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Omega-3 eye drop improves ocular dryness symptoms

December 11, 2017

CHICAGO – The use of an eye drop containing ALA omega-3 from flaxseed oil increased the lipid layer thickness and reduced symptoms of dryness 15 minutes after instillation, according to a study presented here at the American Academy of Optometry.

Jennifer Swingle Fogt, OD, FAAO, and colleagues at The Ohio State University College of Optometry evaluated 12 subjects with the university’s stroboscopic video color microscope before and after instillation of Refresh Optive Mega-3 (Allergan), according to the poster.

Novartis net income increases to $2.1 billion in third quarter

December 11, 2017
Novartis reported a net income of $2.1 billion in the third quarter of 2017, an increase of 10% from 2016’s third quarter net income of $1.95 billion, according to…

Ocular Therapeutix posts $15.6 million quarterly loss

December 11, 2017
Ocular Therapeutix reported a net loss of $15.6 million, or $0.54 per share, in the third quarter of 2017 compared with a net loss of $9.6 million, or $0.39 per share…
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Few providers discuss glaucoma drug costs with patients

December 11, 2017
Providers should address glaucoma medication costs to prompt a discussion of potential cost-related barriers to treatment, according to researchers who evaluated patient…

FDA accepts supplemental biologics license application for 12-week dosing of Eylea

December 11, 2017
The FDA has accepted a supplemental biologics license application from Regeneron for a 12-week dosing interval of Eylea for patients with wet age-related macular…
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Cataract and Refractive 360 – Fundamentals, Techniques, and Technology: Volume 2, Number 2

This activity is supported by educational grants from Abbott Medical Optics, Inc.; Alcon Laboratories, Inc.; and Carl Zeiss Meditec, Inc.

Successful cataract surgery involves a multifactorial process that relies on numerous interconnected assessment…
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