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* Durham, French firms team to develop dry eye treatment for companion animals :: Editor’s Blog at WRAL TechWire

Source: Durham, French firms team to develop dry eye treatment for companion animals :: Editor’s Blog at WRAL TechWire

Posted Feb. 1, 2016 at 3:27 p.m.


Dye eye treatment coming for dogs

Wilma, who started going blind at the age of 2, belongs to Jim Shamp, Director of Public Relations for the N.C. Biotechnology Center.

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — ​Zoion Pharma of Durham has formed a collaboration with the French veterinary company Ceva Santé Animale to develop a treatment for eye diseases in companion animals.

The companies did not disclose financial terms of the collaboration which gives Ceva worldwide development and commercial rights to Zoion’s drug candidate ZP-1, which Zoion has been targeting as a dry-eye treatment for dogs.

Technically, it’s an epithelial sodium channel inhibitor for the treatment of veterinary ocular surface diseases involving a lack of surface hydration, such as keratoconjunctivitis sicca (KCS), commonly called dry eye.

“KCS is a disease that causes much pain and discomfort, particularly in dogs,” said Jon Alšėnas, D.V.M., president and CEO of Zoion. “If left untreated, severe cases may lead to blindness.”

Drug originally discovered by Parion Sciences

ZP-1 has successfully completed a proof-of-concept clinical trial in canine dry eye. It was originally discovered by Parion Sciences of Durham and then licensed to Zoion for veterinary use. [Read full article….]

Source: Durham, French firms team to develop dry eye treatment for companion animals :: Editor’s Blog at WRAL TechWire

* Steroid eye drops reverse cataracts in mice | Science/AAAS | News


Following successful tests on mice with cataracts, this new discovery looks set to revolutionise the treatment of cataracts in humans….

….And could also offer hope for the many dogs (and other pets) that develop cataracts, leading to impaired eyesight and even blindness.


Source: Steroid eye drops reverse cataracts in mice | Science/AAAS | News

Advance could lead to new treatments for millions afflicted with the condition

More than half of Americans over the age of 70 have cataracts, caused by clumps of proteins collecting in the eye lens. The only way to remove them is surgery, an unavailable or unaffordable option for many of the 20 million people worldwide who are blinded by the condition. Now, a new study in mice suggests eye drops made with a naturally occurring steroid could reverse cataracts by teasing apart the protein clumps.

[Read the full article….]

* Bayer launch a ‘site‘ for sore eyes – Pet Gazette

Source: Bayer launch a ‘site‘ for sore eyes – Pet Gazette

By Domonique De Friez


Dry eye affects around one in 22 dogs, and can affect up to 20 per cent of at risk breeds, yet in a recent survey, nearly half of dog owners were not aware that the condition could pose a potential risk to their pet.

To help address this, Bayer Animal Health has launched an educational website (www.remend.co.uk) specifically designed to help dog owners understand more about dry eye; covering clinical signs, predisposed breeds, diagnosis and treatment, with the key message throughout encouraging owners to speak to their vet with any concerns.

The website has been launched to support Bayer’s new tear replacement product, Remend TM Dry Eye Lubricant Drops, which is intended for use as part of the management of dry eye, alongside prescription medication, after the condition has been diagnosed by a veterinary surgeon.  RemendTM Dry Eye Lubricant Drops provide long-lasting lubrication for the eyes, and have the advantage that they can be applied less frequently than the majority of artificial tear supplements currently on the market. [Read full article….]

www.remend.co.uk


Source: Bayer launch a ‘site‘ for sore eyes – Pet Gazette

* It’s all in the brain, for humans and their pets – development of new epilepsy treatment

Source: The Age | www.theage.com.au
March 10, 2014
By Hinalei Johnston

Dr Sam Long, Head of Neurology with patient, Ruby. Credit: Wyndham Weekly.

Dr Sam Long, Head of Neurology with patient, Ruby. Credit: Wyndham Weekly.

There are many parallels between the conditions suffered by both humans and pets, as they are exposed to the same environment, which means research in medical and veterinary science fields often has human implications.

Researchers at the University of Melbourne are focusing on ground-breaking research into a range of conditions suffered both by animals and humans. The research will hopefully change the way pets and humans are diagnosed and treated, and Continue reading

* Dry Eye in Dogs | For the love of your pet: How to treat painful condition of dry eye in dogs | Victoria Advocate

Source: Victoria Advocate

By Shana Bohac

Originally published January 30, 2014 at midnight, updated January 30, 2014 at midnight

Dry eye is a painful and potentially dangerous condition that occurs because of lack of tear production.

There are a number of different symptoms you can see if your dog has this issue. Common signs include pawing or rubbing at the eyes, redness, dullness of the cornea, thick discharge, sensitivity to light, swollen eyelids, squinting, ulceration of the cornea, blinking excessively and impaired vision.

In most cases, the eyes start off itchy, red and irritated, and if left untreated, they Continue reading

* The Daily Pennsylvanian :: Vet researchers develop treatment for dog blindness

Vet researchers develop treatment for dog blindness

The cause of the disease is the same as in humans and the treatment could potentially treat humans

By Brenda Wang · October 28, 2013, 5:25 pm · Updated October 28, 2013, 10:51 pm

Researchers at Penn Vet have created a gene therapy treatment that treat blindness in dogs with potential future applications for humans as well.

Researchers at the School of Veterinary Medicine have developed a groundbreaking treatment for blindness in dogs, and potentially, humans. Continue reading