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What is VuityTM?
VuityTM is a prescription eye drop for the treatment of
presbyopia in adults (age-related blurry near vision).
VuityTM is 1.25% pilocarpine hydrochloride ophthalmic solution.
Presbyopia generally begins to happen in adults around age 40.
Presbyopia can be managed with eyeglasses (multi-focal and bi-focal), contact lenses, and drugstore or over-the-counter reading glasses. VuityTM is the first and only FDA-approved prescription eye drop to treat presbyopia.
How does VuityTM work?
- VuityTM primarily works by reducing pupil size by 40-50% to help you see up close.
- VuityTM is used with one drop in each eye once daily.
- Studies indicate that vision up-close beings to improve within 30 minutes of installation and lasts about 5-6 hours.
- VuityTM can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Who is VuityTM indicated for?
Clinical trials were done on patients with emerging or early presbyopia (ages 40-55).
What do the studies on VuityTM show?
30-day clinical trials showed that patients achieved an improvement in their near vision while maintaining their distance vision.
Are there any side effects?
The most common side effects are headaches and hyperemia/eye redness.
Pilocarpine (the active drug in VuityTM) has been used in various concentrations since 1872. Literature indicates a slight risk of retinal detachment, therefore, it is imperative a retinal exam and photos are performed before using VuityTM. We are not recommending VuityTM for patients with high myopia/ nearsightedness.
How much does VuityTM cost?
A 2.5 ml bottle is $79.00 and will last about one month when used daily. (Prices may vary based on pharmacy.)
For more information, visit Vuity.com
You are encouraged to report the negative side effects of the prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088