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Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns

Posted 19 Sep 2017 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2017 – Nerf guns can be great fun for kids – until someone damages an eye, doctors warn. Nerf guns or "blasters" are hugely popular toys – used by kids and adults alike – that shoot a soft foam "dart" or "bullet." But a new report from emergency department doctors at one British hospital is raising concerns that the toy guns might not be as harmless as once thought. The ...

Immune-Based Drug May Ease Chronic Eye Condition

Posted 8 Sep 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 7, 2016 – People with chronic eye inflammation known as uveitis may be able to keep the condition at bay with the immune-suppressing drug Humira (adalimumab), a new study finds. "Humira doesn't cure uveitis, but it does cause it to become quiet," said lead researcher Dr. Glenn Jaffe. He's a professor of ophthalmology at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, N.C., and a ...

Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage, CDC Says

Posted 18 Aug 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 – Unsafe use of contact lenses – such as sleeping with them in place or using the same pair for too long – is triggering serious eye injuries for many Americans, a new report finds. In fact, eye damage occurred in nearly 20 percent of contact lens-related eye infections reported to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over 10 years, researchers say. "Improper wear and ...

Routine Eye Exams See Vision Problems You Miss

Posted 14 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 – Routine eye checkups often pick up unnoticed problems, particularly in older adults, a new study says. "In asymptomatic patients, comprehensive routine optometric eye examinations detect a significant number of new eye conditions and/or results in management changes," said the study's author, Elizabeth Irving, and her colleagues from the University of Waterloo in ...

AbbVie's Humira (adalimumab) Receives FDA Approval to Treat Adults with Non-Infectious Intermediate, Posterior and Panuveitis

Posted 2 Jul 2016 by Drugs.com

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., June 30, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Humira (adalimumab) for the treatment of non-infectious intermediate, posterior and panuveitis. Humira is now the first and only FDA-approved non-corticosteroid therapy available for adults with non-infectious ...

Zika Can Also Strike Eyes of Adults: Report

Posted 23 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 – Doctors in Brazil report that a man infected with Zika developed a potentially severe eye condition, in another sign that the dreaded virus can harm vision in both babies and adults. "Zika patients should report every single symptom to their doctors, especially if they present with any kind of eye symptoms," said report co-author Dr. Benedito Antonio Lopes da Fonseca, ...

Ebola Survivors May Develop Eye Disease

Posted 7 May 2015 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 – An American doctor who survived Ebola had traces of the virus in his eye fluid long after it was no longer present in his blood, his physicians say. The finding suggests that other Ebola survivors should be monitored for possible Ebola-related eye problems, the doctors report in a new case study. "The thousands of Ebola survivors in West Africa and health care workers in ...

Allergan Receives FDA Approval for Ozurdex as Treatment Option for Non-Infectious Uveitis Affecting the Posterior Segment of the Eye

Posted 29 Sep 2010 by Drugs.com

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 24, 2010 - Allergan, Inc. today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Ozurdex (dexamethasone intravitreal implant) 0.7 mg for the treatment of non-infectious ocular inflammation, or uveitis, affecting the posterior segment of the eye. Uveitis is characterized by inflammation of the eye's uvea, which is the middle ...

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