Ophthalmology

Race Riot Triggers Epidemic Of Color Blindness

A health crisis has broken out in Chicago. An epidemic of color blindness has devastated the already frail credibility of area journalists. Normally liberal journalists are acutely aware of color, to the point of placing their obsession with...
Related topics: Blindness

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First U.s. Patients Treated With Crispr As Gene-editing Human Trials Get Underway

This could be a crucial year for the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR as researchers start testing it in patients to treat diseases such as cancer, blindness, and sickle cell disease.(Image credit: MOLEKUUL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY/Getty...
Related topics: Genetics, Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology, Blindness, Health Photos

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Novartis' (nvs) Bla For Ophthalmology Drug Accepted By Fda

Want the latest recommendations from Zacks Investment Research? Today, you can download 7 Best Stocks for the Next 30 Days. Click to get this free report Novartis AG (NVS): Free Stock Analysis Report Roche Holding AG (RHHBY): Free Stock...
Related topics: Novartis, Food And Drug Administration, Medical Research

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It's Tuesday, Let's See What's Up With The Mvnhs©

Oh:In The U.K., Blindness Is Free https://t.co/WdmI3bDUm3 from The Political Hat Blog— Political Hat Blog (@PoliticHatBlog) April 9, 2019It's what inevitably happens when health care becomes a "right."Original content copyright © InsureBlog
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Century Plants


It’s hard to saywhether we would have slept lesseasy in that rented room,knowing that past the window’sscratched glaucoma,the empty lot full of sand,they were waking—would wake—from thirty-years,these perfect, inhuman things,able to achieve...
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A Soft Spot For Stem Cells Helps Cornea Healing

New research reveals a potential revolutionary way to treat eye injuries and prevent blindness -- by softening the tissue hosting the stem cells which then helps repair wounds, inside the body.
Related topics: Stem Cells, Medical Research, Blindness

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Blind, Elderly Golden Retriever Gets His Very Own 'seeing Eye Puppy'

After Charlie, an 11-year-old golden retriever, had to have both of his eyes removed due to glaucoma, his owners thought he might be in need of a helping paw. Charlie's health problems started in 2016 when he had to have his left eye removed...
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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...
Related topics: Vitamins, Cataract

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Orthopedic Surgeon Pays $400k To Keep Son Out Of Ophthalmology Residency

(MedPage Today) -- A twist in the college cheating scandal

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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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Google Research Shows How Ai Can Make Ophthalmologists More Effective

As artificial intelligence continues to evolve, diagnosing disease faster and potentially with greater accuracy than physicians, some have suggested that technology may soon replace tasks that physicians currently perform. But a new study shows that...
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Fda Oks Rocklatan, A New Once-daily Eye Drop For Glaucoma

The netarsudil and latanoprost ophthalmic solution (Rocklatan) reduces elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. FDA Approvals
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Glaucoma, Hypertension

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Hickenlooper Suffers From Face Blindness

“John Hickenlooper knows he knows you from somewhere. The former Colorado governor just doesn’t know if it’s really you,” CNN reports. “Such is the life of a politician who suffers from prosopagnosia, or face blindness,...
Related topics: Blindness, CNN

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How Gene Therapy Can Reverse A Form Of Congenital Blindness

If we had known in advance of the challenges that were to come, we might never have started the research -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
Related topics: Genetics, Blindness, Medical Research

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Exfoliation Syndrome May Up Risk For Copd

FRIDAY, March 8, 2019 -- Patients with exfoliation syndrome (XFS) may be at increased risk for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to a study published in the January-February issue of Ophthalmology Glaucoma. Samuel C. Taylor,...
Related topics: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Medical Research, Glaucoma

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Glaucoma Burden Increasing Globally But Not Equally

TUESDAY, Feb. 26, 2019 -- The health burden of glaucoma increased globally in the past 25 years and is distributed unequally, according to a study published online Feb. 20 in Acta Ophthalmologica. Wei Wang, from Sun Yat-Sen University in...
Related topics: Glaucoma, Medical Research

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Google Launches Effort In India To Screen For Leading Causes Of Blindness

Google on Monday launched an effort in India to use a new screening tool to combat diabetic retinopathy (DR) and diabetic macular edema (DME), two of the leading causes of blindness.In partnership with Verily, the parent company Alphabet's...
Related topics: Google, Blindness, Diabetes

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Preoperative Phone Visits For Cataract Patients Safe, Efficient

MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 -- Phone visits can safely substitute for a standard, in-person history and physical (H&P) in patients undergoing cataract surgery, according to a study published online Feb. 7 in the Journal of General Internal...
Related topics: Cataract, Medical Research

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Google & Verily’s Ml Algorithm For Detecting Eye Disease Enters Clinical Use In India,...

For the past three years, Google and Verily have leveraged machine learning to screen for the two leading causes of preventable blindness in adults. In India, this algorithm is now being used in a clinical setting, while the European Union has...
Related topics: Google, Algorithms, Blindness

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Swiss Drug Giant Roche Reportedly Readies To Buy The Biotech Behind The First Fda-approved Gene...

Swiss drugmaker Roche is nearing a deal to buy Philadelphia-based biotech company Spark Therapeutics, the Wall Street Journal reported on Saturday. Spark's gene therapy is for a rare form of blindness and is the first of such treatments to be...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Genetics, Blindness

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