Fluid can leak into the center of the macula, the part of the eye where sharp, straight-ahead vision occurs. The fluid makes the macula swell, blurring vision. This condition is called macular edema. It can occur at any stage of diabetic retinopathy, although it is more likely to occur as the disease progresses. About half of the people with proliferative retinopathy also have macular edema.
The decision comes amid controversy surrounding the costs of new drugs to treat the blood-borne virus. Meanwhile, two studies find that Medicare could save billions if doctors switched from an expensive eye medication to a similar, much cheaper one and, also, if Part D plans were selected based on the actual drugs patients take.
Today's headlines include coverage of Medicare data released Monday indicating that 2012 charges for some common inpatient hospital procedures dramatically increased over the previous year.
There may be a connection between taking vasodilators and developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older, according to a study published online in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing protein therapeutics to treat diseases of the eye, today reported financial results and operational highlights for the quarter ended March 31, 2014.
In Mexico, at least 14 million people have developed macular edema due to diabetes (DME), which like retinopathy affects central vision and can lead to blindness if not treated early .
Australian and New Zealand patients suffering from vision impairment due to a type of diabetes-induced eye disease will have access to a new treatment, following a license deal between Australian biopharmaceutical company Specialised Therapeutics Australia and Alimera Sciences.
Kala Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leading developer of innovative ophthalmic products based on the company's proprietary Mucus Penetrating Particle (MPP) platform technology, today announced it has completed a $22.5 million Series B financing.
pSivida Corp., a leader in the development of sustained release, drug delivery products for treating eye diseases, today announced that the New Drug Application for ILUVIEN for the treatment of chronic Diabetic Macular Edema has been resubmitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Alimera Sciences, Inc. (Alimera), a biopharmaceutical company that specializes in the research, development and commercialization of prescription ophthalmic pharmaceuticals, today announced that it has resubmitted its New Drug Application for ILUVIEN® to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
ThromboGenics NV, an integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative ophthalmic medicines for the back of the eye, today announces that it has been awarded a €3 million grant from the Flemish agency for Innovation by Science and Technology.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that Bayer HealthCare's Japanese subsidiary, Bayer Yakuhin, Ltd., has submitted an application for marketing authorization for EYLEA (aflibercept) Injection for the treatment of patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) to the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has accepted for standard review the Company's supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) for EYLEA® (aflibercept) Injection for the treatment of Macular Edema following Branch Retinal Vein Occlusion (BRVO).
Aerpio Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing innovative therapies for vascular diseases, today announced that it has dosed the first patient in a Phase 2 trial evaluating AKB-9778, a Tie2 activator, alone and in combination with ranibizumab (Lucentis) for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME). AKB-9778 is a first-in-class inhibitor of human protein tyrosine phosphatase beta (HPTPβ) that activates the Tie2 pathway to promote vascular stability, preventing abnormal blood vessel growth and vascular leak.
pSivida Corp., a leader in the development of sustained release, drug delivery products for treating eye diseases, today announced that the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has accepted ILUVIEN for use within the National Health Service Scotland under a simple patient access scheme.
pSivida Corp., a leader in the development of sustained release, drug delivery products for treating eye diseases, today announced financial results for its second quarter ended December 31, 2013.
Despite recent advances in prevention and treatment of most vision loss attributed to diabetes, a new study shows that fewer than half of Americans with damage to their eyes from diabetes are aware of the link between the disease and visual impairment, and only six in 10 had their eyes fully examined in the year leading up to the study.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has accepted for standard review the Company's supplemental Biologics License Application for EYLEA (aflibercept) Injection for the treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema.
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that EYLEA (aflibercept) Injection has received approval for the treatment of Macular Edema Following Central Retinal Vein Occlusion from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
Allegro Ophthalmics, LLC, a company dedicated to establishing Integrin Peptide Therapy as the next-generation pharmaceutical category for the treatment of vascular eye diseases, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's Investigational New Drug (IND) application to begin two Phase II clinical studies of ALG-1001.
A new laser is helping experts at the Truhlsen Eye Institute at the University of Nebraska Medical Center provide better treatment for eye diseases. This advanced laser can prevent blindness for some patients with serious conditions.