Dry Eye

Ongoing Study Finds Ikervis to be Effective Treatment for Dry Eye Disease

Posted on

New data presented at the 2019 European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) congress showed that Santen’s Ikervis (ciclosporin) yielded significant improvements in corneal fluorescein staining (CFS).

The ongoing, non-interventional prospective study evaluated the effectiveness of cyclosporine for treating severe keratitis in patients with dry eye disease who previously failed to respond to artificial tear treatments. Three-month data were presented at the meeting.

Results showed that, at baseline, 162 patients had a mean CFS score of 2.64. This score improved to 1.77 in 94 patients at week 4 (P < .001) and 1.36 in 117 patients at week 12 (P < .001). Improvements in CFS score were seen at week 4 in 71.8% of patients. At week 12, 75% of patients experienced CFS score improvements. Conjunctival erythema was reduced in 45.8% of patients by week 12.

Most physicians found Ikervis to be more effective than previous treatments.

You can read more here.

Related Articles
Not All DED Patients Have Chronic Symptoms
Aug 02, 2021
Dry Eye Awareness Month: Focus on these 3 Goals
Jul 27, 2021
Systane iLux non-inferior to Lipiflow in change in meibomian gland score
Jul 25, 2021