Extended mask wear linked with worsening dry eye
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Extended mask wear linked with worsening dry eye

Review of 67 studies finds a correlation between mask usage and worsening dry eye in healthy and DED patients.
Nidek and Hoya Vision Care launch global partnership
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Nidek and Hoya Vision Care launch global partnership

New agreement focuses on offering patients a wider array of ophthalmic services.
Gene therapeutic approach has potential to treat various eye diseases
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Gene therapeutic approach has potential to treat various eye diseases

Gene therapy study on retinal and optic nerve-related mitochondrial dysfunction shows promise.
Positive 6-month results reported in OASIS extension trial for CLS-AX
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Positive 6-month results reported in OASIS extension trial for CLS-AX

Latest data finds a 77% to 85% reduction in treatment burden over time period.
Why low blood sugar worsens diabetic eye disease
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Why low blood sugar worsens diabetic eye disease

New study finds ties between tight glycemic control and worsening of diabetic retinopathy.
Visionary Optics launches Europa Tangent scleral lens
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Visionary Optics launches Europa Tangent scleral lens

New lens features a customizable design, three-zone step system, and a streamlined fitting process.
FDA approves ML6710i photodynamic laser for use with Bausch + Lomb’s PDT
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FDA approves ML6710i photodynamic laser for use with Bausch + Lomb’s PDT

Photodynamic laser and therapy target treating patients with predominantly classic subfoveal choroidal neovascularization due to AMD.
Why do patients with congenital blindness show visual processing activity in the brain?
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Why do patients with congenital blindness show visual processing activity in the brain?

Researchers evaluated thalamocortical connections that cause cross-modal plasticity in this patient population.
FDA clears HuidaGene for IND, multi-national IRD trial
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FDA clears HuidaGene for IND, multi-national IRD trial

Company plans to analyze HG004 as treatment for patients with inherited retinal dystrophies linked to the RPE65 mutations.
Prototype designed to prevent contact lens-induced dry eye
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Prototype designed to prevent contact lens-induced dry eye

New contact lens prototype targets ocular dryness via tear flow.
Study finds atropine has negative effects post-glaucoma surgery
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Study finds atropine has negative effects post-glaucoma surgery

Patients report a reduction in visual quality following trabeculectomy.
Generic version of Durezol launches in US
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Generic version of Durezol launches in US

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories formulation is now another competitive option for treating postoperative inflammation and pain associated with ocular surgery and endogenous anterior uveitis.
'Sugar hypothesis' of diabetic cataracts may be a myth
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'Sugar hypothesis' of diabetic cataracts may be a myth

Diabetic cataracts might not be caused by glucose at all, but may precede hyperglycemia in patients with Type 2 diabetes.
Court sides with Regeneron in Eylea patent case against Novartis
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Court sides with Regeneron in Eylea patent case against Novartis

Novartis claimed Regeneron’s Eylea (aflibercept) delivery system was in violation of its patent for Lucentis (ranibizumab), a competing AMD drug.
FDA accepts Oxular’s IND for DME treatment
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FDA accepts Oxular’s IND for DME treatment

Pre-clinical data shows OXU-001 can provide up to 12 months of tolerability with just a single administered dose.
Study finds ACE2 in gut reduces diabetic blindness risk
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Study finds ACE2 in gut reduces diabetic blindness risk

Maintaining enteral ACE2 levels can prevent and reverse the progression of diabetic retinopathy.
Ocuphire releases topline data from phase 2 trial for DR
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Ocuphire releases topline data from phase 2 trial for DR

Results from the ZETA-1 trial of oral APX330 demonstrate favorable safety and tolerability.
Researchers develop smart IOL for diagnosing Alzheimer’s
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Researchers develop smart IOL for diagnosing Alzheimer’s

First-of-its-kind technology has the potential to detect the early stages of neurological disorders.
FDA grants AAO funding for pediatric cataract surgery research
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FDA grants AAO funding for pediatric cataract surgery research

The American Academy of Ophthalmology has received nearly $400,000 of funding to analyze 7 years of cataract surgery data.
20-20-20 rule may not actually help digital eye strain
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20-20-20 rule may not actually help digital eye strain

New research finds that longer breaks could be the answer to minimizing effects.