarter net sales increased 2%, driven by growth in its surgical and vision care segments.

The company reported net loss of $390 million, or 80 cents per share, for the three months ended June 30, compared with a net income of $15 million, or 3 cents per share in the previous year.

Net sales were $1.86 billion, compared with the $1.87 billion forecast in a Refinitiv poll. (Reporting by John Miller in Zurich and Rama Venkat in Bengaluru; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)

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