Glaukos ’ iStent Has Strong Showing in 5-Year Data
This study shows that not only are Glaukosâ iStents as effective as once-daily topical travoprost in controlling IOP, but they also succeed at maintaining IOP reductions over the long-term with fewer additional medications.â The San Clemente, CA-based company has been on full court press for a while now. Earlier this year, at the 37th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference, the company unveiled a series of products and initiatives that would see it transition into a hybrid surgical, pharmaceutical, and medical device company. Â Â (Source: MDDI)
Source: MDDI - April 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news
Eliminating routine but low-value preoperative tests for cataract surgery patients associated with cost savings
FINDINGSUCLA researchers found that eliminating routine but unnecessary procedures before people undergo cataract surgery has the potential to save costs and resources for hospitals serving lower-income patients.Forgoing routine chest x-rays, electrocardiograms and other preoperative procedures — which studies have found to have no clinical benefit prior to cataract surgery — was associated with a savings of $67,241 over three years at one of the medical centers analyzed in the study. The change was also associated with other benefits – for instance, one licensed vocational nurse had approximately 70 perc...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 16, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news
2 cases of Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease at Moncton Hospital not cause for concern, officials say
Two patients who had cataract surgery at Moncton Hospital this winter were later diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a rare and fatal brain disease, prompting Horizon Health to notify 700 patients they might have been exposed to the medical instruments used. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/New Brunswick Source Type: news
Man, 74, is left with a bulging white mass coming out of his EYE after undergoing cataract surgery
The 74-year-old - who has not been named - was referred to a cancer-ophthalmology clinic at Duke University, North Carolina, when a 10x10mm lump formed where his pupil should be. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Radiology Techs Assisting With Fluoroscopy May Risk Cataracts Radiology Techs Assisting With Fluoroscopy May Risk Cataracts
Radiology technicians who assist with fluoroscopically guided interventional procedures (FGIP) are at higher risk of cataract, new research suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Orthopaedics Headlines - April 4, 2019 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news
IStent Inject Device Lowers IOP After Cataract Surgery in Glaucoma Patients IStent Inject Device Lowers IOP After Cataract Surgery in Glaucoma Patients
In patients with mild to moderate glaucoma and cataract, the second-generation iStent inject system, with two redesigned stents, reduces intraocular pressure (IOP) more than cataract surgery alone, according to results of a new pivotal trial.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 2, 2019 Category: Surgery Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news
Vitamins, Carotenoids Associated With Lower Risk for Cataract
MONDAY, April 1, 2019 -- Higher consumption of certain vitamins and carotenoids is associated with a significantly decreased risk for age-related cataract (ARC) in cohort studies, according to a meta-analysis published in the January issue of The... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 1, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Association of cataract surgery with driving safety and falls-reply - Schlenker MB, Thiruchelvam D, Redelmeier DA.
In Reply We thank Dr Desapriya for the letter regarding our article, “Association of Cataract Surgery With Traffic Crashes.” We agree in the value of population-based research in providing a comprehensive, longitudinal, patient-level, self-matched a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Association of cataract surgery with driving safety and falls - Desapriya E.
To the Editor Cataracts are a leading cause of reversible vision impairment worldwide, and age-associated decline in visual acuity has been associated with increased risk for car crashes and falls. A recent, methodologically strong, population-based stu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news
A 1-Week-Old Baby With Bilateral Cataracts A 1-Week-Old Baby With Bilateral Cataracts
With decreased red reflex and a family history of cataracts, this newborn is in need of a diagnosis. Can you provide it?Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news
Cataract and Risks of Osteoporosis and Fracture Cataract and Risks of Osteoporosis and Fracture
Are individuals with cataract at higher risks of osteoporosis and fracture than those without?Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news
Thousands of cataracts patients are missing out on vital surgery because of NHS rationing
A report revealing which local NHS boards are rationing cataract ops, hip and knee replacements, hernia repairs and glucose monitors found Bedfordshire is the only one restricting all four. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Novartis ’ Alcon picks up PowerVision for $285m
Novartis (NYSE:NVS) subsidiary Alcon said today that it acquired intraocular lens developer PowerVision for $285 million. PowerVision is developing fluid-based intraocular lens implants that use the eye’s natural accommodating response to transport fluid in the implanted lens, Fort Worth, Texas-based Alcon said. The fluid-based lens creates a continuously variable monofocal lens using the natural contractions of the eye’s muscles, Alcon said, allowing a patient to actively focus on objects in a style similar to a young eye’s crystalline lens. “We’re thrilled to officially join A...
