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QLT announces interim data from a Phase II clinical trial and a device study for the Punctal Plug Drug Delivery System

... of the L-PPDS for the treatment of open angle glaucoma (OAG) and ocular hypertension (OH) are based on ... represent the largest segment of the U.S. glaucoma market. Latanoprost is an active ingredient that ... intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension and is marketed under the ...

Beta-Blockers Tied to Higher Cataract Risk

... people treated with beta-blockers, either for glaucoma or high blood pressure. A "possible" ... it should not affect use of the drugs for either glaucoma or high blood pressure, he said. Like other forms of glaucoma treatment, topical beta-blocker therapy is ...

Medicare expenditures decrease for glaucoma surgery as number of procedures increases

... CHICAGO The overall number of glaucoma surgical procedures appears to be increasing, but ... , one of the JAMA/Archives journals. glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness ... in the article. "Management and treatment of glaucoma can be costly, and it has been estimated ...

Major Firms Eyeing CBMS Development of New Glaucoma Treatment

... markets. High Interest in a New Approach to glaucoma Treatment One of the reasons these large ... supports the development of a new class of glaucoma drugs now being tested by Canadian Bio Med ... most logical approach to treating glaucoma" glaucoma is caused by an increase of intraocular pressure ...

Mini-Strokes May Cause Vision Loss

... Kong researchers implicate silent infarcts in glaucoma TUESDAY, July 7 (HealthDay News) -- A ... glaucoma, Hong Kong ophthalmologists report. glaucoma is the progressive loss of vision caused by ... high pressure of the fluid in the eye. But glaucoma can occur in some people who have normal ...

Transcend Medical Raises $35 Million Series B Round Towards Development of Novel Glaucoma Treatment

... of its potential to impact the future of glaucoma treatment," said Brian Walsh, President and Chief ... System is being developed to both replace current glaucoma therapies, which either lack effectiveness or are ... Transcend Medical. "Today's treatment options for glaucoma are highly limited and only feasible in a limited ...

Kevin Niksarli, M.D. Of Newsight Laser Center, New York, N.Y. Reminds Early Detection Critical to Slowing Progress of Glaucoma on 6/17/2009

... Laser Center, New York, N.Y., states that glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness in the ... even know they have the disease. That is because glaucoma - often called "the sneak thief of ... in New York, N.Y., that early detection of glaucoma is critical to slowing the progress of the ...

JustAnswer(R) and Glaucoma Research Foundation Help Individuals See the Light in Preventing Blindness

... today announced it is partnering with the glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF), as part of Vision ... costs and other general issues related to glaucoma any time of the day and typically within minutes. ... the week of June 22 to answer questions regarding glaucoma and various eye conditions: ....

Glaucoma Survey: Half Unaware of Preservative-Free Beta-Blocker, Ophthalmologists Cite Benefits of Preservative-Free Medications on Ocular Comfort and Quality of Life

... virtually all (97%) believe preservative-free glaucoma medications can enhance the ocular comfort of glaucoma patients, while 86% believe that preservative-free glaucoma medications can enhance patient quality of life. ...

Young eye researchers receive prestigious ARVO-AFER/Merck award

... Research Award (IORA) for their work in glaucoma and back-of-the-eye diseases. The awards are ... This cycle's recipients are: First Place - glaucoma Mike Karl, MD (University of Washington) ... Retinopathy in Rats Mike Karl, the glaucoma first place recipient, said: "It's great to ...

VIDEO from Medialink and Pfizer Ophthalmics: On World Glaucoma Day, Keep an Eye on the Future

... 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On the second annual World glaucoma Day (March 12), leading global glaucoma experts are working together to help educate patients diagnosed with glaucoma and those who may be at risk for the ....

Welsh 'Self-Test' to Help Cure Glaucoma on World Glaucoma Day

... -- March 12 has been proclaimed as "World glaucoma Day" by glaucoma specialists around the globe. According to the ... lacked the opportunity to get tested for Earlier glaucoma ...

On World Glaucoma Day, Keep an Eye on the Future

... Leading glaucoma Experts are Working Together to Provide Tips to Help Prevent Vision Loss as glaucoma Prevalence is Rising Rapidly Across the Globe ... 12 /PRNewswire/ -- On the second annual World glaucoma Day (March 12), leading ...

