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Tanzania:Laser Eye Surgery Introduced in Dar es Salaam
[Daily News] A DAR ES SALAAM based hospital 'The International Eye Hospital' has introduced a laser eye surgery (LASIK) service, which enables patients to regain sight without using glasses. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - May 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Leg ulcer: How a 20-minute laser operation ended YEAR-LONG suffering
WHEN Steve Sippitt banged his ankle on an ironing board he dismissed it as an innocuous injury that would soon heal. "I never imagined it would be the start of more than a year of pain that would end with me having surgery," says the 64-year-old from Roydon, Essex. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: Johnson & Johnson sees Vision Care biz grow, looks to expand beyond contacts
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) saw its vision care sales grow 34% last quarter over its previous first quarter as it looks to significantly grow the business into the surgical and device segments, according to a CNBC report. The company added a number of surgical products alongside a contact subscription service, which come in addition to its existing popular Acuvue contact lens line, according to the report. The investment has seen a significant return for the company, becoming one of its fastest-growing platforms. Johnson & Johnson only began investing in eye surgery two years ago after announcing it would acq...
Source: Mass Device - April 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Optical/Ophthalmic Wall Street Beat johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Newly Designed Pulsed-Dye Laser Found Effective for Rosacea
FRIDAY, April 20, 2018 -- A pulsed-dye laser with a novel 15-mm diameter treatment beam improves the appearance of rosacea, according to a study published online April 10 in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine. Eric F. Bernstein, M.D., from the Mainline... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 20, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sensus Healthcare inks multiple distro deals, launches global expansion project
Superficial radiation therapy device developer Sensus Healthcare (NSDQ:SRTSU) today released plans for a global expansion, including new distribution agreements in China, Germany, Mexico, Cuba and Costa Rica. Sensus makes low-energy photon X-ray systems for treating non-melanoma skin cancers, including basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, and keloids. The Boca Raton, Fla.-based company refers to the technology as superficial radiation therapy, and claims that the tech has been sued to “effectively and safely treat oncological and non-oncological skin conditions.” “Following our new partnersh...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Distribution Oncology Sensus Healthcare LLC Source Type: news

The Medical Device Behind the Discovery of a New Human Structure
What on Earth is this thing? That is the question David Carr-Locke, MD, and his colleagues asked when they discovered a microanatomical network of interconnected spaces, filled with fluid and lined by collagen with a unique arrangement, that appears to be present throughout the body. Whether or not this network is actually a newly discovered human organ is debatable. What is clear, however, is that this discovery is very widespread throughout the body and contains a lot of fluid, said Carr-Locke, clinical director of the Center for Advanced Digestive Care at Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Presbyterian...
Source: MDDI - April 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

FDA clears presbyopia treatment indications for Lensar ’ s Laser System
Lensar said today it won FDA 510(k) clearance for its Lensar Laser System with Streamline IV designed to create corneal pockets and flaps used in presbyopia treatments. With the new clearance, the Lensar Laser System is now indicated for use in procedures to implant presbyopic inlay devices, the Orlando, Fla.-based company said. The newly cleared features of the Lensar Laser System with Streamline IV include a curved contact patient interface that enables the creation of corneal pockets and flaps, and will be launched to Lensar users this year. “This latest innovation from Lensar speaks to the company’s strong ...
Source: Mass Device - April 11, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance LensAR Inc. Source Type: news

Solid Outcomes for Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery Solid Outcomes for Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery
A new study shows the benefit of femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Medtronic wins CE Mark for Visualase brain surgery device
Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) said today that it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Visualase brain surgery device. Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic said the MRI-guided Visualase system uses a small-diameter probe to deliver laser energy to ablate soft tissue in the brain. It’s been approved in the U.S. since 2007, the company said. “The introduction of Visualase to European physicians ensures that more patients will have access to this beneficial technology,” brain therapies president Brett Wall said in prepared remarks. “This latest milestone is a testament to our commitment to expanding...
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological Regulatory/Compliance Medtronic Source Type: news

How playing laser tag and war gaming help me run my practice
Business manager Nicola Hewitson, who has been a practice manager for six years, spends between five to eight hours a week playing laser tag, while she plays table top war gaming once a fortnight. Firing infrared beams and thinking up war gaming strategies have turned out to be important assets for Nicola, who makes full use of these skills even when managing her practice, Thorpe Road Surgery in Peterborough, where she has worked for three years.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

How playing laser tag and war gaming helps me run my practice
Business manager Nicola Hewitson, who has been a practice manager for six years, spends between five to eight hours a week playing laser tag, while she plays table top war gaming once a fortnight. Firing infrared beams and thinking up war gaming strategies have turned out to be important assets for Nicola, who makes full use of these skills even when managing her practice, Thorpe Road Surgery in Peterborough, where she has worked for three years.  Hide related content:  Show related contentread more (Source: Management in Practice)
Source: Management in Practice - March 12, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: vfiore Tags: *** Editor ' s Pick Practice development Practice management Latest News Personal Practice Source Type: news

