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FDA OKs Dexycua Intraocular Suspension for Cataract Surgery FDA OKs Dexycua Intraocular Suspension for Cataract Surgery
Dexycu, which is administered as a single injection immediately after surgery, eliminates the need for patients to use eyedrops following cataract surgery.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

Icon Bioscience wins FDA nod for long-acting cataract surgery drug
Icon Bioscience said today that the FDA has approved its application for Dexycu, a long-acting therapy designed to treat inflammation in patients who have had cataract surgery. More than four million cataract surgeries are performed each year in the U.S., according to the privately-held biopharma company, and most patients treat inflammation in their eyes using medicated eye drops over the course of several weeks. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Icon Bioscience wins FDA nod for long-acting cataract surgery drug appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - February 12, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Surgical iconbioscience Source Type: news

Icon Bioscience Receives FDA Approval for Dexycu (dexamethasone intraocular suspension) for Treating Inflammation Associated With Cataract Surgery
Newark, CA (February 12, 2018) – Icon Bioscience, Inc. (IBI), a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on utilizing its Verisome® drug-delivery platform to develop unique intraocular eye-care therapeutics, today announced that the United... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Approvals - February 12, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

This UV Lamp Could Prevent the Flu Virus From Spreading in Public Places
Researchers have developed an ultraviolet (UV) lamp that kills the influenza virus but isn’t harmful to human skin or eyes, according to a new study in Scientific Reports. They hope the technology can be commercialized and marketed to prevent the spread of seasonal flu in public places, such as schools, hospitals, and airports. “We’ve known for a century that UV light is extremely efficient at killing microbes, bacteria, and viruses,” says study leader David Brenner, director of the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. For that reason, UV devices are often u...
Source: TIME: Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized health healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Glaukos touts IOP, medication use reductions in iStent trial
Glaukos (NYSE:GKOS) today released results from a study of its iStent trabecular micro-bypass stent exploring its use during cataract surgery in patients with severe open-angle glaucoma, touting significant reductions in intraocular pressure and medication use. The San Clemente, Calif.-based company’s iStent micro-bypass stents are made from non-ferromagnetic titanium and coated in heparin, is designed to be implanted into multiple trabecular meshwork through a single corneal entry point to reduce IOP. Results were published in the January issue of the Journal of Glaucoma. “Although the iStent&nb...
Source: Mass Device - February 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic Glaukos Source Type: news

Understand the Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery
Treatment TermsCataracts Overview While seeing more clearly is the main goal of cataract surgery, new lasers and premium lenses have made it possible to also achieve better vision."Now we have the ability to improve people's vision so they can see distance or up close, often without glasses," said Anupama B. Horne, MD, a Duke cataract surgeon."The laser assists us in giving people clearer vision faster, more consistently and very often without glasses." Content Blocks Section Header Image/Videoblog_cataracts_1932x862_009.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Section Header Image/Vi...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Features - February 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Intracameral Antibiotics During Cataract Surgery Intracameral Antibiotics During Cataract Surgery
Does the evidence support the use of intracameral antibiotics to prevent postoperative endophthalmitis following cataract surgery?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fewer Infections Seen With Intracameral Antibiotics After Cataract Surgery Fewer Infections Seen With Intracameral Antibiotics After Cataract Surgery
Using intracameral antibiotics after cataract surgery is associated with lower endophthalmitis rates, a new meta-analysis shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Routine Preoperative Testing for Cataract Surgery Is Unnecessary, Costly Routine Preoperative Testing for Cataract Surgery Is Unnecessary, Costly
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Reducing Treatment Burden of Anti-VEGF: Ophthalmology Times
(MedPage Today) -- Also, cataract surgery associated with lower mortality risk in women (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 23, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Should a Terminal Patient Receive Cataract Surgery? Should a Terminal Patient Receive Cataract Surgery?
Should a terminally ill cancer patient who asks for cataract surgery to improve his quality of life be granted his wish?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

