Johnson and Johnson Vision Introduces VERITAS Vision System With Features To Address Key Unmet Needs In Cataract Surgery
High-performance, next-generation cataract surgery system is now globally available and offers surgeons enhanced safety and exceptional efficiency SANTA ANA, Calif., July 23, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Johnson & Johnson Vision,* ... Devices, Ophthalmology, Product Launch Johnson & Johnson Vision, VERITAS Vision System, phacoemulsification, cataract (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports Q2 2021 Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (July 21, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for second-quarter. “Our second-quarter results showcase Johnson & Johnson’s diversified portfolio, driven by strong sales and earnings growth across our Medical Device, Consumer Health and Pharmaceutical businesses,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “I’m so proud of our 136,000 colleagues who remain focused on delivering our medicines and products to patients and consumers around the world, in addition to advancing our pipeline with new product launches and regulato...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Twin babies undergo eye surgery to save their vision after their mother noticed CATARACTS
Danielle Wilkins, 31, of Far Rockaway, New York, noticed cloudiness covering the eyes in photographs she took of her twin babies, Dy-Sir and and Dy-Niya Sanford. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outcomes Worse for Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery
FRIDAY, July 2, 2021 -- Immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS) is associated with worse visual outcomes compared with short-interval (one to 14 days between operations) delayed sequential bilateral cataract surgery (DSBCS-14) and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Astigmatism Management in Cataract Surgery Astigmatism Management in Cataract Surgery
Dr Sumit (Sam) Garg discusses the effect of anterior capsule overlap on the rotational stability of a toric IOL.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Cataracts: Common, and Easy to Treat
SUNDAY, June 13, 2021 -- Many aging Americans can have their vision dimmed by cataracts, but the good news is that they're easily treated, one expert says. By age 80, half of Americans either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove them,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bilateral cataract surgery improves neurologic brake reaction time and stopping distance in elderly drivers - Nowosielski Y, Leitner B, Rauchegger T, Angermann R, Psomiadi A, Palme C, Laimer J, Liebensteiner M, Zehetner C.
AIMS: To determine brake reaction times before and after bilateral cataract surgery in elderly drivers. METHODS: Sixty-four patients were evaluated on the day of and 4  weeks after bilateral cataract surgery. Forty-three healthy individuals with a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Reduced Risk for Cataracts
MONDAY, May 24, 2021 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with a reduced risk for cataract development, according to a study presented at the European Congress on Obesity, held virtually from May 10 to 13. Theresa Burkard, Ph.D., from the Institute... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New research may revolutionise cataract treatment
(Anglia Ruskin University) World-leading eye experts have made a breakthrough that could potentially change the way cataracts are treated - with potential for drug therapy to replace surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA eye surgeon saves photographer ’s vision and career
Spending his boyhood summers breaking mustangs on a ranch,Mark Sennet dreamed of becoming a cowboy. Instead, he achieved fame as a straight shooter of a different type.As a Time Life photographer for 30 years,  Sennet, snapped Hollywood’s most iconic faces: Alfred Hitchcock, Robin Williams, Barbra Streisand, Eddie Murphy, E.T., Cher and hundreds more. He captured Barack Obama’s inauguration and shot the Reagans’ life story.At Prince William ’s 2011 wedding, however, the Los Angeles resident realized he could no longer focus his right eye. He got by with auto-focus and an assistant, then sh...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Also Help Prevent Cataracts
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Weight-loss surgery can trim waistlines, and new research suggests it could also protect aging eyes. The study found that after bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, a person's odds for cataracts can drop significantly,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Also Help Prevent Cataracts
Title: Weight-Loss Surgery Might Also Help Prevent CataractsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - May 13, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports 2021 First-Quarter Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (April 20, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for first-quarter 2021. “Johnson & Johnson delivered a strong first quarter performance led by the above market growth of our Pharmaceutical business and continued recovery in Medical Devices,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The ability to deliver these results while simultaneously advancing our robust pipeline of life-enhancing medicines, products and solutions during these times is a testament to the strength and resilience of our business and the dedication of the 135,000...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Virtual Reality Simulators Yield Benefits in Cataract Surgery Virtual Reality Simulators Yield Benefits in Cataract Surgery
Dr Sumit (Sam) Garg shares how simulator technology can help both trainees and established ophthalmologists alike.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Nepal’s God of Sight eye doctor to expand work beyond border
Nepal’s “God of Sight” eye doctor renowned for his innovative and inexpensive cataract surgery for the poor is taking his work beyond the Himalayan mountains so there is no more unnecessary blindness in the world (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - April 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Effect of cataract surgery on frequency of falls among older persons: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Guti érrez-Robledo LM, Villasís-Keever MA, Avila-Avila A, Medina-Campos RH, Castrejón-Pérez RC, García-Peña C.
BACKGROUND: Falls are a significant public health problem among older people worldwide. The aim was to perform a new systematic review and meta-analysis to assess whether cataract surgery is effective in reducing the rate of falls in older persons. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Could a Few Glasses of Wine Per Week Help Ward Off Cataracts?
THURSDAY, April 1, 2021 -- Cataracts are a threat to the vision of millions, but new study suggests a welcome aid to prevention: wine. A few glasses of alcohol -- especially red wine -- a week may help reduce your risk of cataract surgery, new... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Lower Risk for Cataract Surgery
THURSDAY, April 1, 2021 -- Alcohol consumption, especially wine, is associated with a reduced risk for undergoing cataract surgery, according to a study recently published in Ophthalmology. Sharon Y. L. Chua, Ph.D., from the Moorfields Eye Hospital... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

