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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

... the treatment of open angle glaucoma (OAG) and ocular hypertension (OH) are based on IOP data from 47 ... Increased lacrimation (tear production) and ocular discomfort (observed in the CORE study in 14.8% ... in one patient (1.7%). No conjunctival or ocular hyperemia has been observed. Week-4 ...

Major Firms Eyeing CBMS Development of New Glaucoma Treatment

... a subsidiary of ICBS Ltd., (OTCPK: ICBT), and ocular Therapeutics Inc. of San Diego California, announced that ocular Therapeutics has signed non-disclosure agreements ... being developed by CBMS in conjunction with ocular Therapeutics, Inc. of California, specifically ...

Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee Unanimously Recommends Bepreve(TM) for the Treatment of Ocular Itching Associated with Allergic Conjunctivitis

... solution) 1.5% as an eye drop treatment for ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. ... provides a safe and effective treatment for ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. ... to make it an effective treatment against ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. ...

I-Therapeutix, Inc. Closes $15 Million Financing

... proceeds will be used to commercialize I-ZIP(R) ocular Bandage in the United States and to develop ... products for treatment of ophthalmic diseases and ocular infections. "We are excited about working ... I-Therapeutix is also developing sustained ocular drug delivery vehicles utilizing its proprietary ...

QLT announces positive results from the evaluation of Visudyne(R) combination therapy

... lead investigator for the study. "Wet AMD is an ocular disease that afflicts people of advanced age, and ... were consistent with the primary VA endpoint. ocular adverse events considered associated with ... AMD lesions, pathologic myopia and presumed ocular histoplasmosis. Visudyne is generally well ...

ISTA Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Advisory Committee to Review Bepreve(TM) for the Treatment of Ocular Itching Associated with Allergic Conjunctivitis

... the FDA for Bepreve as an eye drop treatment for ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. ... reductions in the primary endpoints of ocular itching. As bepotastine is a new chemical entity ... believed to make it an effective treatment for ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis. ...

Bausch & Lomb Receives FDA Approval of Besivance(TM), New Topical Ophthalmic Antibacterial for the Treatment of Bacterial Conjunctivitis ('Pink Eye')

... - Besivance Adds to Bausch & Lomb's Expanding ocular Pharmaceuticals Portfolio and Offers New Therapeutic Option for a Wide Range of ocular Bacterial Pathogens(1) - MADISON, N.J., ... conjunctivitis is one of the most common ocular conditions worldwide.(2) In December 2008, ...

Large Study of Lacrisert(R) Dry Eye Insert:

... Patients Experience Significant Improvement in ocular Surface Disease and Quality of Life ... PM). As reported by Dr. Koffler, mean ocular surface disease index (OSDI) total scores for ... improvements in tear film stability as well as ocular surface damage. Lacrisert may be longer-lasting ...

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

... glaucoma medications can enhance the ocular comfort of glaucoma patients, while 86% believe ... preservatives in glaucoma medications, including ocular surface disease such as dry eye, and the impact ... with preservatives has been associated with ocular surface disease," explained William Trattler, ....

I-Therapeutix Announces First Commercial Use of I-ZIP(R) Adherent Ocular Bandage for Clear Corneal Cataract Incisions

... the company's CE Mark approved I-ZIP(R) Adherent ocular Bandage. All phacoemulsification cataract ... with normal tearing. The I-ZIP Adherent ocular Bandage is a synthetic hydrogel composed of ... a soft, adherent, protective barrier over the ocular incision. I-ZIP Bandage is intended to remain on ...

Lack of Awareness of Eye Health Risk Associated with Diabetes Poses Blinding Threat to Millions

... Optical. "While the major recognized direct ocular complication of diabetes is diabetic retinopathy, ... a higher risk for the development of UVR-related ocular diseases," she added. According to Dr. ... awareness of the impact of diabetes on vision and ocular health poses a real danger to diabetic patients," ...

Aton Pharma Acquires U.S. TIMOPTIC(R)

... of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma. As many as ... "A large body of evidence has indicated that ocular preservatives, particularly benzalkonium chloride ... glaucoma medications in patients with compromised ocular surface issues is of particular concern to nearly ...

EyeScience's New Ocular Nutrition Supplements Available at CVS Stores

... Labs announces the availability of its advanced ocular nutrition line for age-related ... blend of vitamins and antioxidants can enhance ocular health and help prevent and slow AMD. ... and nutritional experts, are based on decades of ocular research. EyeScience products are made from the ...

OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) PLUS Proven to Kill Demodex Mites

... infestation of the eyelids.(2) Studies confirm ocular infestation of Demodex may be as high as 47%.(3) ... once again be at the forefront of lid disease and ocular surface therapy." For more information or ... OCuSOFT(R) Lid Scrub(TM) PLUS on Eradication of ocular Demodex. 2008, July. Study on file. (2) A ...

Quark Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 20th Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference

... Presentation to Highlight Results of ocular Neuroprotection Candidate FREMONT, ... is scheduled to present results on the Company's ocular neuroprotection candidate at the 20th Annual ... am ET As previously announced, the ocular neuroprotection candidate is the Company's first ...

Conference report highlights new research into drug delivery to treat eye disease

... summaries from seven sessions on techniques for ocular drug delivery to the posterior segment of the eye ... the current research and the future needs for ocular drug delivery. Diseases of the posterior ... MD, in a session on animal models of posterior ocular diseases. Allan Hoffman, ScD, discussed the ...

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

... the treatment of open angle glaucoma (OAG) and ocular hypertension (OH). Sixty-one patients ... to treatment regimens seen in glaucoma and ocular hypertensive patients," said Lou Cantor, MD, ... system in patients with open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension over a 12-week period. ...

Highlights from the August 2008 issue of Ophthalmology

... as well as a study of successful treatments for ocular surface cancer. Age-Related Macular ... who were treated within a 10-year period for ocular surface squamous neoplasia (OSSN), a type of ... received simultaneous reconstruction of the ocular surface using amniotic membrane. Fifteen study ...

Newly approved ocular safety methods reduce animal testing

... two methods that can reduce live animal use for ocular safety testing, the committee announced today. ... methods to gain regulatory acceptance for ocular safety testing. The Consumer Product Safety ... accept these tests instead of the conventional ocular toxicity test for the purpose of classification ...

DigitalBridge Signs the Arizona Ocular Trauma Service as a Customer of Its DigitalBridge Digital On-Call Scheduling System (DBDOCS)(TM)

... that it has signed a contract with the Arizona ocular Trauma Service (AzOTS) to implement DigitalBridge ... to coordinate responses to trauma in the event of ocular emergencies. AzOTS is aligned with 20 of the ... it the reputation of being the default ocular trauma care provider. Dr. J. Peter Aiello, ...

Penn scientist receives L'Oréal USA fellowship for women in science

... connections between nerve cells in consolidating ocular dominance plasticity during sleep by recording ... of individual neurons in freely sleeping animals. ocular dominance plasticity is a term that describes the ... in learning and memory consolidation, we use ocular dominance plasticity as a system to probe the ...

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

... in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension. The higher doses of PF-03187207 ... 215 patients with primary open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension, in one or both eyes. Patients were ... Several large government trials (such as the ocular Hypertension Treatment Study, the Collaborative ...

Relief "In Sight" for Allergy Sufferers

... contact lens option for wearers prone to ocular allergies; ACUVUE(R) Offers Free Trial Pair ... 40 million contact lens wearers, seasonal ocular allergy symptoms such as itching, tearing, and ... contact lens care systems which can affect the ocular surface of the eye when it is in an allergic ...

MacuSight Expands Management Team With Appointment of Dr. Joel Naor as Chief Medical Officer

... in the clinical development of therapeutics for ocular diseases and conditions, Dr. Naor will play a key ... related to the successful advancement of novel ocular therapeutics through clinical trials," stated ... promise that sirolimus holds in treating various ocular diseases and conditions and I am confident in the ...

Biannual Antibiotics May Cut Major Cause of Blindness in Africa

... ocular strain of chlamydia responds well to expanded ... lead to blindness, a new study suggests. An ocular strain of the sexual transmitted disease ... mass azithromycin administrations. Elimination of ocular chlamydia has become a particularly important ...

Beanstalk Capital Ltd. enters into arrangement agreement with iCo Therapeutics Inc.

... commercialization of drug candidates that treat ocular indications through a development-only business ... scientific, clinical and commercial potential in ocular indications. iCo assumes the clinical, regulatory ... reduces the risk, time and cost of developing ocular therapeutics by avoiding the ...

