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FDA Approves Dextenza (dexamethasone ophthalmic insert) for the Treatment of Ocular Pain Following Ophthalmic Surgery

Posted 14 days ago by Drugs.com

BEDFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 3, 2018-- Ocular Therapeutix™, Inc. a biopharmaceutical company focused on the formulation, development, and commercialization of innovative therapies for diseases and conditions of the eye, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Dextenza (dexamethasone ophthalmic insert) 0.4mg for intracanalicular use for the treatment o ...

Health Tip: Take Care of Your Child's Vision

Posted 17 days ago by Drugs.com

-- Regular eye checkups are important, especially for children, the American Optometric Association says. The newborn checkup at the hospital isn't enough, the group warns. By age 6 months, the association recommends that all children have a thorough eye exam. If your child has a healthy prognosis from the eye exam, the AOA says the child probably won't need another checkup until about age 3, and ...

Another Dry Eye Harm: Slowed Reading

Posted 21 Nov 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 – People with chronic dry eye may find the condition slows them down when they have to read beyond a couple of paragraphs, a new study suggests. Researchers found that compared with people without dry eye, those with the condition read at a slower rate when they were tasked with a 7,200-word passage. The study authors said that traditional reading tests given during eye ...

Change Within the Eye May Be Early Warning for Macular Degeneration

Posted 9 Nov 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 – Age-related eye disease is a worldwide problem that costs people not only their vision, but also hundreds of billions of dollars globally. So an international research team decided to look into ways to prevent or treat this type of vision loss. The investigators discovered that calcifications in the retina – the thin layer of tissue that lines the back of the eye – raise ...

Decorative Contact Lenses a Danger at Halloween, Any Time

Posted 28 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

SATURDAY, Oct. 27, 2018 – Colorful or unusual-looking contact lenses are popular at Halloween, but they could harm your eyes, vision experts warn. "Decorative contact lenses may seem like a fun costume accessory, but if you're not careful, they can cause serious eye and vision problems," said Samuel Pierce, president of the American Optometric Association (AOA). "Many people mistakenly believe ...

Health Tip: Understanding Cataract Symptoms

Posted 26 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

-- A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens that will affect vision if left untreated. Half of Americans will have had a cataract by the time they are 80, the American Eye Institute says. Risk factors for cataracts include diabetes, smoking, drinking alcohol and prolonged exposure to direct sun, the group says. Here are typical symptoms of a cataract: Cloudy or blurry vision. Colors seem ...

FDA Approves Yutiq (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant) for Chronic Non-Infectious Posterior Segment Uveitis

Posted 16 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

WATERTOWN, Mass., Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYPT), a specialty biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic products, announced today that the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Yutiq™ (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant) for the treatment of chronic non-infectious uveitis a ...

FDA Approves Yutiq (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant) for Chronic Non-Infectious Posterior Segment Uveitis

Posted 16 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

WATERTOWN, Mass., Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – EyePoint Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:EYPT), a specialty biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic products, announced today that the U. S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Yutiq™ (fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implant) for the treatment of chronic non-infectious uveitis a ...

AHA: A Child's Eyes May Be a Window Into Later Heart Disease Risk

Posted 12 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 12, 2018 (American Heart Association) – Having optimal cardiovascular health as a child could predict the health of tiny blood vessels in the eye in adulthood – a finding that could serve as an early marker of heart disease, according to new research. The study, published Friday in the Journal of the American Heart Association, investigated the association between cardiovascular ...

Health Tip: Wearing Colored Contacts

Posted 1 Oct 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Colored contacts – also known as costume, decorative or fashion contact lenses – can change the way your eyes look. Although colored contacts may not change your vision, it is important to get a doctor's prescription to help ensure a proper fit, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. A colored contact that fits poorly can scratch the cornea or cause an ulcer or sore on the cornea, the ...

Health Tip: Considering LASIK Surgery?

Posted 26 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

-- During LASIK surgery, a laser reshapes the eye's cornea and is designed to improve how the eye focuses light onto the retina. But LASIK isn't for everyone, and it won't give all recipients perfect vision, the Federal Trade Commission warns. Even with LASIK, you probably will need reading glasses in your mid-40s, the agency says. And the surgery isn't without potential complications. Here is ...

Don't Turn a Blind Eye to Vision Problems

Posted 26 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 – Your eyes are subject to a wide variety of health conditions, from minor annoyances to serious chronic diseases and even cancer. While it's never a good idea to ignore any change in your vision or in the appearance of your eyes, call your doctor right away if you experience the following warning signs. Report any sudden spots and strings in your field of vision, ...

Contact Lenses May Harbor Serious, Blinding Infection

Posted 21 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 21, 2018 – Contact lens wearers everywhere need to be on the lookout for a rare, but potentially blinding, eye infection, British researchers warn. In southeast England, cases of the infection, called Acanthamoeba keratitis, have tripled since 2011, a new study found. The illness is typically tied to poor contact lens hygiene use. The infection combines a tiny single-cell amoeba ...

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

Posted 14 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

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 2 Sep 2018 by Drugs.com

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 ...

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