Medical News Today: An introduction to eyes and how they work
The eyes are incredibly complex organs. In this article, we explain their anatomy, how they work, and describe some conditions that affect the eyes.
Conclusions: The ideal oxygen saturation targets for infants #x3c; 28 weeks GA are not known. Mortality, ROP, and NEC seem to be particularly oxygen-sensitive outcome variables. The optimal oxygen saturation for premature infants #x3e; 28 weeks GA has not been carefully studied.Neonatology 2018;114:69 –75
The 20-20-20 rule says that after spending 20 minutes on the computer, a person should spend 20 seconds looking at an object 20 feet away. This may help to prevent eyes from becoming dry or watery. Here, learn why the 20-20-20 rule is effective. We also describe other ways to protect the eyes from digital strain.
TEMPORAL arteritis, or giant cell arteritis, is a life-threatening condition that requires urgent treatment. Steroids have been used to prevent ‘emergency’ symptoms, including strokes and blindness. But, a new “astonishing” drug - available on the NHS from today - has left one patient feeling like “a different woman”.
AbstractIn the original version of this article, there is a typo in the family name of the author. The co-author family name should be Seyed Bagheri; instead, it has been published as Seyed bagheri.
ConclusionTo our knowledge, this is the first description of a Japanese patient with BBS caused byBBS10 mutations. The clinical characteristics of our patient were mild, as neither renal impairment nor legal blindness was observed. Early diagnosis would play a role in providing counseling, and in some cases, therapeutic interventions for BBS patients.
[Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development] In preparation for the launching of 2nd Generation (phase) of the Alliance to Fight Avoidable Blindness (AFAB), the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) and the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development, ISFD, hosted a Coordination Meeting in the city of Istanbul on 19-20th March, 2018. The official launching of AFAB 2nd Generation is to take place on the sidelines of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the IsDB Group in Tunis, Tunisia, 1-5 April, 2018.
This study demonstrates that small peptide domains derived from native protein amelogenin can be utilized to construct a mineral layer on damaged human enamel in vitro. Six groups were prepared to carry out remineralization on artificially created lesions on enamel: (1) no treatment, (2) Ca2+ and PO43- only, (3) 1100 ppm fluoride (F), (4) 20 000 ppm F, (5) 1100 ppm F and peptide, and (6) peptide alone. While the 1100 ppm F sample (indicative of common F content of toothpaste for homecare) did not deliver F to the thinly deposited mineral layer, high F test sample (indicative of clinical varnish treatment) formed mainly C...
Authors: Baldemir A, Karaman Ü, Yusufbeyoğlu S, Eken A, Ildız N, İlgün S, Çolak C, Kaçmaz G, Öçsoy İ, Çankaya S Abstract Pathogenic Acanthamoeba species often cause infection known as Acanthamoeba keratitis among people who use contact lenses. It is a type of infection that can result in corneal ulceration, visual loss or even blindness, if not treated. There are various therapeutic options available in the treatment of Acanthamoeba infections but they are usually tough treatments with limited efficacy. For instance, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is a commonly used contact ...
Abstract Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness after cataract and is heterogeneous in nature. Employing a genetic approach for the detection of the diseased condition provides an advantage that the gene responsible for the disease can be identified by genetic test. The availability of predictive tests based on the published literature would provide a mechanism for early detection and treatment. The genotype and phenotype information could be a valuable source for predicting the risk of the disease. To this end, a web server has been developed, based on the genotype and phenotype of myocilin mutation, w...
Publication date: 14 April 2018 Source:New Scientist, Volume 238, Issue 3173