Symptoms and signs of tear film dysfunction in glaucomatous patients.
The purposes of this study were to evaluate the presence of symptoms of tear film dysfunction by using the Ocular Surface Disease Index (OSDI) questionnaire in glaucomatous patients and to examine whether they have ocular surface signs.
Fifty patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma were sequentially examined. All patients used preserved antiglaucomatous
...But on a positive note, maybe we'll get yet another OTC entrant to the market. Failing to beat placebo is, after all, the hallmark of an otc lubricant, n'est-ce pas?
Drug Maker Ista Reports Mixed Trial Results
Irvine-based Ista Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Thursday said that a cataract drug met the main goal of two late-stage clinical trials but its dry eye drug missed on a second late-stage trial.
Ista’s Prolensa, a drug for inflammation
I appreciated seeing this little tidbit in opticianonline.net... hopefully more UK optometrists will jump in the bandwagon and embrace dry eye diagnosis & treatment.
OOs urged to update eyelid hygiene advice
Optometrists are doing 'more harm than good' by advising patients to employ home-made treatments such as baby shampoo or bicarb scrubs for lid and lash conditions.
Delegates to Johnson & Johnson's White, Bright and Healthy roadshow heard that
Combined Application of Autologous Serum Eye Drops and Silicone Hydrogel Lenses for the Treatment of Persistent Epithelial Defects.
We investigated the utility of a combination of autologous serum eye drops and a silicone-hydrogel (SH) lens in the treatment of persistent epithelial defects (PEDs).
Eight patients who had distinct PED conditions were treated with 50% (v/v) autologous serum eye drops in combination with silicone hydrogel
Never heard of Blu Sal and Carnidrop (what country are those things sold in? any comparable drop here?) which makes the study much less interesting. So what I really want to know is... why the heck are these dry eye patients being given BAK containing lubricant drops?
Comparison of Three Lubricant Eye Drop Solutions in Dry Eye Patients.
Lubricant eye drops that restore physiological osmolarity represent a promising strategy for dry eye syndrome as