Iridex dives after cutting outlook on eye laser component recall
Iridex (NSDQ:IRIX) shares took a big hit today after the company said last week that it’s recalling a component used with its eye laser surgery device after receiving three reports of permanent injuries associated with it. Mountain View, Calif.-based Iridex said Feb. 23 that it’s pulling all 104 of its TriFocus Lio Premier ophthalmoscopes. The three injury reports “stated that the procedures resulted in patients experiencing permanent damage to the eye, including focal cataracts and iris burns.” “Customers who have the TruFocus LIO Premiere should stop using it. Iridex is notifying its di...
Source: Mass Device - February 26, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Optical/Ophthalmic Recalls Wall Street Beat Iridex Corp. 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

3 simple ways to naturally support your vision and shock your eye doctor with the results
(Natural News) It is estimated that at least 6 out of 10 people in the Unites States use corrective lenses to help support their vision. Many are also turning to laser eye surgery, a procedure not without its risks, to “permanently” fix their eyesight for good. The primary fuel behind this trend is that people have... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Solving the mystery of a shapeshifting neck tumor
Jaedin, 10 years old, holds the control for a remote-controlled race car, Christmas 2017. Amanda Brown couldn’t shake an uneasy intuition that something just seemed “off” throughout her second pregnancy. During a scheduled caesarian section at her local hospital in North Carolina, her instinct proved to be true. “I had given birth to my first son by C-section so I knew what to expect,” Amanda says. “But this time around, as the surgeons totally stalled in the middle of the delivery, I thought to myself, ‘it doesn’t take this long to pull a baby out.’” When her son...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - January 24, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kat J. McAlpine Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders cervical teratoma Dr. Reza Rahbar germ cell tumor Neck and Skullbase Surgery Program at Boston Children's NICU Solid Tumors Center at Dana-Farber/Boston Children's 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

Glaukos wins FDA nod for IDE trial of iStent SA
Glaukos (NYSE:GKOS) said today it won FDA investigational device exemption to launch a pivotal study of its iStent SA trabecular micro-bypass system designed to treat glaucoma. The San Clemente, Calif.-based company’s iStent SA is designed to reduce intraocular pressure in psuedophakic, mild-to-moderate open-angle, pigmentary or psuedoexfoliative glaucoma patients, the company said. The system includes 2 micro-scale titanium stents in an auto-injection system which can be injected into trabecular meshwork locations through a single corneal entry point to restore physiological outflow of aqueous humor into the Sc...
Source: Mass Device - December 19, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance Glaukos Source Type: news

Mauna Kea wins expanded FDA 510(k) for Cellvizio
Mauna Kea (ENT:MKEA) said today it won expanded FDA 510(k) clearance for its Cellvizio confocal laser endomicroscopy platform and its Confocal Miniprobe devices. The Cellvizio device is designed for use in a variety of surgical procedures, providing real time visualization at the microscopic level. The system allows the operating physician to visualize the internal microstructure of tissue in real time during ureteroscopic and cytoscopic procedures, Mauna Kea said. With the expanded clearance, the device is now indicated for identification of cells and vessels and their organizations and architecture, the Paris-b...
Source: Mass Device - December 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Imaging Regulatory/Compliance Mauna Kea Technologies Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What you should know about laser hair removal versus electrolysis
A look at laser hair removal versus electrolysis. Included is detail on how the procedures differ. ADD MORE ADD MORE ADD MORE ADD MORE ADD MORE (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

Vascular Dynamics taps ex-Ellipse Tech CEO Roschak as chief exec | Personnel Moves December 15, 2017
Vascular Dynamics said early this month it tapped former NuVasive Inc. (NSDQ:NUVA) exec and Ellipse Technologies CEO Ed Roschak as its new president and chief executive. Prior to joining Mountain View, Calif.-based Vascular Dynamics, Roschak served as prez and CEO of Ellipse Technologies, which he saw through a $410 million acquisition by NuVasive. He then took up a position as CEO of NuVasive’s specialized orthopedics business. “We are fortunate that Ed has decided to join the VDI Team as CEO.  He has extensive experience in managing the IDE/PMA process with the FDA, raising capital to finance c...
Source: Mass Device - December 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Aptus EndoSystems Inc. Asante Solutions Boston Scientific Cutera Inc. Ellipse Technologies Inc. Encision Inc. Genoptix Inc. Halyard Health Hologic johnsonandjohnson Novartis Nuvasive Presbia regentys t Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Nov. 17, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Skyline Medical’s joint venture to Lensar receiving FDA clearance and CE Mark, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Skyline Medical launches JV deal with Helomics Skyline Medical announced in a Nov. 15 press release that it has signed a joint venture agreement with Helomics. The agreement comes after a strategic collaboration between the companies that allows Skyline to reach more markets. The joint venture leverages the Helomics D-Chip platform to develop and market new approaches for personalized cancer diagnostics and care. 2.&...
Source: Mass Device - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) mHealth (Mobile Health) Neurological Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Regenerative Medicine Regulatory/Compliance Research & Development Helomics InnerScope iReliev LensAR Inc. Source Type: news

