Topical piezo-print technology could solve many of the problems associated with use of topical eye medications– and ultimately change the game in myopic progression
Sean Ianchulev | | Hot Topic
At a Glance
- The incidence of myopia is increasing, but so too is the more pathological form of the condition: myopic progression
- FDA-approved treatments for myopic progression are not yet available, but low-dose atropine drops can have a significant impact on patient outcomes
- Topical administration of atropine eyedrops may result in either over- or under-dosing of the medication.
- Eyenovia’s atropine solution (MicroPine) is formulated for administration using the OpteJet microdose dispenser, which is designed to deliver medication as a gentle mist reaching the eye faster than the blink reflex. The dispenser’s built-in electronic monitoring system also encourages compliance thanks to its in-build electronic monitoring system.
I have spent my career on the front line of retinal therapy and, a decade ago, we introduced Lucentis at Genentech – a biologic for wet AMD which completely transformed AMD management – it was, if you like, a “penicillin moment.” I now believe that we are approaching another step change in patient care, but for an entirely different condition – myopic progression.
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