Targeting PCSK9 presents a unique approach to lowering LDL cholesterol, which is a essential component in managing and preventing cardiovascular disease. We continue to advance and mature the breadth and depth of our pipeline and the therapeutic possibilities that we can take benefit of with this technology. Related StoriesStopping cholesterol medicines before surgery may increase risk of loss of life during recoveryPresence of tophi in people with gout can increase threat of developing cardiovascular diseaseFour microRNAs appear to play critical roles in managing cholesterol, triglyceride metabolismBMS-PCSK9Rx is an antisense medication that targets proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin 9, or PCSK9. PCSK9, an associate of a large family of proteases, helps regulate the amount of LDL-cholesterol in the bloodstream through its interactions with the LDL-receptor.If someone gets hit in the eye because he or she is not wearing defensive eyewear, there exists a high likelihood the optical eye will be lost. Dr. Pflugfelder has treated injuries including dislocated lenses, traumatic cataracts, hyphemas, traumatic glaucoma, retinal detachments, choroidal ruptures and vitreous hemorrhages – – all due to paintballs. Unfortunately, the majority of the eyes I have treated for paintball eyes injuries have not really done well. Sherri Purpura’s 18-year-old boy, Joseph, knows first hand about paintball eye injuries. He was injured when a paintball accidentally hit him in the attention. The injury resulted in the severe swelling and bleeding of the eye. Our ophthalmologist was in advance with us, Mrs. Purpura stated. He warned us there may be serious and actually permanent harm to Joseph’s eye.