‘Breakthrough’ eye-pressure sensor trial begins in Germany
(Image courtesy of Implandata) Implandata Ophthalmic Products announced that the first patient in its international, multi-center, ARGOS-SC01 clinical study has been successfully implanted with its novel pressure sensor. This first-in-human clinical study is being conducted to validate the suprachoroidally placed Eyemate-SC, a sensor implant for continual monitoring of intraocular pressure (IOP). While Implandata’s already CE-marked Eyemate-IO intraocular sensor implant is intended for use in glaucoma patients undergoing cataract surgery, the Eyemate-SC device allows implantation in glaucoma patients not indicated fo...
Source: Mass Device - December 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Optical/Ophthalmic Research & Development Implandata Ophthalmic Products Source Type: news

Google ’s Verily spikes glucose-sensing lens project with Novartis’ Alcon
Google (NSDQ:GOOG) life sciences company Verily said late last week that it is putting its joint project with Novartis (NYSE:NVS) unit Alcon to develop a glucose-sensing contact lens on hold due to difficulties in obtaining reliable tear glucose readings. The project, which began in 2014, aimed to develop a contact lens that could measure glucose levels for individuals living with diabetes, according to a blog post from Verily chief technical officer Brian Otis. But measuring glucose levels from tear glucose has proven to be unreliable, according to the blog posting. “Our clinical work on the gluc...
Source: Mass Device - November 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diabetes Optical/Ophthalmic Research & Development Alcon google Novartis Verily Source Type: news

Alphabet's Verily shelves glucose-sensing contact lens project with Novartis
Two more smart contact lenses, for presbyopia and cataract surgery recovery, are still in the works. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Blocking 'secondary cataracts'
(University of Delaware) Cataracts surgery is a modern-day medical marvel, but even 10 years after a procedure, so-called secondary cataracts can form. UD researchers are identifying what's behind that and how to stop it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Sierra Leone: Chinese Medical Team Performs Free Cataract Surgery in Kenema
[Concord] Charles Jusu, who is over 60, has finally regained his complete eyesight. He is one of the beneficiaries of free cataract surgery being conducted by a team of Chinese medical experts from Hunan Province. His two eyes were almost rendered useless after being affected by cataract for the past years. But with the intervention of the medical team, his eyesight has been revived. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

OCT Screening Before Cataract Surgery Can Improve Outcomes OCT Screening Before Cataract Surgery Can Improve Outcomes
Routine screening with optical coherence tomography (OCT) before cataract surgery can identify overlooked pathologies, researchers say, but cost might be an issue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aids May Curb Cognitive Decline Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aids May Curb Cognitive Decline
Sensory deprivation is a risk factor for cognitive decline and dementia, but will correcting impaired hearing and vision prevent these outcomes? Yes, these studies suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Philips board backs reappointment of CEO van Houten, CFO Bhattacharya | Personnel Moves – October 29, 2018
Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG) said today that its board of directors is backing the re-appointment of Frans van Houten as its president and CEO and Abhijit Bhattacharya as chief financial officer and board member. CEO van Houten has been at the head of Philips since 2011, while Bhattacharya joined the company in 2015, Amsterdam-based Philips said. During his time in the corner office, van Houten led the initial public offering for Philips Lighting in May 2016 and has increased R&D investments and led acquisitions including Volcano, Spectranetics, Wellcentive and VitalHealth. Board members will officially vote on a new ...
Source: Mass Device - October 29, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured aligntechnology Bovie Medical Corp. Clearside Biomedical cromsource Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Harvard Bioscience Inc. Ra Medical RenovaCare royalphilips Sight Sciences Source Type: news

