Pharmaceuticals

Glaucoma Medications: When Good Drugs Do Bad Things

IOP-lowering agents, like all other medicines, have the potential to produce both clinical benefits and harmful effects.
07/15/2019

IOP-lowering Drug Use Remains Stable in US

Other procedures to treat glaucoma may keep meds at bay.
07/09/2019

Eylea Use Up, Lucentis and Avastin Down

Medicare study shows trends in anti-VEGF injections.
07/03/2019

Neuro Drugs Can Ease Ocular Pain

Gabapentinoids and nerve blocks eased symptoms in patients who didn’t respond to traditional ocular treatments.
06/26/2019

Lipid-lowering Drugs Ward Off Retinal Disease

Statins can fight diabetic eye disease before diabetes is even diagnosed.
06/17/2019

Cyclosporine Shoot-out: How Do They Match Up?

After more than a decade with just a single agent to use, your options are expanding. This story explains their differences.
05/15/2019

Cholesterol Drugs Differ on DR Risk Impact

Fenofibrate is protective while statins increase risk. Neither protects against diabetic macular edema.
05/08/2019

Popular Diabetes Drug Lowers Chances of AMD

Metformin may halt progression or prevent the disease altogether.
04/23/2019

New Antiviral Hits the Market

Fera’s Avaclyr delivers acyclovir in topical ointment form.
04/01/2019

Reading Drug Labels is Impossible For Emerging Presbyopes

For these patients, font sizes less than 1mm can’t be read at any distance.
04/01/2019

Upcoming Events

October 4-5, 2019

East Coast Optometric Glaucoma Symposium
Location: Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel
Program Chair: Murray Fingeret, OD, and Robert Weinreb, MD
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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November 1-3, 2019

New Technologies & Treatments in Eye Care—Charleston
Location: Charleston Marriott
Program Chair: Paul Karpecki, OD, FAAO
Key Faculty: Doug Devries, Marc Bloomenstein, Robert P. Woodridge, Jack Schaeffer
Up to 19 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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December 6-7, 2019

Retina Update 2019
Location: Fairmont Scottsdale
Program Chair: Mohammad Rafieetary, OD, FAAO
Program Co-Chair: Steven Ferrucci, OD, FAAO
Up to 12 CE Credits (COPE approval pending)

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