Down on the Pharm
Exploring New Frontiers in Drug DeliveryMany new methods for ocular drug delivery are being developed to improve bioavailability and improve patient adherence.
Ocular Drug Delivery — Pressing ForwardIontophoresis offers a new, non-invasive way to administer medication in a safer, more efficient manner for chronic dry eye and anterior uveitis patients.
Drug Upgrades Improve ComplianceImprovements in anti-inflammatory ophthalmic medications are enhancing patient tolerability.
One-a-Day Isn’t Just for Vitamins
BAK TrackingWhen prescribing medication to patients on multiple BAK-containing drops, consider a preservative-free option when appropriate.
When ‘Collateral Damage’ Strikes the CorneaDrugs that combat systemic diseases can often afflict the cornea with side effects that mirror other disease symptoms. Here are a few to watch for.
A Supplemental TreatmentAdding a pill or two of essential fatty acids to your patient’s diet may help you more easily manage ocular surface disease.
Cystaran: A Cystine-Depleting TreatmentAlthough occurrences are rare, eye care practitioners should learn how to spot and effectively treat cystinosis.
A Toolbox AdditionA new Lotemax gel will soon offer easier patient handling, a lower preservative concentration and a more compatible pH level.
Retiring the Prescription PadIf you haven’t already, consider incorporating electronic prescribing into your practice.