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May 13, 2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation into law that will allow patients using prescription eye drops to get early refills in order to prevent interruptions in therapy.

April 22, 2013

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Alcon, the drug maker said.

October 18, 2012

The Food and Drug Administration has approved what it called the first drug to treat an eye condition that can interfere with the part of the retina responsible for reading vision.

May 16, 2012

Medication nonadherence costs the U.S. healthcare system about $290 billion per year, according to New England Healthcare Institute. That big and scary number — the kind whose sheer enormity can make one’s eyes glaze over — is now even bigger.


March 7, 2012

EyeScience Labs on Wednesday introduced a new eye vitamin for people with diabetes.

February 27, 2012

A division of specialty pharmacy provider The Apothecary Shops has become the exclusive distributor of a drug used in glaucoma surgery, the company said.

October 28, 2011

A volunteer eye health and safety organization has introduced a new program that seeks to educate the public on the potential effects diabetes may have on one's vision.

August 19, 2011

Americans that suffer from diabetes and/or hypertension are at risk of developing a common type of glaucoma, according to researchers at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

August 4, 2011

Sam's Club is encouraging customers to protect their eyes by offering free vision screenings at its stores nationwide on Aug. 13.

June 23, 2011

According to a recent American Eye-Q survey issued earlier this month, only 
32% of Americans understand that the summer sun can do as much damage on the eyes as it does to unprotected skin. Exposure to small amounts of ultraviolet radiation over a period of many years increases the chance of developing cataracts, macular degeneration and eye cancer.

 

February 18, 2011

A drug used to treat high cholesterol, which will lose patent protection and face generic competition starting this year, also may help prevent blindness in people with diabetes, according to a study by researchers at the University of Georgia.

February 4, 2011

A drug designed to treat an eye condition caused by diabetes may provide a long-term option for patients, according to Alimera Sciences.

August 31, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has granted priority review for a diabetic macular edema treatment....

August 11, 2010

The prevalence of diabetic retinopathy, an eye disease caused by diabetes, has increased among diabetic...

June 22, 2010

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a drug made by Genentech for treating a...

June 6, 2010

An investigational treatment for a complication of diabetes that often leads to blindness worked better...

May 2, 2010

Latinos have higher rates of developing visual impairment, blindness, diabetic eye disease and cataracts than...

March 2, 2010

More than half the patients taking the low dose of a drug for diabetic macular...

September 30, 2007

PharmaCentra, a marketing firm that provides customized healthcare management programs for the pharmaceutical industry, will...

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