Opthamology news

Chloramphenicol eye drops safe for under 2s, says MHRA

The balance between the benefits and risks of chloramphenicol...

Chloramphenicol eye drop contraindication advice published

Advice on the contraindication for use of chloramphenicol...

Paediatric contraindication for chloramphenicol eye drops

Chloramphenicol eye drops should no longer be used...

Dry eye products summarised in new MIMS table

More than 80 treatment options for dry eye are summarised...

Doctors identify 50 'unnecessary' medical interventions

A list of 50 tests, treatments and procedures 'of questionable...

Two new glaucoma preparations in preservative-free multi-dose bottles

Eydelto (dorzolamide) and Eylamdo (dorzolamide/timolol)...

Warn patients to report visual disturbances during steroid treatment, GPs advised

Central serous chorioretinopathy (CSCR) is a retinal...

Idebenone launched as first treatment for mitochondrial eye disease

Patients with Leber's hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON)...

Increased reports of eye irritation with Xalatan

The risk of eye irritation in patients using Xalatan...

NICE recommends two treatments for diabetic macular oedema

New guidance from NICE approves the use of aflibercept...

Tafluprost/timolol now available as combined glaucoma treatment

Taptiqom is a fixed-dose combination of the prostaglandin...

News in brief - October 2014 (updated)

Other new launches, licence changes and updates relevant...

Simbrinza: new combination glaucoma treatment

Simbrinza (brinzolamide/brimonidine) is licensed for...

Neoral approved for treatment of sight-threatening uveitis

Neoral (ciclosporin) can now be used for severe refractory...

News in brief - January 2014

Other new launches, licence changes and updates relevant...

Latest approvals from the SMC

Positive opinions on Lyxumia (lixisenatide), Sayana...

News in brief - September 2013

Other new launches, licence changes and updates relevant...

NICE recommends aflibercept for AMD

New guidance from NICE approves the use of aflibercept...