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Sun's UV Rays a Threat to Your Eyes, Too
FRIDAY, May 11, 2018 -- It's not just your skin that needs protection from ultraviolet rays, health experts warn. UV rays from the sun can cause corneal sunburn (photokeratitis) and UV damage that has been linked to macular degeneration, cataracts,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Japanese cataract patient has respiratory failure from his eye drops
Doctors in Yamanashi - 79 miles (127km) west of the capital Tokyo - believe it is the first recorded case of a such a reaction. They fear he was allergic to levofloxacin - one of the most widely used drops. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Alcon Cares Project 100 commits to reducing cataract blindness globally
Alcon, the global leader in eye care and a division of Novartis, has announced Alcon Cares Project 100, which aims to reduce cataract blindness by providing equipment to perform phaco surgeries. Alcon Cares, a foundation that oversees equipment and product donations to those in need, will give 100 reprocessed Infiniti units to eligible clinics in Asia, Central and South America, and Africa over the next three years, making it one of the largest eye care equipment donations of its kind. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Alcon launches project to reduce cataract blindness
Alcon, a division of Novartis, launched its Alcon Cares Project 100 to take steps in reducing cataract blindness globally. The company also plans to donate 100 reprocessed Infiniti units to eligible clinics in Asia, Central and South America and Africa over the next three years. Alcon aims to reduce cataract blindness by providing equipment to perform phaco surgeries. The foundation Alcon Cares will oversee equipment and product donations to countries in need. Get the full story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing. The post Alcon launches project to reduce cataract blindness appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - May 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Hospital Care Surgical Alcon cataracts 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

Nigeria:Delta State Has Over 40,000 Blind People
[Guardian] Asaba -Delta State has over 40,000 blind people, while 20,000, mostly women and children, are infected with cataract. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Sonographers exposed to radiation from MPI patients
A new study found that sonographers who performed cardiac ultrasound studies...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI, ASNC offer guidelines for myocardial perfusion imaging with PET SNMMI to watch for job-related health problems Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts CZT-based SPECT MPI may predict cardiac outcomes Cardiac cath radiation exacts toll on health personnel (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - April 17, 2018 Category: Radiology 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

Impact of oncoming headlight glare with cataracts: a pilot study - Hwang AD, Tuccar-Burak M, Goldstein R, Peli E.
Purpose: Oncoming headlight glare (HLG) reduces the visibility of objects on the road and may affect the safety of nighttime driving. With cataracts, the impact of oncoming HLG is expected to be more severe. We used our custom HLG simulator in a dr... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Ayurvedic medicines found to be safe and effective alternative treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee
(Natural News) Aging is a given. Because of this, most people can’t avoid diseases related to aging like hypertension, cataract, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and osteoarthritis (OA). Statistics show that OA is the most widespread joint disorder among people aged 60 years old and above in the U.S. Around 54 million adults in the U.S. suffered from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Ask Is It Painful to Remove Cataracts
Is It Painful to Remove Cataracts? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask How Long Does It Take to Remove a Cataract
How Long Does It Take to Remove a Cataract? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Ask What Happens Do Not Get Cataracts Removed
What Happens if You Do Not Get Cataracts Removed? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - March 12, 2018 Category: General Medicine 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

Ophthalmic device companies top The Street with Q4, FY2017 earnings
Ophthalmic device developers Glaukos (NYSE:GKOS) and Staar Surgical (NSDQ:STAA) this week posted fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2017 earnings that beat the streets, though only Glaukos has seen its shares rise in response. San Clemente, Calif.-based Glaukos posted profits of $1 million, or 3¢ per share, on sales of $41.7 million for the three months ended December 31, seeing the bottom-line grow 650.7% while sales grew 25.6% compared with the same period during the prior year. Earnings per share were ahead of the break-even consensus on Wall Street, where analysts were expecting to see sales of $40...
Source: Mass Device - March 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat Glaukos STAAR Surgical Co 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

Anthem Calls on Eye Surgeons to Monitor Anesthesia During Cataract Surgery Anthem Calls on Eye Surgeons to Monitor Anesthesia During Cataract Surgery
The insurer says it is not usually medically necessary to have an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist on hand during the common surgery.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Nigeria:Rotary Club Screens 1,400 for Free Eye Surgery
[Guardian] Some cataract patients, 2,278 in all, turned up for the final screening at this year's free cataract operation organized by Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate. From the pool, 1,400 have been slated for operation at the General Hospital, Marina starting today, February 20 till March 6, 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 20, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Traumatic cataract in children in Eastern China: Shanghai Pediatric Cataract Study - Du Y, He W, Sun X, Lu Y, Zhu X.
Traumatic cataract is a main cause of visual impairment in pediatric populations and is preventable. Awareness of the causes and consequences of pediatric eye trauma play roles in health education and prevention of blindness. We conducted a retrospective c... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Eye doctors accused of illegally charging patients for cataract surgery: health minister
Callers to a provincial cataract surgery hotline say physicians are breaking the law by charging patients directly for a surgery that should be paid for by the Medical Care Plan (MCP). (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/NL Source Type: news

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

Cataract Risk Highest in Younger Diabetes Patients
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - February 13, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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

Cataract Risk Highest in Younger Diabetes Patients Cataract Risk Highest in Younger Diabetes Patients
Diabetes patients face a twofold increased risk of developing cataracts compared with other patients. The risk rises to more than fivefold among those aged 45 to 54 years, new UK registry data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

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

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

Flu spreading through the air can be KILLED using UV lamps
Continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) light kills airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues, causing skin cancers or cataracts, Columbia University experts discovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

Study tracks radiation dose to NM technologists
A new study published February 1 in Radiology on occupational radiation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts What's the radiation risk to RTs from fluoro studies? Radiologists show no radiation-related mortality risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

SNMMI to watch for job-related health problems
The Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the SNMMI...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts Are RTs protected enough during fluoro procedures? Cardiac cath radiation exacts toll on health personnel SIR study eyes whether radiation causes cataracts Higher cataract incidence tied to repeated head CT (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Study tracks radiation dose to NM technologists
A new study published February 1 in Radiology on occupational radiation...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts What's the radiation risk to RTs from fluoro studies? Radiologists show no radiation-related mortality risk (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - February 8, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Diabetes may double risk for developing cataracts, researchers say
Diabetics have twice the risk for developing cataracts as the general population, according to a new study conducted in Britain. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes patients are twice as likely to develop cataracts
The study, which found female diabetics had a higher risk, involved a team of researchers from Anglia Ruskin University, University Hospitals Bristol, Switzerland and Boston University. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Driving at night with a cataract: risk homeostasis? - Br émond R, Dommès A, Engel L.
Driving with a cataract can be dangerous, especially at night when road lighting and automotive lighting produce glare. Disability glare alters visual performance, while discomfort glare contributes to restricted mobility, with drivers avoiding driving at ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Environmental Issues, Climate, Geophysics Source Type: news