The platform utilizes a device called a punctal plug
, which is easily inserted into a patient's punctum.
Aryeh, Chairman of QLT s Board of Directors stated, Among the goals the Board set for the Company in July, the divestiture of QLT s punctal plug
technology was an easily identifiable measure for rationalizing and refocusing the Company s strategy on its synthetic oral retinoid program.
This new patent complements earlier issued US patent claims directed to the proprietary punctal plug
for non-invasive sustained delivery of topical drugs to the eye.
TO) revealed on Thursday the the sale of its punctal plug
drug delivery system (PPDS) technology under a previous asset purchase agreement.
Long-term follow-up punctal and proksimal canalicular stenoses after silicone punctal plug
teratment in dry eye patients.
The Phase II trial featured simultaneous placement of punctal plugs
in both the upper and lower puncta for delivery of a daily drug load with a goal of enabling comparable clinical outcomes to that of daily administered Xalatan eye drops.
Keywords: dry eye syndrome, tears, artificial tears, schirmer test, symptoms, punctal plug
There have also been reports of secondary canaliculitis associated with the use of oral 5-fluorourasil in breast cancer treatment and more recently, due to trauma related to the insertion of punctal plugs
If a patient has dry eye symptoms, use of artificial tears during the day, lubricating ointment at night, and punctal plugs
is considered, Tape occlusion of one lens or segment of the glasses may be helpful.