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Eylea approved for treatment of retinal vein occlusion in Japan

July 7, 2015

Bayer Yakuhin, Bayer HealthCare’s Japanese subsidiary, received approval for Eylea from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in Japan to treat patients with macular edema due to retinal vein occlusion, according to a press release from Regeneron.

The new indication is for macular edema secondary to branch retinal vein occlusion. Eylea (aflibercept, Regeneron/Bayer) was previously approved for macular edema secondary to central retinal vein occlusion.

Publication Exclusive: Boy notices left eye sinking over 1 month

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A 12-year-old boy presented to our hospital complaining of his left eye “moving gradually downward.”He was accompanied by his aunt, his primary caretaker…

BLOG: The 'reform' of health care reform

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Last week marked another victory for the current vehicle of health care reform. For those who had been hoping that the Supreme Court would diminish the Affordable Care…
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Allergan to acquire Oculeve in all-cash transaction

July 6, 2015
Allergan and Oculeve have entered into an agreement under which Allergan will acquire Oculeve in an all-cash transaction, according to press release from Allergan. Under…

Researchers identify protein related to glaucoma

July 6, 2015
Researchers at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute found that a specific protein was present in eyes before the development of glaucoma, according to a press release…
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Eye proves to be a key component of effective concussion diagnosis, treatment

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