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FDA Approves Xelpros (latanoprost ophthalmic emulsion) to Treat Open-angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension

Posted 6 days ago by

MUMBAI, India & PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE) September 14, 2018 --Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and Sun Pharma Advanced Research Company Ltd. (SPARC) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) approval for the New Drug Application (NDA) of Xelpros (latanoprost ophthalmic emulsion) 0.005% for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP, or pressure inside the eye) ...

Early Eye Checks for Kids a Smart Move

Posted 19 days ago by

SATURDAY, Sept. 1, 2018 – The earlier the better when it comes to having your child's vision checked, eye experts say. "Babies must have a vision screening by a health care professional soon after they are born, which must include an evaluation of the 'red reflex' of the eyes," said Marcela Frazier. She's an associate professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham's department of ...

Health Tip: Treat Your Sty

Posted 30 Aug 2018 by

-- A sty is a swollen, painful bump that forms on the edge of the eyelid. Although it causes some discomfort, it typically isn't serious and is easy to treat. A sty can produce discharge, tearing, crusting on the eyelid and a scratchy feeling in the eye. A sty usually goes away in seven-to-10 days with proper treatment, the American Academy of Family Physicians says. Here are the academy's ...

First Drug Cenegermin (Oxervate) Approved for Rare Eye Disease

Posted 23 Aug 2018 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 23, 2018 – Oxervate (cenegermin) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat neurotrophic keratitis, a rare disease of the eye's cornea. The cornea is the clear layer that covers the colored portion at the front of the eye. Neurotrophic keratitis affects fewer than five in 10,000 people, the FDA said. The disease, causing loss of corneal sensation, leads to ...

FDA Approves Oxervate (cenegermin) for Neurotrophic Keratitis

Posted 23 Aug 2018 by

August 22, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first drug, Oxervate (cenegermin), for the treatment of neurotrophic keratitis, a rare disease affecting the cornea (the clear layer that covers the colored portion of the front of the eye). “While the prevalence of neurotrophic keratitis is low, the impact of this serious condition on an individual patient can be d ...

Sleep in Your Contacts, Risk Serious Eye Damage: CDC

Posted 16 Aug 2018 by

THURSDAY, Aug. 16, 2018 – A 59-year-old man was in the shower, wiping his eyes with a towel, when he heard a popping sound and felt pain shoot through his left eye. His cornea had developed a severe ulcer and ruptured, tearing a hole in his eye. The ulcer grew from a bacterial infection the man developed after leaving his soft contact lenses in overnight during a two-day hunting trip, according ...

Health Tip: Are You at Risk for Macular Degeneration?

Posted 15 Aug 2018 by

-- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss among people 50 and older, the U.S. National Eye Institute says. AMD damages the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina that's needed for sharp, central vision (seeing objects that are straight head). It can interfere with daily activities such as driving, reading, writing, cooking or seeing faces. Age is the ...

Eye Disease Link to Alzheimer's Seen

Posted 12 Aug 2018 by

SUNDAY, Aug. 12, 2018 – Researchers have discovered a link between three degenerative eye diseases and Alzheimer's disease. They say their findings could lead to new ways to identify people at high risk for Alzheimer's. "We don't mean people with these eye conditions will get Alzheimer's disease," said lead researcher Cecilia Lee, an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of ...

Health Tip: What to Do if You Scratch Your Eye

Posted 16 Jun 2018 by

-- If your eye hurts, you feel like there's something stuck in your eye or you have tearing or redness, you may have scratched your eye. If you think that's the case, the American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests: See an eye doctor without delay. Rinse your eye with saline solution or clean water using an eyecup or a small clean glass. The fluid may help flush any foreign object. Blink ...

First Artificial Iris is Approved

Posted 31 May 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 – The first artificial iris to replace the colored section of the eye that surrounds the pupil has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Many people who are candidates for the device were born with a condition called aniridia, a rare genetic disorder in which the iris is missing or damaged. The condition affects 1 in 50,000 to 100,000 people in the ...

FDA Approves 1st Artificial Iris

Posted 30 May 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday gave its OK to the first artificial iris – the colored part of the eye that surrounds the pupil. The surgically implanted device can be used on adults and children whose iris is missing, has been damaged by a congenital condition called aniridia, or has been injured, the agency said in a news release. "Patients with ...

Scientists Create First 3D-Printer Corneas

Posted 30 May 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 – These days, medical advances seem to be happening in the blink of an eye. Now, British scientists report they have created human corneas using 3D-printing technology. The researchers said they hope this breakthrough will one day ensure an unlimited supply of corneas. Human corneas are now in short supply. Yet, there are 10 million people around the world who need them ...

Health Tip: Safe Driving Tips for Older Adults

Posted 29 May 2018 by

-- Driving can become more difficult as people age and their eyesight changes. It may be harder to read signs and to see in the dark or during blinding sunshine. The U.S. National Institute on Aging suggests these safe-driving tips for older adults: If you're 65 or older, see your eye doctor at least every 2 years. Ask if there are ways to improve your eyesight. If you need glasses or contact ...

5 Ways to Protect Your Eye Health

Posted 25 May 2018 by

FRIDAY, May 25, 2018 – Your risk of vision problems increases with age, but there are things you can do to protect your sight, eye doctors say. By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. But early treatment of many of these conditions can slow or halt vision loss, or even restore normal vision, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. To help save your ...

Health Tip: Treating a Black Eye

Posted 23 May 2018 by

-- Black eyes are common among kids who play sports. Most cases can be treated with self-care at home. The American Academy of Ophthalmology suggests how to safely treat a black eye: Use an ice pack for 20 minutes at a time, once every hour, to reduce swelling and ease pain. Use a bag of frozen vegetables or ice cubes wrapped in cloth if an ice pack is not available. Do not use raw meat on a ...

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