Latest Arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy Stories

2013-11-19 16:54:03

According to study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) is one of the leading causes of sudden and irreversible loss of vision in older adults. In a prospective randomized trial of 60 patients with NAION, investigators have shown that the addition of the corticosteroid fluocortolone (FC) to standard therapy significantly improves both short- and long-term visual acuity, especially when given soon after the onset of...

2010-10-20 09:25:00

FREMONT, Calif., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Quark Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a pharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery and development of RNAi-based therapeutics, today announced it has dosed the first patient with recent onset of non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) in its ongoing Phase I study of QPI-1007, the Company's proprietary synthetic siRNA drug candidate for ocular neuroprotection. The Phase I open-label, dose-escalation study was initiated during the...

2005-07-26 15:48:32

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada advised users of the erectile dysfunction drugs Viagra, Cialis or Levitra on Tuesday to seek "immediate medical attention" if they experience sudden vision loss or other vision problems when taking the drugs. Health Canada, the federal health ministry, also said in a statement it was likely to change the product information for the three popular drugs. Earlier this month the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved new labeling to warn men about possible...

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