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

Woman is 3rd person this year diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease at the 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 Creutzfeldt-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

Risk of falls and injuries requiring hospitalisation after first-eye cataract surgery in elderly Australians - Gadzhanova S, Gillam M, Roughead E.
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of the type of the intraocular lenses (IOLs) in first-eye cataract surgery in elderly people on the risk of hospitalisation due to falls and injuries. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was conducted using the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Hitting the Effective Lens Position Target in Cataract Surgery Hitting the Effective Lens Position Target in Cataract Surgery
Dr Sumit (Sam) Garg comments on a new study using prediction errors in the first eye to refine refractive outcomes in the second eye.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

New Miniature Camera Module Emerges for Disposable Medical Endoscopes
Over the next few years, demand for endoscopes is expected to grow pretty significantly. Tehzeeb Gunja, OmniVision Technology Inc.’s director of medical marketing, reported an expected 30% growth rate through 2023 from dental, catheter, capsule endoscope, robotic surgery, and general medical, industrial, and veterinary endoscope applications. Such growth in medical is driven by interest in minimally invasive procedures, and the market may see some changes. Because of concerns over “cross contamination,” there may be a “push from reusable to...
Source: MDDI - October 22, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Design Source Type: news

International MIGS Study Confirms Long-Term Safety and Efficacy of the OMNI(R) Surgical System Predicate Device (VISCO360(R))
12-Month Clinical Results of Micro-Invasive Canal Viscodilation in Combination with Cataract Surgery on Over 100 Consecutive Eyes Demonstrates Long-Term IOP and Medication Reduction in Mild to Moderate POAG MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 22, 2019 -- (Healthca... Devices, Ophthalmology Sight Sciences, ab-interno, microcatheterization, OMNI Surgical System (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Postoperative Adjustment of Intraocular Lenses Holds Promise Postoperative Adjustment of Intraocular Lenses Holds Promise
When ophthalmologists calculate intraocular lens power for cataract surgery patients, they should consider the cornea, but postoperatively adjustable lenses could be the way of the future.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Lens Adjustment After Cataract Surgery in View Lens Adjustment After Cataract Surgery in View
When specialists calculate intraocular lens power for patients undergoing cataract surgery, they should consider the cornea, but postoperatively adjustable lenses could be the way of the future.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

What you should know about cataract surgery
How to make smart choices and avoid complications. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Consumer Reports Source Type: news

This May Be One Of The Most Important Benefits Of Having Cataract Surgery
Researchers in Australia used a driving simulator to evaluate patients'vision before and after cataract surgery. The results were impressive: Near-misses and crashes dropped by as much as 48% after surgery. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - October 13, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Robert Glatter, MD, Contributor Source Type: news

Revealed: The trusts with the highest cataract complication rates
Several trusts have taken action after recording high rates of complications for cataract surgery, while others have disputed the figures, an HSJ investigation has found. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Treat Corneal Irregularities Before Cataract Surgery Treat Corneal Irregularities Before Cataract Surgery
Dr Christopher Rapuano comments on a new study showing that appropriately managing common corneal surface irregularities can greatly aid in improving refractive outcomes after cataract surgery.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

One Billion People Have Preventable Eye Conditions, Increasingly Linked to Lifestyle Choices, According to WHO
A child receives treatment in the northeastern district of Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPS By External SourceGENEVA, Oct 8 2019 (IPS) A staggering 2.2 billion people already suffer from eye conditions and visual impairment today, but the global need for eye care is set to increase “dramatically”, with lack of exercise a key factor, the UN health agency said on Tuesday, unveiling its first ever report on vision across the world. While welcoming recent successes in eliminating common conditions such as trachoma in eight countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted evidence indicating ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about cataract surgery
Cataracts are cloudy areas that develop on the lens of the eye. They can affect a person ’s vision. Surgery is currently the only way to remove cataracts and restore vision. Learn about what to expect from the different surgical procedures. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news