Aryeh, Chairman of QLT s Board of Directors stated, Among the goals the Board set for the Company in July, the divestiture of QLT s punctal plug
technology was an easily identifiable measure for rationalizing and refocusing the Company s strategy on its synthetic oral retinoid program.
Preliminary interim results from the ongoing Phase II clinical trial of the 44-(micro)g Latanoprost Punctal Plug
Delivery System (L-PPDS) show that the mean change in intraocular pressure (IOP) from baseline was -3.
5% from the second quarter of last year as operating savings realized from the restructuring and streamlining efforts initiated in 2008 more than offset higher spending related to our punctal plug
Treatments can include artificial tears, punctal plugs
, special sunglasses and other prescriptions to alleviate the problem.
technology platforms, photodynamic therapy, AtrigelA' and punctal plugs
Offering recommendations to improve eye health and appearance without resorting to surgery, The Dry Eye Remedy includes advice for improving one's home environment, proper nutrition, how to set up a "home eye spa", which over-the-counter remedies are harmful, the pros and cons of medical treatments such as hormone therapy or punctal plugs
, and a guide to deciding upon the dry eye therapy that works best for the reader.
Collagen punctal plugs
eventually dissolve, and often are used to see whether permanent plugs will help the eye retain tears and can be tolerated by the patient.
Current treatments for dry eye syndrome are limited to eye drops, synthetic tears, punctal plugs
, dietary changes and a prescription medication that treats eye inflammation.