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Research indicates need for ocular surface evaluation in glaucoma patients

August 24, 2016

Patients with ocular surface disease and open-angle glaucoma taking anti-glaucoma medication showed greater reductions in tear lipid layer thickness than those without OAG, according to researchers in Optometry and Vision Science.

Furthermore, the total duration of anti-glaucoma medication use was significantly correlated with tear lipid layer thickness.

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Stegmann canal expander helps lower IOP in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma

August 24, 2016
The Stegmann canal expander, implanted during canaloplasty, lowered IOP and reduced complications in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma, according to a study. …

Auven Therapeutics completes enrollment in phase 3 study of Seciera for dry eye

August 24, 2016
Auven Therapeutics completed enrollment in a phase 3 confirmatory study of Seciera for the treatment of dry eye disease, according to a press release. Seciera (OTX-101)…

Face transplant recipient continues successful recovery 1 year later

August 24, 2016
The recipient of the most extensive face transplant ever performed is experiencing a successful recovery at the 1-year anniversary of the surgery, according to NYU…

Zeiss reports revenue increase in first 9 months of fiscal year

August 24, 2016
Carl Zeiss Meditec reported a 6.7% increase in revenue in the first 9 months of its fiscal year, according to a press release. Revenue totaled 798.6 million…
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Ocular inflammation not relieved by punctal plugs, researchers say

August 22, 2016
While insertion of punctal plugs had minimal effect on tear cytokines and matrix metalloproteinase levels, punctal plug…
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Dry eye signs, symptoms improve with re-esterified omega-3

August 19, 2016
Researchers confirmed the improvement in the signs and symptoms for dry eye after 12 weeks and support the…
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Contact Lens Health Week to support awareness for children, young adults

August 18, 2016
Bausch + Lomb plans to provide for students and eye care providers this upcoming school year by offering a portfolio of…
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