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ISSN: 2155-9570

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology
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Revisit Rescula and Cystoid Macular Edema and Refractory Glaucoma

Tina Guanting Qiu* (Review by E. Randy Craven MD, Martin Wand MD, Bruce Shields MD)
Biopharma Physician Consultant (independent), Peabody, MA, USA
Corresponding Author : Tina Guanting Qiu, MD PhD
Biopharma Physician Consultant (independent)
Peabody, MA United States
Tel: 001-978 998 0624
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: August 06, 2015 Accepted: September 09, 2015 Published: September 13, 2015
Citation: Qiu TG (2015) Revisit Rescula and Cystoid Macular Edema and Refractory Glaucoma. J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 6:473. doi:10.4172/2155-9570.1000473
Copyright: © 2015 Qiu TG et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Rescula (unoprostone isopropyl) has been in the market as ocular hypotensive drug since 1994. There are amounting scientific research and post-marketing clinical experiences reported in peer review journals. Yet there seems limited understanding about its unique clinical implication associated with newly discovered molecular mechanism (traits) of BK channel activation. Hence this review article is using a focal lens with an eye on B-K channel activation to further delineate possible roles of rescula in modulating chronic parainflammation in the eye, which may eventually set it apart from the rest lipid hypotensive drugs such as latanoprost that is pro-inflammatory in nature. Cystoid macular edema and refractory glaucoma will be the key historical clinical case highlights.

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