Roche’s eye implant may reduce vision loss treatment time for seniors
Oct 26, 2021
The FDA has approved an ocular implant that could reduce the treatment schedule from monthly to twice yearly for older adults with “wet” macular degeneration.
First biosimilar approved by FDA to treat common eye degeneration in elders
Sep 21, 2021
The Food and Drug Administration has approved a less expensive copy of the blockbuster drug Lucentis for treating age-related (wet) macular degeneration and several other eye conditions.
Eye drop corrects late-life vision loss in trial; Allergan reports patients’ feedback
May 10, 2021
Trial participants reported significant near-vision improvements under low-light conditions — without losing distance vision, reports Allergan, which is seeking FDA approval for the drug.
20-year glaucoma follow-up finds vision loss in only one fourth of patients
Apr 21, 2021
Ocular hypertension led to glaucoma in about half of patients over two decades, and to at least some vision loss in 25%. The findings may help clinicians and patients make personalized choices about managing...
No more reading glasses? Eye drop for seniors’ vision loss lands on FDA’s desk
Mar 09, 2021
Drugmaker Allergan is seeking federal approval for a new eye drop that treats presbyopia, the common age-related vision loss that often prompts a need for reading glasses.
Metformin may prevent a common cause of vision loss in aging
Feb 01, 2021
The diabetes drug metformin may protect against age-related macular degeneration, a potentially blinding condition for which there appears to be no effective preventive measures, researchers contend.
Clinical briefs for Monday, Sept. 14
Sep 13, 2020
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Novel eye drops reduce discomfort of dry eye disease, study finds
Oct 15, 2019
Patients with dry eye disease experienced reduced signs and symptoms in response to a new eye drop treatment, an early trial has shown.
Popular eye vitamins have misleading claims, researchers say
Dec 09, 2014
Ophthalmologic researchers have said claims around popular eye vitamins, such as nutritional supplements for age-related macular degeneration, are not supported by scientific evidence.
Rates of macular degeneration dropping among seniors, report says
Jan 13, 2011
Over the last 15 years, rates of age-related macular degeneration have fallen. This could indicate people are taking steps to improve their health, according to a new study.