Ophthalmology

The Fda Has Now Banned More Than 130 Hand Sanitizers That Are Potentially Deadly

The FDA's list of hand sanitizers that contain methanol, also known as wood alcohol, now includes more than 130 brands. Methanol, when absorbed through the skin, can cause a variety of serious health issues, including permanent blindness and...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Alcohol, Blindness

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Multifocal Contact Lenses Slow Myopia Progression In Children

Children wearing multifocal contact lenses had slower progression of their myopia, according to new results. The findings support an option for controlling the condition, also called nearsightedness, which increases the risk of cataracts, glaucoma...
Related topics: Contact Lenses, Glaucoma

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New Treatment Targets Found For Blinding Retinal Disease

When the eye isn't getting enough oxygen in the face of common conditions like premature birth or diabetes, it sets in motion a state of frenzied energy production that can ultimately result in blindness, and now scientists have identified new...
Related topics: Diabetes, Blindness

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Most Eye Practices Seeing Urgent Cases During Covid-19

MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2020 -- Most practices are complying with the American Academy of Ophthalmology guidelines for scheduling patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Matthew R. Starr,...
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Researchers Discover Stem Cells In Optic Nerve That Preserve Vision

Researchers have for the first time identified stem cells in the region of the optic nerve, which transmits signals from the eye to the brain. The finding presents a new theory on why the most common form of glaucoma may develop and provides...
Related topics: Medical Research, Stem Cells, Glaucoma

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The Fda Just Banned Four More Hand Sanitizer Brands That Are Potentially Deadly

The FDA has updated its earlier warnings and identified nearly 60 hand sanitizer brands that contain methanol, a substance that is toxic to humans and potentially deadly. When absorbed through the skin, methanol can sometimes lead to permanent...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Blindness

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Glaucoma Checkups Fall By The Wayside During Pandemic

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 -- In yet another sign that the coronavirus pandemic has pushed critical medical care aside, a new survey finds many glaucoma patients have missed appointments for monitoring their eye disease. More than half (53%) of 1,051...
Related topics: Glaucoma, Polls

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Want To Protect Your Eyes As You Age? Stay Away From Carbs

MONDAY, July 27, 2020 -- Glaucoma strikes many people as they age, but what if a simple dietary change could lower your risk? New research suggests it can: Scientists found a low-carbohydrate diet might protect you against the vision-robbing...
Related topics: Glaucoma, Medical Research, Diet

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Low-carb Diet Does Not Up Risk For Primary Open-angle Glaucoma

FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 -- Low-carbohydrate diets are not associated with the risk for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), according to a study recently published in Eye. Akiko Hanyuda, M.D., M.P.H., from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public...
Related topics: Diet, Glaucoma, Medical Research, Harvard University

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As Ophthalmology Clinics Reopen, New Questions Abound

Dr Sumit (Sam) Garg discusses navigating our disorienting new normal. 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...
Related topics: Cataract

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Check Early And Often For Glaucoma

FRIDAY, July 17, 2020 -- Regular eye checks are crucial for people with early-stage glaucoma, a new study shows. Glaucoma is a condition in which the optic nerve that connects the eye to the brain becomes damaged. It develops slowly and affects...
Related topics: Glaucoma, Medical Research

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Should We Treat Or Observe Dme With Good Vision?

Treating all patients with central-involved diabetic macular edema, regardless of their vision quality, may not be a clinically effective strategy. Medscape Ophthalmology
Related topics: Diabetes

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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...
Related topics: Cataract

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Parasitic Worms Use Their Keen Senses To Wriggle Through Their Hosts

Parasitic filarial nematodes infect hundreds of millions of people, causing diseases such as river blindness and lymphatic filariasis, which can lead to elephantiasis, a severe swelling of the limbs. Mosquitoes spread the parasitic worms, which...
Related topics: Blindness

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The Fda Warns That 55 Hand Sanitizer Brands Are Toxic And Potentially Deadly

The FDA advises that 55 hand sanitizer brands contain methanol, also known as wood alcohol. Methanol is toxic and can cause severe complications when absorbed, including permanent blindness. When buying hand sanitizer, make sure that the product has...
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The Brain’s Filter

If you have not seen this video of students passing basketballs around, watch it now before reading further. The now famous video, from Simons 1999, is a demonstration of inattentional blindness. There is no trick here, just a demonstration of...
Related topics: Health Videos, Blindness

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Scientists Use Nanoparticle-delivered Gene Therapy To Inhibit Blinding Eye Disease In Rodents

In experiments in rats and mice, two Johns Hopkins scientists—an engineer and an ophthalmologist—report the successful use of nanoparticles to deliver gene therapy for blinding eye disease. A uniquely engineered large molecule allows researchers...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research

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Is Aerie Pharmaceuticals A Buy?

Investors can't fault the ambition of Aerie Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: AERI). The company aspires to consolidate a fragmented market for glaucoma treatments and grab a combined 40% market share with its two drug products, Rhopressa and Rocklatan....
Related topics: Nasdaq, Glaucoma

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"sen. Rand Paul Doesn’t Much Care What Anthony Fauci Has To Say. The Kentucky Republican...

"Hayek, the Austrian-born economist and libertarian hero, died in 1992. But Paul, an ophthalmologist before he took up politics, still takes medical guidance from the 20th-century philosopher. 'Hayek had it right!' Paul proclaimed at Tuesday’s...

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