Archive for March 2016

Macular Screening: Glaucoma drops show promise for AMD patients in study

The glaucoma eye drop dorzolamide-timolol has shown promise in reducing persistent retinal swelling in age-related macular degeneration (AMD) patients, in a pilot study. The 10 people enrolled in the research project, published last week in the journal, were already on anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (anti-VEGF) injections to treat the wet form of the disease.Researcher and…

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Dry Eye Clinic: New severe dry eye medication reaches final-stage trial

A new eye drop to treat moderate to severe dry eye could hit the international market as early as next year.The aqueous solution, named Seciera, has started its Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Phase 3 confirmatory trial, with approximately 700 patients enrolled. The medication’s patent owner, Auven Therapeutics, said it hoped to file FDA marketing…

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OrthoK Clinic: ITV focuses on Ortho-k benefits for children

Ortho-k corneal reshaping lenses, which are also believed to have potential benefits for myopia control, have been highlighted through news coverage on ITV. Highlighting the plight of 11-year-old Isabella who began struggling at school as a result of deteriorating sight, the youngster was prescribed Ortho-k lenses. “I was looking at the board to copy down…

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Childrens' Vision: Regrowing a functional lens

Scientists have harnessed the body’s own stem cells to regrow lenses in a revolutionary new method to treat cataracts in children. The method was trialled in 12 infants with congenital cataracts that developed during or soon after birth. It produced new lenses that gave the under-twos superior vision quality when compared to standard surgeries, according…

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Dry Eye/Blepharitis Clinic: New version of Ilast Care cream to be launched

Kestrel Ophthalmics is launching a new formulation of its Ilast Care cream for the moisturisation and care of the eyelids and skin around the eyes. The launch of the Ilast Care product for treating and soothing eyelids affected by pathology such as dryness, irritation from allergy or blepharitis, as well as sensitive skin following surgery,…

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Spring advertising campaign

Spring time heralded in our new advertising campaign which hopefully by now you will have seen.  Its main message was to highlight the fact that we have tried to build our practice on eye care and some of the wonderful new technology that now exists for detection, monitoring and prevention of the major eye diseases…

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20,000 eye examinations and Henry the cockapoo Craig McArthur – Glasgow Optometrist, Peter Ivins Eye Care – Henry the Cockapoo

We recently passed another milestone in the practice as we recorded 20,000 eye exams since we opened. This achievement couldn’t happen without the tremendous loyalty, you our patient base, have shown to the practice by continuing to return for your own eye care needs as well as recommending your family and friends and for that…

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Contact Lens Clinic: New Acuvue Oasys Daily available now

In 1986 Peter was to be one of the first optometrists worldwide to fit the first disposable lens in the world, the original Acuvue contact lenses made by Johnson and Johnson.  Since then disposable lenses have gone on to dominate the world of contact lenses with 95% of all lenses fitted worldwide now being disposable…

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Designer Sunglasses: Maui Jim Blue Hawaii in stock now

We have Maui Jim’s latest fashion flash lens sunglasses in stock for the start of spring.  Developed as a fashionable option for Maui Jim’s top-seeling styles, Blue Hawaii provides a stylish new look that offers the same amazing colour enhancement and clarity as all other Maui Jim lenses.  A blue flash mirror coating is applied…

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Practice staff attend Maui Jim Training event at Edinburgh Castle

  Our optometrists Peter and Craig, and our Dispensing Opticians Jennifer, Jillian and Alison attended a Maui Jim training event hosted at Edinburgh Castle this week. The event showcased some exciting new products, frame designs, lens design and lens materials Maui Jim will be unveiling throughout the coming year; including the launch of Blue Hawaii…

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Childrens’ Vision: World Down’s Syndrome Day and Erin’s World Frames

Monday 21 March 2016 marked the 11th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day.  Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder.  Here at Peter Ivins Eye Care we would like to highlight the importance of regular eye examinations for individuals with Down syndrome particular young…

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