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Friday, August 08, 2014

Nicox Exercises Option to Co-Promote Latanoprostene Bunod With Bausch + Lom...

From Nicox S.A.

Nicox S.A. announced it has notified Bausch + Lomb of its decision to exercise the option to co-promote latanoprostene bunod in the United States, according to a company news release. Latanoprostene bunod is a nitric oxi... Read full article

Monday, July 28, 2014

Alcon's Simbrinza Approved in the EU to Treat Patients With Glaucoma

From Alcon

Alcon announced that Simbrinza eye drops suspension (brinzolamide 10mg/mL and brimonidine tartrate 2mg/mL) has been approved by the European Commission to decrease elevated IOP in adult patients with open-angle glaucoma ... Read full article

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Receives Health Canada "No Objection Letter" to Comme...

From Aerie Pharmaceuticals

Aerie Pharmaceuticals announced that it has received a "No Objection Letter" from Health Canada to conduct a phase 3 registration trial of Rhopressa, a novel once-daily, triple-action eye drop being tested for its abilit... Read full article

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Immune Response Damaging in Acute Glaucoma

From Medical News Today

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Sun Yat-sen University in China have shown that acute glaucoma in mice is largely an inflammatory disease and that high pressure in the eye ca... Read full article

Monday, July 14, 2014

Aerie Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase 3 Registration Trials of Rhopressa, N...

From Aerie Pharmaceuticals

Aerie Pharmaceuticals announced that on July 11, dosing commenced of the first patients enrolled in the company's phase 3 registration clinical trials of Rhopressa, a novel once-daily, triple-action eye drop being tested... Read full article

Monday, June 30, 2014

Glaucoma, Eye Pressure Monitoring Via Implanted Sensor

From Medical News Today

Monitoring of pressure inside the eye is key to early detection of glaucoma, a group of conditions that damage the optic nerve, and a leading cause of blindness in the US where it affects around 2.2 million people, accor... Read full article

Friday, June 27, 2014

Glaucoma Drug Helps Restore Vision Loss Linked to Obesity

From Medical Xpress

A new study shows that the eyesight of patients with an unusual vision disorder linked to obesity improves twice as much if they take a glaucoma drug and lose a modest amount of weight than if they only lose weight. The ... Read full article

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Jigsaw Effect in Glaucoma Patients Proves it is a Brain Disease

From Medical News Today

Findings from a new study published in Translational Vision Science & Technology (TVST show the brain, not the eye, controls the cellular process that leads to glaucoma. The results may help develop treatments for on... Read full article

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sensor in Eye Could Track Pressure Changes, Monitor for Glaucoma

From Science Daily

Your eye could someday house its own high-tech information center, tracking important changes and letting you know when it's time to see an eye doctor. University of Washington engineers have designed a low-power sensor ... Read full article

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Glaucoma: Automated Calls May Up Compliance With Eye Drops

From Medscape Ophthalmology

Electronic monitoring of patients prescribed eye drops for glaucoma shows that a "sizable" number of patients do not take their medications as prescribed, according to an article published online May 15 in JAMA Ophthalmo... Read full article

Thursday, May 29, 2014

2 JAMA Ophthalmology Studies Focus on Glaucoma Medication Adherence

From Medical News Today

Electronic monitoring to measure medication adherence by patients with glaucoma documented that a sizable number of patients did not regularly use the eye drops prescribed to them. Topical medications for glaucoma lower ... Read full article

Friday, May 23, 2014

Alcon Receives Positive CHMP Opinion for Simbrinza for the Treatment of Gla...

From Alcon

Alcon announced that the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a positive opinion for Simbrinza eye drops suspension (brinzolamide 10 mg/mL and brimonidin... Read full article

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

SLT Shows Benefit for Glaucoma in Afro-Caribbean Patients

From Medscape Ophthalmology

Afro-Caribbean patients with open-angle glaucoma show significant improvements in intraocular pressure (IOP) after only 1 treatment session with selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) monotherapy, according to a new study... Read full article

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Metformin Linked to Reduced Risk for Glaucoma

From Medscape Ophthalmology

Metformin, the popular diabetes drug, is associated with a dose-dependent reduction in risk for open-angle glaucoma, according to new research. "Should these findings be confirmed in prospective clinical trials, this cou... Read full article

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Amakem Initiates Phase 2 Dose-Ranging Study for Locally-Acting ROCK Inhibit...

From Amakem Therapeutics

Amakem Therapeutics announced that first patients have commenced treatment in a phase 2 dose-ranging study of its lead drug candidate, AMA0076, for the treatment of glaucoma, according to a company news release. Bas... Read full article

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Glaucoma Risk Underestimated by Ophthalmologists, Trainees

From Medscape Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology trainees and comprehensive ophthalmologists who participated in an Internet-based multinational study to assess optic discs were about twice as likely to underestimate as to overestimate the likelihood of g... Read full article

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Envisia Therapeutics to Present New Glaucoma and AMD Data at ARVO 2014

From Envisia Therapeutics

Envisia Therapeutics announced that it will present data for its next generation product candidates ENV515 for glaucoma and ENV705 for AMD, as well as new data for the companys novel drug delivery systems designed for th... Read full article

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Study Evaluates Performance and Safety of Two MIGS Devices

From Eyewiretoday.com

A retrospective study comparing two devices for minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) found that both significantly reduced intraocular pressure (IOP) and number of IOP-lowering medications, but one device showed su... Read full article

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Pointers May Improve SLT Outcomes

From Eyewiretoday.com

Attention to certain details can help to make selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT) successful, said Hady Saheb, MD. Speaking at Glaucoma Day, held in conjunction with the ASCRS Annual Meeting in Boston, Dr. Saheb presen... Read full article

Friday, April 25, 2014

Careful Gonioscopy after Peripheral Iridotomy Helps Keep Patients Happy

From Eyewiretoday.com

Patients who experience dysphotopsia and other complications after laser peripheral iridotomy (LPI) can have a bad reaction to the experience. Devesh K. Varma, MD, speaking at Glaucoma Day, addressed how to keep the lawy... Read full article


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