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Risk Of Eye Infections With Some Acne Medications
2012-05-24 08:29:09

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com May is Healthy Vision Month and, as such, the publication of new research regarding eye health and popular prescription acne medication comes at the perfect time. Researchers from Tel Aviv University (TAU) found that popular prescription acne medication pills like Accutane or Roaccutane can lead to eye infections, ranging from conjunctivitis (pink eye) to sties. They give patients and doctors a few recommendations on how to prevent eye infections from...

2012-04-25 11:17:10

Case study in the Journal of AAPOS highlights need for vigilance It has been estimated that roughly 4% to 6% of child abuse victims present first to an ophthalmologist. In a case study in the April issue of the Journal of American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, doctors at the University of Washington and the Seattle Children's Hospital describe a case of a 13-month-old girl who was initially diagnosed with corneal abrasion and a mild infection. She was eventually...

2012-03-16 23:00:13

Spring is just around the corner and for many, spring includes flare-ups of allergies resulting in the troubling symptoms of runny noses and itchy, watery eyes. The most common causes of allergies are seasonal and a result of exposure to pollens and molds which trigger a chain reaction on the immune system. “ For some, the allergies are more troubling than dangerous and cause difficulty wearing contact lenses. For others, vision can become impaired,” said Dr. Sandy T. Feldman of...

2011-09-28 11:32:43

Scientists are reporting discovery of a potential new drug for epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) – sometimes called "pink eye" – a highly infectious eye disease that may occur in 15 million to 20 million people annually in the United States alone. Their report describing an innovative new "molecular wipe" that sweeps up viruses responsible for EKC appears in ACS's Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. Ulf Ellervik and colleagues note that there is no approved treatment for EKC,...

2011-07-06 06:05:00

RIALTO, Calif., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovacyn Inc. today announced the expansion of its professional-strength animal healthcare line with the launch of Vetericyn® VF Ophthalmic Wash and Vetericyn® VF Otic Rinse. The new no-rinse eye and ear products, available exclusively to licensed veterinarians in the U.S. and Canada for the inhibition of infection, accelerates the healing process. The two-ounce Ophthalmic Wash and the four-ounce Otic...

2010-09-27 06:30:00

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISTA) today highlighted results from the Company's REMURA(TM) (bromfenac ophthalmic solution for dry eye) Phase 2 clinical study. The study achieved statistical significance in the primary endpoint of the objective sign of conjunctival staining (p<0.001) as compared to baseline. The study also achieved statistical significance on the objective sign of corneal staining (p<0.01) as compared to...

2010-09-14 12:40:17

Taking oral antiviral medications following infection with the herpes simplex virus may be associated with a reduced risk of recurring eye-related manifestations of the disease, according to a report in the September issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Herpes simplex virus (HSV) is a common cause of corneal disease and is the leading infectious cause of corneal blindness among developed nations," the authors write as background information in the article....

2010-04-26 08:00:00

TAMPA, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Sirion Therapeutics, Inc., a privately held ophthalmic biopharmaceutical company, announced today that Zirgan(TM) (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel) 0.15% is now commercially available. Zirgan(TM), which was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in September 2009, is a topical ophthalmic antiviral indicated for the treatment of acute herpetic keratitis (dendritic ulcers). (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100426/FL92821LOGO )...

2010-04-17 15:27:13

Viral keratoconjunctivitis, also known as pink eye, is a common, uncomfortable and highly contagious condition. There is no known effective treatment for this adenovirus infection that can force some individuals into isolation for up to two weeks. The virus is resilient and can remain infectious for up to 30 days on a plastic surface. Infection with the adenovirus causes inflammation, which results in red, irritated eyes, blurry vision and discharge. But now, relief may be in sight with a...

2010-04-09 09:56:00

LOS ANGELES, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Newswise -- When a child develops red, watery eyes, it could be just allergies - or it may be the sign of a more serious eye condition, according to a leading pediatric ophthalmologist. According to Bibiana Jin Reiser, M.D., M.S., a pediatric ophthalmologist with The Vision Center at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, "Red, itchy, watery eyes can be a temporary allergic reaction to pollen or other environmental irritants and should go away after a few days...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.