Swiss Advanced Vision launches Harmonis customizable IOL
Swiss Advanced Vision said yesterday it launched its Harmonis customizable intraocular lens system designed for cataract surgery. The newly launched system features advanced extended depth of focus optical technology, the Neuchatel, Switzerland-based company said, and a web-based configurator ophthalmologists can use prior to surgery to select optimal lens parameters. The web-based configurator offers selectable parameters for light ditribution ratios of near, intermediate and distance vision, reading distance and extended depth of focus, Swiss Advanced Vision said. “By expanding our product portfolio with the launch...
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Optical/Ophthalmic Swiss Advanced Vision Source Type: news

EyePoint nabs CMS reimbursement for Dexycu cataract surgery drug
EyePoint Pharmaceuticals (NSDQ:EYPT) said this week that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approved transitional pass-through status and reimbursement of its dexamethasone intraocular suspension, Dexycu. The FDA-approved product is designed to treat inflammation following cataract surgery using a single, intraocular dose of long-acting dexamethasone. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post EyePoint nabs CMS reimbursement for Dexycu cataract surgery drug appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - September 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Optical/Ophthalmic Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Regulatory/Compliance Wall Street Beat eyepointpharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery Not Tied to Longer Life for Women, After All Cataract Surgery Not Tied to Longer Life for Women, After All
While older women may have a better quality of life and better vision after surgery to remove cataracts, newly reanalyzed data suggest they shouldn't base their decision to have the surgery on whether it will help them live longer.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - September 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Cataract surgery not tied to longer life for women, after all
(Reuters Health) - While older women may have a better quality of life and better vision after surgery to remove cataracts, newly reanalyzed data suggest they shouldn't base their decision to have the surgery on whether it will help them live longer. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Alcon Announces Voluntary Global Market Withdrawal of CyPass Micro-Stent for Surgical Glaucoma
Reflecting its uncompromising commitment to patient safety, Alcon today announced an immediate, voluntary market withdrawal of the CyPass Micro-Stent from the global market. In addition, Alcon advises surgeons to immediately cease further implantation with the CyPass Micro-Stent and to return any unused devices to Alcon. This decision and corresponding recommendation is based on an analysis of five-year post-surgery data from the COMPASS-XT long-term safety study. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the CyPass Micro-Stent in July 2016 for use in conjunction with cataract surgery in adult patients with mild-...
Source: Food and Drug Administration - August 31, 2018 Category: Food Science Source Type: news

Alcon Pulls CyPass Micro-Stent from Market Based on Long-Term Safety
One company's loss is another company's gain today in the increasingly competitive microinvasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) market.  Alcon, a division of Novartis, said it is voluntarily removing all versions of the Cypass Micro-Stent from the global market based on a new analysis of five-year post-surgery data. The COMPASS-XT long-term safety data showed that at five years, patients in the CyPass Micro-Stent group experienced statistically significant endothelial cell loss compared to patients who underwent cataract surgery alone. The news sent shares of Glaukos, one of the main competitors in the MI...
Source: MDDI - August 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

FDA Clears Hydrus Microstent for Glaucoma FDA Clears Hydrus Microstent for Glaucoma
The Hydrus microstent used in conjunction with cataract surgery achieves significant and sustained lowering of intraocular pressure in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

National Ophthalmology Database audit annual report
The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership has commissioned the National Ophthalmology Database (NOD) cataract audit to report on all NHS funded cataract surgery in England and Wales. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - August 14, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Ivantis Now Has Its MIGS Stent Approved
The competition in the microinvasive glaucoma surgical (MIGS) space is certainly heating up after today’s news. FDA has given a nod to Ivantis’ Hydrus Microstent, which will undoubtedly compete against Glaukos’ iStent. Irvine,CA-based Ivantis’ approval comes on the heels of Glaukos winning a nod from FDA for the iStent inject Trabecular Micro-Bypass System. The Hydrus Microstent is used to treat patients with mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma in conjunction with cataract surgery. The device’s approval is based on the HORIZO...
Source: MDDI - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Implants Source Type: news

FDA approves Ivantis ’ Hydrus microstent
Ivantis said today it won FDA approval for its Hydrus microstent designed to treat patients with mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma in conjunction with cataract surgery. The Hydrus microstent is designed for minimally invasive microsurgical procedures to reduce eye pressure in patients with glaucoma. The device is multi-modal, the company said, by creating a large opening through the trabecular meshwork and dilating and scaffolding the conventional pathway through which fluid exits the eye. Approval came based on results from the Horizon trial, which the Irvine, Calif.-based company touted as the largest min...
Source: Mass Device - August 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance Ivantis Source Type: news

