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Free, community-based glaucoma detection, treatment has high compliance

September 25, 2017

A program for detection and follow-up of glaucoma aimed at individuals living in underserved urban communities, including senior housing residences, showed success in improving adherence to monitoring appointments and therapy.

In 2012, the Willis Eye Hospital Glaucoma Research Center launched the Philadelphia Glaucoma Detection and Treatment Project, offering free glaucoma detection exams, regular monitoring, medications, laser therapy and surgery when needed. Retrospective analysis of 531 participants – 91 of whom had glaucoma, 154 who had anatomic narrow angle and 286 who were glaucoma suspects – investigated adherence to follow-up exam appointments.

Eyevance Pharmaceuticals established with Zerviate licensing agreement

September 25, 2017
Former Sun Pharmaceutical leaders Jerry St. Peter and Jason Werner have formed Eyevance Pharmaceuticals, a new company focusing on ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, according…
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Trump immigration policy threatens clinical research efforts

September 25, 2017
Foreign medical graduates play a substantial role in clinical and biomedical research efforts; thus, Trump-era immigration policies that deny individuals from certain…

FDA accepts investigational new drug application for Ocugen’s dry eye treatment

September 25, 2017
The FDA has accepted an investigational new drug application for OCU310, a topical formulation for the treatment of dry eye disease, according to a press release from…
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LensFerry now offers EHR integration

September 25, 2017
LAS VEGAS – LensFerry, a contact ordering service, now allows eye care professionals to integrate electronic health records into the solution, according to a press…
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Ocular Surface Diseases, Disorders, & DysfunctionsTM: Volume 2, Number 4

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Shire.

Maintenance of the health of the ocular surface is complex due to numerous potential challenges, including dry eye…
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