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What Are Cataracts?
Title: What Are Cataracts?Category: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 4/11/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 6:36:50 PM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 19, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Mama June weight loss surgery could help eyesight
Researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australia, studied weight loss and how it impacts eyesight. Mama June Shannon has childhood cataracts that may have been due to her weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J Vision closes TearScience buyout
Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Vision business said today that it closed its acquisition of ophthalmological medical device maker TearScience for an undisclosed amount. Resarch Triangle Park, N.C.-based TearScience produces devices focused on treating meibomian gland dysfunction, a leading underlying cause of dry eye disease, Johnson & Johnson said. The company won FDA clearance for its office-based treatment of meibomian glands and treating MGD, with its devices available in the US and global markets. “Dry eye is too often the culprit of why patients drop out of contact lenses or why they may...
Source: Mass Device - September 6, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Optical/Ophthalmic Wall Street Beat johnsonandjohnson TearScience Source Type: news

Angola: Zaire - Ophthalmologic Centre Holds Surgical Interventions Session
[ANGOP] Mbanza Kongo -A cataracts surgical interventions session will take place on 09-13 October in the Ophthalmologic Centre of the Baptist Evangelic Church of Angola (IEBA) in Mbanza Kongo City, northern Zaire Province, the physician Miguel Vinda informed on Thursday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

End of postcode lottery for cataracts treatment
Helen Heraty, who runs a boutique hotel in York, was told that she could only have cataract surgery on one eye – despite being virtually blind. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Reforms set to improve life for sight impaired
Department of Health introduces changes to Certificate of Vision Impairment forms Related items fromOnMedica STPs can help CCGs deliver eye care at scale Eye problems Eye problems: the eyelids Ongoing concerns that cataract surgery being cut to save cash (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 22, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 21, 2017
Say hello to MassDevice +5, a bite-sized view of the top five medtech stories of the day. This feature of MassDevice.com’s coverage highlights our 5 biggest and most influential stories from the day’s news to make sure you’re up to date on the headlines that continue to shape the medical device industry. Get this in your inbox everyday by subscribing to our newsletters.   5. Medical device product development: pitfalls you need to avoid Managing your medical device product development project can be a daunting task. There are regulations and paperwork to manage, along with expectations such as dead...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Carl Zeiss acquires cataract surgery planning software dev Veracity Innovations
Carl Zeiss Meditec (ETR:AFX) said today it is acquiring cloud-based ophthalmological tech developer Veracity Innovations for an undisclosed amount. Veracity Innovations developed and produces a cloud-based surgical planning platform for cataract surgeries, covering initial planning, management and analysis of the procedures. The system is designed to interface directly with multiple electronic medical records and diagnostic devices, covering patients from initial consultation through post-operation, Carl Zeiss said. “Digital technology is fundamentally changing our world and has a major impact in healthcare. Eff...
Source: Mass Device - August 21, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Optical/Ophthalmic Software / IT Carl Zeiss Meditec veracityinnovations Source Type: news

GPs must consult panel to sending patients to hospital
The controversial scheme in the north east of England covers all non-urgent referrals – including requests for hip and knee surgery, cataract removal as well as x-rays and scans. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: 5,000 People Receive Free Eye Treatment
[Daily Trust] Dutse -Some 5,000 people have received free eye interventions that included surgeries for glaucoma and cataract as well as distribution of eye glasses in Birnin Kudu and Buji local government areas of Jigawa State. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

View the Eclipse Safely with These Expert Tips
Treatment TermsEye careRetinal disease Author Sarah Avery Overview As excitement about the Aug. 21 solar eclipse builds, it ’s important to know how to safely view the event and understand how even everyday exposure to the sun can damage vision. Duke retina specialist and ophthalmologist Lejla Vajzovic from the Duke Eye Center shares her insights. Content Blocks Header How does the sun damage eyes? ContentAnytime you stare at the sun, you risk damaging your eyes, because the sun causes a physical burn at the back of the eye. The retina is essentially an extension of the brain, and it ’s made up of very ...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - August 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

'Eye Freckles' May Predict Sun-Related Problems
The spots could be linked to higher risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, study says (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Eye Freckles' May Predict Sun-Related Problems
The spots could be linked to higher risk of cataracts, macular degeneration, study saysSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Eye Diseases, Sun Exposure (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Special Risks Seen with Long-Term Steroids in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- One exception: cataracts (Source: MedPage Today Dermatology)
Source: MedPage Today Dermatology - July 27, 2017 Category: Dermatology Source Type: news

