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Mama June weight loss surgery could help eyesight

Researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australia, studied weight loss and how it impacts eyesight. Mama June Shannon has childhood cataracts that may have been due to her weight.
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Abstract Cataract surgery is undoubtedly the most frequently performed ophthalmic surgical procedure in developed countries, including Australia and New Zealand, where approaching 200,000 procedures are performed annually.
Source: Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
Is intraoperative aberrometry or intraoperative markerless guidance more effective in helping to achieve low amounts of astigmatism after cataract surgery? Dr Garg reviews a recent study.Medscape Ophthalmology
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A Wayne State University research team recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to develop new treatment approaches for endophthalmitis, a severe inflammation of the interior of the eye caused by contaminating microorganisms that enter the eye following trauma or surgery -- notably cataract surgery.
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news
I would like to point out methodology problems in Zhu et  al.’s article on cost-utility analysis of cataract surgery in patients with vision-threatening diabetic retinopathy.1 The utility values were calculated using an incorrect time tradeoff method, which is intended to ask patients how many years of life they would trade in return for a desirable he alth outcome.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Letters Source Type: research
To compare the efficacy of a computer-assisted marker system for toric intraocular lenses (IOLs) (Callisto Eye System) with manual marking techniques.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
To clarify the effect of first-eye cataract surgery on the incidence of falls and identify components of visual function associated with fall risk.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
To analyze the pharmacological mydriasis and the consequent fundus visibility after single-pass 4-throw pupilloplasty in pseudophakic eyes.
Source: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusions: FLACS is superior to conventional phaco in the circularity of rhexis, capsular overlap, and centration of the IOL and uses less EPT. However, conventional phacoemulsification is equivalent to FLACS in most other parameters.
Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
In this report, we describe the management of a child with bilateral cataract, nystagmus, and comitant sensory esotropia. Routine ultrasonography done before cataract surgery revealed bilateral disc edema confirmed as idiopathic intracranial hypertension by a pediatric neurologist. The primary intervention for cataract surgery was followed by nonresolving papilledema, despite maximum medical therapy. To salvage the optic nerve function in a nonverbal child, bilateral optic nerve sheath decompression was planned with simultaneous medial rectus recessions for the persistent esotropia with the satisfactory postoperative outcome.
Source: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract More than 26 million Americans suffer with cataracts, and with 3.6 million cataract extractions performed annually in the United States, it is the most common surgical procedure. The integrity of the delicate structures of the eye that mediate vision is dependent on the intraocular pressure (IOP). Yet, IOP acts to compress the vessels within the globe-akin to a Starling resistor-and is a key component that determines the ocular perfusion pressure, defined as the difference between arterial pressure and IOP. The retina is one of the most metabolically active tissues in the body, and its functional integrit...
Source: Anesthesia and Analgesia - Category: Anesthesiology Authors: Tags: Anesth Analg Source Type: research
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