British study links alcohol with lower risk of developing cataracts
Research finds lower risk among those who drink up to 14 units a week – especially if they drink red winePeople who consume up to 14 units of alcohol a week have less chance of developing cataracts, especially if they drink red wine, a new British study has found.Antioxidants found in wine could help explain why moderate drinkers are at up to 23% less risk of having to have cataract surgery than people who shun alcohol, the researchers believe.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 31, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Tags: Medical research Science Health Alcohol UK news Wine Society Source Type: news

Weighing the Risks of Treating Floaters With Vitrectomy Weighing the Risks of Treating Floaters With Vitrectomy
Although vitrectomy for floaters is largely safe, the risk for subsequent retinal detachment and cataract surgery remains a concern.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

How Good is Photoscreening For Young Children ’ s Vision Problems?
This study showed that not only was smartphone photoscreening feasible, but was quite good at screening for potential vision problems. Smartphone photoscreening has the advantages of being more ubiquitously available and thus children in almost any location can be screened. A study of photoscreening using a handheld digital photoscreener in primary care offices validated the technology showing an overall referral rate of 10% to an ophthalmologist with suspected astigmatism, anisometropia and strabismus being the most common reasons. The overall positive predictive rate was 0.60. “…[O]ver 60% of children referr...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 4, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Endophthalmitis After Cataract Surgery: An Update Endophthalmitis After Cataract Surgery: An Update
Endophthalmitis is a known but uncommon complication of cataract surgery. What have we recently learned about the prevention and management of this potentially serious condition?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 29, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Timing of Cataract Removal in Infancy May Affect Glaucoma Risk Timing of Cataract Removal in Infancy May Affect Glaucoma Risk
A decade after undergoing cataract removal in infancy a substantial and increasing proportion of patients develop glaucoma or become glaucoma suspects, a clinical trial suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - December 23, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Risk for Glaucoma Up After Cataract Removal in Infancy
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2020 -- For children undergoing unilateral cataract removal in infancy, the risk for glaucoma-related adverse events increases during follow-up and is not influenced by primary intraocular lens (IOL) implantation, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery in Infancy May Raise Glaucoma Risk in Childhood
TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2020 -- Infants who have cataract removal surgery are at increased risk for sight-threatening glaucoma later in childhood, researchers say. Glaucoma damages the optic nerve -- the connection between the eye and brain -- and can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery in Infancy May Raise Glaucoma Risk in Childhood
Title: Cataract Surgery in Infancy May Raise Glaucoma Risk in ChildhoodCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/22/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/22/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - December 22, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Cataract surgery in infancy increases glaucoma risk
NIH-funded clinical trial shows risk is similar whether or not a cloudy lens is replaced with a lens implant. Study suggests lifelong monitoring is crucial to preventing glaucoma-related vision loss. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - December 17, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Independent outpatient eye-surgery center planned in West Allis
A group of six ophthalmologists plans to open an outpatient eye surgery center that will employ 60 and focus on cataract procedures at the former Sleep Wellness Institute building in West Allis. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Health Management Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Independent outpatient eye-surgery center planned in West Allis
A group of six ophthalmologists plans to open an outpatient eye surgery center that will employ 60 and focus on cataract procedures at the former Sleep Wellness Institute building in West Allis. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 2, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rich Kirchen Source Type: news

