A multicolor pattern scan laser should help laser therapy maintain or potentially expand its role in the treatment of certain retinal diseases even with the availability of effective new injectable pharmaceutical products, according to retinal specialists.
Male gender and younger age were identified as risk factors for IOP elevation after dexamethasone implant treatment in retinal vein occlusion in a recent subset analysis, but the elevated IOP did not seem to affect improvement in visual acuity or anatomic outcomes evaluated with optical coherence tomography.
Analysis of data from two bilateral conjunctival allergen challenge studies of olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.2% showed that ocular itching was prevented in a higher percentage of eyes treated with olopatadine when compared with vehicle.
Since the 2009 approval of bepotastine besilate ophthalmic solution 1.5% for ophthalmic use in the United States, further analysis of clinical trial data and new information from additional studies have revealed more about the drug's clinical utility.
Loteprednol etabonate ophthalmic suspension 0.2% is a safe and effective first-line therapy for the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic conjunctivitis.
The FDA has delayed approval of Alimera Sciences' investigational fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal insert for the treatment of diabetic macular edema associated with diabetic retinopathy and requested two additional clinical trials.
The pivotal study of a sustained-release dexamethasone intravitreal implant showed that it was a safe, effective option for the treatment of noninfectious intermediate and posterior uveitis.
A novel ocular surface interferometer may help physicians more accurately diagnose and monitor lipid-deficient evaporative dry eye.
Should anticoagulants be discontinued before oculofacial surgery?
Ophthalmic surgical instrument manufacturers and distributors work in a constantly evolving and increasingly global marketplace, and in late 2009, are meeting challenges posed by new procedures and changing government regulations.