FLACS vs Phaco for Cataract Extraction and IOL Implantation FLACS vs Phaco for Cataract Extraction and IOL Implantation
What benefits might femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery offer over conventional phacoemulsification?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Combining Cataract Surgery, Baerveldt-tube Implant Sometimes Useful for Glaucoma Combining Cataract Surgery, Baerveldt-tube Implant Sometimes Useful for Glaucoma
Cataract surgery and implantation of a Baerveldt tube (BT) for glaucoma should be done separately in most cases, but may be combined in some, research from Switzerland suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Cataract surgery may help women live longer, study suggests
By correcting vision trouble, the surgery may also help women in other ways (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cataract surgery in older women may reduce risk of death, study shows
New study reveals a longer life might be an unexpected benefit of cataract surgery, the most frequently performed operation in the U.S. A large study of women links the eye procedure to a 60 percent lower risk of dying from all causes. Dr. Christopher Starr, an ophthalmologist at Weill Cornell Medical Center, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia:Prevail, Partners Perform 40 Successful Cataract Surgeries
[Observer] The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) recently conducted a clinical research study where Ebola survivors and their close contacts benefited from cataract removal surgeries. The study, called PREVAIL 7, sought to address the issues of safety for participants to undergo cataract surgery and to define the post-surgical care needed to achieve the best visual outcomes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Prevail Conducts Cataract Removal Surgeries
[New Dawn] The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) recently conducted a clinical research study where Ebola survivors and their close contacts benefitted from eye cataract removal surgeries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Prevail, Partners Perform 40 Successful Cataract Eye Surgeries
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) recently conducted a clinical research study where Ebola survivors and their close contacts benefitted from eye cataract removal surgeries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Perrigo Announces Tentative FDA Approval For The Generic Version Of Prolensa(R) Ophthalmic Solution 0.07%
DUBLIN, Jan. 3, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) today announced it has received tentative approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the generic version of Prolensa® (bromfenac opht... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, Ophthalmology, FDA Perrigo, bromfenac, Prolensa, cataract surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Glaukos files PMA bid for iStent Inject glaucoma treatment
Glaukos (NYSE:GKOS) said today that it filed for pre-market approval from the FDA of its iStent Inject trabecular micro-bypass stent for treating glaucoma. San Clemente, Calif.-based Glaukos said the device is designed to treat mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma in patients undergoing cataract surgery. It used a pair of heparin-coated titanium stents in a pre-loaded auto-injection system that allows them to be injected into multiple trabecular meshwork locations via a single corneal entry point. “This PMA submission marks a significant milestone for Glaukos as we continue to deliver our deep pipeline of n...
Source: Mass Device - December 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance Glaukos Source Type: news

Bringing Robotics into the Cath Lab to Protect Physicians
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI, or angioplasty with stent) is a common procedure used to treat patients with obstructive coronary artery disease, with an estimated 600,000 procedures performed annually in the United States. PCI has a low risk of complications for patients, but that's not the case for clinicians. Patients receive a dose of radiation during a PCI procedure, which takes anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. Interventional cardiologists and cardiac catheterization laboratory personnel are exposed to ionizing radiation all day, every day. Protective measures, such as radiation safety caps,...
Source: MDDI - December 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

'Green' cataract surgery model drastically reduces environmental footprint
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Faculty at NYU School of Medicine report that a healthcare center in India's model for cataract surgery emits 96 percent less carbon than in the United Kingdom -- and a likely even greater savings in the United States -- while yielding comparable or better health outcomes for one of the world's most common surgical procedures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Eye health care placing avoidable pressure on GPs in London
Yet none of its five STPs explicitly mention eye health in their plans, and CCG spend lower than average Related items fromOnMedica Eye problems Eye problems: the eyelids Two thirds of eye units restricting access to cataract surgery STPs can help CCGs deliver eye care at scale (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Personal Health: Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life
People who can see better are more likely to get exercise, take their medication and avoid falls, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Cataracts Eyes and Eyesight Surgery and Surgeons Women and Girls Elderly Source Type: news

FDA Approves UV-Light-Adjustable Intraocular Lens for Cataract Surgery
The FDA has approved an intraocular lens that can be adjusted with ultraviolet light therapy after cataract surgery to optimize a patient's vision without glasses... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Approves UV-Light-Adjustable Intraocular Lens for Cataract Surgery
The FDA has approved an intraocular lens that can be adjusted with ultraviolet light therapy after cataract surgery to optimize a patient's vision without glasses... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

RxSight wins FDA nod for light-adjustable IOL
The FDA has cleared RxSight‘s implantable light adjustable intraocular lens and light delivery device. The company’s RxSight IOL is designed from a UV light reactive material meant to be treated by a specific Light Delivery Device, intended for use 17 to 21 days post-procedure. The lens is designed to be treated by 3-4 light treatments over 1 to 2 weeks in 40 to 150 second treatment periods, during which the patient must wear UV-protective glasses. “Until now, refractive errors that are common following cataract surgery could only be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. This syste...
Source: Mass Device - November 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance rxsight Source Type: news

FDA approves first implanted lens that can be adjusted after cataract surgery to improve vision without eyeglasses in some patients
FDA approved the RxSight Inc. Light Adjustable Lens and Light Delivery Device, the first medical device system that can make small adjustments to the artificial lens ’ power after cataract surgery so that the patient will have better vision when not using glasses. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cambridge Consultants prototypes miniaturized robot for cataract surgery
Cambridge Consultants showed off its prototype of a miniaturized robot designed for cataract surgery last week at its annual Innovation Day event. The system, Axsis, is one of the smallest known robots for surgical use, according to the firm, featuring instruments of just 1.8mm in diameter. Get the full story at our sister site, The Robot Report. The post Cambridge Consultants prototypes miniaturized robot for cataract surgery appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Optical/Ophthalmic Robotics Surgical Cambridge Consultants Source Type: news

iVeena finishes pilot trial of sustained-release implant
iVeena Delivery Systems said earlier this month that it finished a pilot trial for its IVMED-10 bioerodible implant designed to treat pain and inflammation after cataract surgery. Placed during cataract surgery, the sustained-release implant delivers dexamethasone for two weeks from the lens capsule. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post iVeena finishes pilot trial of sustained-release implant appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Optical/Ophthalmic Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Surgical iveenadeliverysystems Source Type: news

