Same-Day Bilateral Cataract Surgery Increases During Pandemic Same-Day Bilateral Cataract Surgery Increases During Pandemic
Immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery, or ISBCS, has become a more popular method for cataract surgery in recent years, and the pandemic dramatically increased interest in the approach, according to a group of eye surgeons.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 15, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Dr. Allen Zieker focuses on patient care, and growth has followed
In his 36-year career, ophthalmologist Dr. Allen Zieker estimates he ’s performed more than 30,000 eye care operations. He now completes about 1,500 cataract surgeries annually, about 40 to 60 in a week. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Justin Dawes Source Type: news

LensGen(R) Closes $10 Million Financing and Welcomes James V. Mazzo to its Board of Directors
IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 20, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- LensGen, Inc., an ophthalmic medical device company and developer of Juvene®, a disruptive fluid-optic intraocular lens (IOL) for cataract and presbyopia treatment, announces t... Devices, Ophthalmology, Venture Capital, Personnel LensGen, Juvene, intraocular lens, presbyopia, cataract (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - August 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Restarting and Redesigning of Cataract Pathways in response to the COVID 19 pandemic, GIRFT
This document provides generic guidance on the restarting of cataract services. Individual eye departments should tailor this guidance, taking into account their staffing, infrastructure, the needs of their local population as well as the expectations of local commissioners and regional NHS organisations. Published by the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (RCOphth) and Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT). (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is It Safe To Get A Massage? Dr. Mallika Marshall Answers Your Coronavirus Questions
BOSTON (CBS) – Dr. Mallika Marshall is answering your coronavirus-related medical questions. If you have a question for Dr. Mallika, email her or message her on Facebook or Twitter. Dr. Mallika is offering her best advice, but as always, consult your personal doctor before making any decisions about your personal health. “Is it safe to get a massage from a professional masseuse if both the masseuse and I are wearing a mask? Would getting a massage outdoor be safer?” – Harry It would be safer to get a massage outdoors. That would be amazing, but probably not an option for mos...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Covid-19 Boston, MA Health Healthcare Status Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Uncategorized Coronavirus Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery: What to Expect Before and After
For almost all my life, the first thing I did each morning was reach for my glasses, no matter what. ... When an earthquake was shaking the house to its core, I reached for my glasses. ... When my ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 27, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cataracts
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 22, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Extract from moringa trees found to prevent cataract formation
(Natural News) The clouding of the eye’s natural lens, known as a cataract, is the most common cause of visual impairment among Americans. According to data from the University of Illinois at Chicago, more than 40 percent of non-Hispanic whites, African Americans and Hispanics with impaired vision develop cataracts. The World Health Organization (WHO) considers cataracts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Long-term outcomes of pediatric traumatic cataracts and retinal detachments due to self-inflicted injuries - Felfeli T, Mireskandari K, Ali A.
PURPOSE: To report the characteristics and longitudinal visual outcomes of traumatic cataracts and retinal detachments in children with self-inflicted injury. METHODS: A retrospective case series of pediatric patients at a tertiary care center who sust... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Medical emergency
A doctor in a pandemic, Dr. Christian Serdahl applied for unemployment insurance benefits for the first time in his 29-year medical career on April 6. His daily drive from Davis to Sacramento, along the Yolo Causeway, had opened up from gridlock just a month prior to a nearly vacant freeway now. When he arrived, his East Sacramento doctor’s office, Eye Site Sacramento, was quiet. Elective surgeries, like the cataract removals his practice specializes in, had been cancelled across the region… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - May 28, 2020 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Felicia Alvarez Source Type: news

June 2020
Safe Driving : Protecting Yourself Behind the Wheel Communication Breakdown : How Aphasia Affects Language Comparing Heart Disease Treatments How Cataracts Cloud Your Vision COPD: Learn More Breathe Better (Source: NIH News in Health)
Source: NIH News in Health - May 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Your Doctor Wants to Reschedule That Surgery. But Is It Safe Now?
THURSDAY, May 7, 2020 -- Some elective surgeries that were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic have since been rescheduled. But is it safe to have that knee replacement or cataract removal now? The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA)... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Researchers investigate the effects of Moringa oleifera stem extract on cataracts caused by oxidative stress
(Natural News) Chinese researchers investigated the effects of Moringa oleifera stem extract (MOSE) on cataract formation induced by oxidative stress in cultured mouse lenses. The results of their study were published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. M. oleifera, also known as horseradish tree, drumstick tree or simply moringa, has strong antioxidant properties. To find... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I am an eye surgeon but could soon be your doctor in the ICU. I'm terrified
I am fearful for the future, uncertain for how my skills will hold up when put to testCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageI am an ophthalmologist. I am the doctor you see for your cataract surgery, the doctor your grandmother sees to have her age-related macular degeneration checked, the one who prescribed the bedtime drops to slow down your grandfather ’s glaucoma. In the next few weeks I will be the doctor your father sees for his stroke, the doctor who treats your grandmother’s heart failure, the doctor you see in A&E to treat your asthma. Potentially the doctor you meet in ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Selina Khan Tags: Coronavirus outbreak Doctors Society Health Society Professionals Infectious diseases Science NHS Work & careers Guardian Careers Source Type: news

