Cornea and external disease

Although public health programs target preventing corneal scarring, the only treatment for apparent scarring is transplantation; anti-scarring therapies are needed. A new fluid gel eye drop is hoping to be one of those therapies. The eye drop delivers human recombinant Decorin (hrDecorin) to the ocular surface.

Researchers examined the eye drop’s efficacy in a total of 6 mice. After incubating for 12 hours, the eyes were sterilized and given single 5 µl gellan eye drops every 4 hours for 13 days. Three types of drops were…

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  1. Jul 22, 2019

AOA 2019: Botulinum Toxin in Primary Eye Care

Botulinum toxin can be beneficial in patients with neuro-ophthalmic and ophthalmic indications, according to a presentation by James L. Fanelli, OD, FAAO, Cape Fear Eye Institute, Wilmington, NC at the 2019 Optometry’s Meeting.

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  1. Sep 16, 2019

hrDecorin Gel Eye Drops Reduce Corneal Scarring

Although public health programs target preventing corneal scarring, the only treatment for apparent scarring is transplantation; anti-scarring therapies are needed. A new fluid gel eye drop is hoping to be one of those therapies. The eye drop delivers human recombinant Decorin…