WEIRD: Cataract surgery patient has 27 contact lenses removed from her EYE
(Natural News) A case study published on the British Medical Journal website revealed that a 67-year-old British woman, who was scheduled for cataract surgery in November 2016 due to eye discomfort and dryness, actually had 27 contact lenses jammed in one of her eyes. The doctors initially found a bluish mass of 17 disposable contact lenses in... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

British surgeons find mass of contact lenses in patient's eye
Doctors at a hospital in England were surprised to find a mass of contact lenses in a 67-year-old patient's eye, during what should have been routine cataract surgery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

British doctors find mass of contact lenses under patient's eyelid
Doctors at a hospital in England were surprised to find a mass of contact lenses under a 67-year-old patient's eyelid, during what should have been routine cataract surgery. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

UAB eye hospital to open clinic in growing community
Pell City and the surrounding counties will soon have a full-service eye care clinic. University of Alabama at Birmingham's Callahan Eye Hospital is opening a clinic July 24 that will provide specialized care. It will provide the same services the Birmingham site has offered for 50 years. The clinic will offer adult ophthalmology and optometry, pediatric optometry, eye exams, glas ses and contact lenses, cataract evaluations, glaucoma screenings, diabetic eye exams, dry eye testing and an optical… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - July 18, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

Surgeon removes 27 contact lenses from woman's eye during cataract surgery
CONTACT LENSES must be used with a degree of caution, as one woman from the West Midlands has discovered after 27 were removed from one eye during routine cataract surgery (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors find 27 contact lenses in woman's eye
A 67-year-old woman scheduled for routine cataract surgery in November thought it was just dry eye and old age causing her discomfort, she told her surgeons. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WARNING: Surgeons remove 27 contact lenses from woman's eye during cataract surgery
CONTACT LENSES must be used with a degree of caution, as one woman from the West Midlands has discovered after 27 were removed from one eye during routine cataract surgery (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Beaver-Visitec buys ophthalmic tech dev Vitreq
Beaver-Visitec said today it acquired ophthalmic tech company Vitreq for an undisclosed amount. Netherlands-based Vitreq develops and manufactures ophthalmic devices, with a specific focus on vitreoretinal surgery. The company’s portfolio includes a number of minimally-invasive instruments designed for use in ophthalmological surgical settings, Waltham, Mass.-based Beaver-Visitec said. “At Vitreq, it’s our mission to develop reliable, safe, and sophisticated tools that provide surgeons with the support and innovation necessary to perform at the highest levels. In BVI, we have found a partner that is ...
Source: Mass Device - July 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Mergers & Acquisitions Optical/Ophthalmic Beaver-Visitec Vitreq Source Type: news

Patients forced to beg NHS to fund cataract or hip surgery
Patients are being forced to plead with the NHS for hip and cataract surgeries. Demand for the operations has surged. They were previously routinely available on the NHS. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS struck by new operations crisis as patients wait for knee, hip and cataract surgery
PATIENTS waiting for crucial knee, hip and cataract operations are facing long delays, a damning report claims. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS 'rationing leaves patients in pain'
Doctors have to make special appeals for vital treatments such as hip operations and cataract surgery. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stem cell approach for cataracts challenged
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - June 29, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Servick, K. Tags: Cell Biology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

Cataracts Induced by ND:YAG Laser Lysis of Vitreous Floaters Cataracts Induced by ND:YAG Laser Lysis of Vitreous Floaters
Secondary cataract formation may be a potential complication associated with this procedure for vitreous symptomatic floaters.The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Icon Bioscience touts FDA NDA submission for Dexycu
Icon Bioscience said today that the FDA accepted the company’s submitted new drug application for its Dexycu drug designed to be used as an anti-inflammatory following cataract surgery. The Newark, Calif.-based company’s Dexycu utilizes the company’s Verisome novel drug delivery system designed to treat ophthalmic diseases and slowly release the drug while the Verisome system simultaneously degrades, according to the company’s site. Read the whole story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business The post Icon Bioscience touts FDA NDA submission for Dexycu appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - June 26, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Food & Drug Administration (FDA) iconbioscience Source Type: news

