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    Innovation in glaucoma thriving

    New drugs, devices, diagnostics ‘nicely’ fueling growth

     

    Drug delivery

    Drug delivery is a weak point in glaucoma treatment. Eye drops work, but only if used properly. And adherence falls precipitously to well below 50% for most topical glaucoma agents within the first six months.

    “Developing sustained-release drug delivery is important,” Dr. Cunningham said. “Punctal plugs have moved into phase II trials with latanoprost.”

    What began as a 1.45-mm punctal plug from ForSight has moved to QLT to Matai Therapeutics. The initial design has been re-engineered so that the plug is better retained in the punctum.

    Ocular Therapeutix is moving forward with its own punctal plug loaded with travoprost. The company plans to launch a 90-day phase IIb trial later this year.

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