drug applications approved by US FDA as of 16 - 28 February 2019 which
includes New Molecular Entities (NMEs) and new biologics. It does not
include Tentative Approvals. Supplemental approvals may have occurred
since the original approval date.
Intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide and the intravitreal dexamethasone implant demonstrate superior efficacy over periocular triamcinolone acetonide in the treatment of patients with uveitic macular oedema, with only modest elevations in intraocular pressure, according to the results of the POINT* trial.
Following a diet consisting of vegetables 200 g per day, fruit two times per day and fish two times per week is good advice for individuals at risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), as it yields a significant reduction in the risk of the eye disease, according to a recent study.
Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness, making early detection of this condition crucial. Dr Yong Shao Onn from the Eagle Eye Centre at Mt Alvernia Hospital, Singapore, speaks to Roshini Claire Anthony on the diagnosis and treatment options.
Intravitreal injection of antivascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) therapy is a safe and effective treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) over 2 years, the period for which data are available in this literature review.
A conbercept dosing regimen of three initial monthly intravitreal injections followed by quarterly treatments appears to be effective in the treatment of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), yielding visual and anatomic benefits at 3 and 12 months, according to data from the PHOENIX trial.
One in 10 Malay, Indian and Chinese Singaporeans aged ≥40 years undergoes cataract surgery in at least one eye over 6 years, according to data from the Singapore Epidemiology of Eye Diseases (SEED) Study. Diabetes and myopia are modifiable risk factors for cataract prevalence.
Men who undergo flexible cystoscopy, particularly with a longer dwell time, may benefit from intraurethral lidocaine as it provides significant pain reduction, suggest the results of a meta-analysis. Evidence is lacking for other tested interventions.