New World Medical’s KDB Glide Now Available

New World Medical’s Kahook Dual Blade Glide is indicated for mild, moderate or severe cases of glaucoma, the company says.
New World Medical’s Kahook Dual Blade Glide is indicated for mild, moderate or severe cases of glaucoma, the company says. 

Do you ever struggle to complete a goniotomy procedure as precisely as you’d like because Schlemm’s canal is too narrow or irregular? A new device called the KDB Glide has been launched to provide the support you can rely on in just such a situation. 

New World Medical (Rancho Cucamonga, California), maker of the market-leading Ahmed Glaucoma Valve, says that the KDB Glide is ideal for incisional goniotomy in patients whose canal has undergone morphological changes as they age. 

Like the company’s Kahook Dual Blade, the KDB Glide is indicated for mild, moderate or severe glaucoma. You can use it in a standalone procedure or in combination with cataract surgery. The company estimates that the product could benefit more than 4.5 million glaucoma patients in the United States.

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Make Things Easier for Low-vision Patients

Eschenbach says its new upright stand can make reading more comfortable, especially for users of low-vision devices.

If your low-vision patients find it difficult to read comfortably, help may be available.

Eschenbach Optik of America says the new Easy Reader reading stand holds reading material upright and in an ergonomically correct position to make reading more comfortable, “especially for those with visual impairment using a low-vision device.” The portable stand is lightweight (weighing 17 oz.), and is compact, folding down to 0.5 inches in thickness, which the company says makes it easy to travel with. It folds flat for storage and fits into carry-ons, totes and backpacks. 

There are 10 positions to which the reading stand can be adjusted, from 5” to 6” high, and the rubber grips on the bottom of the stand keeps it in place when pressure is applied—like when using a stand magnifier—providing a stabilized reading surface. 

By propping up the reading material, the stand provides a more comfortable reading position for those with macular degeneration, minimizing neck strain when using a stand magnifier. For more information, visit


Alcon Announces Broad Retail/OTC Availability of Pataday

Alcon announced that Pataday Once Daily Relief Extra Strength (olopatadine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution 0.7%) is now available in-store and online at U.S. retailers, following its 2020 approval by the FDA for sale over-the-counter. The company says the drug is available in select stores and via online retailers, such as Amazon, Walgreens, CVS, Target and more, with widespread commercial availability to begin this month through all major drug, food and mass-market retailers.