Diabetes No Barrier to Cataract Surgery
(MedPage Today) -- Procedure shouldn't be delayed solely on basis of HbA1c levels, researcher says (Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology)
Source: MedPage Today Endocrinology - October 28, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Surgeon Age Doesn't Affect Cataract Surgery Outcomes Surgeon Age Doesn't Affect Cataract Surgery Outcomes
Late-career surgeons perform a large proportion of cataract operations, and they do it with an overall low rate of adverse events, a Canadian study suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Surgeon age doesn't affect cataract surgery outcomes
(Reuters Health) - Late-career surgeons perform a large proportion of cataract operations, and they do it with an overall low rate of adverse events, a Canadian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Nigeria:Samsung Heavy Industries Supports Eye Surgery for 102 Nigerian
[Guardian] With the assistance of Samsung Heavy Industries of Nigeria (SHIN), 102 Nigerian patients with cataracts and at risk of blindness have successfully recovered their eyesight with Vision Care, an organisation under the World Health Organisation (WHO). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 24, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Carl Zeiss Meditec buys cataract surgery device maker IanTech
Carl Zeiss Meditec (ETR:AFX) said today it inked a deal to acquire micro-interventional cataract surgery tech dev IanTech for an undisclosed amount. Reno, Nev.-based IanTech designed and developed the miLOOP device intended for micro-interventional cataract surgery. The system uses thin, super-elastic, self-expanding nitinol filament technology and is intended to allow the user to achieve full thickness lens fragmentation for any grade cataract to reduce intraocular ultrasonic vibrations and phase power, according to the company’s website. “We expect that IanTech will complement our leading portfolio of eq...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Optical/Ophthalmic Carl Zeiss Meditec iantech Source Type: news

Alcon to Develop SMART Suite Digital Health Platform for Cataract Surgery
Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, today announced plans to develop the SMART Suite by Alcon, an innovative, digital platform that is designed to streamline, simplify and improve cataract surgery for surgeons and patients. (Source: eHealth News EU)
Source: eHealth News EU - October 23, 2018 Category: Information Technology Tags: Featured Industry Business and Industry Source Type: news

Alcon to develop SMART Suite digital health platform for cataract surgery
Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, today announced plans to develop the SMART Suite by Alcon, an innovative, digital platform that is designed to streamline, simplify and improve cataract surgery for surgeons and patients. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - October 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Don't Overlook Ocular Surface Disease Before Cataract Surgery Don't Overlook Ocular Surface Disease Before Cataract Surgery
Dr Sumit (Sam) Garg on the risks of failing to preoperatively diagnose this highly prevalent condition.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aid May Help Aging Brain
Researchers studying cognitive health related to hearing and vision found that the rate of mental decline was halved after cataract surgery and was 75 percent lower after people got a hearing aid. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aid May Boost the Aging Brain
Title: Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aid May Boost the Aging BrainCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/16/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/17/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Senior Health General - October 17, 2018 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery, Hearing Aid May Boost the Aging Brain
TUESDAY, Oct. 16, 2018 -- You won't jump for joy when you're told you need hearing aids or cataract surgery. But get this: Both appear to slow mental decline in older adults. That's what researchers concluded after studying more than 2,000 people... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 16, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery for Senior Drivers Tied to Reduced Car Crash Risk, Costs Cataract Surgery for Senior Drivers Tied to Reduced Car Crash Risk, Costs
Cataract surgery can significantly reduce car crashes involving senior drivers and the cost of those accidents to the community, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery Tied to Drop in Cognitive Decline in Seniors
MONDAY, Oct. 15, 2018 -- Cataract surgery is associated with a reduction in the rate of cognitive decline among older adults, according to a study published online Oct. 11 in PLOS ONE. Asri Maharani, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Manchester in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 15, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cataract surgery for senior drivers tied to reduced car crash risk, costs
(Reuters Health) - Cataract surgery can significantly reduce car crashes involving senior drivers and the cost of those accidents to the community, researchers say. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Hearing aids and cataract surgery may prevent dementia
Researchers from Manchester University believe that retaining sight and hearing keeps a person physically active and socially engaged. This may reduced their risk of the disease. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The impact of first- and second-eye cataract surgery on motor vehicle crashes and associated costs - Meuleners LB, Brameld K, Fraser ML, Chow K.
OBJECTIVE: to evaluate the association between first- and second-eye cataract surgery and motor vehicle crashes for older drivers and the associated costs to the community. DESIGN: retrospective population-based cohort study. SUBJECTS: a total of 2... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Placing a Bypass Stent During Cataract Surgery Cuts Need for Glaucoma Eyedrops Placing a Bypass Stent During Cataract Surgery Cuts Need for Glaucoma Eyedrops
Implantation of the iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass in conjunction with cataract surgery is associated with reduced need for glaucoma eyedrops, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - October 5, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Cataracts surgery: How to know if you need treatment and what the operation involves
CATARACTS surgery may be recommended for people whose vision is affected by cloudy patches. Eye surgery can be daunting, so it ’s good to know what procedures involve. Here’s what to look out for to determine if you need cataract surgery and how treatment works. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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