Fluoroquinolones Less Effective Against Endophthalmitis Pathogen Fluoroquinolones Less Effective Against Endophthalmitis Pathogen
An in vitro case series suggests that coagulase-negative Staphylococcus (CoNS), the most common cause of endophthalmitis after cataract surgery, is becoming less susceptible to fluoroquinolones, according to Florida-based researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 26, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Choosing the Right Sunglasses
FRIDAY, June 23, 2017 -- You might think of eye problems like cataracts as signs of old age, but one step you can take now will protect your vision for the future -- and you can do it with style. We're talking about sunglasses. Your eyes need to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Blended: Pharma's New Multi-Stakeholder Model
Physicians, patients, payers, providers, policy makers, partners, regulators, shareholders; the once slowing moving stream of pharma stakeholders has swollen into a roaring cataract in recent years.The currents carrying pharma towards an ever-greater focus on patients, collaborations and technology are gaining power too, putting even more strain on existing assumptions and models.However, among all the many stakeholders, the focus on the patient is paramount, says Bharat Tewarie, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at UCB. “This means that we have to organize ourselves internally around the value that we create for our p...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nick de Cent Source Type: news

Blended: Pharma's New Multi-Stakeholder Model
Physicians, patients, payers, providers, policy makers, partners, regulators, shareholders; the once slowing moving stream of pharma stakeholders has swollen into a roaring cataract in recent years.The currents carrying pharma towards an ever-greater focus on patients, collaborations and technology are gaining power too, putting even more strain on existing assumptions and models.However, among all the many stakeholders, the focus on the patient is paramount, says Bharat Tewarie, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer at UCB. “This means that we have to organize ourselves internally around the value that we create for our p...
Source: EyeForPharma - June 19, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nick de Cent Source Type: news

Pulaski County’s Most Expensive Home Sales of 2016
Sales of luxury homes in Pulaski County jumped in 2016 to a number not seen since Arkansas Business began tracking them in 2004. Last year, 29 homes sold for $1 million or more, up from 20 in 2015. Arkansas Business has been keeping statistics on high-end sales since 2004, when 29 million-dollar homes were sold. Sales hit a low of 13 in 2012. This year, strong sales should continue, Jon Underhill predicted in an email to Arkansas Business last week. Underhill sells upscale home through his agency, Jon Underhill Real Estate of Little Rock. “The economy and the stock market are both doing well, and that bodes well for ...
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - June 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

ASCRS 2017: Refining Cataract and Refractive Surgery ASCRS 2017: Refining Cataract and Refractive Surgery
From illuminating risk factors for post-LASIK failure to the promising SMILE procedure, it was a meeting of status quo challenging data.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Nigeria: NAF Equips Hospitals for Early Detection of Glaucoma
[Daily Trust] Kaduna -The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar has expressed the worry that in Nigeria, glaucoma is the second commonest cause of blindness at 16.7% after cataract. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Best Sunglasses to Protect Eyes from UV Rays - AARP
4 hours ago ... Research indicates that exposure to UV rays can heighten your chances of developing cataracts. Protect your eyes from sun exposure with  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 7, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Does Your Pet Need an Eye Doctor?
Veterinarians specialized in vision problems are few, but some conditions ailing dogs and other animals can be treated. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SUSAN JENKS Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Dogs Cats Cataracts Genetics and Heredity Foxes Veterinary Medicine Surgery and Surgeons Transplants Pets Glaucoma Corneas Blindness Doctors Genetic Engineering Source Type: news

Healthy Diet Tied to Lower Cataract Risk Healthy Diet Tied to Lower Cataract Risk
A healthy diet is associated with a lower risk of age-related nuclear cataract (ARNC), new research from the U.K. suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 5, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Seychelles: Over 100 Patients Restore Fading Eyesight in Seychelles Eye Camp
[Seychelles News Agency] Elderly Seychellois citizens have this week walked out of the Seychelles Hospital with better vision following a four-day cataract-removal eye camp. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 1, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NICE consults on cataract guidance
NICE have released the draft guideline on managing cataracts in adults and its supporting evidence which are now out for consultation. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - May 30, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Namibia: 150 Have Eyesight Restored
[Namibian] Dozens of elderly people of the //Karas, Hardap and Omaheke regions were all smiles after undergoing free cataract surgery at the Keetmanshoop State Hospital over the last few days. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 26, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Diabetic Macular Edema Rates Increase After Cataract Surgery Diabetic Macular Edema Rates Increase After Cataract Surgery
The rates of treatment-requiring diabetic macular edema (DME) increase sharply in the year after cataract surgery, according to new findings from the U.K.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

An expansion and praise from the Governor for Bedford biotech's 25th birthday
Back in 1992, Chuck Sherwood took the reins of a new public biotech called Anika Therapeutics. The company was small and unprofitable, operating out of incubator space in Woburn. It had a single product: a surgical aid used in cataract procedures. For years, its stock price hovered around $2 or $3. Flash forward to today, and Anika (Nasdaq: ANIK) is still going strong. Now located at a 134,000 square foot facility in Bedford, the company has 120 total employees and a portfolio of more than 20 products… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - May 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

