Harvard Medical School

Effective drug management of PVR remains unfulfilled goalThe bottom line about pharmaceutical management of proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR) is that many different drugs have been tried, but so far nothing has been proven effective for treating PVR or reducing its risk, said Demetrios G. Vavvas, MD, PhD, at the inaugural Retina World Congress.
Poor oral health may be associated with POAG
Poor oral health may be associated with POAGRecent tooth loss and periodontal disease have been linked to primary open-angle glaucoma in a large prospective study of male health professionals.
Copay assistance programs: Managed care pros and consDo copay assistance program offer a long-term solution for patients? Experts weigh in.
Tablet-based tests putting detection of glaucoma at handAn iPad-based quick contrast sensitivity test had similar sensitivity and specificity to frequency-doubling technology.
Heart drug improves life expectancyThere is some good news for heart failure patients’ life expectancy, in a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Management of drug-induced cicatricial conjunctivitis and dry eyeA 65-year-old male with a history of congenital cataracts, bilateral cataract extraction and secondary placement of anterior chamber intraocular lenses with subsequent development of glaucoma, cicatricial conjunctivitis, dry eye and limbal stem cell deficiency presented with left eye pain and decreased vision.
Testosterone eye drops: A novel treatment for dry eye diseaseT. L. Dawson, MD, writes about his experiences with enhanced bioavailable and non-irritating testosterone eye drops for the treatment of dry eye disease.
Pupil expander manages unique needs of small pupilsA pupil expansion device is flexible, yet stable and can easily be inserted and removed for cataract surgery procedures.
Drop in opioid Rx, overdoses linked to pharmacy changesThe introduction of abuse-deterrent OxyContin, couple with the removal of propoxyphene from the US prescription marketplace may have played a role in decreasing opioid prescribing and overdoses, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Asthma risk higher in children given antibiotics in their first year of life
Asthma risk higher in children given antibiotics in their first year of lifeKids exposed to antibiotics in the first year of life had double the risk of developing early-onset childhood asthma, according to a study published online in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.