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Treating dry eye with radiofrequency

For those who suffer from dry eye symptoms, a new technique may help to provide relief. Radiofrequency treatment is a non-invasive, in-office procedure. It's already used to tighten skin around the eyes and reduce fine lines or bags under the eyes. [...]

Retinal stem cell patch moves closer to FDA approval

Researchers at the University of California - Santa Barbara announced that the retinal stem cell patch they developed continues to move towards full approval by the Food and Drug Administration. The latest clinical study results were published in [...]

Drug used to treat alcoholism may treat AMD

Disulfiram is a drug that is used in treating alcoholism and it may also be effective in treating both age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa.

New Under-Eye Filler Receives FDA Approval

A new dermal filler is now available to consumers. Juvederm Volbella XC is used to plump up areas of the skin and can be used under the eyes. The filler is made of hyaluronic acid, which is commonly found in facial creams.

FDA approves new treatment for wet AMD

The Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday the approval of Vabysmo to treat both neovascular age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) as well as diabetic macular edema (DME). The new drug has the ability to target two pathways involved in [...]

Better gut health can lead to better eye health

The key to decreasing eye inflammation may lie within the gut. 70% of the immune system in humans is contained within the gastrointestinal tract where it meshes with the gut microbome.

Covid is increasing frequency of dry eye symptoms

With millions of people working from home since the start of the COVID pandemic, there has been a rise in people experiencing symptoms of dry eye disease. This rise in dry eye disease is linked to the increased use of electronic gadgets.

Lawsuit filed against Regeneron over price gouging with Eylea

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Massachusetts (BCBSMA) filed a lawsuite in federal court alleging that Regeneron Pharmaceuticals illegally inflated the price of Eylea. Eylea is used to treat wet age-related macular degeneration and cost $1,850 per [...]

Common anti-depresant may lower risk of AMD

Study findings were recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America that highlight the potential of the antidepressant fluoxetine to lower the risk of developing dry age-related macular [...]
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