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Icon Bioscience Receives FDA Approval for Dexycu (dexamethasone intraocular suspension) for Treating Inflammation Associated With Cataract Surgery

Posted 8 days ago by Drugs.com

Newark, CA (February 12, 2018) – Icon Bioscience, Inc. (IBI), a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on utilizing its Verisome® drug-delivery platform to develop unique intraocular eye-care therapeutics, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved IBI’s New Drug Application (NDA) for Dexycu (dexamethasone intraocular suspension), a dropless, long ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Gericare Eye Wash by Kareway Products: Recall - Potential Product Contamination

Posted 9 days ago by Drugs.com

[Posted 02/02/2018] ISSUE: Kareway Products, Inc is voluntarily recalling 60,000 lots of Gericare Eye Wash, Sterile Eye Irrigation Solution, 4 fluid ounces to the hospital, retail or consumer level. The product has been found to have potential microbial contamination which compromises sterility. Use of the affected product could be calamitous for any population due to a probability of a ...

Ick! Oregon Woman Is First-Ever Case of Human 'Eye Worm'

Posted 9 days ago by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Feb. 12, 2018 – Imagine going to the mirror and finding a small translucent worm crawling across the surface of your eye. The first of many. That's what happened to an avid 26-year-old outdoorswoman from Oregon, who recently became the first human ever infected by a type of eye worm previously seen only in cattle. For days, the woman's left eye felt irritated. It felt like there was a ...

Health Tip: Controlling Pinkeye

Posted 12 days ago by Drugs.com

--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 ...

Health Tip: Use Contact Lenses Safely

Posted 13 days ago by Drugs.com

-- Don't like eyeglasses? Contact lenses may be your best choice. The American Optometric Association offers these safety suggestions for people who wear contacts: Wash and thoroughly dry your hands before handling contact lenses. Carefully and regularly clean contacts, as directed by your optometrist. Rub the lenses with your fingers and rinse them thoroughly before soaking them overnight in ...

Bausch + Lomb Receives FDA Approval of Lumify (brimonidine tartrate) Over-the-Counter Eye Drop for the Treatment of Eye Redness

Posted 23 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

LAVAL, Quebec, Dec. 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company and wholly owned subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) ("Valeant"), today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Lumify (brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution 0.025%) as the first and only over-the-counter (OTC) eye drop ...

Spike Seen in Kids' Eye Injuries From BB, Paintball Guns

Posted 8 Jan 2018 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 8, 2018 – While BB and paintball guns may seem like harmless child's play, new research shows eye injuries among kids using them have shot up nearly 170 percent since 1990. "These injuries happen in an instant, and can have significant lifelong effects," said study author Dr. Gary Smith. The rise in these air gun-related injuries occurred even though the overall eye injury rate ...

How to Fight Dry, Itchy Eyes This Winter

Posted 26 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Dec. 26, 2017 – Add dry eyes to the health woes of winter. "On average, the humidity drops in the winter with the colder weather [and] most people turn on the heat in their homes or offices to combat the cold," said Dr. Marissa Locy, who's with the University of Alabama at Birmingham's department of ophthalmology. "What you end up having is lower humidity outside, and even lower ...

Health Tip: Play Safer With Laser Toys

Posted 26 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

-- Boys and girls of all ages have a fascination with laser toys. But it's important to use these devices safely to avoid injury. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the concentrated light from lasers can cause serious eye injuries, even blindness. The agency suggests how to use these toys safely: Never aim a laser directly at anyone, including an animal. Do not aim a laser at any ...

Could a Hot Cup of Tea Preserve Your Vision?

Posted 15 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Dec. 14, 2017 – A spot of hot tea in the afternoon might help you save your sight, new research suggests. The study of U.S. adults found that people who drank hot tea on a daily basis were 74 percent less likely to have glaucoma, compared to those who were not tea fans. Experts were quick to stress that it may not be tea, itself, that wards off the eye disease. There could be something ...

Staring at Solar Eclipse Burned Holes in Woman's Retinas

Posted 8 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Dec. 8, 2017 – Americans were warned repeatedly last August not to look at a highly anticipated solar eclipse with the naked eye, and now a new case study demonstrates exactly why. A New York woman suffered severe vision damage after looking at the sun for 21 seconds during the eclipse without protective eyewear. Four hours later, she developed blurry vision in both eyes and could only ...

Coming Soon: A Gel That Could Help Save Soldiers' Eyes

Posted 7 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 6, 2017 – When eye injury strikes, the time needed to rush patients to proper care becomes crucial. Now, researchers say there may be a quick way to seal severe eye injuries until they can be treated by doctors. A team of scientists and engineers has developed a gel that changes from a fluid to a strong seal when applied to the eye. So far, the gel has only been tested on ...

'Boomers' Doing Better at Avoiding Eye Disease of Aging

Posted 16 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 16, 2017 – Macular degeneration is a major cause of vision loss in older Americans. But new research shows that baby boomers are somehow avoiding the illness at higher rates than their parents did. Why the improvement? The researchers aren't sure, but say that lowered rates of heart disease – long tied to poorer eye health – may be one reason. In any case, "aging baby boomers ...

Staying Active May Lower Odds for Glaucoma

Posted 15 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 15, 2017 – You probably know that exercise benefits your heart and waistline. But how about your vision? Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles analyzed long-term data on American adults, and found that the most physically active folks were 73 percent less likely to develop glaucoma than the least active individuals. For each 10-minute increase in ...

Spooky Halloween Contact Lenses Are No Treat, Docs Say

Posted 27 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 – If you're tempted to buy Halloween-styled contact lenses without a prescription – don't do it, eye experts warn. Doing so could lead to serious problems and potentially damage your eyesight, according to the American Optometric Association. Some decorative lenses are sold illegally at flea markets, beauty salons, convenience stores, national retailers and over the ...

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