Navigation Links
Dry Eye Survey: Ophthalmologists Cite Treatment Limitations/Gaps in Treatment of Moderate to Severe Dry Eye
Date:11/10/2008

LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Aton Pharma, Inc., a diversified specialty pharmaceutical company, announced results of a recent survey of ophthalmologists regarding issues in the treatment of moderate to severe cases of dry eye. Aton provides the dry eye medication Lacrisert(R) (hydroxypropyl cellulose ophthalmic insert), a preservative-free, once-daily*, sustained release prescription insert that helps to retain moisture, stabilize the tear film, and lubricate the eye.

Nearly all of the ophthalmologists surveyed (94%) believe more treatment options are needed for moderate to severe dry eye. While 80% feel current therapies are effective for mild dry eye, only 33% feel they are effective for moderate dry eye and 67% feel they are only somewhat effective or not very effective. Only 5% feel current therapies are effective for severe dry eye, while 56% feel they are somewhat effective and 38%, not very or not at all effective.

"Ophthalmologists are still looking for more effective therapies for treating moderate to severe dry eye," commented Dr. Penny Asbell, Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine; Director, Cornea Services and Refractive Surgery Center, New York; and co-author of the pivotal textbook 'Dry Eye Disease, the Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment.' "Nearly all ophthalmologists want more treatment options for these more serious cases." Dr. Asbell is a member of Aton Pharma's Scientific Advisory Board.

"We are proud to be working with Dr. Asbell to contribute to eye care professionals' insights about the state of the art of treatment of dry eye," stated Michael G. Wells, Chief Executive Officer of Aton Pharma. "Ophthalmology is one of the important markets Aton serves as a diversified specialty pharmaceutical company providing medically essential therapies to patients around the world."

Treatment Approaches and Options

The survey respondents reported that over the
'/>"/>

SOURCE Aton Pharma, Inc.
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5

Related biology technology :