Eye Diseases: Resources on Conditions and Treatments
The AARP Eye Center provides vital information from top experts on eye health, including the latest on cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and more. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - April 17, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery as Good as Standard Surgery Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery as Good as Standard Surgery
Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery provides outcomes similar to those with conventional phacoemulsification cataract surgery, according to results from a noninferiority trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Lightning injury to eye: brief review of the literature and case series - Pradhan E, Khatri A, Ahmed AA, Lama AJ, Khanal R, Bajracharya L, Adhikari S.
PURPOSE: In ophthalmology, injuries due to lightning strikes have been documented as various entities ranging from keratitis, cataracts, uveitis in the anterior segments to retinal detachments, papillitis, and macular hole formation in the posterior segmen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

A case of isolated bilateral cataract following high-voltage electrical injury - Yadav A, Katiyar V, Phadikar P, Gupta SK.
High voltage electric burns can cause various ocular injuries and may manifest in the form of conjunctival hyperemia, corneal opacities, uveitis, miosis, spasm of accommodation, cataract, retinal edema, papilledema, choroidal rupture, chorio-retinal necros... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Increase Seen in Melatonin Secretion After Cataract Surgery
FRIDAY, March 6, 2020 -- Cataract surgery seems to increase melatonin secretion in adults aged 60 years or older, according to a study published online March 5 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Tomo Nishi, M.D., Ph.D., from the Nara Medical University School... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 6, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Microstent Reduces Post-Cataract Surgery Intraocular Pressure in Glaucoma Patients Microstent Reduces Post-Cataract Surgery Intraocular Pressure in Glaucoma Patients
Microstent implantation in Schlemm's canal reduces early postoperative intraocular pressure (IOP) following cataract surgery in patients with mild or moderate glaucoma, according to findings from the HORIZON study of the Hydrus microstent.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - February 12, 2020 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Prevent age-related cataracts by increasing your intake of vitamins and carotenoids
(Natural News) As people grow older, they become more prone to developing cataracts that can impair their vision or even cause blindness. To prevent this, experts suggest eating more foods rich in vitamins and carotenoids. These nutrients help prevent the onset of age-related cataracts. Earlier studies found links between the consumption of these nutrients and a reduced risk of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nigeria: Diabetes Increases Risk of Eye Diseases - Ophthalmologist
[Vanguard] An Ophthalmologist, Dr. Adeniyi Irefin, says diabetes increases the risk of eye diseases like cataracts, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy, which can lead to blindness if care is not taken. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drop-Free Approaches for Cataract Surgery Drop-Free Approaches for Cataract Surgery
When it comes to the administration of prophylaxis for cataract surgery, might intraoperative injections offer a viable alternative to topical postoperative eyedrops?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Wolters Kluwer to publish Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery
(Wolters Kluwer Health) Wolters Kluwer, Health announced today that it will begin publishing the Journal of Cataract& Refractive Surgery (JCRS) under its Lippincott portfolio as part of a new partnership with the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS). The January 2020 issue of JCRS will be the first to be published by Wolters Kluwer, which will also take over publication of a freely available companion journal, JCRS Online Case Reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Self-inflicted ocular injury-does it relieve the pain? - Babu N, Kohli P, Kumar J.
A man in his 20s reported decreased vision in his left eye following kidnapping and ocular assault with a metallic pin. He had no perception of light in his left eye. Examination results showed a clear cornea, traumatic cataract, and a metallic pin pro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Vanderbilt-led team discovers new genetic disease and defines underlying mechanism
(Vanderbilt University Medical Center) An international research team has discovered a new genetic syndrome caused by mutation of a single gene and named it CATIFA, an acronym for its core symptoms: cleft palate, cataracts, tooth abnormality, intellectual disability, facial dysmorphism and ADHD. The investigators report in Nature Medicine that the new disease is caused by a defect in collagen secretion. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Occupational Radiation Exposure Tied to Higher Cataract Risk Occupational Radiation Exposure Tied to Higher Cataract Risk
Higher cumulative occupational exposure to low-dose radiation is associated with excess additive risk (EAR) of developing cataract, according to a new study in a large prospective cohort of U.S. radiation technologists.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - December 24, 2019 Category: Pathology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

