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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) ...

New Research Suggests Glaucoma May Be an Autoimmune Disease

Posted 12 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Aug. 10, 2018 – The eye disease glaucoma may be an autoimmune disorder, a new study suggests. Glaucoma affects nearly 70 million people worldwide. It damages the retina and optic nerve and can lead to blindness. In research with mice, scientists found that immune system T-cells cause the retinal damage that occurs in glaucoma, and that previous interactions with bacteria normally found ...

Have Glaucoma and Need to Switch Eye Docs? Here's What You Need to Do

Posted 7 Aug 2018 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 – If you have glaucoma and need to find a new ophthalmologist, creating a personal data portfolio will help ensure a smooth transition in the care of your eye disease. The Glaucoma Research Foundation suggests the portfolio should include: your specific type of glaucoma; when you were diagnosed and how (elevated eye pressure, optic nerve damage or visual field tests); and ...

Health Tip: Using Glaucoma Eye Drops

Posted 13 Apr 2018 by Drugs.com

-- Eye drops are a popular way to treat glaucoma, a group of diseases that, if untreated, can damage the optic nerve and lead to blindness. To be safe and effective, however, these eye drops must be used as prescribed by a doctor. The U.S. National Eye Institute offers these suggestions: Wash yourhands before use. Hold the bottle of drops upsidedown and tilt your headback. With the hand that ...

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Announces U.S. FDA Approval of Rhopressa (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) 0.02% for Patients with Open-Angle Glaucoma or Ocular Hypertension

Posted 19 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 18, 2017-- Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AERI) (Aerie or the Company), an ophthalmic pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of first-in-class therapies for the treatment of patients with open-angle glaucoma and other diseases of the eye, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has ...

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 ...

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 ...

FDA Approves Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod) Ophthalmic Solution for Open-Angle Glaucoma, Ocular Hypertension

Posted 13 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

LAVAL, Quebec and SOPHIA ANTIPOLIS, France, Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.'s (NYSE: VRX and TSX: VRX) wholly owned subsidiary, Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company, and Nicox S.A. (Euronext Paris: FR0013018124, COX), an international ophthalmic company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New ...

Health Tip: Keep Your Eyes Healthier

Posted 24 Oct 2017 by Drugs.com

-- As you grow older, your eyes are more prone to diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma. The U.S. National Institute on Aging suggests how to keep your eyes healthier: Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and a don a hat with a wide brim when you are outside. Stop smoking. Eat eye-healthy foods. Maintain ahealthy weight and get enough exercise. Strive for normalblood ...

Coming Soon: Glaucoma Self-Care, From Home?

Posted 22 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Sept. 22, 2017 – For many glaucoma patients, repeat trips to a doctor's office to check on their eyes can be a real pain. But new research supports the usefulness of a device that allows glaucoma patients to measure their own eye pressure – in the comfort of their own home. Researchers found that among 100 glaucoma patients, most were able to successfully use the handheld device, called ...

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

Posted 28 Jul 2017 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 ...

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 ...

For Seniors, Treatment for One Eye Disease May Cause Another

Posted 16 Mar 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, March 16, 2017 – Drugs that preserve vision in people with the eye disease called age-related macular degeneration might increase the risk of another eye condition – glaucoma, a new study suggests. People who received at least seven eye injections of the drug bevacizumab (Avastin) each year to treat macular degeneration have a higher risk of eventually needing surgery to treat ...

U.S. Glaucoma Cases Expected to Surge by 2030

Posted 6 Jan 2017 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 6, 2017 – Glaucoma affects more than 3 million Americans, but that number is expected to surge to more than 4 million by 2030, eye experts say. Glaucoma is a group of incurable eye diseases that gradually lead to vision loss. There are two main types of glaucoma, but the most common form, which typically affects older people, causes an increase in pressure inside the eye that ...

Contacts May One Day Be Used to Deliver Glaucoma Medication

Posted 30 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Aug. 30, 2016 – A special type of contact lens has been designed to gradually deliver medication to the eye, researchers report. This kind of contact lens could help people who have a hard time using eye drops to treat conditions such as glaucoma, the study authors explained. The new study showed that the drug-dispensing lenses were able to effectively lower the eye pressure in monkeys ...

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