Cataract surgery tied to lower risk of early death for older women
(Reuters Health) - Older women with cataracts who get surgery to treat the eye problem may be less likely to die prematurely than those who don ’t get the operations, a recent U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Novel Intraocular Lens May Prevent Negative Dysphotopsia Novel Intraocular Lens May Prevent Negative Dysphotopsia
A novel intraocular lens design appeared to prevent negative dysphotopsia after cataract surgery, according to prospective studies involving 100 patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Mass. panel reviews cataract surgery adverse events, makes recommendations for prevention
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A team of specialists in anesthesiology, ophthalmology and patient safety convened in response to a series of injuries to patients receiving cataract surgery has reported its findings regarding factors contributing to those and other adverse events and strategies for preventing patient harm in such procedures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two thirds of eye units restricting access to cataract surgery
Commissioners are ignoring NICE guidance, says Royal College of Ophthalmologists Related items fromOnMedica Eye problems Hopes for early warning glaucoma detector STPs can help CCGs deliver eye care at scale Ongoing concerns that cataract surgery being cut to save cash (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

How to Make Cataract Surgery Even Safer How to Make Cataract Surgery Even Safer
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Take a patient-centred approach to treating cataracts, says NICE
The decision to have cataract surgery should be based on whether the patient thinks surgery is right for them, says NICE in new guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Could Cataract Surgery Lengthen Older Women's Lives?
Title: Could Cataract Surgery Lengthen Older Women's Lives?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/26/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - October 27, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery Associated with Reduced Mortality in Women (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Among older women with cataracts, surgical treatment is associated with reduced mortality risk, according to an observational study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NHS are told to halt rationing and offer surgery to all
Crucially, the NHS watchdog ’s rules – the first ever national guidelines – state that medics must ‘not restrict access to cataract surgery’ on the basis of sight-test scores. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Cataract Surgery Lengthen Older Women's Lives?
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cataract, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cataract surgery cuts a woman's risk of early death by 60%
A new report from the University of California Los Angeles has found that women who do not receive surgeries to treat cataracts have increased chances of an early death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cataract surgery tied to lower risk of death in older women
An analysis of Women's Health Initiative data has found that cataract surgery is tied to a lower overall and cause-specific risk of death in older women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Could Cataract Surgery Lengthen Older Women's Lives?
THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 -- Women who undergo cataract surgery may get an unexpected dividend: longer life. That's the finding from a new study of more than 74,000 U.S. women aged 65 or older, including nearly 42,000 who'd had the eye... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cataract surgery in older women associated with decreased risk of death
(The JAMA Network Journals) In older women with cataracts in the Women's Health Initiative, cataract surgery was associated with a lower risk for overall and cause-specific death, although whether this association is explained by the intervention of cataract surgery is unclear, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Minimizing Astigmatism in Cataract Surgery Minimizing Astigmatism in Cataract Surgery
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)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Wayne State receives major NIH grant to develop novel treatment for blinding eye infection
(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)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 13, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Orthocell’s distribution deal to CorNeat unveiling its artificial cornea, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. OrthoCell inks Australian distro deal Orthocell announced in an Oct. 10 press release that it has signed a distribution deal with Surgical Specialities. The deal will make Surgical Specialities the exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand for Orthocell’s cell therapies for tendon regeneration and cartilage regeneration. Surgical Specialties is set to take over distribution responsibilities of the Orth...
Source: Mass Device - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Alcon Bonesupport CorNeat Faxitron Masimo MedTech Ort Source Type: news

NHS surgery waiting lists highest level in almost a decade
More than 400,000 patients in England and Wales have been waiting at least 18 weeks for procedures including hip and knee replacements and cataract surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Africa: An Innovative Approach to Expanding Access to Healthcare in Africa
[OPIC] Of all the many intractable health problems in Africa, blindness is one that should be relatively easy to address. As in more developed countries, blindness in Africa is often caused by cataracts, which can be removed in a simple, inexpensive surgery. But too many people go without this quick, sight saving surgery. Blindness is twice as common in Africa as it is worldwide and 80% of the cases of blindness in Africa are treatable (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:An Innovative Approach to Expanding Access to Healthcare in Africa
[OPIC] Of all the many intractable health problems in Africa, blindness is one that should be relatively easy to address. As in more developed countries, blindness in Africa is often caused by cataracts, which can be removed in a simple, inexpensive surgery. But too many people go without this quick, sight saving surgery. Blindness is twice as common in Africa as it is worldwide and 80% of the cases of blindness in Africa are treatable (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news