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    Topical drug dosage forms for eye conditions

    31 MAY 2017 16:48

    Pharmacists managing localised eye problems should be aware of the dosage froms that can be administered topically to the eye — solutions, suspensions and ointments — and their advantages, disadvantages, and considerations for use.

  • Storefront showing pharmacy services

    Setting up a pharmacy provider company to win tenders for new services

    24 APR 2017 12:44 By Steve Hemsley

    With public health bodies and clinical commissioning groups now seeking single organisations to manage local services, Steve Hemsley examines the benefits for community pharmacists and pharmacies when creating pharmacy provider companies to tender for new services, as well as the risks and challenges posed by this new approach. 

  • Eye surgery

    Frequent intravitreal bevacizumab injections increase risk of glaucoma surgery

    11 APR 2017 8:33

    Seven or more injections a year makes patients more than twice as likely to need glaucoma surgery, according to researchers.

  • Members of the team at Warman-Freed pharmacy

    How pharmacists can boost sales of over-the-counter medicines

    9 JAN 2017 16:58 By Joanna Mills

    Joanna Mills, consumer and influencer insight manager at specialist over-the-counter pharmaceutical company Perrigo, uses examples from Warman-Freed pharmacy in London to explain how pharmacists can increase their sales of non-prescription products.

  • Promoting self care to reduce unnecessary GP visits

    30 NOV 2016 15:34 By Maureen Baker

    Healthcare is changing dramatically and so are the needs of our patients. As such, GPs and our teams are changing the ways in which we are working, but we also need our patients to play their part.

  • Wear glasses to reduce dry eye

    17 NOV 2016 9:51 By Robert Woodward

    I read with interest your Focus dry eye supplement in the August issue of The Pharmaceutical Journal. Wearing spectacles would probably help most patients suffering from dry eye. I have found that city air pollution aggravates the condition, but wearing glasses quickly works and it is no longer a problem.

  • Pharmacist in consultation with patient

    How to build and maintain trust with patients

    15 NOV 2016 11:29 By Maria Allinson, Betty Chaar

    Patients are more likely to open up and disclose information if they trust their pharmacist or healthcare professional, and a better quality of interaction may result in greater patient autonomy and shared decision-making.

  • Campaign to raise eye drop technique awareness

    30 SEP 2016 17:15 By Sarah Thomas, Fiona Chiu

    In summer 2016, Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust launched its pharmacy-led #knowyourdrops campaign. Its main objectives are to promote and encourage good eye drop compliance, provide support to patients, carers and staff regarding best techniques for administering eye drops, and demonstrate the range of available compliance aids and review their benefits for individual patients.

  • Retinal image of the eye of a woman with glaucoma

    Medication-releasing contact lens could treat glaucoma

    13 SEP 2016 16:14

    Contact lenses that release latanoprost are at least as effective as latanoprost drops in reducing intraocular pressure, study finds.

  • Close-up of eye and eyedropper

    Dry eye in community pharmacy

    26 AUG 2016 13:18 By Tony Scully

    People visit pharmacies to seek advice on everything from hay fever to stomach bugs and sprained wrists. While it is known that people also ask their pharmacist about dry eye, we know little about the frequency of such complaints or how knowledgeable pharmacists are in providing quality care, since they receive little formal training on the condition. 

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