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

PolyActiva appoints Tracy Valorie, ophthalmic industry expert and former Bausch and Lomb executive, to its Board of Directors
MELBOURNE, Australia, Oct. 30, 2020 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- PolyActiva Pty Ltd, a clinical-stage ophthalmology biopharmaceutical company, today announced the appointment of highly experienced ophthalmic industry expert, Tracy Valorie,... Biopharmaceuticals, Ophthalmology, Personnel PolyActiva , open angle glaucoma, cataract surgery (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 30, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Trifocal-Lens Implant Frees Most From Spectacles After Cataract Surgery Trifocal-Lens Implant Frees Most From Spectacles After Cataract Surgery
Patients who receive trifocal-lens implants after cataract surgery are much less likely to need glasses than those who receive monofocal implants, according to a new confirmatory study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 23, 2020 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Strengthens the Case for Bilateral Cataract Surgery COVID-19 Strengthens the Case for Bilateral Cataract Surgery
The many advantages of immediately sequential bilateral cataract surgery have only been made clearer during the pandemic.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

What Are the Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Congenital Syphilis?
Discussion Syphilis is caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum. It is a very old disease that despite understanding the organism and readily available treatment, still causes disease. Syphilis is transmitted sexually. According to the Centers for Disease Control, “[i]n 2018, a total of 35,063 cases of [Primary and Secondary] syphilis were reported in the United States, yielding a rate of 10.8 cases per 100,000 population …. This rate represents a 14.9% increase compared with 2017 (9.4 cases per 100,000 population), and a 71.4% increase compared with 2014 (6.3 cases per 100,000 population).” The incre...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 28, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Intraocular Lens Calculations in Keratoectatic Disorders Intraocular Lens Calculations in Keratoectatic Disorders
IOL calculations are an essential part of the planning for cataract surgery, but which formula is best for keratoconic eyes?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Eye hospital in 'cataract drive' to cut Covid backlog
Moorfields Eye Hospital quadruples operations in week-long "cataract drive". (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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
(Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
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