Cornea and external disease

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved satralizumab-mwge (Enspryng; Genentech) for adults with anti-aquaporin-4 (AQP4) antibody positive neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), a rare autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system that damages the optic nerve and spinal cord, according to a press release.

It is the only approved treatment for NMOSD that inhibits interleukin-6 receptor activity, using novel recycling antibody technology.

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  1. May 25, 2020

Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation Demonstrates Long-term Reduction of Ocular Pain

Use of a transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) can significantly reduce subjective pain intensity, according to a poster presented at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) virtual annual…

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  1. Aug 14, 2020

Switching to infliximab biosimilar may lead to more ocular flares in for non-infectious uveitis

Switching from infliximab to a biosimilar infliximab-abda for non-infectious uveitis may lead to more ocular flares, according to a study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology.

In this retrospective case series, 17 patients…