The prevalence of eye injury in the United States, estimates from a meta-analysis - Swain T, McGwin G.
Purpose : The burden of vision impairment and blindness is typically focused on the most common causes of these conditions, namely cataract, macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

GIRFT ophthalmology national report
If trusts performed all routine cataract surgery in 30 minutes or less, more patients would have their vision restored and the NHS could save £64 million. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - December 20, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Achieving Adequate Pupil Size in Cataract Surgery Achieving Adequate Pupil Size in Cataract Surgery
What are the best methods for managing small pupils in patients undergoing cataract surgery?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Ruth van Heyningen obituary
Biochemist and ophthalmologist whose research concentrated on the formation of cataractsRuth van Heyningen, who has died aged 101, was a pioneering explorer of ophthalmic biochemistry, a field to which she made major contributions after she joined the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, at Oxford University, in 1951.Her research, much of which was carried out in collaboration with the laboratory ’s then director,Antoinette (Tony) Pirie, was focused on the lens, in particular the biochemical pathways involved in the formation of cataracts. Tony and Ruth wrote a key book together, Biochemistry of the Eye (1956), whic...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - December 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Gillian Morriss-Kay Tags: Biochemistry and molecular biology Cataracts People in science University of Oxford Diabetes Wales Source Type: news

Watching for Radiation Harm After Interventional Procedures Watching for Radiation Harm After Interventional Procedures
Staff and patients exposed to radiation during interventional procedures can experience lens opacities that differ from cataracts typically seen in clinical practice and with other skin injuries.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

North Korea to launch medical tourism, targeting visitors from China
North Korea, one of the world's most reclusive states, plans to branch out into medical tourism next year, offering foreign visitors, most likely from China, treatments including cataract surgery, dental implants and therapy for tumors. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Contact Lens to Slow the Progression of Nearsightedness in Kids
Children with nearsightedness (myopia) may now benefit from the first contact lens approved by FDA for slowing the progression of the common condition. Until now, traditional eyeglasses and contact lenses available in the United States have only been developed to correct blurred vision (a symptom of myopia), but not for slowing the progression of the condition.  “Today’s approval is the first FDA-approved product to slow the progression of myopia in children, which ultimately could mean a reduced risk of developing other eye problems,”...
Source: MDDI - November 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Eritrea: 'Himalayan Cataract Project' Conducting Eye Surgery
[Shabait] Asmara -The 'Himalayan Cataract Project' Ophthalmologists team is conducting eye surgery in Eritrea since 10 November. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Another Creutzfeldt-Jakob case diagnosed at Moncton Hospital
Diana Paterson is the third person this year to have cataract surgery at the Moncton Hospital, then go on to be diagnosed with Creuztfeld-Jakob disease. An infectious disease doctor says the surgery and the fatal disease aren't connected, and there's no cause for concern. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

Woman is 3rd person this year diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease at the Moncton Hospital
Diana Paterson is the third person this year to have cataract surgery at the Moncton Hospital, then go on to be diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. An infectious disease doctor says the surgery and the fatal disease aren't connected, and there's no cause for concern. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news

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

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

New Miniature Camera Module Emerges for Disposable Medical Endoscopes
Over the next few years, demand for endoscopes is expected to grow pretty significantly. Tehzeeb Gunja, OmniVision Technology Inc.’s director of medical marketing, reported an expected 30% growth rate through 2023 from dental, catheter, capsule endoscope, robotic surgery, and general medical, industrial, and veterinary endoscope applications. Such growth in medical is driven by interest in minimally invasive procedures, and the market may see some changes. Because of concerns over “cross contamination,” there may be a “push from reusable to...
Source: MDDI - October 23, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis Design Source Type: news

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

Vision Problems Strike More Than 2 Billion Globally
Untreated distance vision impairment in low- and middle-income regions is about four times higher than in high-income regions, and $14.3 billion (U.S. dollars) is needed to treat the 1 billion people with vision impairment or blindness due to cataracts, and short- and far-sightedness, the report said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - October 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nigeria: Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria Sponsors Eye Surgeries for Another 100 Nigerian Patients
[This Day] Barely one year after Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria (SHIN) Limited funded eye surgeries for 102 Nigerian patients with cataracts, the ship-building giant is sponsoring the eye surgeries of at least 100 more Nigerian patients, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in Nigeria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news