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A number of medications have been proposed as possible causes of drug-induced urinary incontinence, including alpha1-adrenoceptor antagonists, antipsychotics, benzodiazepines, antidepressants, and hormone replacement therapy.

Infection in Kidney Transplantation

Approximately 20% of hospital readmissions in the first year posttransplant are due to infectious complications.

Urinary Tract Infection

UTIs are common, especially in women.

Respiratory Syncytial Virus: Diagnosis, Prevention, and Management of Complications

Respiratory syncytial virus, a common childhood viral illness, is a seasonal infection, with the highest rates occurring in the United States in the fall and winter (between November and March).

Neovascular AMD Associated With Regular Aspirin Use 1/23/2013

Lucentis Approved to Treat Diabetic Macular Edema 9/19/2012

The Pharmacist’s Role in Managing Pain Associated With Ocular Trauma 5/22/2012

Topical medications are often prescribed to alleviate inflammation from an eye injury.

Conjunctivitis 4/20/2011

Conjunctivitis, or inflammation of the conjunctiva, is commonly referred to as “pink eye” or “red eye.”

Corneal Transplantation 4/20/2011

Corneal grafting is indicated when corneal damage due to disease or traumatic injury causes vision loss.

Drug-Induced Optic Neuropathy 4/20/2011

Many commonly prescribed medications, such as PDE-5 inhibitors, have been reported to cause this ocular condition. 

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Dry Eye 4/20/2011

Treatment for dry eye depends on the severity of the condition and its cause. 

Macular Degeneration and the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 4/20/2011

Only patients with intermediate or advanced disease in one eye will benefit from the AREDS supplement formula. 

Nonprescription Products for Minor Eye Conditions 4/20/2011

A host of items are available to safely treat conditions such as dry eye, redness, and allergic conjunctivitis. 

Selected Eye Diseases in Adults 4/20/2011

The National Eye Institute reports that vision loss from eye diseases continues to increase as the population ages.

Treatment of Endophthalmitis Resulting From Traumatic Eye Injury 4/20/2011

Endophthalmitis, or inflammation of the eyeball interior, is a rare but severe intraocular disorder that often results from infectious inoculation of the vitreous body (jellylike area behind the lens).

Understanding Diabetic Retinopathy 4/20/2011

Regular ophthalmic screenings help reduce the risk of this progressive eye disease. 

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration 4/19/2010

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness in the developed world.

Cataract Surgery 4/19/2010

Worldwide, the leading cause of blindness is cataract.

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LASIK Eye Surgery 4/19/2010

This procedure is designed to treat nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism. 

LASIK Refractive Eye Surgery in the 21st Century 4/19/2010

During this procedure, the stroma of the cornea is treated with an excimer laser in order to correct vision. 

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Managing Common Eye Conditions in the Pharmacy 4/19/2010

Pharmacists should be prepared to distinguish when to recommend nonprescription therapies and when a referral may be necessary. 

Ocular Manifestations of Systemic Diseases 4/19/2010

Many systemic diseases often have an ocular component that manifests secondarily.

The Pharmacist and Contact Lenses 4/19/2010

With many types of lenses and solutions available, it is critical to prevent infection and ensure safe lens wear. 

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Treatment Options for Dry Eye Disease 4/19/2010

Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is a frequent cause of patient visits to pharmacies for OTC treatment. 

Visual Impairment in Adults 4/19/2010

Visual impairment is among the top 10 disabilities in people older than 70 years.

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Glaucoma 6/14/2008

Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that causes damage to the optic nerve, the nerve bundle that brings images from the retina of the eye to the brain.

Therapeutic Options for Glaucoma 6/19/2007

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world.