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Pharmaceuticals

Could Plaquenil Treat COVID-19 Illness?

The common rheumatoid drug is being evaluated for use in pneumonia related to the pandemic.
March 18, 2020

Prostaglandin Analogs Reduce IOP Fluctuation

This class of drugs best weakens the correlation between office-hour and peak-nocturnal pressures.
March 6, 2020

Psychosocial Factors Predict Poor Glaucoma Med Adherence

Lower income, less education and higher glaucoma-related distress were all associated with worse compliance.
March 3, 2020

Younger Patients More Prone to Steroid-induced IOP Rise

Those under age 31 in particular require greater monitoring.
February 28, 2020

Free Calculator Aids in Plaquenil Dosing

Researchers offer a tool to help navigate this sight-threatening drug’s use.
February 28, 2020

Concerns Surface for New Anti-VEGF

Reports of vasculitis among Beovu patients have the American Society of Retina Specialists alerting members to be vigilant.
February 27, 2020

NSAIDs After Cataract Surgery Usually Unnecessary

Research shows that patients fare just as well or better with steroids alone.
February 25, 2020

Topical NSAIDs Reduce Post-injection Pain

They have the greatest effect when administered before intravitreal injection.
February 24, 2020

Data Lacking on Effects of BAK-preserved Drops

A systematic review cannot recommend a widespread switch away from the preservative, as it could not identify any clinically relevant differences.
February 19, 2020

Topical Steroid Successful in Macular Hole Closure

Nine eyes with secondary full-thickness macular holes were treated with difluprednate.
February 12, 2020