Pharmaceuticals

Topical NSAID Can Play a Role in Mild DME

This small study found it may reduce CST in patients with good glycemic control.
11/10/2022

Why Pricey Prescriptions are Here to Stay

The Inflation Reduction Act doesn't address the main cause: PBMs.
10/15/2022

Mild Thyroid Eye Disease May Respond to Doxycycline

More work still needs to be done, though, as the drug’s improvement rate was fairly low.
10/04/2022

ImprimisRx Launches Compounded Antibiotic and Product Replacement Program

The company says it’ll replace the formulation—marketed as Fortisite—when expired, at no cost.
10/03/2022

Large Study Identifies Drug Associations with Angle Closure; Added Risk in Question

Some of these were already documented, but newly identified ones included drugs for constipation and nausea.
09/27/2022

Revisit a Steroid Alternative

Acthar Gel, an injectable therapy that activates melanocortin pathways, may be a saving grace for some of your patients.
09/15/2022

Hypotensive Drugs Impact Clarity of Intraocular Lenses

Additional investigation is needed to further clarify this correlation and its clinical implications.
09/12/2022

Even Small Financial Incentives Influence Prescribing Habits

Reported receipt of any non-research support from pharmaceutical manufacturers, regardless of amount, was associated with an almost doubled probability of a prostaglandin drug Rx.
08/02/2022

Study: Two-thirds of Patients Have Skin Reactions to Topical Ophthalmic Meds

Active ingredients, especially aminoglycoside antibiotics, were the main cause.
07/19/2022

Antibiotic Resistance Remains Prevalent in Ocular Staphylococcal Infections

Newest ARMOR study data helps inform clinicians when choosing a therapy to pursue in affected patients.
05/11/2022

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December 9-10, 2022

West Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines
Program Co-chairs: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert N. Weinreb, MD
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Retina Update 2022
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