Allergan Inc. has introduced a new Alphagan P (brimonidine tartrate ophthalmic solution) 0.1%, a reformulation of Alphagan 0.2% and Alphagan P 0.15%. Alphagan P 0.1%  clinical trial results showed IOP reductions with Alphagan P 0.1% were clinically equivalent to the original Alphagan 0.2%, with a difference in mean IOP reductions between the two solutions of <1 mmHg at all follow-up time points over the 12 -month period. Alphagan P 0.1% is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to brimonidine tartrate or any component of this medication, as well as in patients receiving monoamine oxidase inhibitor therapy.

3-D Presbyopia Patient Education Program

Refractec Inc. has teamed with Eyemaginations Inc. to create a specialized presbyopia patient education animation program, which launched in January, to be distributed to more than 800 U.S. ophthalmologists.

The production features 3-D animations simulating presbyopia and Refractec's NearVision CK (conductive keratoplasty). The PC-based patient education package is available for suggested use in waiting rooms, exam rooms and consultation areas, according to the two companies.

The program also offers physicians the ability to update into the Eyemaginations 3-D Eye Office full software suite, allowing physicians to add additional animations or their own video segment.

For more information, call 1 (877) 321-5481, or visit


Gulden Introduces New Dovie Card

Gulden Ophthalmics now offers the Dovie Ophthalmics Drug Card, which lists more than 65 of the most commonly used ophthalmic medications, including manufacturer, available strengths, available sizes and typical dosage. This card also includes information on pediatric dosing and the mechanism action of some drugs; it also includes information on some oral medications.

The Dovie Peds and Pupils Card highlights information on the 11 most common binocular vision disorders and their associated clinical exam findings, including binocular vision and accommodative testing normal/expected values for many common pediatric/binocular vision disorders. Also included is a pupil reference guide illustrating several common papillary anomalies, how to test and confirm diagnosis, and associated ICD-9 billing codes. The cards are the size of a typical Rx pad.

For more information, contact Gulden Ophthalmics at (215) 884-8105 or visit