Ikervis ciclosporin emulsion

Ikervis [ciclosporin 0.1% ophthalmic emulsion] is a ciclosporin emulsion for the treatment of severe keratitis in adults with dry eye disease that has not improved with artificial tears.1 Read more

Cationorm – a treatment for dry eye

Cationorm (cationic nanoemulsion) is a new preservative-free, hydrating and lubricating emulsion which protects the eye surface, reducing the discomfort and irritation of persistent dry eye caused by prolonged use of contact lenses, or environmental conditions.1 Read more

Ikervis ciclosporin eye drop now PBS-listed

Pharmaceutical firm Seqirus has announced that its new therapy Ikervis is now available via the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), making it Australia’s first listed disease modifying ciclosporin eye drop for severe keratitis in adults with dry eye disease (DED).

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Clinical model puts dry eye first

In the final instalment of Insight’s five-part dry eye series, optometrist Ms Marilyn Stern reveals how low overheads and no refraction equipment set Perth’s first dedicated dry eye clinic apart. So too does its patient demographic, with several teens counted among them. Read more

Optimel secures its niche

In Part 4 of Insight’s dry eye series, Melcare Biomedical CEO Anthony Moloney reveals how his company’s Australian-made product has proven to significantly reduce the severity of dry eye symptoms when compared with a conventional ocular lubricant – and hints there may be further therapies on the horizon. Read more