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    Vuity

    FDA Approves Vuity: The First and Only Eye Drop for Presbyopia, what kinda voodoo do you do? Has anybody else heard of this? Just seen it this morning.

    Roy W. Jackson, Sr. ABOC

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    It works via reducing pupil size, it is only effective for several hours and will not be covered by insurance as it is not a necessity. The initial claim is the cost is $80.00 per month but not to sure of that claim.

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    The article says it doesn't effect distance when reducing the pupil size, to me it would have the opposite effect as dilation.
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    Would the reduced pupil size affect night or other low light issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optical Roy View Post
    FDA Approves Vuity: The First and Only Eye Drop for Presbyopia, what kinda voodoo do you do? Has anybody else heard of this? Just seen it this morning.
    About three lines better for 6-8hrs if you think instilling drops is easier than cleaning your eyeglasses. Probably Rx/pharmacy only and spendy.

    Serious Reactions​
    retinal detachment
    lens opacification (long-term use)

    Common Reactions​
    lacrimation
    blurred vision
    ocular stinging, transient
    ocular burning, transient
    headache, supraorbital or temporal
    ciliary spasm
    conjunctival congestion
    superficial punctate keratitis
    myopia
    visual acuity decrease
    impaired dark adaptation
    corneal granularity

    Watch for the lens softening products to appear in the somewhat near future.

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    Front desk at my office is already getting calls about whether we "have" it or not. I'm skeptical only because we can't seem to get patients to take their AREDs, artificial tears, and COAG drops reliably, to the detriment of their ocular health, yet they are excited about a drop for presbyopia. Hopefully they will be RX only with the possible side effects being concerning.
    Krystle

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    Man, it's weak pilo. Pilo is cheap as dirt and old as dirt. What are they charging to dilute this stuff?

    This is not a big deal. It will be sucky.

    One eye will be dim, and it's not going to be good for driving in the dark or getting up to empty the prostate-blocked bladder (yeah, it's supposed to "wear off"...).

    Robert's right: the lens-softening thing (known by some secret letter-number combo) is at least something new and different. I'd wait to see about that.

    Pilo has side effects as mentioned. I doubt we'll see a bunch of retinal detachments, but we'll see headaches for sure.

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