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

Posted 20 days ago by Drugs.com

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 of cases, compared to one-third of cases among nearly all other specialties. "Lawmakers are currently looking for ways to reduce federal spending for health care, and policies that favor generics over brand medications or allow Medicare to negotiate drug prices may lead to cost savings," said study senior author Lindsey De Lott, of the university's Kellogg Eye Center. "Using a brand medication for a single patient may not seem like a big deal, but ultimately, these higher costs are paid by all of ... Read more

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

Posted 5 Jun 2017 by Drugs.com

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 of ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. “Receiving approval from the U.S. FDA for Zerviate is a huge milestone for Nicox and partnering discussions are underway for U.S. commercialization rights,” commented Michele Garufi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nicox. “We expect to further solidify our position as a leading ophthalmic R&D company with the anticipated FDA decision on VyzultaTM2, which is licensed worldwide to Bausch + Lomb, and the expected commencement of Ph ... Read more

Related support groups: Cetirizine, Conjunctivitis, Conjunctivitis - Allergic, Zerviate

Health Tip: Applying Eye Drops

Posted 9 May 2017 by Drugs.com

-- 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 lid. Taking care to avoid the dropper touching your eye, let one drop fall into the pocket formed in your lower eyelid. If you are supposed to use more than one drop, wait three to four minutes before applying the second one. Close your eyes for a minute, then put gentle pressure over the spot where your eyelid joins with your nose. Replace the cap on the bottle. Use a tissue to wipe away any extra medicine, and wash your hands again. Read more

Related support groups: Eye Conditions, Glaucoma, Eye Dryness/Redness, Cataract, Glaucoma (Open Angle), Conjunctivitis, Conjunctivitis - Bacterial, Dry Eye Disease, Glaucoma/Intraocular Hypertension, Conjunctivitis - Allergic, Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis, Inclusion Conjunctivitis, Glaucoma (Narrow Angle), Ocular Fungal Infection, Neonatal Conjunctivitis, Glaucoma with Pupillary Block

Health Tip: Easing Eye Allergies

Posted 18 Apr 2016 by Drugs.com

-- 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 an antihistamine, it could make you sleepy. Talk to your doctor about the possibility of getting allergy shots. Read more

Related support groups: Allergic Reactions, Allergies, Eye Conditions, Eye Dryness/Redness, Eye Redness/Itching, Conjunctivitis - Allergic, Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis

Health Tip: If Something's in Your Eye

Posted 21 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

-- 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 never do this when the object sits on the colored portion, called the cornea. Call your doctor at once if you can't get relief. Read more

Related support groups: Eye Conditions, Eye Dryness/Redness, Conjunctivitis, Conjunctivitis - Bacterial, Corneal Abrasion, Eye Redness/Itching, Conjunctivitis - Allergic, Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis

Health Tip: Soothing Pinkeye Discomfort

Posted 11 Mar 2016 by Drugs.com

-- 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. Apply a warm compress for pinkeye caused by a virus or bacteria. Use lubricating eye drops, which are available over the counter. See a doctor if symptoms don't improve. Read more

Related support groups: Eye Conditions, Eye Dryness/Redness, Conjunctivitis, Eye Redness/Itching, Conjunctivitis - Allergic, Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis

Health Tip: Putting Medicine in Your Eyes

Posted 16 Feb 2016 by Drugs.com

-- 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. Without letting the tip of the bottle or tube touch the eye, gently place the medicine inside your lower eyelid. Then close your eye. If you are taking both an ointment and an eye drop, put the eye drop in first. Wait about five minutes before applying the ointment. Read more

Related support groups: Eye Conditions, Glaucoma, Eye Dryness/Redness, Glaucoma (Open Angle), Macular Degeneration, Conjunctivitis, Conjunctivitis - Bacterial, Blepharitis, Keratitis, Corneal Ulcer, Corneal Abrasion, Ocular Herpes Simplex, Glaucoma/Intraocular Hypertension, Eye Redness/Itching, Conjunctivitis - Allergic, Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis, Blepharoconjunctivitis, Glaucoma (Narrow Angle), Herpes Simplex Dendritic Keratitis, Glaucoma with Pupillary Block

Health Tip: Preventing Pinkeye

Posted 19 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

-- 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 share cosmetics. Read more

Related support groups: Conjunctivitis, Conjunctivitis - Bacterial, Conjunctivitis - Allergic

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

Posted 2 Feb 2015 by Drugs.com

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 hours, post dose. “Pazeo solution represents an important addition to our ocular allergy portfolio in the United States,” said Sabri Markabi, Senior Vice President, Research & Development for Alcon. “Patients who experience itching due to allergic conjunctivitis (eye allergies), will now be able to turn to a one-drop daily product with efficacy data 24 hours after dosing.” As much as 30% of the U.S. population is affected by seasonal allergy symptoms, and up to 70 to 80% of these demonstra ... Read more

Related support groups: Conjunctivitis, Pataday, Olopatadine, Conjunctivitis - Allergic

Health Tip: Spotting the Signs of Eye Allergy

Posted 21 Jan 2015 by Drugs.com

-- 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. Read more

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Health Tip: What's Behind Allergic Pinkeye?

Posted 25 Nov 2014 by Drugs.com

-- 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. Read more

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Health Tip: Identifying Pinkeye

Posted 5 Dec 2012 by Drugs.com

-- 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 sensation in the eye. Crust development on the eyelids or lashes. Read more

Related support groups: Conjunctivitis, Conjunctivitis - Bacterial, Conjunctivitis - Allergic

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