A fight for sight that we all need to join | Letters
Betty Boothroyd, former Speaker of the House of Commons, calls for more research funding for eye healthRe your article on age-related macular degeneration (G2, 16 July), this week the eye research charityFight for Sight is launching a campaign to raise awareness of eye health and the desperate need for more research funding. This is an issue close to my heart. Many people of my age are starting to have difficulty with their sight and over 2 million people in the UK are affected by sight loss – a figure set to double by 2050. The answer lies in research. Breakthroughs have already led to pioneering treatment...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Medical research Society Health Science Source Type: news

Pay £15,000 to jump the queue for a hip operation on the NHS
A Daily Mail investigation uncovered how two-thirds of hospitals allow patients to pay out of their pockets for hip and knee replacements and cataract surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Improving Accuracy for IOL Selection in Cataract Surgery Improving Accuracy for IOL Selection in Cataract Surgery
Find out about the recent advances that have led to improved accuracy in intraocular lens selection for cataract surgery.Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Serious Car Accidents
TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 -- Cataract surgery is associated with a modest decrease in the risk of the patient being in a serious traffic crash as the driver, according to a study published online June 28 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Matthew B. Schlenker,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A case of drug induced lung injury caused by levofloxacin eye drops - Hosogaya N, Toida K, Ishihara H, Kugiyama K.
A 78 year-old man, who received levofloxacin eye drops as a perioperative prophylactic antibacterial agent for cataract surgery, developed pyrexia and dyspnea, followed by respiratory failure. He was diagnosed as drug-induced lung injury due to levofloxaci... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Combined Cataract Surgery Ups Postop Endophthalmitis Risk Combined Cataract Surgery Ups Postop Endophthalmitis Risk
A nationwide database study found increased risk for postoperative endophthalmitis with combined cataract surgery vs standalone cataract surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Association of cataract surgery with traffic crashes - Schlenker MB, Thiruchelvam D, Redelmeier DA.
IMPORTANCE: Cataracts are the most common cause of impaired vision worldwide and may increase a driver's risk of a serious traffic crash. The potential benefits of cataract surgery for reducing a patient's subsequent risk of traffic crash are uncertain. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery Tied to Lower Risk of Car Crashes Cataract Surgery Tied to Lower Risk of Car Crashes
Drivers with cataracts who get surgery to have them removed may lower their risk of getting into traffic crashes, a recent study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery Tied to Fewer Car Crashes for Seniors
Title: Cataract Surgery Tied to Fewer Car Crashes for SeniorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/28/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/29/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - June 29, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Cataract surgery tied to lower risk of car crashes
(Reuters Health) - Drivers with cataracts who get surgery to have them removed may lower their risk of getting into traffic crashes, a recent study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery Tied to Fewer Car Crashes for Seniors
THURSDAY, June 28, 2018 -- Data on more than half a million Canadian seniors shows that traffic accident rates fall after drivers undergo a needed cataract surgery. The effect was relatively modest -- about a 9 percent decline -- but suggest that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Glaukos wins FDA PMA for iStent inject glaucoma device
Glaukos (NYSE:GKOS) said today it won FDA premarket approval for its iStent inject trabecular micro-bypass system. With the clearance, the iStent inject is now indicated for use in the reduction of intraocular pressure in adults with mild to moderate primary open-angle glaucoma who are undergoing concomitant cataract surgery. San Clemente, Calif.-based Glaukos said the iStent inject is designed to treat mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma in patients undergoing cataract surgery. It uses a pair of heparin-coated titanium stents in a pre-loaded auto-injection system that allows them to be injected into multiple trabecu...
Source: Mass Device - June 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Glaukos Source Type: news

