Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, and is expected to affect up to three million Americans by 2020. One of the main risk factors in glaucoma is an unsafe increase in intraocular pressure (IOP). IOP reduction in patients with glaucoma is usually accomplished through the use of medicated eye drops. But those drops can be uncomfortable to use and must be administered several times daily.
Join University of Pittsburgh professor, Dr. Morgan Fedorchak, as she discusses design and testing of different ways of delivering ocular drugs, as well as the considerations in translating these technologies to clinical settings. During her talk, Fedorchak will also discuss some of the latest developments in ocular medicine that could overcome the issues surrounding traditional eye drop medication.
Old Drugs, New Tricks: Putting an End to Traditional Eye Drops will be held on Monday, September 12, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, at the Carnegie Science Center. Admission is free. During the evening, you can enjoy the pub-type atmosphere with food and drinks available for purchase. For more information, or to reserve your free ticket, visit the Café Scientifique webpage.