Cataract

Virtual Reality Simulators Yield Benefits In Cataract Surgery

Dr Sumit (Sam) Garg shares how simulator technology can help both trainees and established ophthalmologists alike. Medscape Ophthalmology
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Nepal’s God Of Sight Eye Doctor To Expand Work Beyond Border

Nepal’s “God of Sight” eye doctor renowned for his innovative and inexpensive cataract surgery for the poor is taking his work beyond the Himalayan mountains so there is no more unnecessary blindness in the world
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Could A Few Glasses Of Wine Per Week Help Ward Off Cataracts?

THURSDAY, April 1, 2021 -- Cataracts are a threat to the vision of millions, but new study suggests a welcome aid to prevention: wine. A few glasses of alcohol -- especially red wine -- a week may help reduce your risk of cataract surgery, new...
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Alcohol Consumption Linked To Reduced Cataract Risk

Red wine had the strongest association with reduced risk of cataract, followed by white wine and champagne and then beer. Medscape Medical News
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Weighing The Risks Of Treating Floaters With Vitrectomy

Although vitrectomy for floaters is largely safe, the risk for subsequent retinal detachment and cataract surgery remains a concern. Medscape Ophthalmology
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‘today’s Savannah Guthrie To Undergo Cataract Surgery, “hopeful” Her Sight Will Be Fully...

During Monday’s episode of Today Savannah Guthrie shared the news that she will be undergoing another eye surgery. After suffering from a retina detachment last year, she will now have a cataract removed. On the morning show, Guthrie signed...
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Op-ed: Americans Deserve Pain Management Beyond Opioids

(MedPage Today) -- As an ophthalmologist for the past 29 years, I know that Americans who need cataract surgery are greatly affected by treatment options available to ophthalmic surgeons who perform the procedure. Unfortunately, vital treatments...
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New Science Book Roundup About The Human Condition

After a long hiatus due to unexpected complications from cataract surgery, I am able to get back to my roundups of science books covering the second half of 2019. To keep these posts of manageable size, I will group books by topic or theme. In this...
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Experts Come Together To Save 3-year-old Gorilla's Eyesight At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park and UC San Diego Health experts performed cataract surgery to restore a 3-year-old gorilla's eyesight.
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Experts Come Together To Save 3-year-old Gorilla's Eyesight At San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park and UC San Diego Health experts performed cataract surgery to restore a 3-year-old gorilla's eyesight.
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I’ll Be Back

My Science Book Roundups will be returning soon as I deal with “Adventures in Vision” resulting from continuing complications post-cataract surgery. Thanks for your patience, and stay tuned!
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Hitting The Effective Lens Position Target In Cataract Surgery

Dr Sumit (Sam) Garg comments on a new study using prediction errors in the first eye to refine refractive outcomes in the second eye. Medscape Ophthalmology
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How To Take Care Of Your Eyes As You Age: Be Aware Of Gmc: Glaucoma, Macular Degeneration, Cataract

From Consumer Reports:GlaucomaMore than 2 million Americans have glaucoma, but 50% know it. Glaucoma often goes undiagnosed because it causes no symptoms until vision declines, at which point treatment no longer helps. People aged 40-60 should be...
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Bending That Cost Curve Down: Mvnhs©-style

Hard to beat this:Well yes. A study of cataract surgery in the UK showed that delaying surgery at least a year resulted in many patients dying, becoming too sick or forgetting about it so the numbers of actual procedures were reduced. It is a form...
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Unused Pharmaceuticals Common After Cataract Surgery

MONDAY, Aug. 12, 2019 -- Unused pharmaceutical products during phacoemulsification result in relatively high financial and environmental costs, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Jenna Tauber, M.D., from the New...
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Female Ophthalmology Residents Perform Fewer Procedures

FRIDAY, July 19, 2019 -- Female residents perform fewer cataract operations and total procedures than male residents, according to a study published online July 18 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Dan Gong, M.D., from the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute at...
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How To Pick The Best Sunglasses To Protect Your Eyeshow To Pick The Best Sunglasses To Protect Your...

Sunglasses aren't an optional summertime accessory, they're an essential prescription for eye health. Long-term exposure to the sun without proper protection can increase the risk of eye disease, including cataract, growths on the eye, and eye...
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Dr. Patricia Bath, Pioneering Cataract Treatment Inventor, Dies At 76

(SAN FRANCISCO) — Dr. Patricia Bath, a pioneering ophthalmologist who became the first African American female doctor to receive a medical patent after she invented a more precise treatment of cataracts, has died. She was 76. Bath died on May...
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Vitamins, Carotenoids Associated With Lower Risk For Cataract

MONDAY, April 1, 2019 -- Higher consumption of certain vitamins and carotenoids is associated with a significantly decreased risk for age-related cataract (ARC) in cohort studies, according to a meta-analysis published in the January issue of The...
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"i Was Smugly Pleased With My Apparent Lack Of Wrinkles And Quite Content With Regard To My...

"I did have a little trouble navigating the streets of my new home town, but, all in all, I felt pretty good about things. All that changed with my too successful cataract surgery! My first glance in a mirror disabused me of my fancies of being...
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