Thursday, June 27, 2019

Anterior Segment News Feed

Raindrop near vision inlay recalled.

The FDA issued a Class 1 recall (the most serious type of recall) due to a post-approval surveillance study that showed 75% of Raindrop inlay patients developed...

What your patient might ask you…

LipiFlow is too expensive, are there any other options? Sure, let's talk about iLux. Alcon just showcased this new device at SECO. What is it? It's a handheld device (FDA...

Avenova might get a run for its money.

Bruder Healthcare has launched their Bruder Hygienic Eyelid Solution, a 0.2% pure hypochlorous acid solution that's safe for daily, long-term use. No prescription is required to...

What your patient might ask you…

How common is dry eye? Very. A new study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology found the annual dry eye disease prevalence rate tripled from 2005 to 2012. The study...

Should we still be giving an antibiotic ointment to newborns following delivery?

Yes. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force continues to recommend that all newborns be treated with a topical antibiotic ointment to prevent gonococcal eye infections. How likely is...

What your patient might ask you…

Which is better for my dry eye, plugs or tears? A new review published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology examined 10 different studies involving punctal plugs....

Contact lens wear and the meibomian glands.

A new study investigated the impact of soft contact lens wear on the meibomian glands (MG). The study details. The authors examined 174 eyes of current contact lens...

Something you may start hearing about: Decorin.

What is decorin? Decorin is found at high levels in the corneal stroma. It regulates cell proliferation, survival, and has previously been shown to inhibit...

Lubrisine drop recall.

The company has just issued a voluntary recall after an FDA inspection found the drops "to be manufactured using practices that do not support its...

What your patient might ask you…

Can I change my eye color with eye drops? Probably not but Scott Disick just promoted it to his 23...

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