Johnson and Johnson Vision Introduces VERITAS Vision System With Features To Address Key Unmet Needs In Cataract Surgery
High-performance, next-generation cataract surgery system is now globally available and offers surgeons enhanced safety and exceptional efficiency SANTA ANA, Calif., July 23, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Johnson & Johnson Vision,* ... Devices, Ophthalmology, Product Launch Johnson & Johnson Vision, VERITAS Vision System, phacoemulsification, cataract (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports Q2 2021 Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (July 21, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for second-quarter. “Our second-quarter results showcase Johnson & Johnson’s diversified portfolio, driven by strong sales and earnings growth across our Medical Device, Consumer Health and Pharmaceutical businesses,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “I’m so proud of our 136,000 colleagues who remain focused on delivering our medicines and products to patients and consumers around the world, in addition to advancing our pipeline with new product launches and regulato...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Outrage Over Aetna's Cataract Preapproval Rule Outrage Over Aetna's Cataract Preapproval Rule
Aetna's new preauthorization program for cataract surgeries is causing delays and confusion, according to the American Academy of Ophthalmology.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Assessing knowledge and practice about eye injuries first aid, with awareness about the importance of early management among general population in Asser Region, 2020 - Dhabaan WA, Almutairi KH, Alzahrani AA, Almutlaq AH, Jali Asiri AAH, Hasan Alshahrani RS, Hadi Jali MA, Alqahtani AMA.
BACKGROUND: Eye injury is a leading cause of monocular blindness and is second only to cataract as the commonest cause of visual impairment. Injury is the commonest reason for eye-related emergency department visits. AIM: To assess population aware... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Twin babies undergo eye surgery to save their vision after their mother noticed CATARACTS
Danielle Wilkins, 31, of Far Rockaway, New York, noticed cloudiness covering the eyes in photographs she took of her twin babies, Dy-Sir and and Dy-Niya Sanford. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Outcomes Worse for Immediate Sequential Bilateral Cataract Surgery
FRIDAY, July 2, 2021 -- Immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS) is associated with worse visual outcomes compared with short-interval (one to 14 days between operations) delayed sequential bilateral cataract surgery (DSBCS-14) and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 2, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Astigmatism Management in Cataract Surgery Astigmatism Management in Cataract Surgery
Dr Sumit (Sam) Garg discusses the effect of anterior capsule overlap on the rotational stability of a toric IOL.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 28, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Cataracts: Common, and Easy to Treat
Title: Cataracts: Common, and Easy to TreatCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - June 14, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Cataracts: Common, and Easy to Treat
SUNDAY, June 13, 2021 -- Many aging Americans can have their vision dimmed by cataracts, but the good news is that they're easily treated, one expert says. By age 80, half of Americans either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove them,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Pandemic has left backlog of almost 16 million medical procedures in Ontario, doctors say
The COVID-19 pandemic has left an estimated backlog of 15.9 million surgeries in Ontario, including MRIs, cataract surgeries, joint replacements and coronary bypass surgeries, according to the Ontario Medical Association. Doctors say they're also worried about a decline in preventative screenings. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Bilateral cataract surgery improves neurologic brake reaction time and stopping distance in elderly drivers - Nowosielski Y, Leitner B, Rauchegger T, Angermann R, Psomiadi A, Palme C, Laimer J, Liebensteiner M, Zehetner C.
AIMS: To determine brake reaction times before and after bilateral cataract surgery in elderly drivers. METHODS: Sixty-four patients were evaluated on the day of and 4  weeks after bilateral cataract surgery. Forty-three healthy individuals with a ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Cataract Surgeries Down in Those Diagnosed With Alzheimer Disease
FRIDAY, June 4, 2021 -- The rate of cataract surgeries is substantially lower among older adults newly diagnosed with Alzheimer disease (AD) compared with their peers without AD, according to a study published online May 14 in Acta... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 4, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Bariatric Surgery Linked to Reduced Risk for Cataracts
MONDAY, May 24, 2021 -- Bariatric surgery is associated with a reduced risk for cataract development, according to a study presented at the European Congress on Obesity, held virtually from May 10 to 13. Theresa Burkard, Ph.D., from the Institute... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 24, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New research may revolutionise cataract treatment
(Anglia Ruskin University) World-leading eye experts have made a breakthrough that could potentially change the way cataracts are treated - with potential for drug therapy to replace surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 19, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UCLA eye surgeon saves photographer ’s vision and career
Spending his boyhood summers breaking mustangs on a ranch,Mark Sennet dreamed of becoming a cowboy. Instead, he achieved fame as a straight shooter of a different type.As a Time Life photographer for 30 years,  Sennet, snapped Hollywood’s most iconic faces: Alfred Hitchcock, Robin Williams, Barbra Streisand, Eddie Murphy, E.T., Cher and hundreds more. He captured Barack Obama’s inauguration and shot the Reagans’ life story.At Prince William ’s 2011 wedding, however, the Los Angeles resident realized he could no longer focus his right eye. He got by with auto-focus and an assistant, then sh...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 14, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Also Help Prevent Cataracts
THURSDAY, May 13, 2021 -- Weight-loss surgery can trim waistlines, and new research suggests it could also protect aging eyes. The study found that after bariatric (weight-loss) surgery, a person's odds for cataracts can drop significantly,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Weight-Loss Surgery Might Also Help Prevent Cataracts
Title: Weight-Loss Surgery Might Also Help Prevent CataractsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 5/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - May 13, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Johnson and Johnson Vision Receives FDA Clearance and CE Mark for Next-Generation Phacoemulsification Machine, VERITAS(TM) Vision System
VERITAS™ Vision System to introduce innovations in fluidics management and usability to fuel surgeons' performance in every cataract procedure, from the easiest to most challenging SANTA ANA, Calif., April 21, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Netwo... Devices, Ophthalmology, FDA Johnson & Johnson Vision, VERITAS Vision System, phacoemulsification, cataract (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - April 21, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Reports 2021 First-Quarter Results
New Brunswick, N.J. (April 20, 2021) – Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced results for first-quarter 2021. “Johnson & Johnson delivered a strong first quarter performance led by the above market growth of our Pharmaceutical business and continued recovery in Medical Devices,” said Alex Gorsky, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “The ability to deliver these results while simultaneously advancing our robust pipeline of life-enhancing medicines, products and solutions during these times is a testament to the strength and resilience of our business and the dedication of the 135,000...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - April 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

