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FDA accepts new drug application for AC-170 from Nicox

June 21, 2016

The FDA has accepted the new drug application for AC-170 to treat ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis, according to a press release from Nicox.

The FDA granted priority review and assigned a Prescription Drug User Fee Act goal date of Oct. 18, which is indicative and contingent on information to be provided by Nicox during the review period.

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VIDEO: Update on corneal collagen cross-linking

June 21, 2016
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — At the Kiawah Eye meeting, Kristiana D. Neff, MD, gives an update on corneal collagen cross-linking, including the FDA approval of CXL in April.
From OSN Europe

I-Glide corneal graft device receives patents in US, Europe

June 20, 2016
The I-Glide, a device for preservation and transportation of corneal endothelium, has received patents in the U.S. and Europe, Eurobio announced in a press release. The…
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VIDEO: Treating ocular surface neoplasia

June 17, 2016
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — At the Kiawah Eye meeting, Derek W. DelMonte, MD, discusses treatment options for patients with ocular surface neoplasia.

AOA warns consumers, alerts FDA of online vision tests

June 22, 2016
The American Optometric Association is educating consumers on the risks and limitations of online vision tests that…
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Smartphone technology facilitates retinal exam in primary care

June 21, 2016
The use of smartphones as ophthalmoscopes with the D-Eye retinal adapter and app is user friendly and “may help…
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Perspectives on Glaucoma

Glaucoma exams, treatment at community-based sites improve access to care

June 17, 2016
Researchers targeted individuals at risk for glaucoma in underserved Philadelphia communities, resulting in a detection…
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FDA accepts new drug application for AC-170 from Nicox

June 21, 2016
The FDA has accepted the new drug application for AC-170 to treat ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis, according to a press…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Update on corneal collagen cross-linking

June 21, 2016
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — At the Kiawah Eye meeting, Kristiana D. Neff, MD, gives an update on corneal collagen cross-linking, including the FDA approval…

From OSN Europe

I-Glide corneal graft device receives patents in US, Europe

June 20, 2016
The I-Glide, a device for preservation and transportation of corneal endothelium, has received patents in the U.S. and Europe, Eurobio announced in a…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Treating ocular surface neoplasia

June 17, 2016
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — At the Kiawah Eye meeting, Derek W. DelMonte, MD, discusses treatment options for patients with ocular surface neoplasia.

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Preoperative testing in dry eye patients undergoing surgery

June 16, 2016
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — At the Kiawah Eye meeting, William B. Trattler, MD, discusses available preoperative testing for dry eye patients undergoing…

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VIDEO: Corneal epithelial pachymetry ratios for diagnosis of ketatoconus using SD-OCT

June 15, 2016
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. — At the Kiawah Eye meeting, Justin M. Roman, MD, MS, discusses the use of spectral-domain OCT corneal epithelial pachymetry…

In the Journals

Customized cross-linking yields stronger corneal flattening

June 14, 2016
Customized corneal cross-linking compared well with standard cross-linking in terms of visual acuity but yielded stronger corneal flattening and…

What's Your Diagnosis?

Patient with red eye reports no pain, discomfort

Primary Care Optometry News, June 2016
William Smith, OD
A 47-year-old male presented to the clinic with a complaint of ocular redness in the left eye for the past 2 weeks. He stated that he is often…

FDA approves corneal cross-linking for keratoconus

Primary Care Optometry News, June 2016
The long-awaited FDA approval of Avedro’s corneal cross-linking system “opens the door for the evolution of this technology in the…

From The Editor

Cross-linking will quickly change corneal ectasia management

Primary Care Optometry News, June 2016
Michael D. DePaolis, OD, FAAO
American physicist Thomas Kuhn first coined the term “paradigm shift” to describe a fundamental change in how we conceptualize and…

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