Elective care in England: assessing the impact of Covid-19 and where next, The Health Foundation
This analysis shows there were 4.7 million fewer people referred for routine hospital care – such as hip, knee and cataract surgery – between January and August 2020 than during the same period in 2019, representing a potential hidden backlog of unmet care needs. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus UK: Pandemic causes NHS backlog of 5 MILLION patients
Across Britain there were 4.7million fewer people referred for treatment - such as hip, knee and cataract surgery - compared to the same period the year before. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PolyActiva appoints Tracy Valorie, ophthalmic industry expert and former Bausch and Lomb executive, to its Board of Directors
MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct. 30, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- PolyActiva Pty Ltd, a clinical-stage ophthalmology biopharmaceutical company, today announced the appointment of highly experienced ophthalmic industry expert, Tracy Valorie,... Biopharmaceuticals, Ophthalmology, Personnel PolyActiva , open angle glaucoma, cataract surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trifocal-Lens Implant Frees Most From Spectacles After Cataract Surgery Trifocal-Lens Implant Frees Most From Spectacles After Cataract Surgery
Patients who receive trifocal-lens implants after cataract surgery are much less likely to need glasses than those who receive monofocal implants, according to a new confirmatory study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Strengthens the Case for Bilateral Cataract Surgery COVID-19 Strengthens the Case for Bilateral Cataract Surgery
The many advantages of immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery have only been made clearer during the pandemic.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Intraocular Lens Calculations in Keratoectatic Disorders Intraocular Lens Calculations in Keratoectatic Disorders
IOL calculations are an essential part of the planning for cataract surgery, but which formula is best for keratoconic eyes?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Same-Day Bilateral Cataract Surgery Increases During Pandemic Same-Day Bilateral Cataract Surgery Increases During Pandemic
Immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery, or ISBCS, has become a more popular method for cataract surgery in recent years, and the pandemic dramatically increased interest in the approach, according to a group of eye surgeons.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Is It Safe To Get A Massage? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. “Is it safe to get a massage from a professional masseuse if both the masseuse and I are wearing a mask? Would getting a massage outdoor be safer?” – Harry It would be safer to get a massage outdoors. That would be amazing, but probably not an option for mos...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Uncategorized Coronavirus Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery: What to Expect Before and After
For almost all my life, the first thing I did each morning was reach for my glasses, no matter what. ... When an earthquake was shaking the house to its core, I reached for my glasses. ... When my ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 27, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Your Doctor Wants to Reschedule That Surgery. But Is It Safe Now?
THURSDAY, May 7, 2020 -- Some elective surgeries that were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic have since been rescheduled. But is it safe to have that knee replacement or cataract removal now? The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

I am an eye surgeon but could soon be your doctor in the ICU. I'm terrified
I am fearful for the future, uncertain for how my skills will hold up when put to testCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageI am an ophthalmologist. I am the doctor you see for your cataract surgery, the doctor your grandmother sees to have her age-related macular degeneration checked, the one who prescribed the bedtime drops to slow down your grandfather ’s glaucoma. In the next few weeks I will be the doctor your father sees for his stroke, the doctor who treats your grandmother’s heart failure, the doctor you see in A&E to treat your asthma. Potentially the doctor you meet in ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Selina Khan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Doctors Society Health Society Professionals Infectious diseases Science NHS Work & careers Guardian Careers Source Type: news

Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery as Good as Standard Surgery Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery as Good as Standard Surgery
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery provides outcomes similar to those with conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery, according to results from a noninferiority trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Increase Seen in Melatonin Secretion After Cataract Surgery
FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 -- Cataract surgery seems to increase melatonin secretion in adults aged 60 years or older, according to a study published online March 5 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Tomo Nishi, M.D., Ph.D., from the Nara Medical University School... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Microstent Reduces Post-Cataract Surgery Intraocular Pressure in Glaucoma Patients Microstent Reduces Post-Cataract Surgery Intraocular Pressure in Glaucoma Patients
Microstent implantation in Schlemm's canal reduces early postoperative intraocular pressure (IOP) following cataract surgery in patients with mild or moderate glaucoma, according to findings from the HORIZON study of the Hydrus microstent.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Drop-Free Approaches for Cataract Surgery Drop-Free Approaches for Cataract Surgery
When it comes to the administration of prophylaxis for cataract surgery, might intraoperative injections offer a viable alternative to topical postoperative eyedrops?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Wolters Kluwer to publish Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today that it will begin publishing the Journal of Cataract& Refractive Surgery (JCRS) under its Lippincott portfolio as part of a new partnership with the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS). The January 2020 issue of JCRS will be the first to be published by Wolters Kluwer, which will also take over publication of a freely available companion journal, JCRS Online Case Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

GIRFT ophthalmology national report
If trusts performed all routine cataract surgery in 30 minutes or less, more patients would have their vision restored and the NHS could save £64 million. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Achieving Adequate Pupil Size in Cataract Surgery Achieving Adequate Pupil Size in Cataract Surgery
What are the best methods for managing small pupils in patients undergoing cataract surgery?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

North Korea to launch medical tourism, targeting visitors from China
North Korea, one of the world's most reclusive states, plans to branch out into medical tourism next year, offering foreign visitors, most likely from China, treatments including cataract surgery, dental implants and therapy for tumors. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Eritrea: 'Himalayan Cataract Project' Conducting Eye Surgery
[Shabait] Asmara -The 'Himalayan Cataract Project' Ophthalmologists team is conducting eye surgery in Eritrea since 10 November. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Another Creutzfeldt-Jakob case diagnosed at Moncton Hospital
Diana Paterson is the third person this year to have cataract surgery at the Moncton Hospital, then go on to be diagnosed with Creuztfeld-Jakob disease. An infectious disease doctor says the surgery and the fatal disease aren't connected, and there's no cause for concern. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news