1. Survey: 90% of Participating Surgeons Report Syndicom SpineConnect Improves Practice of Spine Surgery
2. AstraZeneca Survey: Healthcare Professionals Leading Source of Information on Companys Prescription Savings Programs
3. Wedgewood Pharmacy Will Continue to Provide Avastin(R) to Ophthalmologists and Retinal Specialists
4. Reclast(R) Receives US FDA Approval as First and Only Once-Yearly Treatment for Women With Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
5. Johns Hopkins to add Elekta Synergy S(R) to Cancer Treatment Lineup
6. ADVENTRX Announces Fast Track Designation Granted By the FDA For CoFactor For the Treatment of Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
7. The Multiple Myeloma Research Consortium (MMRC) and Proteolix Initiate Phase 2 Clinical Trial Investigating Carfilzomib for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
8. Systems Medicine (SM), a Subsidiary of Cell Therapeutics, Inc. (CTI), Announces Execution of CRADA with NCI/NIH to Develop Potential Cancer Treatments Targeting the Insulin Growth Factor (IGF) Pathway
9. IDM Pharma Receives Not Approvable Letter for Mifamurtide (L-MTP-PE) for the Treatment of Osteosarcoma
10. FDA Grants Orphan Drug Designation to TREANDA, an Investigational Treatment for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
11. Elekta To Showcase Innovations in Radiotherapy and Unveil New Product That Expands Cancer Treatment Availability
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/6/2015)... Navitas, a leading Regulatory Service provider, today announced that it ... Bogota, Colombia . Navitas, expansion into Latin ... Colombia , the third largest economy in ... Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150703/228239LOGO ... to communicate with Navitas regulatory professionals in close to or the same ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... ... July 03, 2015 , ... The Alexander Group, a 30-year ... industries alike-- typically known for its consummate professionalism-- embarks each year in a ... break from their day jobs. , "Our motto has always been work hard ...
(Date:7/3/2015)... Forskere kan ansøge ... http://www.openinnovationinscience.at om efteruddannelsesprogrammet "Lab for Open ... Wien .  ... og videnskabsmænd foretaget af Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft ... sundhedsvidenskaben manglen på incitamenter til at undersøge ...
(Date:7/2/2015)... Calif. (PRWEB) , ... July 02, 2015 , ... Sleepless ... improve an individual’s quality of sleep, launched its Indiegogo campaign on June 23. Sound ... Luzi's voice command technology makes it effortless to use, while the integration of the ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Navitas Launches Latin American Regulatory Operations Hub in Bogota, Colombia 2Navitas Launches Latin American Regulatory Operations Hub in Bogota, Colombia 3The Alexander Group Declares Their Independence with a Bit of Levity 2Lancering af verdens første åbne innovationsprogram til uddannelse af forskere 2Lancering af verdens første åbne innovationsprogram til uddannelse af forskere 3Luzi Smart Lamp Recently Launched Indiegogo Campaign 2Luzi Smart Lamp Recently Launched Indiegogo Campaign 3
... - Oncothyreon Inc. (Nasdaq: ONTY ) announced ... Officer, will present at the 5th Annual JMP Securities ... 2010, at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time. A ... be accessible by visiting the Oncothyreon website www.oncothyreon.com ...
... 27 Cellectis bioresearch, the specialist in genome customization ... announce the launch of its e-store, with approximately one ... new functional and intuitive website. Launched in ... of targeted integration kits, which offer a simple, effective ...
... Inspire MD Announce the MASTER (MGUARD for Acute ST Elevation Reperfusion)... -- TCT 2010, WASHINGTON, September 24, ... ... if (typeof(lpUnit)==,undefined,) var lpUnit=,PRN,; --> ... BitlyCB.alertResponse = function(data) { var s = ,; var first_result; // Results are keyed by longUrl, so ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cellectis Bioresearch Announces Availability of Research Kits Through New Online E-Store 2Cellectis Bioresearch Announces Availability of Research Kits Through New Online E-Store 3Inspire MD Announce the MASTER (MGUARD for Acute ST Elevation Reperfusion) Randomized Trial in TCT2010. Study Chairman Will be Dr. Gregg Stone 2Inspire MD Announce the MASTER (MGUARD for Acute ST Elevation Reperfusion) Randomized Trial in TCT2010. Study Chairman Will be Dr. Gregg Stone 3Inspire MD Announce the MASTER (MGUARD for Acute ST Elevation Reperfusion) Randomized Trial in TCT2010. Study Chairman Will be Dr. Gregg Stone 4Inspire MD Announce the MASTER (MGUARD for Acute ST Elevation Reperfusion) Randomized Trial in TCT2010. Study Chairman Will be Dr. Gregg Stone 5Inspire MD Announce the MASTER (MGUARD for Acute ST Elevation Reperfusion) Randomized Trial in TCT2010. Study Chairman Will be Dr. Gregg Stone 6Inspire MD Announce the MASTER (MGUARD for Acute ST Elevation Reperfusion) Randomized Trial in TCT2010. Study Chairman Will be Dr. Gregg Stone 7
(Date:7/2/2015)... 25, 2015 Research and ... "Next Generation Biometrics Market by Application, Technology, Function ... to their offering. The next generation biometrics ... at a CAGR of 17.9% between 2015 and 2020 ... for the market. Safran SA ( ...
(Date:6/29/2015)... 2015 Research and Markets( ... "Latin America Biomedical Sensors Market - Growth, Trends & ... The Latin America Biomedical Sensors market is estimated at ... over the period 2014-2020 The near future ... genetic formulation of each individual. These sensors can be ...
(Date:6/25/2015)... N.J. , June 25, 2015  TAKE Solutions ... a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark ... Standardization". This process leverages TAKE Solutions, Clinical Accelerators to ... over 50% (when compared to standardization without the accelerators), ... At the heart of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 2Next Generation Biometrics Market 2015 - Global Forecast to 2020 with Safran, NEC, 3M Cogent, Fujitsu & Suprema Dominating the $24 Billion Market 3Latin America Biomedical Sensors Market Report 2015-2020 2TAKE Solutions Awarded Patent By USPTO 2
... new and environmentally friendly process for producing biodiesel fuel ... pounds of poultry industry waste that accumulate annually in ... the July 22 issue of ACS, Journal of ... In the study Mano Misra, Susanta Mohapatra, Narasimharao Kondamudi, ...
... Applying biological molecules from cell membranes to the ... the very basics of cell-to-cell interaction. Two ... biophysicist and colleagues suggest that putting lipids and ... lead to new classes of self-assembling materials for ...
... defective mitochondrial protein called MCLK1 produce elevated amounts of ... according to a study in this week,s JBC these ... longer than normal mice. Mitochondrial oxidative stress is ... reactive oxygen species produced by mitochondria while they make ...
Cached Biology News:New windows opened on cell-to-cell interactions 2New windows opened on cell-to-cell interactions 3
...
Normal Hamster Serum...
... The P5T Series Short Stroke Thrust ... stroke applications where mounting envelopes are limited ... wear bands and internal bumpers provide millions ... applications., Choice of composite bushings or ...
Alkaline Phosphatase (E. coli C75), 100 units. Removes 5'-phosphates from DNA. Category: Nucleotides & Enzymes & Biochemicals, Modifying Enzymes, Alkaline Phosphatases....
Biology Products: