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Two kinds of eyedrops Presbyopia occurs when the clear lens of the eye stiffens over time and loses flexibility. This makes it hard to focus on words on a page or smartphone. Two types of eye drops — each with unique mechanisms – are under development to address this. Miotic drops…

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Tepezza was approved in January 2020 as the first nonsurgical treatment for thyroid eye disease (TED), a condition that causes eye bulging and vision problems. The new drug is delivered through an IV and accomplishes what surgery often cannot, experts say.  “This is an exciting milestone for the treatment of this debilitating disease,” said…

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Sildenafil, sold under the brand name Viagra, is considered safe for men with erectile dysfunction. But at high doses, the drug can have lasting effects on vision. That’s the upshot of a report published this month in the journal Frontiers in Neurology. The report describes 17 healthy men who sought medical care after taking the drug for the…

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