Ophthalmic Drugs

Learn to Spot Drug-Seeking Behavior

While somewhat uncommon in an optometric setting, you should be prepared to identify and address patients who are on the hunt for prescription painkillers.
02/15/2014

Doxycycline: Do's and Don'ts

This workhouse antibiotic plays a role in the treatment of several ocular conditions, so it is important to understand its uses and risks.
02/15/2014

A Roundup of Recently Approved Ophthalmic Drugs

Simbrinza, Zioptan, Ilevro, Prolensa, Bepreve--just to name a few. Now that we've had a chance to use them, do they measure up to our initial expectations?
02/15/2014

From Molecule to Medicine Cabinet: A Drug’s Long Journey from Development to Approval

For every 10,000 drug compounds developed, only one will achieve FDA approval. Here’s how it happens.
06/15/2013

Are We Gaining Ground on Ocular Infection?

The newer-generation topical fluoroquinolones are some of the most effective antibiotics we’ve ever seen. But, increased bactericidal resistance remains a concern.
12/17/2012

New Drugs in the Ophthalmic Pipeline

ROCK inhibitors, SEGRA compounds and SIRT proteins might be unfamiliar to you now. But you may soon see them in topical drops.
09/15/2012

Mix It Up: When to Call a Compounding Pharmacist

Most medications that we require are readily available. But when they aren’t, it’s time to get creative.
07/15/2012

Generic vs. Brand Drugs: Which is Better?

The cost savings of generic latanoprost may improve compliance, for example, but does the generic “equivalent” work as well as the brand-name drug?
02/15/2012

Relieve Patients’ Itchy, Irritated Eyes

As primary eye care practitioners, we are fortunate to have many readily available and efficacious options to offer our ocular allergy patients.
04/04/2011

Upcoming Events

June 26, 2024

Patient-Centered Communications: Practical Strategies for Discussing EVO ICL
Location: Virtual
Presenters: George Waring, IV, MD, and Marc Bloomenstein, OD
Webinar: 6:00pm PT

Sponsored by STAAR Surgical

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September 8, 2024

Ocular Surface Symposium
Location: Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
Presenter:  Paul Karpecki, OD

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November 15-17, 2024

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care and Intrepid Eye Society's Fall Conference
Location: Grand Hyatt Nashville
Co-Chairs: Paul Karpecki, OD,  and Selina McGee, OD

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