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FDA encourages proper use of hydrogen peroxide solutions

March 22, 2017

The FDA published a consumer update on proper handling of hydrogen peroxide contact lens solution, cautioning users that the red warning label and red tip on the bottle are reminders that they require special handling.

The FDA update stated that it is essential for every patient to talk to an eye care provider about the best cleaning and disinfecting method and that incorrect care of contacts can increase the risk of eye infections and injury and could cause blindness.

Restasis Multidose now available in US

March 22, 2017
Restasis Multidose, the first preservative-free prescription eye drop to be offered in a multidose bottle, is now available in the United States, Allergan announced in a…

Novaliq, AFT Pharmaceuticals enter licensing agreement for NovaTears

March 21, 2017
Novaliq and AFT Pharmaceuticals have entered a strategic licensing agreement for the commercialization of Novaliq’s NovaTears in Australia and New Zealand, Novaliq…

April is Sjögren’s Awareness Month

March 20, 2017
April is Sjögren’s Awareness Month, during which the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation along with members and volunteers seek to educate patients and…
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Non-infectious Uveitis: Moving Beyond the Standard of Care with an Eye on the Evidence

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc.

Uveitis is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness worldwide with a prevalence in the US of about 38 cases…
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FDA encourages proper use of hydrogen peroxide solutions

March 22, 2017
The FDA published a consumer update on proper handling of hydrogen peroxide contact lens solution, cautioning users that the red warning label and…

Restasis Multidose now available in US

March 22, 2017
Restasis Multidose, the first preservative-free prescription eye drop to be offered in a multidose bottle, is now available in the United States…

Novaliq, AFT Pharmaceuticals enter licensing agreement for NovaTears

March 21, 2017
Novaliq and AFT Pharmaceuticals have entered a strategic licensing agreement for the commercialization of Novaliq’s NovaTears in Australia and…

April is Sjögren’s Awareness Month

March 20, 2017
April is Sjögren’s Awareness Month, during which the Sjögren’s Syndrome Foundation along with members and volunteers seek to…

In the Journals

Perceived Stress Scale may be useful in patients with AMD

March 16, 2017
The Perceived Stress Scale may be useful to measure the level of stress patients with AMD feel they are experiencing, according to researchers. A…

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VIDEO: ODs should recommend surgeon, procedure to patients who need transplants

March 13, 2017
ATLANTA – Peter Veldman, MD, presented a special session on corneal transplantation here at SECO, urging optometrists to learn about all…

The dysfunctional tear syndrome opus: Review and interpretation

March 13, 2017
My friend Mark Milner and I have spent countless hours together on various stages in venues across the country talking about dry eye disease. A…

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Recent Acanthamoeba keratitis infections more severe

March 13, 2017
PHILADELPHIA — According to a retrospective review conducted at Wills Eye Hospital, Acanthamoeba keratitis infections have become…

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VIDEO: Refractive cataract surgery, astigmatism management go hand-in-hand

March 10, 2017
ATLANTA – Elizabeth Yeu, MD, a panelist for a SECO special session on cornea, said preoperative evaluation and care of the patient with…

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Fewer malignant conjunctival tumors seen in children

March 10, 2017
PHILADELPHIA – Conjunctival tumors in children statistically are more often benign than those in adults and can be differentiated by using a…

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