Graybug Vision announces pipeline expansion – Tips & Results

Graybug Vision Inc. today announced a strategic update on its pipeline programs GB-102 in wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD), GB-401 in primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), as well as its newly acquired assets in corneal disease (GB-501 ), inherited retinal disorders (GB-601), and geographic atrophy (GB-701). “We are very pleased to advance GB-102 into a … Read more

Contrast-reducing glasses could slow down myopia – Tips & Results

DENVER – Glasses that reduce retinal contrast may slow the progression of myopia, results from the CYPRESS clinical trial suggest. The eyes of children who wore Diffusion Optics Technology (DOT) glasses for two years did not change as much in axial length or spherical equivalent refraction as the eyes of children who wore standard glasses, … Read more

How to keep your eyes healthy – Tips & Results

Number one on Americans’ list of worst health nightmares (even before they lose their memory or a limb!): vision loss. Certainly a bad dream scenario, but the truth is that an estimated 61 million of us are at high risk, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. “The eyes have a lot of delicate parts, so they … Read more

The POAAGG study aims at gene therapy options for glaucoma – Tips & Results

Reviewed by Joan O’Brien, MD Researchers from the Scheie Eye Institute at the University of Pennsylvania at Philadelphia, led by Joan O’Brien, MD, Director of the Institute, Chair of the Department of Ophthalmology, and Nina C. Mackall Research Professor of Ophthalmology at Penn Medicine, conducted the POAAGG through learning1 a population-based cross-sectional case-control study to … Read more

Genetics give researchers risk stratification in glaucoma – Tips & Results

Genetic studies have accumulated a wealth of information about glaucoma, the third most common inherited human disease, identifying specific genes involved in early-onset familial disorders with autosomal dominant or recessive inheritance, as well as genetic risk factors for common types of glaucoma with complex inheritance patterns to have . Janey Wiggs, MD, PhD, Paul Austin … Read more

Leave the glaucoma drops in the dust – Tips & Results

The glaucoma toolbox is expanding to include lasers, drug delivery systems, and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). According to Inder Paul Singh, MD, glaucoma specialists can tailor treatment options to their patients. “The earlier the intervention, the higher the target IOP, the less aggressive clinicians need to be,” said Singh of The Eye Centers of … Read more

Pilocarpine shows promise as a presbyopia treatment – Tips & Results

A new formulation of pilocarpine eye drops, Allergan’s AGN-190584, could replace reading glasses for many people with presbyopia, researchers say. A significant proportion of patients achieved three lines of uncorrected near vision in two Phase 3 studies, Gemini 1 and 2, said Allergan’s Michael Robinson. “Given once a day, it works through dynamic pupillary modulation,” … Read more

Survey sheds light on glaucoma prevalence in West Africa – Tips & Results

Reviewed by Donald L. Budenz, MD, MPH The Tema Eye Survey (TES), an international initiative by researchers from the United Kingdom, United States and Ghana, was conducted due to the recognized lack of comprehensive information on eye diseases from Africa as a whole and a lack of data from West Africa. Gathering such data can … Read more

Weight treatments for chronic postoperative cystoid macular edema – Tips & Results

Chronic cystoid macular edema (CME) after intraocular surgery is one of the most frustrating postoperative complications for patients. A review of risk factors for CME found that approximately 1 in 400 cataract surgeries result in postoperative CME, and eyes with a history of uveitis or with intraoperative complications during surgery are more likely to develop … Read more

The relationship between ocular surface diseases, presbyopia and cataracts – Tips & Results

Bring near vision comfort to patients of all ages, starting from an early age Digital device usage has increased dramatically as in-person interactions have been banned by the COVID-19 pandemic. Device usage varies by age group. Baby boomers (aged 54 to 72) use tablets more than younger people and are online more often in the … Read more