This study includes two cohorts and is an ongoing, Phase II, open-label, multicenter study conducted to investigate the safety and preliminary efficacy of L-PPDS containing either 44-(micro)g (first cohort) or 81-(micro)g (second cohort) of latanoprost, a prostaglandin analogue, with a punctal plug
delivery system, in patients with OAG or OH over a six-week period.
To access the slides the Company will be using to review data from the results of its Phase II punctal plug
study, go to http://www.
People who experience dry eye as a result of contact lens wear may also benefit from punctal plugs
, provided that the lens fit is good, they are using adequate wetting solutions, and exercise good lens hygiene.
In addition, QLT utilizes three unique technology platforms, photodynamic therapy, Atrigel([R]) and punctal plugs
with drugs, to create products such as Visudyne([R]) and Eligard([R]) and future product opportunities.
However, industry and academia are working on novel implants, including drug-eluting contact lenses and punctal plugs
, for treatment of anterior segment diseases such as glaucoma and conjunctivitis.
and Punctoplasty for 'Dry Eyes' Syndrome (new 2-01)
Increased tear production was not demonstrated in patients currently taking topical anti-inflammatory drugs or using punctal plugs
for Dry Eye: Don't treat dry eye by inserting punctual plugs before attempting other options, such as medical treatments with artificial tears, lubricants and compresses.