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'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

Novel Intraocular Lens May Prevent Negative Dysphotopsia Novel Intraocular Lens May Prevent Negative Dysphotopsia
A novel intraocular lens design appeared to prevent negative dysphotopsia after cataract surgery, according to prospective studies involving 100 patients.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Gambia:76 Patients Undergo Cataract Operations At Karantaba
[The Point] At least 76 people have been offered a free operation with cataract at Kiang Karantaba Health Center, thanks to the partnership between Wanja Development Organisation (WDO) and the JALI Experience - a non-profitable organisation based in Sweden. The operation exercise attracted patients from within the catchment areas of the health center. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 13, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mass. panel reviews cataract surgery adverse events, makes recommendations for prevention
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A team of specialists in anesthesiology, ophthalmology and patient safety convened in response to a series of injuries to patients receiving cataract surgery has reported its findings regarding factors contributing to those and other adverse events and strategies for preventing patient harm in such procedures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Two thirds of eye units restricting access to cataract surgery
Commissioners are ignoring NICE guidance, says Royal College of Ophthalmologists Related items fromOnMedica Eye problems Hopes for early warning glaucoma detector STPs can help CCGs deliver eye care at scale Ongoing concerns that cataract surgery being cut to save cash (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 10, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Johnson and Johnson Vision Announces Series of Product Milestones and Launches Across Portfolio at American Academy of Ophthalmology 2017 Meeting
More than 350,000 TECNIS Symfony® and Symfony® Toric lenses, the first-ever extended depth of focus presbyopia correcting lenses, now in use by cataract patients worldwide CATALYS® System Mobile Patient Bed now available, designed to ensure ... Devices, Ophthalmology, Product Launch Johnson & Johnson, Symfony, Toric lens, LipiScan, LipiFlow (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Rwanda:Cataracts - A Major Cause of Blindness Among Elderly People
[New Times] Onesphore Ruvunabahizi from Kacyiru in Gasabo District had a normal sight until five months ago when he realised his left eye was no longer seeing as it used to. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 6, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How to Make Cataract Surgery Even Safer How to Make Cataract Surgery Even Safer
Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - November 3, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Drug giants threaten NHS with legal action over cheaper drug that could save £84m a year
Using cheaper version of drug effective against blindness is preferable to cost-cutting measures such as rationing, say NHS commissionersTwo multinational drug companies are threatening legal action to prevent patients being offered a cheap version of an effective drug against blindness which could save the NHS millions of pounds.Twelve NHS clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in the north-east of England say that saving money by buying a safe and effective – but 10 times cheaper – version of the licensed drug forwet macular degeneration is far preferable to cutting costs in other ways, for instance by rationin...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Boseley Health editor Tags: NHS Pharmaceuticals industry Drugs Health Society Science Blindness and visual impairment Source Type: news

Take a patient-centred approach to treating cataracts, says NICE
The decision to have cataract surgery should be based on whether the patient thinks surgery is right for them, says NICE in new guidance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 31, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Could Cataract Surgery Lengthen Older Women's Lives?
Title: Could Cataract Surgery Lengthen Older Women's Lives?Category: Health NewsCreated: 10/26/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/27/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - October 27, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery Associated with Reduced Mortality in Women (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Andr é Sofair, MD, MPH, and William E. Chavey, MD, MS Among older women with cataracts, surgical treatment is associated with reduced mortality risk, according to an observational study in … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 27, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

NHS are told to halt rationing and offer surgery to all
Crucially, the NHS watchdog ’s rules – the first ever national guidelines – state that medics must ‘not restrict access to cataract surgery’ on the basis of sight-test scores. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Cataract Surgery Lengthen Older Women's Lives?
Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Cataract, Women's Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cataract surgery cuts a woman's risk of early death by 60%
A new report from the University of California Los Angeles has found that women who do not receive surgeries to treat cataracts have increased chances of an early death. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Cataract surgery tied to lower risk of death in older women
An analysis of Women's Health Initiative data has found that cataract surgery is tied to a lower overall and cause-specific risk of death in older women. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Could Cataract Surgery Lengthen Older Women's Lives?
THURSDAY, Oct. 26, 2017 -- Women who undergo cataract surgery may get an unexpected dividend: longer life. That's the finding from a new study of more than 74,000 U.S. women aged 65 or older, including nearly 42,000 who'd had the eye... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 26, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cataract surgery in older women associated with decreased risk of death
(The JAMA Network Journals) In older women with cataracts in the Women's Health Initiative, cataract surgery was associated with a lower risk for overall and cause-specific death, although whether this association is explained by the intervention of cataract surgery is unclear, according to a study published by JAMA Ophthalmology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 26, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Keep Your Eyes Healthier
-- As you grow older, your eyes are more prone to diseases such as cataracts and glaucoma. The U.S. National Institute on Aging suggests how to keep your eyes healthier: Wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet (UV) radiation, and a don a hat with a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 24, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cataracts Afflict Children Who Survived West Africa Ebola Epidemic
Title: Cataracts Afflict Children Who Survived West Africa Ebola EpidemicCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/20/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - October 20, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Ebola ’ s Legacy: Children With Cataracts
Cataracts usually afflict the old, but doctors in Africa have been shocked to find them in Ebola survivors as young as five. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: DENISE GRADY Tags: Eyes and Eyesight Ebola Virus Cataracts Immune System Emory University New England Journal of Medicine United Methodist Church Crozier, Ian Freetown (Sierra Leone) Guinea Liberia Source Type: news