Source: Mass Device - March 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Optical/Ophthalmic Alcon Novartis PowerVision Inc. Source Type: news
Alcon Powers Up Portfolio Ahead of Novartis Split
It's shaping up to be an interesting year for Alcon, which is expected to split from Novartis to become a standalone Switzerland-based company during the first half of 2019. Alcon just paid $285 million to acquire PowerVision and agreed to additional milestone-based payments starting in 2023. Fort Worth, TX-based PowerVision has been working to create fluid-based intraocular lens implants, but the new IOL technology won't be commercially available until after "significant additional development and clinical trials," Alcon noted. The new lens could prove to be well worth the wait, however, as it is designed to use...
Source: MDDI - March 18, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Implants Source Type: news
Ivantis touts 2-year Hydrus, Glaukos iStent head-to-head study results
Ivantis today released two-year results from a study comparing its Hydrus Microstent to Glaukos‘ (NYSE:GKOS) iStent trabecular micro-bypass stents, touting reductions in medication use and no reoperations for patients in the Hydrus arm. The Irvine, Calif.-based company said that it is presenting results from the Compare trial today at the American Glaucoma Society’s annual meeting in San Francisco. “We are extremely pleased with these two year results. These results illustrate the clinical advantages of the Hydrus and its unique, proprietary Tri-Modal mechanism of action relative to focal trabecular ...
Source: Mass Device - March 14, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic Glaukos Ivantis Source Type: news
Judge allows Dallas pharmacy to stay in business despite eye injection that 'blinded 68 people'
The patients in Dallas had all been promised clear eyesight, free of their cataracts, if had a needle pushed into their eyes to administer a steroid-antibiotic liquid. Sixty-eight were left blinded. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Macula May Not Benefit From a Blue-Light Filtering Intraocular Lens Macula May Not Benefit From a Blue-Light Filtering Intraocular Lens
Inserting a blue light-filtering intraocular lens (IOL) during cataract surgery may not benefit the macula, researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news
Preoperative Phone Visits for Cataract Patients Safe, Efficient
MONDAY, Feb. 25, 2019 -- Phone visits can safely substitute for a standard, in-person history and physical (H&P) in patients undergoing cataract surgery, according to a study published online Feb. 7 in the Journal of General Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - February 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
Eritrea: Cataract Surgery in Dekemhare Sub-Zone
[Shabait] Dekemhare -The Ministry of Health branch in the Southern region in cooperation with the National Blindness Prevention is conducting cataract surgery in the Dekemhare sub-zone. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news
New binoculars help cataract patients choose replacement lenses
SimVis was designed to help cataract patients choose implantable lenses. (Image by Yaiza Gonzalez/ CSIC Communication) Researchers in Spain have developed a device that simulates the improved vision that a cataract patient can have before corrective surgery even takes place. The scientists at the Spanish National Research Council’s Institute of Optics in Madrid compared the visual acuity obtained at different distances through a commercial trifocal lens (with focal points for close, intermediate and long focal distances), through the same lens simulated by a spatial light modulator, and through SimVis, a technol...
Source: Mass Device - February 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Implants News Well Optical/Ophthalmic Research & Development 2eyesvisionsl spanishnationalresearchcouncil Source Type: news
J & J Vision launches Tecnis Eyhance IOL in EU
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Vision said today that it launched its Tecnis Eyhance intraocular lens intended to treat cataracts in Europe. The newly launched next-gen IOL, which has already received CE Mark clearance in the European Union, is designed to provide high-quality vision at both immediate and far distances, which the company touted as “an important first for the monofocal IOL category.” The Tecnis Eyhance IOL is designed to provide improved intermediate vision when compared with standard aspheric monofocal IOLs, as well as 20/20 distance vision. J&J Vision said that patient-reported outc...
Source: Mass Device - February 4, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Optical/Ophthalmic johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news
Traumatic cataract with pupiloplegia resulting from an agricultural injury - Masket S.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Vitamin C reduces cataract risk by a whopping 30%
(Natural News) Many people view a gradual decline in vision and hearing quality as a normal part of the aging process. It is certainly true that our bodies decline as we get older and that many seniors experience a deterioration in these faculties. Cataracts, for example, are particularly common among older Americans. As reported by... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Nutrition and Age-Related Cataract Formation and Progression Nutrition and Age-Related Cataract Formation and Progression
Does nutrition play a role in the pathogenesis of age-related cataract formation and progression?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news
What Are Common Causes of Blindness in Children?
