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Aventis Pharmaceuticals' Allegra® (Fexofenadine Hcl) 30-Mg tablets now available to treat seasonal allergies, chronic hives in children 6 to 11 years
Aventis Pharmaceuticals announced Allegra® (fexofenadine HCl) 30-mg tablets, twice daily, are now available by prescription for the relief of seasonal allergic rhinitis and chronic idiopathic urticaria (hives) in children 6 to 11 years. (2000-06-04)

Ultrasound technology may help glaucoma patients, study suggests
Ultrasound technology may soon play an important role in the treatment of glaucoma, an eye disease that can lead to blindness. New research suggests that examining an eye with ultrasound while exciting it with audible sound waves will give an accurate reading of the fluid pressure behind the cornea. (2000-05-30)

Researchers discover glaucoma not just in the eyes
Researchers at the University of Toronto and St. Michael's Hospital believe there's more to glaucoma than meets the eye -- they have discovered that the disease associated with blindness affects not only the eyes but the entire visual system, including the brain. (2000-03-19)

Yale physician designs first self-testing device for glaucoma
A Yale physician has designed a new device that allows at- home testing for glaucoma, which is one of the leading causes of blindness. The device enables ophthalmologists to monitor the patient's eye pressure throughout the day and away from the hospital, in addition to the single isolated test in a doctor's office. (2000-02-23)

Chemist Percy Julian captures spirit of black history celebration scientist
Like many African Americans of his generation, Percy Lavon Julian is little known by name yet lives on through his legacy. He revolutionized the treatment of glaucoma and arthritis, making drugs that once cost hundreds of dollars per drop available for a few cents per gram. He figured out ways to use soybeans for everything from food to fire extinguishers. (2000-01-17)

Yale Medical School to begin clinical trial for glaucoma medication
A drug that may protect the eye from damage caused by glaucoma, which is one of the leading causes of blindness around the world, soon will be administered at Yale Medical School in a clinical trial. M. Bruce Shields, M.D., chairman of the Department of Opthamology and Visual Science at the Yale Eye Center, said the study will look at whether the drug memantine is effective in protecting the optic nerve from damage by glaucoma or other mechanisms. (1999-09-28)

Study suggests potential new approach to glaucoma therapy
Investigators at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis believe they have identified the basis for a new way to treat glaucoma, the second-leading cause of irreversible vision loss in the United States. (1999-08-17)

Research of Percy Julian , First Synthesis of Glaucoma Drug, Named National Historic Chemical Landmark
The world's largest scientific society, the American Chemical Society, will designate the research of African-American scientist Percy Lavon Julian (1899-1975) a National Historic Chemical Landmark. Julian was the first to make the anti- glaucoma drug physostigmine synthetically, a necessary step to making the drug widely available. (1999-04-22)

Media Alert: Percy Julian Honored
To celebrate the 100th anniversary of black chemist Percy Julian's birth and accomplishments, the American Chemical society is sponsoring a special symposium highlighting his contributions and pioneering research in the chemical synthesis of pharmaceuticals. (1999-03-12)

Media Advisory: Surgeon General To Speak
Dr. Satcher is the guest speaker at a special luncheon honoring the 100th anniversary of the birth and accomplishments of black chemist Percy Julian who discovered the first treatment for glaucoma. (1999-03-12)

Scanner Could Diagnose "Lazy Eye" In Infants
Biomedical engineer David Hunter has developed an optical scanner that measures the eyes' point of fixation in a new way. Doctors could use it to diagnose eye diseases in infants and young children. Disabled people could use it to communicate or operate appliances from anywhere in a room. (1999-02-26)

Millions Of Americans With Glaucoma Could Save Sight With Early Detection, Treatment
Flight attendant Vesta McDermott credits a chance encounter with a passenger in the darkened cabin of a DC-10 with saving her sight. That passenger was Michael S. Berlin, M.D., an ophthalmologist on the medical staff of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, who recognized the signs of advanced glaucoma in Vesta's left eye. (1999-01-06)

Gene Linked To Glaucoma, Hydrocephalus, And Other Birth Defects
A gene implicated in a number of birth defects in mice has been dicovered by scientists at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, they report in the June 12 issue of Cell. (1998-06-12)

Untreated Eye Disease Is A Major Problem In The Elderly
Most metropolitan areas of the UK do not have reliable data on the local incidence of eye disease and visual impairment and a study in north London of 1,500 patients aged 65 and over reveals serious levels of eye disease unknown to the local eye services and therefore untreated. (1998-05-29)

Angiogenesis Research May Lead To Treatments
Research on this process not only may lead to improved cancer treatments, but also may offer new approaches to treating a wide range of other medical problems, says Peter Polverini, U-M professor of dentistry and pathology who has been doing research on angiogenesis for 20 years. (1998-05-20)

Bungee Cords Can Cause Severe Eye Damage, Doctor Warns
Bungee cords, elastic devices used for securing equipment, can cause serious damage to the eye that may result in future vision problems if not used carefully. Four patients seen by eye surgeons at Ohio State for bungee cord-related eye injuries were at higher risk for developing glaucoma. (1998-04-22)

World's Largest Organization Of Eye Physicians And Surgeons To Meet In San Francisco
Members of the media are invited to attend the 1997 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, October 26- 29, at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. The AAO Annual Meeting, the largest gathering of eye physicians and surgeons in the world. (1997-08-12)

Optical Technique Allows Non-Surgical Biopsies
A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a non-invasive method of detecting early signs of cancer and heart attacks. The new method , known as optical coherence tomography (OCT), produces a clear picture of a cross-section of bodily tissue without requiring surgical biopsy. (1997-06-27)

Estrogen Benefits The Eyes, Study Shows
While estrogen's ability to prevent bone loss and heart disease in postmenopausal women is established, here's something new: estrogen may benefit the eyes. A study in the June issue of Ophthalmology found a reduced incidence of lens opacities, precursors of age-related cataract, in postmenopausal women taking estrogen (1997-06-11)

Studies Link Glaucoma Gene Product To Non-Hereditary Glaucoma
Insite Vision Incorporated (Nasdaq:INSV) today announced that the company's collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have demonstrated that the TIGR gene, a defect of which was recently identified as a cause of glaucoma, also has a central role in non-hereditary forms of the disease (1997-05-14)

Congenital Glaucoma Gene Discovered
InSite Vision Incorporated and the University of Connecticut Health Center today announced the identification of the major gene responsible for primary congenital glaucoma. The findings of the study will bepublished in the April issue of Human Molecular Genetics. (1997-03-20)

Listening To Music Of Choice Lowers Stress In Out-Patient Eye-Surgery Patients
Older adults who listened to their choice of music during out-patient eye surgery had significantly lower heart rate, blood pressure and cardiac work load than patients who did not, a University at Buffalo study has shown. It was presented today at theannual meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society (1997-03-20)

Fly-like Gene Linked To Tooth Development and Glaucoma
In a study supported by the National Institutes of Health, scientists at the University of Iowa have just identified the gene that causes Rieger syndrome, a rare disorder that leads to glaucoma in 50 percent of the cases (1996-11-26)

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