Ophthalmology

Eight Tips For Protecting Eye Health And Vision When Using Contact Lenses

Most people don't think of contact lenses as medical devices. But a prescription from an eye doctor is required for a reason - if not used correctly, contact lenses can seriously damage our eyes. The American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends...
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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...
Related topics: Cataract, Medical Research

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Research To Prevent Blindness And Association Of University Professors Of Ophthalmology Announce...

Christine Curcio, PhD, has been selected as the 2019 RPB David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding AMD Research (Weeks Award). The Weeks Award, funded through the generosity of Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB), an anonymous donor, and the Association...
Related topics: Medical Research, Blindness

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Ai Researchers Have A Plan To Pay Patients For Data

Enlarge (credit: iStock/Getty Images) Robert Chang, a Stanford ophthalmologist, normally stays busy prescribing drops and performing eye surgery. But a few years ago, he decided to jump on a hot new trend in his field: artificial intelligence....
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Giant Cell Arteritis Occurs At Similar Rate In Blacks, Whites

FRIDAY, Aug. 9, 2019 -- Biopsy-proven giant cell arteritis (BP-GCA) occurs at a similar rate among white and black patients, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Anna M. Gruener, B.M.B.S., from the Johns Hopkins...
Related topics: Black Friday, Biopsy, Medical Research

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Tomorrow's Bionic Eyes Will Have 'predator' Vision

Whether through illness or injury, 36 million people suffer from blindness worldwide, and until just a decade ago those afflicted had little chance of regaining their sight. In 2009, doctors at the University of Manchester implanted the first Argus...
Related topics: Blindness, Medical Research

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Thyroid Hormone Can Alter Color Vision In Zebrafish, Potentially In Humans

Exposure to thyroid hormone can alter eye function in zebrafish, a result with implications for curing color blindness and retinal degeneration in humans.
Related topics: Hormones, Blindness

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Crispr Gene Editing To Take On Inherited Blindness In U.s. Study

A new study in the United States will use CRISPR gene-editing technology to attempt to treat LCA, a retinal condition that is one cause of inherited blindness. Here's what you need to know.
Related topics: Genetics, Blindness, Medical Research

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Research To Prevent Blindness And American Academy Of Ophthalmology Award Grants For Big Data...

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and Research to Prevent Blindness today announced this year's recipients of the RPB/AAO Award for IRIS(r) Registry Research, who are conducting big data research in ophthalmology and blindness prevention.
Related topics: Medical Research, Blindness

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Researchers Think They Can Use Crispr Gene Editing Inside People To Cure A Form Of Blindness

Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the body to try to cure an inherited form of blindness. People with the disease have normal eyes but lack a gene that converts light into...
Related topics: Medical Research, Genetics, Blindness

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Scope Of Practice Expansion: Patient Safety Is Sacrificed For Greater Access

When a patient seeks the care of a professional, they expect that person to be well trained, experienced, and constantly continuing their education. As an ophthalmologist, I completed a 4-year undergraduate program at Virginia Commonwealth...
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Health Tip: Using Eye Makeup

-- Makeup should be used properly and safely to prevent injury to the eye, says the American Academy of Ophthalmology. The academy encourages those who wear eye makeup to: Throw away eye makeup after three months. If you develop an eye...

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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...
Related topics: Cataract, Medical Research

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Novel Mechanism Of Inheritance Detected

Non-Mendelian, oligogenic inheritance could be an unrecognized and important element for occurrence of hereditary retinal degenerations (HRDs, comprising retinitis pigmentosa) which are caused by ultra-rare mutations and cause progressive blindness.
Related topics: Genetics, Blindness

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Asrs 2019

Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ASRS 2019 Medscape Ophthalmology

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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...
Related topics: Cataract, Cancer, Oncology

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Eye Injuries From Fireworks In U.s. Have Nearly Doubled

SUNDAY, June 30, 2019 -- As communities across America enjoy fireworks this July Fourth, folks should keep eye safety in mind. The number of eye injuries caused by fireworks nearly doubled from 2016 to 2017, and the American Academy of...

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Low-cost Retinal Scanner Could Help Prevent Blindness Worldwide

Biomedical engineers have developed a low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that promises to bring the vision-saving technology to underserved regions throughout the United States and abroad. Thanks to a redesigned,...
Related topics: Blindness

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Cat 'in Critical Condition' After Getting Washed For Over 40 Minutes In Washing Machine

Felix, the one-year-old kitty, is recovering from pneumonia, a concussion and temporary blindness caused by being washed in the washing machine.       
Related topics: Pneumonia, Blindness

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What's The Mediterranean Diet's Value In Amd?

A recent pooled analysis makes a compelling case for this diet's protective role, but establishing a direct causal role remains elusive. Medscape Ophthalmology
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