Resorbable intracanalicular steroid insert approved for postoperative pain

Ocular Therapeutix announced FDA clearance of their dexamethasone punctum plug (Dextenza) for managing ocular pain after cataract surgery. The implant is the first intracanalicular drug delivery device. Dextenza manages pain by dispelling 0.4 mg of preservative-free dexamethasone over a 30-day period. It is inserted through the lower lacrimal punctum into the canaliculus, where it is […]


LEI organized First Dry Eye Screening & Awareness Camp

Lumbini Eye Institute, Bhairahawa, Rupandehi conducted their First Dry Eye screening and awareness camp targeted for All Bankers of SiddharthaNagar Municipality. 135 bankers (employees) from different banks have visited that camp and underwent for free visual acuity assessment and Schirmer test to measure tear and to identify Dry eye.  45 employee was found the dry eye […]


Rotary Club of Australia handed over OCT Machine to Hetauda Community Eye Hospital.

Photo Source: Rotary Club of Hetauda handed over Ocular Coherence Tomography (OCT) machine to Nepal Eye Program, Hetauda Community Eye Hospital in Makawanpur. With the support of Rotary Club of Tasmania, Australia; Rotary Club of Taiwan and Rotary Club of Hetauda, a special programme was organised today in Hetauda to hand over the machine […]


Introduction of Zeiss Ophthalmic Lens in Nepal.

Zeiss Ophthalmic Lens has been introduced in Nepal and is marketed through Drishti Eye Care System (DECS). PV Kumar, the Business Head for Carl Zeiss – India, and Kushal Mehra, an optometrist and trainer, together conducted an introductory session in conjunction with DECS. Around 50 participants including Optometrists, Ophthalmic Assistants, Opticians, and business stakeholders were […]

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World Diabetes Day and Diabetic Eye Disease

World Diabetes Day World Diabetes Day (WDD) was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. World Diabetes Day became an official United Nations Day in 2006 with the passage of United Nation Resolution 61/225. It is marked every year […]


New Finding About the Causes of Dry Eye

Immune cells that normally rush in to protect the eyes from infection might actually be disrupting moisturizing glands and causing dry eye.This finding from a research team led by Duke Eye Center could lead to more effective therapies for dry eyes instead of treatments that only address symptoms. ‚ÄúThis study shows that some forms of […]