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2008-10-15 00:00:05

Visual impairment appears to be more common in people with diabetes than in those without the disease, U.S. researchers say. Dr.

2008-09-29 12:00:41

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Bayer HealthCare have announced that VEGF Trap-Eye achieved durable improvements in visual acuity and in biologic measures of neovascular disease, including retinal thickness and active choroidal neovascularization lesion size, for up to one year in a Phase II study in the neovascular form of age-related macular degeneration.

2008-09-10 09:00:48

HOUSTON, Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- A landmark study at five university-based research centers found that TOZAL(R), a patented combination of antioxidants and micronutrients, enabled patients with "dry" macular degeneration to improve their vision.

2008-09-04 12:00:33

Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, a biotechnology company focused on the development of sight-saving therapeutics for chronic retinal diseases, has announced that the FDA has granted fast track designations for NT-501 for the treatment of visual loss in two indications - retinitis pigmentosa and the dry form of age-related macular degeneration.

2008-09-02 12:00:00

Doctors and medical centers across the United States are debating the use of electronic health records (EHR). This month's Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, provides a look at Eye M.D.s' actions and opinions on the issue.

2008-06-26 09:03:12

ATLANTA, June 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Alimera Sciences, Inc., a privately held biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, today reported the interim month three safety and efficacy results from the first human pharmacokinetic (PK) study of Medidur(TM) FA, which Alimera Sciences intends to market under the tradename Iluvien(TM), if approved by the U.S.

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2008-02-22 13:55:00

A device that measures metabolic stress could help eye doctors diagnose disease before symptoms appear


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