PCED drop trial starts

Enrolments have commenced for Kiora Pharmaceuticals KIO-201 eyedrop phase 2 trial. Designed to accelerate natural corneal wound healing in patients with...

Zeiss backs autofocus glasses maker

Belgian startup Morrow has added Zeiss Ventures to its list of backers, which have collectively invested more than €25m (NZ$40.7m) to help bring its liquid...

International partnership to drive DED education unveiled

The World Council of Optometry (WCO) and Alcon have engaged international dry eye specialists, Professors James Wolffsohn (Aston University, UK), Jennifer...

Diabetic Kiwis unaware of eye disease risk

The majority of New Zealanders living with diabetes have experienced potential symptoms of diabetic retinopathy (DR), yet many of them had never heard...

TFOS DEWS III advances

Despite Covid and the lack of face-to-face meeting opportunities, the fifth workshop of the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) is proceeding apace...

Glaucoma New Zealand spotlights mental health

Glaucoma New Zealand (GNZ) is raising awareness of glaucoma’s impact on mental health in the lead up to Mental Health Awareness Week, from 26 September...

Stars and their eyes… Justin Bieber

Canadian pop star Justin Bieber is suffering facial paralysis on one side of his face and has been diagnosed with Ramsay Hunt syndrome. In a short Instagram...

Unhappy bedfellows: sleep, DED and depression

A Chinese study has revealed a significant correlation between dry eye disease (DED) and anxiety and depression, with researchers proposing sleep quality...

Reproxalap meets primary endpoints

A sequence-randomised, double-masked, vehicle-controlled crossover clinical trial of Aldeyra’s 0.25% reproxalap ophthalmic solution have shown it was statistically...

Oestradiol eases post-menopause DED?

An Austrian phase 2 study showed topical oestradiol reduced signs and symptoms of dry eye disease (DED) in postmenopausal women for at least three months.

Myopia link to DED in Japanese teens

Researchers have found Japanese teenagers with high myopia reported significantly more dryness, less photophobia and less pain than those with no myopia.

Melatonin-soaked CLs to treat DED?

Spanish researchers reported the results of a new study showing that contact lenses (CLs) soaked in melatonin and melatonin analogue solutions could be...

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