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Omeros Corporation Announces FDA Approval of Omidria for Use in Pediatric Patients

Posted 21 Dec 2017 by Drugs.com

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 12, 2017-- Omeros Corporation (Nasdaq: OMER), a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market as well as orphan indications targeting inflammation, complement-mediated diseases and disorders of the central nervous system, today announced that the U.S. Food ...

Patients More Prone to Complain About Younger Doctors

Posted 30 Nov 2017 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 – Patients apparently are more likely to complain about younger doctors. Case in point: ophthalmologists. A new study of more than 1,300 ophthalmologists at Vanderbilt University in Nashville found that as the age of these doctors increased, patient complaints decreased. "In a time where increasing attention is being paid to aging physicians and mandatory screening for ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Compounded Triamicinolone and Moxifloxacin Product for Intravitreal Injection by Guardian Pharmacy Services: Alert to Health Professionals - Serious Adverse Events Reported

Posted 31 Jul 2017 by Drugs.com

[Posted 07/28/2017] ISSUE: FDA received adverse event reports on April 5 and June 1, 2017, concerning at least 43 patients who were administered intravitreal (eye) injections of a drug containing triamcinolone (steroid) and moxifloxacin (anti-infective) compounded by Guardian Pharmacy Services in Dallas, Texas. The patients were administered Guardian’s product at the end of a cataract surgery p ...

Paintball Causes Many Vision-Robbing Eye Injuries

Posted 3 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 4, 2016 – Paintball guns pose the greatest risk of vision loss among the sports most commonly associated with eye injuries, a new study finds. Basketball, cycling and baseball injuries to the eye occur more often than paintball-related eye accidents. But the popular air guns are far more likely to impair sight when an eye injury occurs, at least in the short term, researchers say. ...

Cornea Transplants Riskier for Women When They Come From Men?

Posted 15 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 – Women who undergo a cornea transplant may have a worse outcome if their donor is a man, a new study suggests. Subtle differences between men and women may increase the risk of failure or rejection for up to five years, the British researchers found. They noted that matching the gender of cornea donors and recipients could help improve transplant outcomes. The study ...

Music Soothes Nervous Eye Surgery Patients

Posted 29 May 2016 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 – Listening to relaxing music before eye surgery reduces patients' anxiety and their need for sedation, a new French study suggests. "Music listening may be considered as an inexpensive, noninvasive, non-pharmacological method to reduce anxiety for patients undergoing elective eye surgery under local anaesthesia," said lead researcher Dr. Gilles Guerrier, from Cochin ...

Using Same Hospital for Complications After Surgery Lowers Death Risk: Study

Posted 18 Jun 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 18, 2015 – Surgery patients who suffer complications after discharge from a hospital are more likely to die if they're readmitted to a different hospital than where they had their original operation, a new study finds. University of Utah researchers reviewed information on millions of Medicare patients who underwent one of 12 major surgical procedures between 2001 and 2011. They ...

FDA Approves Omidria for Use in Cataract and Other Intraocular Lens Replacement Procedures

Posted 9 Jun 2014 by Drugs.com

SEATTLE, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – Omeros Corporation (NASDAQ: OMER) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Omidria (phenylephrine and ketorolac injection) 1%/0.3% for use during cataract surgery or intraocular lens replacement (ILR) to maintain pupil size by preventing intraoperative miosis (pupil constriction) and to reduce postoperative pain. The ...

ReSure Sealant Gel Approved for Eye Surgery

Posted 10 Jan 2014 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 – A sealant gel to prevent fluid leakage after cataract surgery has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. While gels such as ReSure have been approved to seal small incisions in other parts of the body, this is the first such approval for the eye, the agency said in a news release. A cataract is a gradual clouding of the eye's lens. By age 80, more than ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Mobius brand Mitosol (mitomycin for solution) Kit for Ophthalmic Use: Recall-May Not be Sterile

Posted 11 Jan 2013 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: Mobius Therapeutics announced that it is conducting a voluntary recall of 2 lots of Mitosol (mitomycin for solution), 0.2 mg/vial, Kit for Ophthalmic Use. The company cannot exclude the possibility that the affected lots may be non-sterile.These two lots of Mitosol (mitomycin for solution) Kits may contain a strain of yeast on one or more parts in the kit and should be considered ...

Cataract Patients Relax to a Soothing Beat, Study Says

Posted 12 Nov 2012 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Nov. 12 – Playing soothing sounds during cataract surgery reduces patients' anxiety, according to a new study. Researchers assessed the effects of binaural beat audio therapy, which consists of two tones that are each pitched at a specific, slightly different frequency. Each tone is delivered to a separate ear via headphones. This technique triggers alpha-frequency brainwaves, which are ...

Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Hip Fracture

Posted 31 Jul 2012 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, July 31 – Cataract surgery may help some senior citizens reduce their risk of fall-related hip fractures, a new study suggests. A cataract is a clouding of the eye's lens; symptoms can include blurry vision, glare and poor night vision. As a result, people with cataracts may be more prone to falls. In the new study, individuals aged 65 or older who had cataract surgery were less likely ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: Brilliant Blue G: Recall of Unapproved Drug - Ongoing Investigation of Fungal Endophthalmitis Cases

Posted 19 Mar 2012 by Drugs.com

ISSUE: FDA has received reports of fungal endophthalmitis (eye infections) in patients who were given Brilliant Blue G (BBG) during eye surgeries. Clinicians in several states reported the adverse events. FDA, along with CDC and local and state public health agencies, are actively investigating these adverse events. BACKGROUND: The BBG was supplied by Franck’s Compounding Lab, Ocala, Florida. Fra ...

Mobius Therapeutics Receives Final FDA Approval for New Glaucoma Drug Mitosol

Posted 9 Feb 2012 by Drugs.com

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Mobius Therapeutics, LLC, a St. Louis-based ophthalmic company, has received final approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the platform product, Mitosol. This initial indication is for the use of Mitosol in glaucoma surgery. With FDA approval, Mobius Therapeutics can start marketing and production efforts for Mitosol immediately. "The ...

Eye Condition May Alter Corneal Transplant Results

Posted 1 Jul 2010 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, July 1 – Corneal transplant rejection is more likely to occur in people who have abnormal vessel growth in their eyes before undergoing the surgery, a team of German and British researchers reports. However, people with the condition – known as neovascularization – might improve their chances of a successful transplant, the researchers say, if they were given growth-inhibiting drugs ...

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