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

Can Wine Ward Off Cataracts?
Title: Can Wine Ward Off Cataracts?Category: Health NewsCreated: 4/1/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/2/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - April 2, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Reduced Cataract Risk Alcohol Consumption Linked to Reduced Cataract Risk
Red wine had the strongest association with reduced risk of cataract, followed by white wine and champagne and then beer.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 2, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News 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

Alcohol Consumption Linked to Reduced Cataracts
Alcohol Consumption Linked to Reduced Cataract Risk (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - April 1, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Letter to the Editor: More Than a Traumatic Cataract
No abstract available (Source: Emergency Medicine News)
Source: Emergency Medicine News - April 1, 2021 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Letter to the Editor 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

Scientists discover new genetic disease that delays brain development in children
(University of Portsmouth) Scientists have discovered a new genetic disease, which causes some children's brains to develop abnormally, resulting in delayed intellectual development and often early onset cataracts. The majority of patients with the condition, which is so new it doesn't have a name yet, were also microcephalic, a birth defect where a baby's head is smaller than expected when compared to babies of the same sex and age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 30, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Patel, Bartels to See Patients at McFarland Eye (Movers & Shakers)
Dr. Rutvi Patel and Dr. Heather Bartels, ophthalmologists and cataract surgeons, have been hired by McFarland Eye Care in Little Rock. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - March 29, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

NIH grant focuses on eye disorders
(University of Delaware) The discovery of a new gene linked to eye disorders of cataract and small or reduced eye tissue at the University of Delaware has earned a four-year grant to support further work exploring the role of the gene, Elav11 and its partners in eye development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 24, 2021 Category: Biology 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

Factors associated with the occurrence of falls among older people with and without cataracts: structural equation modeling analysis - Dos Santos Tavares DM, Oliveira NGN, Oliveira NN, Ikegami M.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: To identify the frequency of falls among older people with and without cataracts and to verify the association of sociodemographic, clinical and behavioral variables with the number of falls among community-dwelling older adults acco... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Mozambique: Covid-19 Affected Cataract Surgeries in Mozambique
[AIM] Maputo -- The Mozambican Ministry of Health says that about 10,000 cataract surgeries were performed across the country in 2019, a milestone that fell sharply to only 5,000 interventions as result of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 14, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

TalTech's neuroscientists investigate the causes of a widespread eye disease
(Estonian Research Council) Fuchs' corneal dystrophy is one of the most common eye diseases diagnosed in almost 5% of the population of Europe aged 40 years or over. It is a hereditary eye disease that causes vision impairment and typically manifests in middle age. The first symptoms of the disease - blisters on the surface of your cornea - resemble cataract at first glance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A niche for the eye
(Stowers Institute for Medical Research) What if the degenerative eye conditions that lead to glaucoma, corneal dystrophy, and cataracts could be detected and treated before vision is impaired? Recent findings from the lab of Investigator Ting Xie, PhD, at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research point to the ciliary body as a key to unlocking this possibility. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health 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

Texas Woman Charged with Selling Misbranded Drug
FDA OCI, Judith Holloway, Watauga TX, DNP, unapproved drug, misbranded drug, 2 4-Dinitrophenol, industrial chemical, dangerous, weight loss, toxic, adverse events, dehydration, cataracts, liver damage, death, yellow pigment powder, eBay, consumer protection, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - December 17, 2020 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ 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

A Post-Pandemic Bucket List (and What To Do In the Meantime)
A version of this article appeared in It’s Not Just You, a new newsletter by Susanna Schrobsdorff, TIME Editor at Large. Subscribe here to have It’s Not Just You delivered to your inbox weekly. 🌞 Well hello! I’m so glad you’re here. This week we have some thoughts on life after COVID, a Taraji P. Henson TIME100 Talks interview about being vulnerable, gorgeous words from poet Ross Gay, plus a callout for your personal Person of the Year. A POST-PANDEMIC BUCKET LIST Oh, the things we’ll do when the vaccines are distributed and the pandemic is over! Don’t we all have a post-COVID buck...
Source: TIME: Health - December 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susanna Schrobsdorff Tags: Uncategorized Evergreen It's Not Just You 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