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Sirion Therapeutics Partners With Advanced Vision Research (TheraTears(R)) to Promote Products for Retinal and Meibomian Gland Health
Date:2/16/2009

hose at risk for macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. MacuTrition, available over-the-counter, is a combination of synergistic anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatories and anti-angiogenics, including fish-oil omega-3s, vitamin D, green tea extract and tocotrienol (vitamin E).

Meibomitis is inflammation of the meibomian glands that is a precursor to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), which is a cause of evaporative dry eye and is associated with ocular rosacea. Meibomitis is an incapacitating condition characterized by excess bacteria in the eye lid margins with increased vascularization of the lids, and loss of normal meibomian gland anatomy and function. This leads to diminished quality and diminished quantity of meibomian lipids, tear-film lipid layer deficiency and increased tear-film evaporation. The NutriDox Convenience Kit, available by prescription, includes doxycycline 75 mg, TheraTears Nutrition-a flaxseed oil/fish oil/vitamin E omega-3 supplement, and the iHeat(TM) portable warm compress system to help address these symptoms.

About Sirion Therapeutics, Inc.

Sirion Therapeutics is a privately held biopharmaceutical company pursuing the discovery, development, and commercialization of products addressing unmet medical needs in the protection and preservation of eyesight. Sirion's diverse product portfolio includes products that address ocular diseases and conditions including uveitis, herpetic keratitis, dry eye, glaucoma and geographic atrophy associated with dry AMD. For more information, please visit www.siriontherapeutics.com.

About Advanced Vision Research, Inc.

Advanced Vision Research, with offices in Woburn, Massachusetts, develops and markets innovative pharmaceuticals for dry eye, external eye diseases and retinal health under the TheraTears(R), NutriDox(R) and MacuTrition(R) brands. The TheraTears li
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