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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

Understand the Benefits of Laser Cataract Surgery
Treatment TermsCataracts Overview While seeing more clearly is the main goal of cataract surgery, new lasers and premium lenses have made it possible to also achieve better vision."Now we have the ability to improve people's vision so they can see distance or up close, often without glasses," said Anupama B. Horne, MD, a Duke cataract surgeon."The laser assists us in giving people clearer vision faster, more consistently and very often without glasses." Content Blocks Section Header Image/Videoblog_cataracts_1932x862_009.jpg Section Features Images/Media Text Content Section Header Image/Vi...
Source: dukehealth.org: Health Features - February 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: dg62 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Intracameral Antibiotics During Cataract Surgery Intracameral Antibiotics During Cataract Surgery
Does the evidence support the use of intracameral antibiotics to prevent postoperative endophthalmitis following cataract surgery?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fewer Infections Seen With Intracameral Antibiotics After Cataract Surgery Fewer Infections Seen With Intracameral Antibiotics After Cataract Surgery
Using intracameral antibiotics after cataract surgery is associated with lower endophthalmitis rates, a new meta-analysis shows.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 27, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts
Technologists who perform nuclear medicine exams, either diagnostic or therapeutic,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: 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 High cataract rates found in interventional cardiologists (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Routine Preoperative Testing for Cataract Surgery Is Unnecessary, Costly Routine Preoperative Testing for Cataract Surgery Is Unnecessary, Costly
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Reducing Treatment Burden of Anti-VEGF: Ophthalmology Times
(MedPage Today) -- Also, cataract surgery associated with lower mortality risk in women (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - January 23, 2018 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Should a Terminal Patient Receive Cataract Surgery? Should a Terminal Patient Receive Cataract Surgery?
Should a terminally ill cancer patient who asks for cataract surgery to improve his quality of life be granted his wish?Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Commentary Source Type: news

FLACS vs Phaco for Cataract Extraction and IOL Implantation FLACS vs Phaco for Cataract Extraction and IOL Implantation
What benefits might femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery offer over conventional phacoemulsification?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Rosette-shaped cataract due to lightning injury - Venkateswaran N, Galor A.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Combining Cataract Surgery, Baerveldt-tube Implant Sometimes Useful for Glaucoma Combining Cataract Surgery, Baerveldt-tube Implant Sometimes Useful for Glaucoma
Cataract surgery and implantation of a Baerveldt tube (BT) for glaucoma should be done separately in most cases, but may be combined in some, research from Switzerland suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - January 11, 2018 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Cataract surgery may help women live longer, study suggests
By correcting vision trouble, the surgery may also help women in other ways (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cataract surgery in older women may reduce risk of death, study shows
New study reveals a longer life might be an unexpected benefit of cataract surgery, the most frequently performed operation in the U.S. A large study of women links the eye procedure to a 60 percent lower risk of dying from all causes. Dr. Christopher Starr, an ophthalmologist at Weill Cornell Medical Center, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the findings. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - January 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia:Prevail, Partners Perform 40 Successful Cataract Surgeries
[Observer] The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) recently conducted a clinical research study where Ebola survivors and their close contacts benefited from cataract removal surgeries. The study, called PREVAIL 7, sought to address the issues of safety for participants to undergo cataract surgery and to define the post-surgical care needed to achieve the best visual outcomes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 8, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Asthma sufferers are 50% more likely to develop cataracts
Researchers from The Catholic University of Korea believe it may be due to patients taking steroids as their first-line treatment, which have previously been linked to eye lens clouding. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Liberia:Prevail Conducts Cataract Removal Surgeries
[New Dawn] The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) recently conducted a clinical research study where Ebola survivors and their close contacts benefitted from eye cataract removal surgeries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Liberia:Prevail, Partners Perform 40 Successful Cataract Eye Surgeries
[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -The Partnership for Research on Ebola Virus in Liberia (PREVAIL) recently conducted a clinical research study where Ebola survivors and their close contacts benefitted from eye cataract removal surgeries. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 4, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Study links asthma and allergic rhinitis with cataracts
(Wiley) In a study that investigated the association between allergic diseases and ophthalmologic diseases in 14,776 adults, asthma and allergic rhinitis were each associated with a 50 percent increased likelihood of having cataracts. Atopic dermatitis was not linked with cataracts in the Journal of Dermatology study, however. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Perrigo Announces Tentative FDA Approval For The Generic Version Of Prolensa(R) Ophthalmic Solution 0.07%
DUBLIN, Jan. 3, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Perrigo Company plc (NYSE; TASE: PRGO) today announced it has received tentative approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the generic version of Prolensa® (bromfenac opht... Biopharmaceuticals, Generics, Ophthalmology, FDA Perrigo, bromfenac, Prolensa, cataract surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 3, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cataract patients going blind due to the 6 MONTH wait
Out of 154 NHS authorities, 87 reported an increase in waiting times over the last three years, according to official figures released today. Campaigners blamed the ageing population. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glaukos files PMA bid for iStent Inject glaucoma treatment
Glaukos (NYSE:GKOS) said today that it filed for pre-market approval from the FDA of its iStent Inject trabecular micro-bypass stent for treating glaucoma. San Clemente, Calif.-based Glaukos said the device is designed to treat mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma in patients undergoing cataract surgery. It used a pair of heparin-coated titanium stents in a pre-loaded auto-injection system that allows them to be injected into multiple trabecular meshwork locations via a single corneal entry point. “This PMA submission marks a significant milestone for Glaukos as we continue to deliver our deep pipeline of n...
Source: Mass Device - December 27, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance Glaukos Source Type: news

