July Issue of NIH News in Health Now Available

The July issue of NIH News in Health is now available. Featured stories include "Safeguarding Our Health: Vaccines Protect Us All" and "A Blurry Worldview: Understanding Myopia". Also, check out the health capsules and the featured Web site.
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Conclusion: Uncomplicated phacoemulsification had no significant effect on the prevalence or characteristics of pre-existing macular abnormalities in eyes with high myopia up to 6 months of follow-up. The incidence of CME 2 months after uncomplicated cataract surgery in eyes with high myopia was about 9%. PMID: 30090180 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Ophthalmic and Vision Research - Category: Opthalmology Tags: J Ophthalmic Vis Res Source Type: research
Conclusions: This is the first report of uniparental disomy 6 and a homozygous variant in TULP1 associated with a rod-cone dystrophy. Molecular diagnosis of inherited retinal dystrophies is essential to inform the mode of transmission and clinical management, and to identify potential candidates for future gene-specific therapies. PMID: 30090012 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Molecular Vision - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Vis Source Type: research
Authors: Chay IW, Tan CS Abstract We read with interest the article by Agarwal et al. reporting that mean choroidal thickness was significantly higher in HIV patients, especially those with HIV microangiopathy, compared to healthy controls matched for age, ethnicity, and gender. We would like to highlight two important factors which may affect choroidal thickness assessment, namely diurnal variation and myopia, which should be taken into consideration. It is important to know that mean choroidal thickness is likely to be higher among HIV patients, especially those with HIV microangiopathy, compared to healthy subje...
Source: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Ocul Immunol Inflamm Source Type: research
Authors: Joachimsen L, Gross NJ, Lagrèze WA Abstract Myopia is on the increase worldwide and will become a major challenge over the next decades in terms of secondary ophthalmologic complications. There are effective therapeutic options available to slow or prevent the progression of myopia. So far, it has not been investigated whether there are possible additive effects of these interventions. Further investigations - especially in Caucasian populations - are necessary to verify the study results available from Asia. There is limited data on how long further progression of myopia is preventable. A therapy a...
Source: Klinische Monatsblatter fur Augenheilkunde - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Klin Monbl Augenheilkd Source Type: research
Condition:   Juvenile Myopia Interventions:   Device: Novel spectacle lens design;   Device: Spectacle lenses Sponsor:   SightGlass Vision, Inc. Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Publication date: Available online 8 August 2018Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and StrabismusAuthor(s): Lisa A. Hark, Eric Shiuey, Michael Yu, Evelyn Tran, Eileen L. Mayro, Tingting Zhan, Michael Pond, Judie Tran, Linda Siam, Alex V. LevinPurposeTo investigate the prevalence of decreased visual acuity and uncorrected refractive error in school-aged children participating in summer programs.MethodsDuring the summers of 2014-2016, Wills Eye Hospital collaborated with summer programs in Philadelphia to provide vision screenings for underserved children. Parental consent was obtained prior ...
Source: Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: research
Purpose: To compare the functional optical zone (OZ) with different levels of myopia and different OZ groups after small-incision lenticule extraction. Methods: This retrospective study included 249 patients (120 men) after small-incision lenticule extraction correction. We grouped participants according to attempted correction [low: spherical equivalent (SE)> −3.0 D; moderate: −6.0 D ≥ SE ≥ −3.0 D; high: SE ≥ −6.0 D] and planned functional optical zone (PFOZ) (OZ-1: PFOZ ≤ 6.3 mm; OZ-2: 6.3 mm 6.5 mm), and we compared the achieved functional optical zone (AFOZ) and total corneal...
Source: Cornea - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Clinical Science Source Type: research
This study involved 26 myopic subjects ranging from -0.50 D to -7.00 D. FCLs prototypes were custom-manufactured and characterized. Corneal topographies were taken in order to assess correlations between corneal asphericity and lens decentration. Two-dimensional RPREs were measured with an open-field autorefractor at 67 points, covering the central 60 × 30 degrees of the visual field. The bidimensional RPRE vector components: M, J0 and J45 of the difference between the values obtained with and without the FCLs in the eye were obtained. Additionally, the FCL-induced peripheral refraction in tangential and sa...
Source: Current Eye Research - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Curr Eye Res Source Type: research
Last week the Trump administration announced its intent to freeze Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards (CAFE) at 2020 levels. Rules implemented in 2012 under the Obama administration would require a fleet average fuel economy of 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) by 2025, but the new rule change would instead hold average fuel economy at about 37 mpg.Predictably, the announcement created a flurry of criticism, with theNew York Times editorial board characterizing the plan as reckless in the face of climate change. Much of this criticism misses a key point: CAFE has been repurposed to manage a problem for which it was not desi...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - Category: American Health Authors: Source Type: blogs
Conditions:   Myopia;   Safety Issues Intervention:   Other: Breath-O-Correct Lens Sponsors:   The Hong Kong Polytechnic University;   SEED Co. Ltd. Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
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