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Brinzolamide-brimonidine lowers IOP in POAG

September 27, 2016

The fixed combination of brinzolamide-brimonidine significantly lowers intraocular pressure in primary open-angle glaucoma and is especially useful for patients with comorbidities, according to researchers in the European Journal of Ophthalmology.

Researchers divided 44 patients into two groups of 22 subjects. For 12 weeks, group A was treated with dorzolamide-timolol twice a day and group B received brinzolamide-brimonidine IOP was measured twice a day, at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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VIDEO: Prevalence of blepharitis high in OD practice

September 20, 2016
LAS VEGAS – “If blepharitis isn’t something you’re looking for, you really need to,” Scott Schachter, OD, said. Of 100 consecutive…
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Rates of antibiotic use in US hospitals unchanged

September 19, 2016
Between 2006 and 2012, overall rates of antibiotic use in hospitalized patients did not change significantly, according to data published in JAMA Internal Medicine
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VIDEO: Speaker – There is a difference in generic medications

September 16, 2016
LAS VEGAS – Eric Schmidt, OD, cautions practitioners about substituting branded medications for generics. “There truly is a difference when you’re…
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, & Dysfunctions: Volume 2, Number 1

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

Maintenance of the health of the ocular surface is complex due to numer-ous potential challenges, including dry eye…
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Perspectives on Glaucoma

Brinzolamide-brimonidine lowers IOP in POAG

September 27, 2016
The fixed combination of brinzolamide-brimonidine significantly lowers intraocular pressure in primary open-angle glaucoma and is especially useful…

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Prevalence of blepharitis high in OD practice

September 20, 2016
LAS VEGAS – “If blepharitis isn’t something you’re looking for, you really need to,” Scott Schachter, OD, said. Of…

In the Journals

Rates of antibiotic use in US hospitals unchanged

September 19, 2016
Between 2006 and 2012, overall rates of antibiotic use in hospitalized patients did not change significantly, according to data published in JAMA

Meeting News CoverageVideo

VIDEO: Speaker – There is a difference in generic medications

September 16, 2016
LAS VEGAS – Eric Schmidt, OD, cautions practitioners about substituting branded medications for generics. “There truly is a difference…

BLOG: Sustained drug delivery will benefit the ocular surface

September 7, 2016
Delivering drugs slowly to the eye has many benefits, including increased compliance, doctor control of the type of drug used and avoidance of…

Perspectives on Glaucoma

Latanoprostene bunod reduced IOP more than timolol at night

August 25, 2016
Latanoprostene bunod yielded a greater IOP reduction and a larger increase in ocular perfusion pressure than timolol 0.5% during the nocturnal period…

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High drug prices result of government protection in US

August 25, 2016
The high cost of prescription drugs in the United States is the result of drug manufacturers being granted government-protected monopolies, according…

Sovaldi, Nexium, Crestor, Abilify top Medicare spending list

August 19, 2016
In the Medicare Part D program, more than one million health care providers prescribed nearly $121 billion in prescription drugs in 2014, according…

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Latanoprostene bunod reduces IOP, ocular hypertension

July 20, 2016
BOSTON – Once daily latanoprostene bunod 0.024%, taken in the evening, reduced IOP in subjects with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension…

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Study finds marketing affects prescribing behavior

July 13, 2016
BOSTON – Optometrists earned more than $18 million in 2014 as a result of financial relationships with the medical industry, according to a…

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