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Therapeutic Topics

Bring Them to Tears With Your Treatment

New compounds, especially those derived from hyaluronic acid, may change the game of dry-eye treatment.

The Hows and Whys of Pharmacokinetics

Simple attributes, such as how much drug can reach its target and how long it stays there, make a big difference in outcomes.

Breaking Down the Enigma of Dry Eye

A look at the science behind the development of lifitegrast, and where it fits into the therapeutic puzzle.

Delivering a Rocky Mountain ARVO

A rundown of the most interesting research in a variety of subspecialties presented at this year’s ARVO meeting.

The Secrets of Ocular Microbiomes

The placid ocular surface is actually teeming with life that might hold the secret to treating ophthalmic disease.

A Stepwise Approach To Acute Dry Eye

How to approach the occasional situation in which this chronic condition suddenly becomes acute.

Hopes and Hurdles for Stem Cell Therapy

The exciting world of stem cell therapy is the cutting edge of medical research. Here’s how it intersects with ophthalmology.

Sampling New Targets for Allergy Therapy

Learning more about ocular allergy has revealed a host of potential allergic mediators for researchers to attack.

Putting Your Contacts to Work

Attempts to engineer contact lenses that also elute therapeutic drugs face hurdles in both the world of lenses and of drugs.

Two Decades in Translation

For 20 years, “Therapeutic Topics” has explored ocular disease. Here’s an update on where translational medicine stands today.