The role of compounding pharmacies for topical ocular medications

There’s a lot of talk and confusion of the issues involved in the role of compounding pharmacies for topical ocular medications (eyedrops).  Please see this interview in EyeWorld in which I am interviewed about regulatory issues.  I address the special role which compounding pharmacies have played in the therapeutic process as physicians tailor therapies to individual patients.  At the same time, I discuss the issues in the use of compounding pharmacies for larger populations crossing state lines.

Dry Eye Workshop II (DEWS II) report published in The Ocular Surface

The Dry Eye Workshop II (DEWS II) report, sponsored by the Tear Film and Ocular Surface Society, has now been published in the July 2017 issue of The Ocular Surface.  There is an introduction, and 10 sub-committee reports, including the Clinical Trials and Regulatory Sub-Committee report of which Dr. Novack was the chair.  This represents over 2 years work by 125+ worldwide researchers and clinicians.  It supplants the 2007 report with the latest review of Dry Eye research. #TFOSDEWSII @aao_ophth