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Xiidra for dry eye now available in US

August 29, 2016

Shire announced that Xiidra, its twice-daily prescription eye drop that is FDA-approved for the treatment of dry eye disease, is now available by prescription in the U.S., according to a press release from the company.

The FDA approved Xiidra (lifitegrast ophthalmic solution) 5% on July 11.

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Low-energy femtosecond laser improves visual acuity with minimal trauma

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Foundation Fighting Blindness launches retinal disease awareness campaign

August 29, 2016
The Foundation Fighting Blindness has recently launched the #HowEyeSeeIt campaign to raise awareness and research funds for retinal degenerative diseases, according to a…

FDA announces medical device user fee agreement

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The FDA and the Advanced Medical Technology Association, the Medical Device Manufacturers Association and the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance tentatively…
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Ocular inflammation not relieved by punctal plugs, researchers say

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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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