Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Cornea

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...

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...

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...

New FDA approval: OXERVATE.

Oxervate was approved on August 22nd for the treatment of neurotrophic keratitis. Refresh me on neurotrophic keratitis. Patients with neurotrophic keratitis have decreased corneal sensitivity, epithelial breakdown,...

And then there were three.

We've got a new dry eye med to prescribe. The FDA just approved Cequa ("see-qwa"), a prescription eye drop indicated to increase tear production in patients...

What your patient might ask you…

Are there any new drops for dry eye? Always. Allergan announces the launch of Refresh Repair lubricant eye drops. How is this different than all the others? This over-the-counter drop is focused...

Weekly social media roundup.

Careful how hard you blow your nose. This patient gave herself an orbital fracture after blowing her nose. Fox news anchor has EBMD. The story details her painful experience with...

What was the most talked about study last week?

The DREAM study. What's the DREAM study? The Dry Eye Assessment and Management trial. It's a year long study to evaluate the effects of long-term omega-3 supplementation...

Maybe don’t recommend the Raindrop Near Vision Inlay anymore.

The company that makes the inlay, ReVision Optics, has closed their doors.

What your patient might ask you…

Am I more likely to get an infection because I wear colored contacts? According to a new study, yes. The study examined clear and colored contacts (Acuvue...

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