topical therapy

Laser trabeculoplasty suitable for all open-angle glaucoma patientsProstaglandin-based topical therapy has been the ‘go-to treatment’ for open-angle glaucoma for decades. In contrast, laser trabeculoplasty has conventionally remained reserved for patients unresponsive or unable to adhere to medication-based therapy.
Some infantile hemangiomas can be managed with topical therapySuperficial, relatively thin infantile hemangiomas (IHs) responded to several months of treatment with topical timolol maleate in a recent trial, suggesting that this treatment is an alternative to oral propranolol for selected IHs.
Long-term implant showing potential in glaucoma therapyAn extended-release therapy that encapsulates travoprost in an intracameral implant showed a statistically significant and clinically meaningful reduction in IOP with results comparable to topical once-daily travoprost ophthalmic solution, said Tom R. Walters, MD, Texan Eye, Austin.
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.
Indigo Naturalis
Indigo NaturalisIndigo naturalis is an Old-World plant with multiple uses. Used in China for centuries as a traditional medicine, current clinical studies are proving its effectiveness as well as identifying mechanisms of action.
FDA warns of allergic reactions to acne treatmentsThe Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning that some common over-the-counter acne treatments can cause severe irritation or even life-threatening allergic reactions.
Melasma combination therapy digs deepTreatments for melasma often fail because they do not address both the dermal and epidermal components of the condition, an expert says.