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Health Tip: Controlling Pinkeye

Posted 9 Feb 2018 by

--Pinkeye, medically called conjunctivitis,is an inflammation of the thin tissue covering the white part of theeyeand the inside of the eyelid. It's easily spread as hands become contaminated with discharge from an infected eye or by direct contact with surfaces such as contaminated doorknobs and countertops. Treatment time may vary depending on whether the condition is caused by bacteria or a ...

Generic Eye Drops for Seniors Could Save Millions of Dollars a Year

Posted 28 Jul 2017 by

FRIDAY, July 28, 2017 – Prescribing generic drugs for seniors' eye problems could save the U.S. government hundreds of millions of dollars a year, a new study suggests. Conditions like glaucoma and dry eye that require daily eye drops are common in old age. University of Michigan researchers report that eye doctors caring for seniors prescribe brand-name medications in more than three-quarters ...

Nicox Receives FDA Approval of Zerviate (cetirizine ophthalmic solution) 0.24%

Posted 5 Jun 2017 by

Sophia Antipolis, France, May 31, 2017 – Nicox S.A. (Euronext Paris: FR0013018124, COX), the international ophthalmic R&D company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Zerviate1 (cetirizine ophthalmic solution 0.24%; formerly AC-170) the first topical ocular formulation of this well-known antihistamine, for the treatment ...

Health Tip: Applying Eye Drops

Posted 9 May 2017 by

-- Applying eye drops without the excess trickling down your face can be tricky. The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology suggests: Wash your hands, then take the bottle of eye drops and slowly rotate it for 30 seconds. Lean your head back and gently pull down the lower eyelid. Use your index finger to pull down the lid, or use your thumb and index finger to gently pinch the lower ...

Health Tip: Easing Eye Allergies

Posted 18 Apr 2016 by

-- When your eyes turn red, water and itch, it can make you miserable. The American Academy of Ophthalmology offers these suggestions for coping with eye allergies: Stay away from things that bother you, such as pollen, mold, dust and pets. Don't rub your eyes. Use over-the-counter artificial tears or an eye drop that contains an antihistamine. Take a decongestant medication. If it also contains ...

Health Tip: If Something's in Your Eye

Posted 21 Mar 2016 by

-- If you have something in your eye, rubbing it could cause a scratch called a corneal abrasion. To get something out of your eye, the American Academy of Family Physicians suggests: Use clean water or saline solution to flush it out. Blink frequently, or gently pull the upper eyelid over the lower. Use a soft tissue or cotton swab to gently remove something that's on the white of your eye, but ...

Health Tip: Soothing Pinkeye Discomfort

Posted 11 Mar 2016 by

-- Pinkeye is a highly contagious eye infection that's common in children. Experts say there are steps you can take at home to help those itchy eyes feel better. The American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests: For pinkeye that's triggered by an allergy, create a cool compress using a damp, wrung-out clean cloth. Be sure to use a different cloth for each eye to avoid spreading the infection. ...

Health Tip: Putting Medicine in Your Eyes

Posted 16 Feb 2016 by

-- You may be wary about applying those new eyedrops prescribed by your doctor. The Cleveland Clinic recommends: Use warm water and soap to wash your hands, then dry with a clean towel. Either grab a mirror or lie down before applying the medicine. Look up at the ceiling, then use one hand to pull down the lower eyelid. Hold the medicine in your other hand, resting on your forehead if needed. ...

Health Tip: Preventing Pinkeye

Posted 19 Jun 2015 by

-- Pinkeye (conjunctivitis) is a bacterial or viral infection that usually spreads very easily. To help prevent pinkeye, the Mayo Clinic advises: Keep your hands away from your eyes. Frequently wash your hands. Each day, use a clean washcloth and hand towel. Never share washcloths or pillows. Wash and change pillowcases often. Throw away mascara and other cosmetics if you have pinkeye. Never ...

Alcon Receives FDA Approval of Pazeo (olopatadine HCl) Ophthalmic Solution for Allergic Conjunctivitis

Posted 2 Feb 2015 by

Basel, Switzerland, February 2, 2015 – Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Pazeo (olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) 0.7%, for the treatment of ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. Pazeo solution is dosed one drop daily, and was approved with efficacy data at 24 h ...

Health Tip: Spotting the Signs of Eye Allergy

Posted 21 Jan 2015 by

-- Airborne allergens affect not only your nasal passages, but also your eyes. Red, itchy eyes can be uncomfortable and may even affect your vision. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology says allergy symptoms affecting the eyes may include: Watery eyes. Itchy eyes. Red eyes. Sensitivity to light. A gritty sensation. Swelling of the eyelids.

Health Tip: What's Behind Allergic Pinkeye?

Posted 25 Nov 2014 by

-- Allergic conjunctivitis, sometimes called allergic pinkeye, is characterized by red, crusty, itchy and watery eyes. The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these common triggers: Ragweed, grass, tree and other pollens. Animal dander or secretions, such as saliva. Irritating cosmetics, perfumes or medications. Smoke and air pollution.

FDA Approves Tris Pharma's New Drug Application for Karbinal ER

Posted 3 Apr 2013 by

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Tris Pharma, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative drug delivery technologies, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its New Drug Application (NDA) for Karbinal ER (carbinoxamine maleate) Extended-release Oral Suspension 4mg/5mL, the first sustained-release histamine ...

Health Tip: Identifying Pinkeye

Posted 5 Dec 2012 by

-- Conjunctivitis is an eye infection commonly called pinkeye. It's very common and is spread easily. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says common symptoms of conjunctivitis include: Swelling and reddening of the whites of the eyes. Increased tear production. Discharge from the eyes that may be white, green or yellow. Eyes that burn, itch or feel sensitive to light. A gritty ...

FDA Approves Lastacaft (alcaftadine ophthalmic solution) for Prevention of Itching Associated with Allergic Conjunctivitis

Posted 2 Aug 2010 by

July 28, 2010 – The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lastacaft (alcaftadine ophthalmic solution) for the prevention of itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis in patients over 2 years of age. Alcaftadine is an H1 histamine receptor antagonist which also inhibits the release of histamine from mast cells. The recommended dosage of Lastacaft is one drop to be ...

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