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Eye Drops To Replace Eye Injections?
October 19, 2016

Eye Drops To Replace Eye Injections?

What if instead of regular eye injections, you could put a drop of solution in your eye in the comfort of your own home twice a day?

According to SciFluor Life Sciences, Inc, a biopharmaceutical company established in 2011 by Harvard University and Allied Minds, "The development of topically administered treatments for retinal diseases has long been considered an enormous challenge by the scientific and medical communities. This is largely because clinically relevant amounts of any given drug need to reach the retina and be retained for an appropriate period of time to exert a therapeutic effect."

Phase I/II Clinical Trial for Wet AMD

Thanks to preclinical studies that showed SF0166 to be therapeutically effective in distributing and reaching the back of the eye, Phase I/II clinical studies began in August of 2016.

The drug, which is administered in the form of eye drops, could potentially replace the monthly intravitreal injections (into the back of the eye) required with current treatments for wet macular degeneration and diabetic macular edema. Find out more about the SF0166 Topical Ophthalmic Solution Study and who is eligible for this macular degeneration research breakthrough:

Eye Drops Instead of Eye Injections 

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

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