Ophthalmology

Metagenomics May Enhance The Diagnosis Of Infectious Keratitis

Dr Christopher Rapuano evaluates a new study comparing standard corneal cultures with combined DNA/RNA sequencing. Medscape Ophthalmology
Related topics: Medical Research, DNA, Genetics

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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
Related topics: Cataract

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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
Related topics: Cataract, Blindness

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An Ophthalmologist And Optometrist Debunk Biggest Vision Myths

Ophthalmologist Rupa Wong and optometrist Jenifer Bossert debunk myths about vision and eye health. They debunk the myth that carrots improve your eyesight and reading in the dark damages your vision. They also discuss the safety of LASIK eye...

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Source Of Zika Neurodevelopmental Defects

A study identified how microcephaly (abnormally small heads) and blindness may develop in Zika-infected fetuses, as well as a new way to potentially prevent these neurodevelopmental defects.
Related topics: Medical Research, Blindness

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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...
Related topics: Wine, Medical Research, Alcohol, Cataract

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A Single Injection Reverses Blindness In Patient With Rare Genetic Disorder

A patient with a genetic form of childhood blindness gained vision, which lasted more than a year, after receiving a single injection of an experimental RNA therapy into the eye.
Related topics: Blindness, Genetics

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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
Related topics: Alcohol, Cataract, Wine

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Prevalence Of Cognitive Impairment Up In Normal-tension Glaucoma

WEDNESDAY, March 31, 2021 -- Normal-tension glaucoma (NTG) is associated with an increased prevalence of cognitive impairment, according to a study published online March 29 in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Sean Mullany, M.D., from...
Related topics: Glaucoma, Medical Research

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Eye Care Is Key When You're Working From Home

SATURDAY, March 27, 2021 -- If you're one of the many people who've switched to working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, you need to take care of your eyes, the American Academy of Ophthalmology says. Staring at a screen too long can lead to...

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Increased Screen Time During Covid-19 May Accelerate Myopia Boom

A new review article wrestles with the pandemic's possible ocular implications for children, who are home in front of their screens at levels like never before. Medscape Ophthalmology

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Aha News: Stroke, Blindness, A Heart Transplant – And A Can-do Spirit

TUESDAY, March 23, 2021 (American Heart Association News) -- Hana Hooper went to college with dreams of becoming a veterinarian. She aspired to boost her knowledge of biology and intended to amplify her interest in art. She was 18, and her future...
Related topics: Stroke, Blindness

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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
Related topics: Cataract

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I Ain't Afraid Of No Ghosts: People With Mind-blindness Not So Easily Spooked

The link between mental imagery and emotions may be closer than we thought.
Related topics: Blindness

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How Dr Glaucomflecken Overcame Death To Get Internet Laughs

Will Flanary, MD, is the ophthalmologist behind the internet sensation Dr Glaucomflecken. His humor not only brings smiles to those in medicine, it helped him survive cancer (twice) and briefly dying. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Cancer, Oncology

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The Case For Stand-alone Migs Gets Stronger

New data show meaningful reductions in IOP and medications in pseudophakic patients with open-angle-glaucoma. Medscape Ophthalmology
Related topics: Glaucoma

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Vision Impairment Is Associated With Mortality

A meta-analysis finds that vision impairment and blindness are tied to an increased risk of mortality, prompting the need to address global eye health disparities.
Related topics: Blindness

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Frequency Of Urgent Vitreoretinal Surgery Down During Pandemic

FRIDAY, March 5, 2021 -- The frequency of urgent or emergent vitreoretinal surgical procedures decreased during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published online March 4 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Noting that the American Academy of...
Related topics: Medical Research

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How Retinal Imaging May Help Identify Alzheimer's Disease

An exploratory analysis into combining optical coherence tomography and artificial intelligence shows promising results. Medscape Ophthalmology
Related topics: Alzheimer's Disease

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Scientists Gain Insight Into Genetics Of Glaucoma

WEDNESDAY, March 3, 2021 -- Researchers have identified 44 new genetic variants associated with glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness. They say their findings could provide new targets to treat the common eye disease. In their study, the...
Related topics: Genetics, Glaucoma, Medical Research, Blindness

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