Snow Blindness a Wintry Danger

Title: Snow Blindness a Wintry DangerCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/15/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/16/2019 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS A total of 34 SNPs from 14 distinct loci were identified as being associated with keratitis, and 32 candidate genes were then prioritized. In addition, IQCF3 and SOD3 were identified by their p values through gene-based tests on the basis of individual SNP-based tests. The functional relationship between these suspect genes and keratitis suggest that IQCF3 and SOD3 are candidate genes underlying keratitis. PMID: 32450567 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Basel, 27 May 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced positive topline results from the phase III Archway study, evaluating Port Delivery System with ranibizumab (PDS) in people living with neovascular or “wet” age-related macular degeneration (nAMD). PDS is a permanent refillable eye implant, approximately the size of a grain of rice, which continuously delivers a customised formulation of ranibizumab over a period of months. The Archway trial met its primary endpoint, demonstrating that patient s with PDS who received refills every six months achieved visual acuity outcomes equivalent to tho...
Source: Roche Media News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
(University of Virginia Health System) New research is shedding light on the biological architecture that lets us hear -- and on a genetic disorder that causes both deafness and blindness.
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - Category: Biology Source Type: news
Abstract SARS-CoV-2 infection recently reached pandemic proportions, with high risk of death for the worldwide population. In this dramatic scenario, all the resources are addressed to the intensive care units for the assessment of the emergency. However, more attention should be paid with respect to the risk of viral diffusion among asymptomatic people. Italy is the second most involved country in the world, and we needed to gain a lot of experience in a very limited time. At least 1 m of distance among people is recommended; however, some clinical practices cannot allow this distance. In this context, we be...
Source: European Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Eur J Ophthalmol Source Type: research
Vision loss and blindness are significant causes of disability. Patient activation has been previously unstudied in individuals with vision loss. Among our 146 participants, visual acuities for 38.3  percent were better than 20/70, 43.2 percent had acui...
Source: SafetyLit - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
Publication date: 23 May 2020Source: New Scientist, Volume 246, Issue 3283Author(s): Jessica Hamzelou
Source: New Scientist - Category: Science Source Type: research
Lee Situation awareness (SA) is crucial for safe driving. It is all about perception, comprehension of current situations and projection of the future status. It is demanding for drivers to constantly maintain SA by checking for potential hazards while performing the primary driving tasks. As vehicles in the future will be equipped with more sensors, it is likely that an SA aiding system will present complex situational information to drivers. Although drivers have difficulty to process a variety of complex situational information due to limited cognitive capabilities and perceive the information differently dependi...
Source: Sensors - Category: Biotechnology Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
AbstractObjectiveTo evaluate systematically the efficacy of exergames for balance dysfunction in neurological conditions and to identify factors of exergaming protocols that may influence their effects.MethodsWe searched electronic databases for randomized clinical trials investigating the effect of commercial exergames versus alternative interventions on balance dysfunction as assessed by standard clinical scales in adults with acquired neurological disabilities. Standardized mean differences (Hedge ’sg) were calculated with random-effects models. Subgroup analyses and meta-regression were run to explore potential m...
Source: Journal of Neurology - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Basel, 22 May 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) will present new pooled pivotal satralizumab safety results for the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD), a rare, debilitating central nervous system disorder. These data are being presented at the 6th Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) and show satralizumab was well-tolerated in a broad patient population – including adolescents, for whom there is no approved medicine. Satralizumab is an investigational humanised monoclonal antibody that targets the interleukin-6 (IL-6) receptor, believed to play a key role in the i...
Source: Roche Media News - Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Conclusion: Physicians performing cosmetic facial surgery involving autologous fat injection need to be aware of this potential risk and should inform the patient before the surgery.
Source: Retinal Cases and Brief Reports - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
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