Incidental Fundus Finding in a Child With Cataract Incidental Fundus Finding in a Child With Cataract
A 1-year-old child has an anomaly in the back of the eye. What is your diagnosis?Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Bringing Robotics into the Cath Lab to Protect Physicians
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI, or angioplasty with stent) is a common procedure used to treat patients with obstructive coronary artery disease, with an estimated 600,000 procedures performed annually in the United States. PCI has a low risk of complications for patients, but that's not the case for clinicians. Patients receive a dose of radiation during a PCI procedure, which takes anywhere from 30 minutes to a few hours. Interventional cardiologists and cardiac catheterization laboratory personnel are exposed to ionizing radiation all day, every day. Protective measures, such as radiation safety caps,...
Source: MDDI - December 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Heather R. Johnson Tags: Medical Device Business Source Type: news

Inflammation After Cataract and Complex Ocular Surgeries Inflammation After Cataract and Complex Ocular Surgeries
Which management strategies for postoperative ocular inflammation are most effective?The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

'Green' cataract surgery model drastically reduces environmental footprint
(NYU Langone Health / NYU School of Medicine) Faculty at NYU School of Medicine report that a healthcare center in India's model for cataract surgery emits 96 percent less carbon than in the United Kingdom -- and a likely even greater savings in the United States -- while yielding comparable or better health outcomes for one of the world's most common surgical procedures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diesel vehicles in oil sands operations contribute to regional pollution
(American Chemical Society) Wildfires, cigarette smoking and vehicles all emit a potentially harmful compound called isocyanic acid. The substance has been linked to several health conditions, including heart disease and cataracts. Scientists investigating sources of the compound have now identified off-road diesel vehicles in oil sands production in Alberta, Canada, as a major contributor to regional levels of the pollutant. Their report appears in ACS' journal Environmental Science& Technology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 6, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Eye health care placing avoidable pressure on GPs in London
Yet none of its five STPs explicitly mention eye health in their plans, and CCG spend lower than average Related items fromOnMedica Eye problems Eye problems: the eyelids Two thirds of eye units restricting access to cataract surgery STPs can help CCGs deliver eye care at scale (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - December 5, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Personal Health: Cataract Surgery May Prolong Your Life
People who can see better are more likely to get exercise, take their medication and avoid falls, experts say. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Cataracts Eyes and Eyesight Surgery and Surgeons Women and Girls Elderly Source Type: news

FDA Approves UV-Light-Adjustable Intraocular Lens for Cataract Surgery
The FDA has approved an intraocular lens that can be adjusted with ultraviolet light therapy after cataract surgery to optimize a patient's vision without glasses... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

FDA Approves UV-Light-Adjustable Intraocular Lens for Cataract Surgery
The FDA has approved an intraocular lens that can be adjusted with ultraviolet light therapy after cataract surgery to optimize a patient's vision without glasses... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - November 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

RxSight wins FDA nod for light-adjustable IOL
The FDA has cleared RxSight‘s implantable light adjustable intraocular lens and light delivery device. The company’s RxSight IOL is designed from a UV light reactive material meant to be treated by a specific Light Delivery Device, intended for use 17 to 21 days post-procedure. The lens is designed to be treated by 3-4 light treatments over 1 to 2 weeks in 40 to 150 second treatment periods, during which the patient must wear UV-protective glasses. “Until now, refractive errors that are common following cataract surgery could only be corrected with glasses, contact lenses or refractive surgery. This syste...
Source: Mass Device - November 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance rxsight Source Type: news

FDA approves first implanted lens that can be adjusted after cataract surgery to improve vision without eyeglasses in some patients
FDA approved the RxSight Inc. Light Adjustable Lens and Light Delivery Device, the first medical device system that can make small adjustments to the artificial lens ’ power after cataract surgery so that the patient will have better vision when not using glasses. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cambridge Consultants prototypes miniaturized robot for cataract surgery
Cambridge Consultants showed off its prototype of a miniaturized robot designed for cataract surgery last week at its annual Innovation Day event. The system, Axsis, is one of the smallest known robots for surgical use, according to the firm, featuring instruments of just 1.8mm in diameter. Get the full story at our sister site, The Robot Report. The post Cambridge Consultants prototypes miniaturized robot for cataract surgery appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Optical/Ophthalmic Robotics Surgical Cambridge Consultants Source Type: news

iVeena finishes pilot trial of sustained-release implant
iVeena Delivery Systems said earlier this month that it finished a pilot trial for its IVMED-10 bioerodible implant designed to treat pain and inflammation after cataract surgery. Placed during cataract surgery, the sustained-release implant delivers dexamethasone for two weeks from the lens capsule. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post iVeena finishes pilot trial of sustained-release implant appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Optical/Ophthalmic Pain Management Pharmaceuticals Surgical iveenadeliverysystems Source Type: news

Cataract surgery tied to lower risk of early death for older women
(Reuters Health) - Older women with cataracts who get surgery to treat the eye problem may be less likely to die prematurely than those who don ’t get the operations, a recent U.S. study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news