The Future of Vision and Eye Care

3D printed digital contact lenses, bionic eye implants, augmented reality eye condition explainers: the future of vision and eye care are full of science fiction-sounding innovations. Here is where digital health will take ophthalmology in the future! More than 80 percent of perception comes through vision Researchers estimate that 80-85 percent of our perception, learning, cognition, and activities are mediated through vision. Compared to that, our hearing only processes 11 percent of information, while smell 3.5 percent, touch 1.5 percent and taste 1 percent. Don’t you think that’s possible? Renowned scholars, L.D. Rosenblum, Harold Stolovitch and Erica Keeps explained these numbers with the following, rather convincing story. Imagine you are in an open field, the sun shines on you, with the bees humming softly in the air. How far can you see and hear? When it comes to vision, it’s around 50 miles, talking about hearing, it’s only 1-2 miles at best! What about the smell of the flowers? Without the wind blowing, only 10-20 meters. How about touching or tasting? Well, it depends on your arm’s length, but obviously not further than that. And the same goes for your tongue and tasting. It is almost a cliché to emphasize the importance of the eyes and vision, but it’s a luminous example to illustrate how the eyes are our most important sensory organ. Hence, if you catch an eye disease or have to face a serious eye condition, yo...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Augmentation in Medicine Cyborgization Medical Augmented Reality 3d printing AI diabetes digital digital health eye care future guide Healthcare Innovation ophthalmology Personalized medicine technology vision Source Type: blogs

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CONCLUSIONS: Considering the age group in which rectal prolapse is most commonly seen, and the change in bowel habits, chronic constipation and irritation chronic seen in rectal prolapse may be responsible for the development of rectum cancer, therefore endoscopic screening should not be overlooked in rectal prolapse cases. KEY WORDS: Anorectal emergencies, Colon cancer, Rectal prolapse. PMID: 31723051 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The etiology of chronic groin pain post hernia repair is related in part to nerve injury. This is supported by the high frequency of sensory symptoms and numbness in these patients. However other factors including the role of tissue injury and inflammatory postoperative changes need to be considered. KEY WORDS: Chronic postoperative pain, Inguinal hernia repair, Open surgery, Laparoscopic surgery. PMID: 31719216 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annali Italiani di Chirurgia - Category: Surgery Tags: Ann Ital Chir Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Trends in Food Science &TechnologyAuthor(s): Ryoiti KiyamaAbstractBackgroundGreen tea is produced from the tea plant Camellia sinensis without fermentation, and contains characteristic constituents, which are associated with health-promoting effects such as physiological, immunological, neurological and psychological effects, and protective effects against diseases, such as cancer, cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. Catechins, such as catechin, epicatechin, epigallocatechin, epicatechin-3-O-gallate and epigallocatechin-3-O-gallate, and other green tea consti...
Source: Trends in Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
In this study, the effect of pH (3–8), ionic strength (I, 0.01–1 M), protein particle concentration (C, 0.5%–2%), and dispersed phase volume fraction (Φ, 0.25–0.8) on the efficacy of hordein-based colloidal nanoparticles in the stabilization of Pickering structures was investigated. Colloidal particles were synthesized via anti-solvent method. Depending on pH and I, the average size and zeta-potential of hordein particles ranged from 425 to around 4000 nm, and +27.5 to −15.63 mV, respectively. The intense aggregation of particles at pH close to isoelectric point and also at hig...
Source: Food Hydrocolloids - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 15 November 2019Source: Food HydrocolloidsAuthor(s): Qin Li, Shitao Tang, Fayez Khalaf Mourad, Wenjie Zou, Lizhi Lu, Zhaoxia CaiAbstractEgg yolk granules (EYG) are natural and unique protein-lipid complexes, but their application in the food industry is limited because of their poor solubility and emulsifying properties. In this paper, the structural characteristics, emulsifying properties and interfacial adsorption were compared between the untreated granules (UG) and the enzymatically hydrolyzed granules (EG) (treated with subtilisin). EG-stabilized emulsion did not form cream at 0.2%&n...
Source: Food Hydrocolloids - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Food ChemistryAuthor(s): Cong Li, Juzhuan Yang, Lu Yao, Fangling Qin, Guofeng Hou, Bang Chen, Lihua Jin, Jianjun Deng, Yehua ShenAbstractAmygdalus pedunculata Pall is a kind of desert woody oil plant, and its seeds are high in protein. The protein of Amygdalus pedunculata Pall (API) was identified by SDS-PAGE, 2D-DE and MS. More than 300 proteins were identified. The improved solubility, emulsifying properties and foaming properties of API were observed in a pH range of 2.0-12.0 and a sodium chloride concentration of 0-1.0 M. The results showed that API had a good ...
Source: Food Chemistry - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 November 2019Source: Food ChemistryAuthor(s): Aziz Korkmaz, Ahmet Ferit ATASOY, Ali Adnan HayalogluAbstractChanges in sugars, organic acids and volatile compounds (VC) of red pepper flakes (RPF), traditional (TRI), and industrial (INI) isot peppers were evaluated during one year storage at the room condition. The changes in the flavor components were significantly affected by the production methods and storage time. Glucose content decreased gradually along storage and reduced by about 21.23, 47.22 and 56.65% for TRI, INI and RPF, respectively. However, fructose decreased significantly...
Source: Food Chemistry - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Both STX3451 and STX2895 provide new approaches for inducing cell death and lowering tumour burden in NF2 as well as in NF1, which both have limited treatment options. PMID: 31730023 [PubMed - in process]
Source: BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: BMC Pharmacol Toxicol Source Type: research
Authors: Gatti M, Raschi E, De Ponti F Abstract BACKGROUND: The management of Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase producing (KPC) infections represents a major challenge. Several safety and efficacy concerns are shared by available antibiotics used in KPC infections, leading to the occurrence of serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs), with ceftazidime-avibactam possibly showing a more favourable risk-benefit profile. We investigated the potential impact of resistance on ADR reports in countries with different prevalence of KPC isolates (Italy vs. United Kingdom [UK]), and described safety profile of newer and older ...
Source: BMC Pharmacology and Toxicology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: BMC Pharmacol Toxicol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The matrices and the questionnaire have a great diagnostic performance which seems interesting for a use as a screening tool for occupational exposures. These results have yet to be confirmed by large-scale studies. PMID: 31727556 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revue des Maladies Respiratoires - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Rev Mal Respir Source Type: research
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