The Wild and Woolly World of Anti-VEGF in 2023

A once-simple treatment protocol has gotten more sophisticated—and complicated—by novel drug compounds, varied dosing regimens and sustained-release delivery methods. Here’s the current state of affairs.

Innovations, Part Two

These products are making an impact in the eyecare world.

Statin Use, Certain Ethnicities Linked to Late-Onset AMD

On the flip side, female sex, obesity and fluoxetine use were found to be associated with earlier development.

Restrictive Drug Formularies: How to Beat the Odds

When insurers stack the deck against you and your patients, you can still play a winning hand.

Presbyopia Drugs: A Drop in the Bucket?

With one med available and others coming soon, patients have more options than ever for near vision correction. Do they offer enough to make a difference in a well-established market?

Know the Ins and Outs of Oral Steroids

A review of the broad clinical applications, contraindications and potential side effects of these inflammation-fighting powerhouses.

Dry Eye Drugs: What’s New and What’s Next

Let’s dive into the substantial amount of meds that have come to market the last few years, along with a preview of others on the horizon.

Topical NSAID Can Play a Role in Mild DME

This small study found it may reduce CST in patients with good glycemic control.

Why Pricey Prescriptions are Here to Stay

The Inflation Reduction Act doesn't address the main cause: PBMs.

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.

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February 28, 2024

The Anti-evaporative Piece of the Dry Eye Rx Eye Drop Puzzle
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