QLT acquires leading edge ocular drug delivery system from ForSight Labs

... ForSight Newco II's proprietary ocular punctal plug drug delivery system with the ... it supports our goal to expand our pipeline of ocular products," said Bob Butchofsky, President and ... to facilitate the Company's focus on innovative ocular drug delivery, QLT plans to continue its ...

NIH awards Phylonix phase II SBIR to develop zebrafish models for eye diseases

... age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in humans; ocular scarring that occurs after surgery for glaucoma; retinopathy induced by diabetes and edema; and ocular ischemia caused by several pathologies. The ... in the cornea. Current mammalian models for ocular neovascularization require lengthy, tedious ...

ISTA Pharmaceuticals Expands Its Pipeline in Allergy Treatments

... of bepotastine and has been developing an ocular formulation of bepotastine to treat the symptoms ... clinical results the Company received with its ocular formulation, which showed bepotastine had a ... us the opportunity to offer both nasal and ocular formulations to patients. As many of you know, we ...

Aton Pharma CEO Mike Wells Named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year(R) 2009 Award Winner;

... were mild and transient and included transient blurring of vision, ocular discomfort or irritation, matting or stickiness of eyelashes, photophobia, ... in the treatment of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma. Preservative-free TIMOPTIC is ...

Canadian Bio Med Attacks World's Leading Cause of Blindness

... Bio Med Systems Inc., a subsidiary of ICBS Ltd., (OTCPK: ICBT), and ocular Therapeutics Inc. of San Diego California, announced the development of a ... is developing the new product in Quebec in conjunction with its partner, ocular Therapeutics Inc. of San Diego, California. The drug is moving toward ...

For Men Over 50, Odds of Eye Discomfort Increases

... "It is an important public health problem, causing increased risk of ocular infections and bothersome symptoms of ocular discomfort, fatigue and visual disturbance that interfere with crucial ...

New Study Shows Many U.S. Contact Lens Wearers Do Not Comply With Recommended Replacement Schedules

... recognized organization that performs clinical research investigating the ocular response to contact lenses and other forms of vision correction. Working ... rigid gas permeable lenses, lens care products, orthokeratology, and the ocular effects of refractive surgery. About CIBA VISION With a shared ...

Quark Pharmaceuticals Presents Data on Synthetic siRNAs for Prevention of Ocular and Inner Ear Sensory Cell Damage

... Officer, presented a study titled, "siRNA Therapeutics for Prevention of ocular and Inner Ear Sensory Cells Death," at the DxRx Summit: Nucleic Acid ... were also reported. QPI-1007 was demonstrated to confer effective ocular neuroprotection and is currently in late-stage IND-enabling studies. ...

LCA-Vision Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results

... thereby become a repeat source of revenue. We are pursuing an Advanced ocular Exam procedure, which constitutes a comprehensive eye exam using new ... a minimal capital expenditure. We expect to begin testing the Advanced ocular Exam procedure later this year. We also are evaluating additional ...

Impotence Drugs Don't Harm Vision: Study

... erectile dysfunction will also be followed up by ophthalmologists for ocular disorders such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration and ocular vascular disease." "Furthermore, PDE5 inhibitors can exert direct ...

Health insurance status associated with frequency of eye care visits

... in the article. "Recommendations for periodic eye examinations vary across ocular and medical organizations, but most recommend one- to two-year screening intervals depending on age and ocular risk factors," the authors write. David J. Lee, Ph.D., of University of ...

ISTA Pharmaceuticals Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2008 Financial Results

... III results, we filed ISTA's NDA for Bepreve as an eye drop treatment for ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis in November 2008. In ... U.S. prescription ophthalmic industry include therapies for inflammation, ocular pain, glaucoma, allergy, and dry eye. The Company currently markets three ...

Treatment with the Zevalin(R) Therapeutic Regimen as Sole Therapy Produces 83 Percent Complete Response Rate in Mucosa-Associated Lymphoid Tissue (MALT) Orbital Lymphoma

... or orbit produced a complete response rate of 83 percent. ocular adnexal lymphoma (OAL) defined as lymphoma affecting the orbit, eyelid and ... current standard of therapy for MALT lymphoma, which may result in lower ocular toxicity than EBRT and equivalent or better disease control," noted Jack ...

New technique captures high-res images of full retina

... technique to take high quality color photographs of the clinical stages of ocular inflammation in mice, and the technology could help in the monitoring and ... The researchers wrote that TEFI can help monitor the effects of new ocular therapies, as well as invasive procedures such as intravitreal or ...
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