CEimpact Podcast

Can Pilocarpine Eyedrops for Presbyopia Help You See Clearly Now?

January 10, 2022 CEimpact Season 3 Episode 2
CEimpact Podcast
Can Pilocarpine Eyedrops for Presbyopia Help You See Clearly Now?
Show Notes

The FDA recently approved the first eyedrop to treat age-related nearsightness due to poor accommodation, a disorder experienced by more than 100 million Americans. Spoiler alert . . . its pilocarpine eye drops -  which have been on the market for over 70 years.  What does the data say about this new formulation of an old drug and its ability to help with age-related presbyopia? Listen in for a discussion on efficacy and cost.

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References and resources: 

  1. https://www.ophthalmologytimes.com/view/fda-approves-eye-drops-for-treatment-of-presbyopia
  2. https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT04657172


Continuing Education Information:

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Describe the evidence that informed the FDA's decision to approve a new formulation of pilocarpine for presbyopia


0.05 CEU | 0.5 Hrs
ACPE UAN: 0107-0000-22-040-H01-P
Initial release date: 01/10/22
Expiration date: 01/10/2023
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