About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

European Approval for Eye Care Drug Jetrea

by Raja Nandhini on March 19, 2013 at 7:08 AM
Font : A-A+

 European Approval for Eye Care Drug Jetrea

Pharmaceutical company, ThromboGenics, has received the green signal from the European Commission for its drug, Jetrea (ocriplasmin).

Jetrea is used in treating vitreomacular traction (VMT), an age related disorder in the eye. VMT causes holes in the macula, an important area in the retina responsible for vision.

Advertisement

It is estimated that 250,000-300,000 patients in Europe alone suffer from this condition and surgery at an advanced stage is the major treatment option available currently. However, a single injection of Jetrea, the need for surgery could be avoided in many cases.

ThromboGenics holds the rights to market the drug in USA while its partner, Novartis would market the drug in Europe through its eye care division, Alcon.

Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Advertisement
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Top 7 Benefits of Good Oral Hygiene
Healthy and Safer Thanksgiving 2021
Long-Term Glycemic Control - A Better Measure of COVID-19 Severity
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Drug Toxicity Signature Drug Toxicity Eye Vision LASIK Surgery Facts Allergy Eye Drops Routine Eye Examination Quiz On Eye Donation Floppy Iris Syndrome Eyelid Bump 

Recommended Reading
Age Related Macular Degeneration
AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION (AMD) is a disease associated with ageing. It is a degenerative ......
Foods that Gives You Sparkling Eyes
Food not only sustains us but the kind and quality of food determines the state of your health, ......
Aspirin Use Ups Risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration
Regular use of aspirin is associated with a higher risk of neovascular age-related macular ......
Compound Found in Herb Rosemary Promotes Eye Health, Protects Against Macular Degeneration
Western medicine in recent years has shown renewed interest in herbs widely used in Asian and early ...
Allergy Eye Drops
Eye allergies are treated with different types of eye drops such as lubricants, antihistamines, NSAI...
Drug Toxicity
Drug toxicity is an adverse reaction of the body towards a drug that results as a side effect of a d...
Eyelid Bump
Our eyelids protect our eyes and keep them moist. Swelling of the eyelid may be localized due to cha...
Floppy Iris Syndrome
Floppy iris syndrome is associated with a high risk of complications following cataract surgery....
Routine Eye Examination
A comprehensive eye exam can take an hour or more, depending on the doctor and the number and comple...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use