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

Posted 28 Jul 2017 by

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 ...

Generic Eye Drops for Glaucoma Encourage Greater Use

Posted 19 Feb 2015 by

THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 – Glaucoma patients are more likely to take medications to treat their eye disease if they're prescribed generic drugs, a new study finds. More than half of Americans with glaucoma do not take their medications as prescribed, which is one of the biggest obstacles in efforts to prevent glaucoma-related blindness, according to the researchers. Open-angle glaucoma is the ...

Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug

Posted 19 Dec 2014 by

THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 – Prostaglandin analogue eye drops – a common form of glaucoma drug – significantly reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with the eye disease, a new study finds. British researchers led by David Garway-Heath, of the Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology in London, tracked outcomes for more than 500 people newly diagnosed with open-angle ...

Common Glaucoma Drug May Cause Droopy Eyelids, Study Finds

Posted 24 May 2013 by

FRIDAY, May 24 – Drugs commonly used to treat glaucoma may cause droopy eyelids and other side effects that can interfere with vision, according to a new study. The drugs, known as prostaglandin analogues (PGAs), which are used to reduce eye pressure, have already been shown to cause blurred vision, dryness and changes in eye color, the researchers said, suggesting that the new findings could ...

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