Boy, 9, left with an untreatable hole in his eye after playing with a laser pointer
Normally macular holes are treatable, but the surgery inevitably causes cataracts, which permanently clouds vision. However, in this case in Greece, even that wasn't an option. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Alcon AcrySof ® IQ PanOptix® trifocal intraocular lens shows superior visual performance in head-to-head trial post-cataract surgery
Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, unveils new data showing significantly improved near and intermediate distance vision with the AcrySof IQ PanOptix intraocular lens (IOL) compared to the ZEISS AT LISA®* tri 839MP IOL. These findings further strengthen the value of the PanOptix IOL ENLIGHTENTM optical technology, to provide enhanced image quality and more comfortable near to intermediate vision setting the AcrySof IQ PanOptix IOL apart from other trifocal IOLs. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - June 18, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Congo-Brazzaville:Feature - Chinese Doctors Bring Brightness to Congolese Cataract Patients
[Focac] Brazaville -For 65-year-old Balossa Yvonne, a Congolese woman who is suffering from cataract for months, a cure for her illness is to receive a surgery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Myopia could be linked to longer periods spent in education
Educational practices may need to change to prevent damaged vision Related items fromOnMedica Eye problems: the eyelids Eye problems Eye health care placing avoidable pressure on GPs in London Two thirds of eye units restricting access to cataract surgery Stem cell 'patch' offers hope for macular degeneration (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Artificial Iris
A German company has become the first to score FDA approval for a stand-alone prosthetic iris in the United States. The agency said Wednesday afternoon that it approved the CustomFlex Artificial Iris, made by Erlangen, Germany-based HumanOptics. The device, which is surgically implanted, is approved to treat adults and children whose iris is completely missing or damaged due to a congenital condition called aniridia or other damage to the eye. “Patients with iris defects may experience severe vision problems, as well as dissatisfaction with the appearance of their eye,” said Malvina Eydelman, MD, dire...
Source: MDDI - May 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Cataract surgery and motor vehicle fatality prevention - Desapriya E, Jhauj R, Merchant K.
To the Editor Cataract is the leading cause of vision impairment in older adults in the United States and North America. The recent study by Tseng et al1 found that cataract surgery was associated with a 60% reduced risk of death from all causes and a 3... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Cataract surgery and motor vehicle fatality prevention-reply - Tseng VL, Yu F, Coleman AL.
In Reply We thank Desapriya et al for the attentive correspondence to our study. As they note, long wait times for cataract surgery have been shown to be associated with decreased quality of life and increased injuries. As noted in our study, a study t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Tanzania:How Japanese Eye Specialists Will Treat Dar Cataract Patients Without Surgery
[Citizen] Dar es Salaam -Japanese eye specialists will treat cataract patients in Dar es Salaam this week without performing invasive surgery. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 29, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Glaucoma Device Makers See a Bright Future Ahead
Were The Graduate's Ben Braddock to receive a one-word bit of career advice today, it might very well be "MIGS" instead of plastics. MIGS stands for minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, and both financial analysts and developers of the tiny devices designed to treat the disease expect the market to pop for the foreseeable future. "On a scale of one through 10, I would say the market is probably somewhere between one and two in terms of maturity," said Dave Van Meter, CEO of Irvine, CA-based Ivantis. "The market in the U.S. today is probably somewhere around a couple hundred million dollars, ac...
Source: MDDI - May 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Greg Goth Tags: Implants Source Type: news

Chinese IOL maker Wuxi Vision Pro raises $13m in Series B
Chinese intraocular lens maker Wuxi Vision Pro said today it completed a $12.6 million (RMB ¥80 million) Series B round. Investors in the round were Qiming Venture Partners and Ruijian Capital, the Shanghai-based company said. Wuxi Vision Pro develops its own intraocular lens material at a manufacturing facility in Irvine, Calif., and produces the Leiming aspheric intraocular lenses which have won Chinese FDA approval and CE Mark approval in the European Union. “I’m so glad to see Vision Pro Ltd. is growing rapidly. With Leiming aspheric IOLs successfully passing clinical trials and being put into the ...
Source: Mass Device - May 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Optical/Ophthalmic wuxivisionpro Source Type: news

An Alarm About Anthem's Proposed Cuts To Anesthesia Staff During Eye Surgery
Anthem ’s guidance if implemented, would increase the risk of complications during routine cataract surgery (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 1, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elaine Schattner, Contributor Tags: NYSE:ANTM Source Type: news

Lens-power Calculations for Young Kids With Cataracts May Be Off Lens-power Calculations for Young Kids With Cataracts May Be Off
In cataract surgery for young children, intraocular-lens power calculations may introduce error and overcorrection, a study from South Korea suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Report: Johnson & Johnson sees Vision Care biz grow, looks to expand beyond contacts
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) saw its vision care sales grow 34% last quarter over its previous first quarter as it looks to significantly grow the business into the surgical and device segments, according to a CNBC report. The company added a number of surgical products alongside a contact subscription service, which come in addition to its existing popular Acuvue contact lens line, according to the report. The investment has seen a significant return for the company, becoming one of its fastest-growing platforms. Johnson & Johnson only began investing in eye surgery two years ago after announcing it would acq...
Source: Mass Device - April 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Optical/Ophthalmic Wall Street Beat johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Ivantis touts 1-year head-to-head Hydrus, iStent study data
This study looks at the viability of MIGS in patients who don’t need or may have already had cataract surgery, so it’s a vital addition to our growing body of evidence supporting MIGS,” Compare trial medical monitor Dr. Iqbal Ahmed said in a prepared release. Ivantis said the 152-patient trial was the first to compare two minimally invasive glaucoma surgery device for treating open-angle glaucoma in a standalone procedure. The study aimed to compare safety and effectiveness of both devices in lowering IOP and reducing eye-drop medication. Results at one year showed that 47% of eyes treated with the Hydrus...
Source: Mass Device - April 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic Glaukos Ivantis Source Type: news

