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Intracorneal inlay shows good results, spectacle independence

ATHENS, Greece — Implantation of the Presbia Flexivue Microlens showed good results at 6 months in a group of patients and may be a good option for spectacle-free everyday life, according to one surgeon.“Although many people say that the cornea should not be the place where you correct presbyopia, which is a problem of the lens, we are still interested in this option, which has good visual outcomes and is reversible,” Thomas Kohnen, MD, PhD, said at the European Society of Cataract and Refractiv...


Bausch Health acquires anti-itch drop under study

Bausch Health Companies and Eton Pharmaceuticals announced that a subsidiary of Bausch Health has acquired the U.S. rights to Eton Pharmaceuticals investigational eye drop.Once FDA-approved, the agent would be an over-the-counter preservative-free formulation for the treatment of ocular itching associated with allergic conjunctivitis, Bausch said in a press release.EM-100 has been submitted to the FDA for review, according to the company press release.Previously, Eton Pharmaceuticals reported po...


FDA accepts Clearside’s NDA for Xipere suprachoroidal injection

The FDA has accepted a new drug application for Xipere suprachoroidal injection for the treatment of macular edema associated with uveitis, according to a Clearside Biomedical press release.“Macular edema is the leading cause of vision loss, and even blindness, in uveitis patients, and we are now one step closer to treating this underserved patient population,” Clearside President and CEO Daniel H. White said in the release. “Over the last several months, our team has worked diligently to reach ...


One-year results of individualized cross-linking in ultra-thin corneas show promise

ATHENS, Greece — Individualized corneal cross-linking, in which UV fluence is adapted to individual stromal thickness, may be an option for stabilizing keratoconus in patients with thin corneas, according to 1-year study results.“Two years ago, our group at the ELZA Eye Institute in Zurich published a nomogram for adapting UV intensity to individual corneal thickness. Rather than increasing corneal thickness with hyperosmolar riboflavin or by using a contact lens, we change UV fluence. Thinner c...


NAEVR advocates for federal research funding

The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research, an eye care research advocacy group, went to Washington to educate new members of Congress and members of the committees of jurisdiction about the value of federally funded vision research.The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) is requesting NIH funding of at least $41.6 billion, according to the organization’s press release. This represents a 6.4% increase over the Fiscal Year 2019 programmatic level to ensure growth above in...


Dry eye symptoms continue to improve after retreatment with TearCare

In the extension of an initial 6-month study of TearCare for adults with clinically significant dry eye disease, researches observed that after 12 months of treatment, patients showed additional improvement in their dry eye sign and symptoms after the 6-month treatment.SightSciences’ TearCare, an in-office treatment that delivers thermal energy to the eyelids, is indicated for use in meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD), dry eye and blepharitis. However, TearCare has not yet cleared by FDA for trea...