Minimizing Astigmatism in Cataract Surgery Minimizing Astigmatism in Cataract Surgery
Is intraoperative aberrometry or intraoperative markerless guidance more effective in helping to achieve low amounts of astigmatism after cataract surgery? Dr Garg reviews a recent study.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Wayne State receives major NIH grant to develop novel treatment for blinding eye infection
(Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research) A Wayne State University research team recently received a $1.9 million grant from the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health to develop new treatment approaches for endophthalmitis, a severe inflammation of the interior of the eye caused by contaminating microorganisms that enter the eye following trauma or surgery -- notably cataract surgery. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - October 19, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Oct. 13, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Orthocell’s distribution deal to CorNeat unveiling its artificial cornea, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. OrthoCell inks Australian distro deal Orthocell announced in an Oct. 10 press release that it has signed a distribution deal with Surgical Specialities. The deal will make Surgical Specialities the exclusive distributor in Australia and New Zealand for Orthocell’s cell therapies for tendon regeneration and cartilage regeneration. Surgical Specialties is set to take over distribution responsibilities of the Orth...
Source: Mass Device - October 13, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Implants Patient Monitoring Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Alcon Bonesupport CorNeat Faxitron Masimo MedTech Ort Source Type: news

NHS surgery waiting lists highest level in almost a decade
More than 400,000 patients in England and Wales have been waiting at least 18 weeks for procedures including hip and knee replacements and cataract surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Pan-Islamic NGO Holds Eye Cataract Medical Camp
[263Chat] Muslim World League (MWL) represented by the International Islamic Relief Organization, Saudi Arabia (IIROSA) held a medical camp for eye cataract in Harare from 25 September to 1st of October 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Pan-Islamic NGO Holds Eye Cataract Medical Camp
[263Chat] Muslim World League (MWL) represented by the International Islamic Relief Organization, Saudi Arabia (IIROSA) held a medical camp for eye cataract in Harare from 25 September to 1st of October 2017. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 12, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa: An Innovative Approach to Expanding Access to Healthcare in Africa
[OPIC] Of all the many intractable health problems in Africa, blindness is one that should be relatively easy to address. As in more developed countries, blindness in Africa is often caused by cataracts, which can be removed in a simple, inexpensive surgery. But too many people go without this quick, sight saving surgery. Blindness is twice as common in Africa as it is worldwide and 80% of the cases of blindness in Africa are treatable (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Africa:An Innovative Approach to Expanding Access to Healthcare in Africa
[OPIC] Of all the many intractable health problems in Africa, blindness is one that should be relatively easy to address. As in more developed countries, blindness in Africa is often caused by cataracts, which can be removed in a simple, inexpensive surgery. But too many people go without this quick, sight saving surgery. Blindness is twice as common in Africa as it is worldwide and 80% of the cases of blindness in Africa are treatable (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 11, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery in Uveitis: A Multicentre Database Study Cataract Surgery in Uveitis: A Multicentre Database Study
This study explores the outcome of cataract surgery in patients with uveitis. How is visual acuity impacted?The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Warns About Intraocular Vancomycin During Cataract Surgery (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM Use of intraocular vancomycin during cataract surgery to prevent endophthalmitis is " generally not recommended, " the FDA has warned. The treatment puts … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - October 4, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Cameroon: 'Mercy Ships' Begins Eye Screening
[Cameroon Tribune] The first of approximately 2,000 cataract surgeries will soon begin. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 27, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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