Discussion According to the World Health Organization, about 1.3 billion people have some form of visual impairment. Most people with visual impairments are>50 years old, more are female than male, and more live in resource-limited areas than resource-rich areas. Most visual impairments are avoidable (80%) in all age groups with the leading causes globally and across ages being uncorrected refractive errors and cataracts. The most common causes of blindness are: Refractive errors, uncorrected Cataract Age-related macular degeneration Glaucoma Diabetic retinopathy Corneal opacity Trachoma The exact numbers vary by regi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 28, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Few artifacts from CT eye shields affect diagnosis
Giving patients eye shields to protect the eye lens from radiation during CT...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Nuclear medicine techs have higher risk of cataracts Interventional radiologists need to follow shielding protocols SIR study eyes whether radiation causes cataracts Higher cataract incidence tied to repeated head CT High cataract rates found in interventional cardiologistsComments: 1/22/2019 9:14:42 AMXinhui Then we can compare the risk of misdiagnosis due to artifacts with the risk of radiation to eye lens. (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - January 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news
Medical breakthrough as lawyer, 49, is the first person in the UK to have 'miracle' cataract surgery
EXCLUSIVE: Patrick Higgins, from Surrey, has become the first person to have a pioneering new cataract operation which involved a permanent but removable contact lens to correct his close vision. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Dozens of patients left with ‘blind patches’ could sue a lens manufacturer
People could sue the company Oculentis which produced lenses which, after being used in cataract operations years ago, have led to calcium build-up in patients' eyes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
A human model to test implants for cataract surgery
(University of East Anglia) New research from the University of East Anglia (UK) uses an improved laboratory model to simulate cataract surgery on human donor eyes. During cataract surgery, the eye's cloudy natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The research team's latest human model allows evaluation of IOL implants under conditions that mimic the inflammation that patients experience after cataract surgery. It is hoped that the model will aid the development of next generation lenses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Glaukos Keeps Its Eye on the Prize at J.P. Morgan
Glaukos is probably at the top of its game when it comes down to maintaining a presence in the micro-invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) market. The San Clemente, CA-based company reaffirmed its laser-like focus on the market during a presentation at the 37th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference earlier on Wednesday. Glaukosâ CEO Thomas Burns began his presentation speaking on the strengths of the firm and its goals going forward. âOur mission is aspirational,â Burns said. âAs a company we are seeking to transform glaucoma therapy, and in doing so we ...
Source: MDDI - January 10, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news
LIGHTMED Corporation Founder and Executive Chairman Gary Lee Reassumes CEO Role
SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Jan. 2, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- LIGHTMED Corporation, a global medical technology company, announced the reappointment of Founder and Executive Chairman Gary Lee as Chief Executive Officer, effective immedia... Devices, Ophthalmology, Dermatology, Personnel LIGHTMED, laser, cataract, glaucoma (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 2, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news
ASK THE GP: Why has my cataract op left me teary? Dr Martin Scurr answers your health questions
DR MARTIN SCURR: Vic Borg from Stoneleigh, Surrey asks Dr Scurr how to cure his eyes after his cataract surgery and Eve Jones requests help for her granddaughter's headaches (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Role of Perioperative NSAIDs in Cataract Surgery The Role of Perioperative NSAIDs in Cataract Surgery
What benefits might NSAID use during the perioperative period offer patients undergoing cataract surgery?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news
Alcon & #039;s Acquisition Is a Real Tear-Jerker
Alcon's anticipated split from Novartis has yet to be completedÂ but the eye care business already is looking for ways to build out its portfolio for when it becomes a standalone company. Alcon reported Wednesday that it has acquired Tear Film Innovations, a private company that makes the iLux device used to treat Meibomian Gland Dysfunction, a leading cause of dry eye. The news comes at the end of what has been a bumpy year for Alcon, which was acquired by Novartis in 2011 for $12.9 billion. In June Novartis reported plans to split from Alcon, which will create a new Switzerland-based company. Just a couple mon...
Source: MDDI - December 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news
Incredible picture of man, 36, who was left starry-eyed after being punched in the face
An unnamed man in Chandigarh, 160 miles north of New Delhi in India, went to hospital with pain and worsening vision in his left eye where doctors realised he had a rosette cataract. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Statins prescribed to patients who don't need them, study says
Researchers say that many patients are receiving statin prescriptions unnecessarily, increasing their risk for cataracts, diabetes and liver damage. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Sudan: Chinese Help Hundreds of Sudanese Regain Sight, for Free
[SudaNow] A Chinese medical team that landed in Khartoum last week, is now helping hundreds of Sudanese people, mostly from poor background, to regain sight, as they carry out cataract operations, for free, on over two hundred patients. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news
Reduce your risk of macular degeneration by a whopping 61% just by eating oranges
(Natural News) In the U.S., more people lose their vision because of age-related macular degeneration than glaucoma and cataracts combined, says the National Institute of Health (NIH). This makes the condition the leading cause of blindness among people older than 60. Macular degeneration is irreversible, but there are steps you can take to lower your... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
‘Breakthrough’ eye-pressure sensor trial begins in Germany
(Image courtesy of Implandata) Implandata Ophthalmic Products announced that the first patient in its international, multi-center, ARGOS-SC01 clinical study has been successfully implanted with its novel pressure sensor. This first-in-human clinical study is being conducted to validate the suprachoroidally placed Eyemate-SC, a sensor implant for continual monitoring of intraocular pressure (IOP). While Implandata’s already CE-marked Eyemate-IO intraocular sensor implant is intended for use in glaucoma patients undergoing cataract surgery, the Eyemate-SC device allows implantation in glaucoma patients not indicated fo...