Experts examine causes, treatment and prevention of glaucoma

... body, including those in the visual system. When glaucoma stress conditions appear, glial cells may not be ... to be a pathway to prevent neural degeneration in glaucoma patients. "Targeting mitochondrial events ... A discussion on immune response and its effect on glaucoma suggested that the response may initially slow ...

Aton Pharma Acquires U.S. TIMOPTIC(R)

... is the only preservative-free medication for glaucoma available in the U.S. and aligns with Aton's ... of Medicine. "This is particularly problematic in glaucoma patients, who must use medication frequently and ... are available. The use of preservative-containing glaucoma medications in patients with compromised ocular ...

World Glaucoma Day Set For March 12, 2009

... leading causes of blindness worldwide, the World glaucoma Association and the World glaucoma Patient Organization have set March 12, 2009, as the second annual World glaucoma Day. The day will be marked by awareness and ...

Glaucoma Research Foundation to Hold Annual Fundraising Benefit

... SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The glaucoma Research Foundation is holding its Annual ... at 6 p.m. and dinner commences at 7 p.m. glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. ... millions worldwide risk blindness from glaucoma if nothing is done. "We believe that a cure is ...

MEMOTEXT Collaborating with Johns Hopkins University To Evaluate Technology-Driven Adherence Programs

... adherence and clinical outcomes for people with glaucoma using technology developed by MEMOTEXT. The ... for some disease states. Approximately 40% of glaucoma patients have difficulty taking their eye drops ... where adherence is important. "Adherence to glaucoma therapy is one of the largest barriers we face in ...

Glaucoma Associated With Reading Impairments in Elderly

... MONDAY, Jan. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Having glaucoma may lead to reading problems in older adults, a ... Wilmer Eye Institute found people with glaucoma in both eyes (bilateral) read 29 words per minute ... likely to have reading impairment. Those with glaucoma in one eye (unilateral) had rates about on par ...

Glaucoma Awareness Not Just for Humans

... Keeping an eye on pets during National glaucoma month. Tampa, FL (Vocus) January 9, 2009 -- In recognition of National glaucoma Month, Florida Veterinary Specialists (FVS) are ... the word and increasing awareness of animal glaucoma because pets are as susceptible as ...

Glaucoma Research Foundation Celebrates National Glaucoma Awareness Month

... celebration of National Glaucoma Awareness Month, glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF) will commemorate its ... recent advances in GRF-funded research. glaucoma is the leading cause of preventable blindness. ... millions worldwide risk blindness from glaucoma if nothing is done. "Early detection and ...

GRF to Present Groundbreaking Research for Glaucoma at January 28 Gala

... SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The glaucoma Research Foundation will be presenting its annual ... "As the conventional understanding of glaucoma evolves from being described as an eye disease to ... in the rate of loss of cellular function from glaucoma - effectively preventing vision loss in a ...

Diabetic Eye Disease Rates Soaring

... vision threatening diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts in 2050, when the country's ... for black women and 677 percent for black men. glaucoma cases among Hispanics age 65 and older with ... threatening diabetic retinopathy, cataracts, and glaucoma among Americans with diabetes. Efforts to prevent ...

A Healthy New Year's Resolution for Your Eyes

... Providing FREE Eye Exams in Honor of glaucoma Awareness Month in January ... EyeCare America would like to add "Get a glaucoma Eye Exam!" to the list of healthy resolutions and glaucoma Awareness Month in January is the perfect time to ...

Eye Conditions Linked with Obstructive Sleep Apnea

... two forms of this disease -- primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and normal-tension glaucoma (NTG). The severity of glaucoma appears to correlate with the number and duration ...

AAO-SOE Joint Meeting Nov. 9 glaucoma research highlights

... a study that correlates optic nerve damage in glaucoma patients with carotid artery narrowing and ... may affect patient compliance with treatment for glaucoma and other eye diseases. Damage to Optic Nerve in glaucoma Patients May Indicate Significant Carotid Artery ...

QLT announces third quarter results for 2008

... and a conventional plug in patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension. * Completed the ... On November 10, 2008, as part of the FP04 glaucoma Original Paper Session, Dr. Rick Lewis, the ... Reduction of Elevated IOP in the Management of glaucoma Date and Time: Monday Nov 10, 08:42 AM - ...

