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.

ImprimisRx Launches Compounded Antibiotic and Product Replacement Program

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

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.

Revisit a Steroid Alternative

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

Hypotensive Drugs Impact Clarity of Intraocular Lenses

Additional investigation is needed to further clarify this correlation and its clinical implications.

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.

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

Active ingredients, especially aminoglycoside antibiotics, were the main cause.

Antibiotic Resistance Remains Prevalent in Ocular Staphylococcal Infections

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

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