Fluoroquinolone Use Not Linked to Increased Uveitis, Retinal Detachment Risk

Although an association with this antibiotic treatment cannot be completely ruled out, any absolute effect would be small.

Have You Kept Up with the Recent 'New Drug' Deluge?

Optometrists have access to many new meds right now, with a flood of more on the way. Here’s a comprehensive review of what’s out now and what’s in the pipeline.

Safe and Savvy Prescribing of Oral Pharmaceuticals

Two experts share their best “dos and don'ts” to help you confidently handle the most common scenarios across several different categories of medications.

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.

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June 19, 2024

Showcasing Inflammation and IOP Control
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Current Thinking in Dry Eye Disease: Contemporary Perspectives on a Complex Condition
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