Source: Mass Device - December 3, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Optical/Ophthalmic Research & Development Implandata Ophthalmic Products Source Type: news
How changing labs revealed a chemical reaction key to cataract formation
(American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) Researchers working to understand the biochemistry of cataracts have made a surprising finding: A protein that was long believed to be inert actually has an important chemical function that protects the lens of the eye from cataract formation. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 27, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
An examination of driving exposure, habits and harsh braking events in older drivers with bilateral cataract using naturalistic driving data - Agramunt S, Meuleners L, Fraser M, Chow K, Ng JQ, Raja V, Morlet N.
The aim of this study was to examine driving exposure, habits and harsh braking events in older drivers with bilateral cataract using naturalistic driving data. Ninety six older drivers aged 55+ years were assessed in the month prior to first eye cataract ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 22, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Google ’s Verily spikes glucose-sensing lens project with Novartis’ Alcon
Google (NSDQ:GOOG) life sciences company Verily said late last week that it is putting its joint project with Novartis (NYSE:NVS) unit Alcon to develop a glucose-sensing contact lens on hold due to difficulties in obtaining reliable tear glucose readings. The project, which began in 2014, aimed to develop a contact lens that could measure glucose levels for individuals living with diabetes, according to a blog post from Verily chief technical officer Brian Otis. But measuring glucose levels from tear glucose has proven to be unreliable, according to the blog posting. “Our clinical work on the gluc...
Source: Mass Device - November 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Diabetes Optical/Ophthalmic Research & Development Alcon google Novartis Verily Source Type: news
Alphabet's Verily shelves glucose-sensing contact lens project with Novartis
Two more smart contact lenses, for presbyopia and cataract surgery recovery, are still in the works. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - November 16, 2018 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news
Here are some natural interventions that slow down (and sometimes even reverse) cataracts
(Natural News) Regardless of your actual age, your eyes are often the last thing that stays young. However, this is only possible if you regularly follow a healthy diet. Preventing and reversing cataracts While cataracts are linked to poorer eyesight and even blindness, they are believed to be an inevitable part of aging. However, certain... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Putting the wrong lens in during a cataract op is one of the NHS's most common surgical blunders
A report by the UK's Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch found the wrong artificial lenses were put into patients' eyes 21 times in 2016/17, and urged the NHS to stop it happening. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Blocking 'secondary cataracts'
(University of Delaware) Cataracts surgery is a modern-day medical marvel, but even 10 years after a procedure, so-called secondary cataracts can form. UD researchers are identifying what's behind that and how to stop it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Sierra Leone: Chinese Medical Team Performs Free Cataract Surgery in Kenema
[Concord] Charles Jusu, who is over 60, has finally regained his complete eyesight. He is one of the beneficiaries of free cataract surgery being conducted by a team of Chinese medical experts from Hunan Province. His two eyes were almost rendered useless after being affected by cataract for the past years. But with the intervention of the medical team, his eyesight has been revived. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 9, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news
OCT Screening Before Cataract Surgery Can Improve Outcomes OCT Screening Before Cataract Surgery Can Improve Outcomes
Routine screening with optical coherence tomography (OCT) before cataract surgery can identify overlooked pathologies, researchers say, but cost might be an issue.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news
Impact of blindness due to cataract in elderly fallers: findings from a cross-sectional study in Andhra Pradesh, South India - Krishnaiah S, Ramanathan RV.
OBJECTIVE: To estimate the prevalence of falls, frequency of falls, injury due to falls and to explore the relationship between cataract-related blindness and falls in older patients above or equal to 50 years of age. RESULTS: A cross-sectional st... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 2, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news
Nearly 200 UCLA volunteers treat the uninsured at the annual Care Harbor free clinic
When Andre Buchanan was 12, he fell from a tree and destroyed a front tooth. Although a dentist fixed the tooth at the time, it deteriorated over the many years since and two years ago the now adult Buchanan had only a nub for a tooth.Each year at family events, his mother would nag him about the tooth. “Boy,” she’d tell him, “you ain’t fixed that tooth yet?’”Then Andre heard about the annual Care Harbor clinic in downtown Los Angeles that provides free health, dental and eye care to people who don ’t have access to it. He emerged with a perfect new tooth that he p...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - November 1, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news