LivaNova snags former J & J exec Huston as CFO | Personnel Moves, May 24, 2017
LivaNova (NSDQ:LIVN) said last week that it picked up former Johnson & Johnson medical device group chief financial officer Thad Huston as its new CFO, effective May 20. Huston will replace former CFO Vivid Sehgal, who coordinated with Huston during the transition. Huston spent more than 25 years with Johnson & Johnson, and held various positions, including prez of its Xian-Janssen Pharmaceuticals division in China, finance VP and CFO & COO for its pharmaceutical R&D and finance VP and CFO for its Ortho-McNeil Pharma division. “I am eager to join the exceptional team at LivaNova. We share a passi...
Source: Mass Device - May 24, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Alcon Brainlab Cardiovascular Systems Inc. Fortimedix LivaNova Nativis Novartis sightlife Stimwave Technologies Teleflex Vuzix Source Type: news

LensGen raises $7.3m
Intraocular lens developer LensGen raised $7.3 million in a new round of equity funding, according to an SEC filing posted this week. The Irvine, Calif.-based company develops the Juvene accommodating intraocular lens. The Juvene lens is designed to potentially permanently restore clear and continuous vision at all distances for patients with cataracts and presbyopia, LensGen said. The company said the lens mimics the eye’s natural accommodation process to change shape and adjust focus, and can be implanted using current surgical techniques for intraocular lenses. Money in the round came from 13 anonymous investors, ...
Source: Mass Device - May 16, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Optical/Ophthalmic lensgen Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: May 12, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Bioness’s new distribution deal to InBrace’s launch of new braces technology, here are 7 medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Obalon receives approval to commercialize in Middle East Obalon Therapeutics announced in a May 11 press release that it has received regulatory approvals in select Middle East markets to commercialize its 6-month, gas-filled intragastric balloon system. The FDA-approved, swallowable balloon system is designed to treat obesity and is the first and only system of its kind. The regulatory approval also accounts for it...
Source: Mass Device - May 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Business/Financial News Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Surgical Bioness Inc. InBrace LensAR Inc. MedTech Obalon Therapeutics Ottobock SRS Medical Teleon Surgical ZipLine Medical Source Type: news

Med device, drug delivery companies join J & J ’ s Toronto JLABS incubator
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) said today it has added 24 companies, including those in the medical device and drug delivery fields, to its JLABS incubator facility in Toronto, Canada. The facilities in Toronto now host over 40 companies, according to Johnson & Johnson, all of which are provided with lab space and offices, modular lab suites and access to scientific, industry and capital funding experts. “Our goal is to support early stage innovators with the resources and network needed to grow, and as evident by the 40 companies that reside within JLABS @ Toronto, we are already accomplishing what we set...
Source: Mass Device - May 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Johnson & Johnson Source Type: news

Study: pSivida ’s Durasert lessens recurrence of uveitis through 12 months
pSivida (NSDQ:PSDV) touted 1-year follow-up data yesterday for the company’s Durasert 3-year treatment of posterior segment uveitis. The data, which was presented at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology annual meeting, is from pSivida’s 1st phase III trial. The data showed that the 3-year uveitis implant significantly reduced the recurrence of posterior segment uveitis through 12 months – 27.6% of patients treated with Durasert had a recurrence, compared to 85.7% of patients in the sham group. In phakic patients, 33.3% in the Durasert group required a cataract surgery in the year-...
Source: Mass Device - May 9, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Implants Optical/Ophthalmic Wall Street Beat pSivida Corp. Source Type: news

Nepafenac to Prevent Macular Edema in Diabetic Retinopathy Nepafenac to Prevent Macular Edema in Diabetic Retinopathy
A new study examines the protective effect of nepafenac against the development of macular edema after cataract surgery among patients with diabetic retinopathy.The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

​LensGen raises $21 million for its cataracts device
LensGen Inc., an Irvine, California-based developer of an ophthalmic lens to treat presbyopia and cataracts, said it has raised $21 million in financing. The financing was led by the corporate venture investment arm of Japan-based Hoya Group and included participation from Relativity Healthcare Partners. The financing includes an option to expand the financing commitment by an additional $5 million. LensGen said the funds will help it accelerate t he development of Juvene to treat presbyopia and… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - May 8, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: I-Chun Chen Source Type: news