Longer duration of use of monotherapy with prostaglandin analogues may be associated with lower annual costs of glaucoma treatment because adjunctive therapy is one of the primary factors affecting the cost of care, suggest findings of a retrospective analysis of a pharmacy claims database.
A meta-analysis based on data from 12-month trials including patients treated with brimonidine 0.1% with a preservative (Alphagan P 0.1% with Purite, Allergan) and patients using brimonidine 0.15% (Alphagan P 0.15%, Allergan) showed better systemic safety and tolerability with the lower-concentration product.
Ketorolac tromethamine 0.45% (Acuvail, Allergan) is a preservative-free ophthalmic NSAID recently approved for twice-daily use in treating pain and inflammation after cataract surgery. Its novel formulation is designed to promote drug delivery and tolerability.
E10030, ranibizumab have biologic activity against choroidal neovascularization in wet age-related macular degeneration, results show
In a phase I study, E10030 (Ophthotech) combined with ranibizumab (Lucentis, Genentech) in patients with subfoveal neovascular age-related macular degeneration was well tolerated and seemed to have biologic activity against choroidal neovascularization, according to one ophthalmologist.
Oral fenretinide given once daily may slow the progression of geographic atrophy in patients with age-related macular degeneration, according to an interim analysis.
Tamsulosin-intraoperative floppy iris syndrome link is urged to be considered by primary care physicians
A recent article in the Journal of the American Medical Association, an editorial in American Family Physician, articles in the general media outlets, and an updated patient advisory statement from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the American Academy of Ophthalmology aim to further education primary care physicians and patients about the association between a patient's use of tamsulosin and complications or difficulty during cataract surgery.
Abbott Medical Optics said it has decided to halt future production of its newest ophthalmic viscosurgical device, 3% sodium hyaluronate (Healon D), citing concerns about the company's ability to ensure a continuous supply to the market.
Newly unemployed Americans and their families who have lost their health insurance coverage and who are taking Pfizer branded medicines, including latanoprost ophthalmic solution (Xalatan), may be eligible for free medicine under a new patient assistance program launched by the manufacturer.
Azithromycin ophthalmic solution 1% (AzaSite, Inspire Pharmaceuticals), a broad-spectrum antibiotic that has the propensity to penetrate into the ocular tissues, rapidly improves anterior blepharitis faster than any other treatments for blepharitis, according to one ophthalmologist.
A retrospective study analyzed outcomes in 18 patients who were treated for idiopathic or post-cataract surgery cystoid macular edema with nepafenac 0.1% (Nevanac, Alcon Laboratories) alone or combined with a corticosteroid. Statistically significant improvements were achieved in mean visual acuity and foveal thickness in both groups.