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FDA approves new glaucoma drug

Merck announced that the FDA has approved Zioptan (tafluprost ophthalmic solution) 0.0015% for reducing elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Bloodshot eyes of a 34-year-old woman with viral conjunctivitis. Viral conjunctivitis can spread rapidly in a population, causing an epidemic. It can be triggered by a cold, sore throat, or another viral illness. There is no specific cure, and it usually clears up without treatment.

Conjunctivitis

Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the conjunctiva, the transparent membrane that covers the eye and lines the eyelids. It causes redness, irritation, itching and a discharge from the affected eye. The most common causes are infection and allergy. Bacteria or viruses spread by hand-to-eye contact are the primary mode of transmission.

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