Glaukos touts 2-year iStent inject pivotal trial data, levies infringement suit against Ivantis
Glaukos (NYSE:GKOS) today released two-year data from the FDA investigational device exemption pivotal trial of its iStent inject trabecular micro-bypass system, and announced a patent infringement suit it filed against Ivantis. Results of the 505-patient study were presented at the American Society of Cataracts and Refractive Surgery annual meeting by Dr. Thomas Samuelson of the Minnesota Eye Consultants, the San Clemente, Calif.-based company said. The iStent inject trabecular micro-bypass system is designed to treat mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma in patients undergoing cataract surgery. It uses a pa...
Source: Mass Device - April 16, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic Patent Infringement Glaukos Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery on Ebola Survivors Safe for Docs
WEDNESDAY, April 11, 2018 -- Doctors needn't worry when they perform cataract surgery on Ebola survivors with eye problems caused by the highly contagious virus, a new study finds. Between 13 percent and 34 percent of Ebola survivors develop eye... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Solid Outcomes for Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery Solid Outcomes for Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery
A new study shows the benefit of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Post-Ebola cataract surgery can safely restore vision
(Emory Health Sciences) Cataract surgery can be safely performed on Ebola virus disease survivors with impaired vision, Emory Eye Center ophthalmologists and 40 colleagues around the world report. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anthem Policy on Cataract Surgery Stirs Debate: HealthLeaders Media
(MedPage Today) -- Also, clinicians voice concerns about Anthem anesthesia policy (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - March 26, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Medicare Patients With Larger Support Networks More Likely to Get Cataract Surgery Medicare Patients With Larger Support Networks More Likely to Get Cataract Surgery
Older adults with fewer family members in their social support network are less likely to undergo cataract surgery, regardless of whether they have a partner, according to a new study using nationally representative survey data.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - March 19, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Healing the Patient of Tomorrow
Products on well-understood commercialization tracks often take an incremental approach rather than trying to create paradigm-shifting technologies. In this blog, I’ll take a look at medical devices that are on a commercialization track to heal the patient of tomorrow in a way that is substantially better than previous offerings. They are generally broken into three broad categories based on their advantages over existing medical devices: either healing the patient at home, fixing issues with existing devices, or creating non-invasive diagnostic tools. Connected Home Use Devices Connected home-use devices allow a pat...
Source: MDDI - March 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nigel Syrotuck Tags: Design Source Type: news

Older adults with small social networks less likely to get cataract surgery
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) A new study by University of Michigan Kellogg Ey Center links familial relationships to the likelihood older adults will get needed cataract surgery -- a procedure with broad implications for health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Preventing falls in older people with cataract - it is not just about surgery - Keay L, Palagyi A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 1, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Nigeria:1,400 for Free Cataract Surgery, Courtesy Rotary
[Vanguard] No fewer than 2,278 cataract patients underwent the final screening of this year's free cataract treatment annually organised by Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate. From the pool, 1,400 have been slated for free surgeries at the Lagos State General Hospital, Lagos from February 20 through March 6, 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Iridex dives after cutting outlook on eye laser component recall
Iridex (NSDQ:IRIX) shares took a big hit today after the company said last week that it’s recalling a component used with its eye laser surgery device after receiving three reports of permanent injuries associated with it. Mountain View, Calif.-based Iridex said Feb. 23 that it’s pulling all 104 of its TriFocus Lio Premier ophthalmoscopes. The three injury reports “stated that the procedures resulted in patients experiencing permanent damage to the eye, including focal cataracts and iris burns.” “Customers who have the TruFocus LIO Premiere should stop using it. Iridex is notifying its di...
Source: Mass Device - February 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Optical/Ophthalmic Recalls Wall Street Beat Iridex Corp. Source Type: news

Renowned black female eye specialist says she had to 'shake off haters'
Inventor of modernized cataract surgery, Dr. Patricia Bath, made a name for herself and women of color in medicine. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Nigeria:1,400 From Free Cataract Surgery, Courtesy Rotary Club
[Vanguard] No fewer than 2,278 cataract patients were screened for the final screening of this year's free cataract operation annually organised by Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate. From the pool, 1,400 have been slated for free surgeries at the Lagos State General Hospital, Lagos from February 20 through March 6, 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

WATCH: Meet a woman who changed the face of medicine
Dr. Patricia Bath, the first African-American female doctor to receive a medical patent, revolutionized cataract surgery (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news