Study tracks radiation dose to NM technologists
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Anthem Says Eye Surgeons Should Monitor Cataract Anesthesia Themselves
ConclusionRelapse rates in PMR are highest in the early stages of therapy. Despite often protracted therapy, with the exception of cataracts, the rates of studied morbidities linked to GC are not more common in PMR than comparators.
Publication date: Available online 21 February 2018 Source:European Polymer Journal Author(s): Natascha Riehle, Sibylle Thude, Tobias Götz, Andreas Kandelbauer, Solon Thanos, Günter E.M. Tovar, Günter Lorenz Soft thermoplastic polysiloxane-urea-elastomers (PSUs) were prepared for the application as a biomaterial to replace the human natural lens after cataract surgery. PSUs were synthesized from amino-terminated polydimethylsiloxanes (PDMS), 4,4’–Methylenebis(cyclohexylisocyanate) (H12MDI) and 1,3–Bis(3-aminopropyl)-1,1,3,3–tetramethyldisiloxane (APTMDS) by a two-step polyaddition ro...
CONCLUSION: These results support the crucial role of GJA3 and SOX2 in eye development and indicate a detailed functional study to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying the disease pathology. PMID: 29461140 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Intraoperative head drift and eye movement: two under addressed challenges during cataract surgery, Published online: 21 February 2018; doi:10.1038/s41433-018-0047-xIntraoperative head drift and eye movement: two under addressed challenges during cataract surgery
Abstract A skeleton was discovered during the excavation of fortifications at Hisn al‐Bab in southern Egypt. It was not found in a grave but was lying on its back in an outspread position at the foot of the collapsed northern wall of the fort, covered by wall debris. The individual was probably male and about 25 to 30 years old. The osteological evidence strongly suggests that the man met his death through interpersonal violence. A deep kerf was identified on the medial shaft of his left femur, caused perimortem by a large bladed weapon. In addition, fractures of the facial bones, the skull base, and the right ribs occur...
[Guardian] Some cataract patients, 2,278 in all, turned up for the final screening at this year's free cataract operation organized by Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate. From the pool, 1,400 have been slated for operation at the General Hospital, Marina starting today, February 20 till March 6, 2018.
CONCLUSIONS: The evidence from RCTs undertaken to date does not support vision screening for older people living independently in a community setting, whether in isolation or as part of a multi-component screening package. This is true for screening programmes involving questions about visual problems, or direct measurements of visual acuity.The most likely reason for this negative review is that the populations within the trials often did not take up the offered intervention as a result of the vision screening and large proportions of those who did not have vision screening appeared to seek their own intervention. Also, t...
ConclusionThe average improvements in the VRAL after surgery were significantly higher for patients who obtained new distance spectacles postoperatively and for patients who were informed about the need for spectacles by their practitioners.
In conclusion, results of the current study enhance our understanding of the genetic basis of cataract, and identified the involvement of the GJA3 in the disease etiology in both AR and AD manners.