QLT announces encouraging Phase II data from core study of Punctal Plug Drug Delivery System

... System (L-PPDS) for the treatment of open angle glaucoma (OAG) and ocular hypertension (OH). Sixty-one ... and could represent a huge shift in the way that glaucoma will be treated in the future." The CORE Phase ... plug delivery system in patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension over a 12-week period. ...

Glaucoma Treatment Can Prevent Blindness

... WEDNESDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- glaucoma doesn't necessarily have to end in blindness, two ... say they found traditional surgery for glaucoma has better outcomes than using glaucoma drainage devices. The second report found that ...

Glaucoma procedure now available at Mayo Clinic aims to prevent further eye damage

... - For the first time in Florida, patients with glaucoma have a new treatment option known as the ... and raises the eye pressure. The first sign of glaucoma is a loss of peripheral vision that is usually ... the central vision. Unfortunately, vision lost to glaucoma can't be restored so treatment aims to reduce eye ...

New Imaging Tool Can Spot Glaucoma Risk

... the devastating eye disease known as narrow-angle glaucoma earlier and more accurately, researchers report. If left undetected and untreated, narrow-angle glaucoma can lead to a sudden or acute glaucoma attack, which can result in permanent vision ....

Glaucoma report points to increased costs

... Access Economics report shows the cost of glaucoma will more than double in the next two decades. ... if no changes are made to current practices. glaucoma damages the optic nerve, connecting the brain to ... the rate of diagnosis by people at higher risk of glaucoma (especially family history) and educating eye ...

NicOx Announces U.S. Phase 2a Results for PF-03187207 and Gives an Update on Continuing NO-prostaglandin Program

... 0.005% in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension. The higher doses of ... enrolled 215 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, in one or both ... higher in the PF-03187207 treated groups. NOTE: glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United ...

Diabetes Seems to Heighten Glaucoma Risk

... it appears that another serious eye disease -- glaucoma -- may also be a complication of the metabolic ... risk of developing the most common form of glaucoma -- primary open-angle glaucoma -- compared to women without diabetes. "The ...

New Welsh 'Self-Test' to Cure Glaucoma, the Leading Cause of Preventable Blindness

... Latinos and a few elderly Whites with their glaucoma family members, needlessly suffer horribly from ... to get tested for Earlier Glaucoma before glaucoma slowly robbed them of all their sight. Dr. ... can help prevent 80,000 new totally blind glaucoma cases a year through administering his new unique ...

QLT initiates phase II study of punctal plug drug delivery system for glaucoma & ocular hypertension

... punctal plug delivery system for the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension. The punctal plug ... could be a catalyst for a paradigm shift in how glaucoma is treated and this clinical study is a critical ... deliver drug in a punctal plug delivery system to glaucoma patients for periods of approximately 90 days, ...

Glaucoma May Boost Cardiovascular Death Risk in Blacks

... News) -- Black people diagnosed and treated for glaucoma and those with high pressure in their eyes may be ... adjusted for other factors, they concluded that glaucoma was not associated with risk of death overall. ... in persons with previously diagnosed open-angle glaucoma could be their longer duration of disease ...

Mayor Bloomberg Declares March 6, 2008 World Glaucoma Day in New York City

... officially proclaimed March 6, 2008 as World glaucoma Day in New York City. The day will be marked ... by awareness and educational events organized by glaucoma institutions and local patient support ... and glaucoma institutions across the globe, World glaucoma Day will help countless individuals avoid the ...

Dr. Welsh 'Self-Test' Diagnoses Glaucoma, the Leading Cause of Preventable- Blindness

... lacked the opportunity to get tested for earlier glaucoma before Glaucoma robbed them of all sight. Dr. ... This Newest Welsh "Self-Test" for earlier glaucoma may be awkward, but is also accurate. It involves ... or lost "Nose-Side Side-Vision," called a 95% glaucoma diagnostic "Nasal-Step" loss. Nasal steps should ...

Upcoming meeting will explore new technologies for glaucoma clinical drug trials

... outcome measures appropriate for evaluating glaucoma therapies. Currently, clinical drug trials for glaucoma therapies rely on standard perimetric criteria ... outcome measures appropriate for evaluation of glaucoma therapies. The aim is to encourage the ...
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