The Making of a Surgical Robot
  Designing a surgical robot for minimally invasive surgery can be quite daunting, especially with the myriad of advanced technologies that we have access to today. This presentation provides an overview of key findings and considerations for designing a minimally invasive surgical robot and includes a view to the future.  1. Identifying the Need through ethnographic research.  "This is immersing yourself in the environment. The first thing I do is I go into a clinical environment and watch the procedure. I want to be a fly on the wall, I don't want to interrupt the process or make t...
Source: MDDI - November 12, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis R Source Type: news

Mauna Kea touts Cellvizio pancreatic cyst diagnosis study data
This study demonstrates the potential benefit of using Cellvizio as a standard of care for this major application,” CEO Sacha Loiseau said in a prepared statement. Last month, Cook Medical said its urology business launched the Cellvizio system with a deal to distribute the device globally. The post Mauna Kea touts Cellvizio pancreatic cyst diagnosis study data appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Source: Mass Device - October 30, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Imaging Oncology Mauna Kea Technologies Source Type: news

‘Please take good care of our baby sister’: Help for Addison’s hemangioma
Most parents dress their baby girls in headbands for fun. But for Addison Quandt, these accessories, adorned with bows and flowers, weren’t a frivolous fashion statement. Instead, they helped hold in place the gauze that covered a large hemangioma on the back of her neck. “People always said what a fashionable baby she was,” says her mom, Dianne. “If they only knew.” Addison was born with four hemangiomas, common benign vascular tumors that typically appear as red birthmarks within a week or two of birth. In many cases, they don’t cause problems and clear up without treatment. But not on...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - October 30, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Dr. Belinda Dickie Dr. Denise Adams Dr. Marilyn Liang hemangioma Vascular Anomalies Center Source Type: news

Laser hair removal cooling methods and operator safety
(Source: Cosmetic Surgery Times)
Source: Cosmetic Surgery Times - October 26, 2017 Category: Cosmetic Surgery Source Type: news

Will Cementless Total Knee Replacements & #039;Mako & #039; a Comeback?
Stryker took its time introducing its robotic-assisted total knee arthroplasty application for its Mako system. Now, within seven months, the company launched that system and landed FDA clearance to use it in cementless total knee replacement procedures. Cementless total knee arthroplasty enjoyed early adoption, only to lose it over joint loosening due to micromotion, according to an article in the Annals of Translational Medicine. Stryker turned to 3-D laser printing of porous titanium components that mimic bone surface and encourage bone fixation. “That's good for the patient,” Stuart Simpson, president of St...
Source: MDDI - October 20, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Orthopedics Implants Source Type: news

SculpSure Laser Treatment Cleared for Reduction of Double Chin SculpSure Laser Treatment Cleared for Reduction of Double Chin
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance of the laser treatment for the submental area, marking the product's sixth cleared body treatment area.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine News Alert Source Type: news

Cook Medical urology biz launches Mauna Kea ’ s Cellvizio in US
Cook Medical said today its urology business has launched Mauna Kea‘s (ENT:MKEA) Cellvizio confocal laser endomicroscopy system, with a deal to distribute the device in the US. The Cellvizio device is designed for use in a variety of surgical procedures, providing real time visualization at the microscopic level. The system allows the operating physician to visualize the internal microstructure of tissue in real time during ureteroscopic and cytoscopic procedures, the companies said. “We are excited to bring Cellvizio to urologists throughout the United States. Allowing physicians to view tissue in real time of...
Source: Mass Device - September 5, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Distribution Imaging Urology Cook Medical Mauna Kea Technologies Source Type: news

MassDevice.com +5 | The top 5 medtech stories for August 28, 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. Resonetics acquires Aduro Laser Resonetics announced that it has acquired Aduro Laser. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “We are very excited to partner with Grayson Beck and Demian Backs, who have cre...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: News Well Plus 5 Source Type: news

Resonetics acquires Aduro Laser
Resonetics announced that it has acquired Aduro Laser. The financial details of the deal were not disclosed. “We are very excited to partner with Grayson Beck and Demian Backs, who have created raving fans with Aduro’s disruptive business model,” Tom Burns, Resonetics’ CEO, said. “We share a similar culture with an emphasis on innovation, speed and customer satisfaction. Prime Laser Cut tubing is already being adopted by leading companies in structural heart, peripheral vascular and minimally invasive surgery markets. Resonetics will expand capacity with a new facility, additional equipment an...
Source: Mass Device - August 28, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions Aduro Laser Resonetics 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

Allergan gel-based stents are treating glaucoma
[Image from University of Michigan]An Allergan-developed gelatin-based stent is showing potential to treat glaucoma in a quicker and safer environment, according to new research from the University of Michigan. Glaucoma is a disease that damages the eye’s optic nerve and can cause vision loss and blindness. Medicines in the form of eyedrops or pills can be used to treat glaucoma. Another option is laser trabeculoplasty which helps drain fluid from the eye. Conventional surgery also creates a new opening in the eye for fluid to leave. Both surgical options are invasive and prone to complications. With the amount of gl...
Source: Mass Device - August 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: Stents Surgical Allergan Inc. Glaucoma MedTech Source Type: news

What is laser eye surgery? Patients explain cost of 'miracle' procedure and aftercare
LASER EYE SURGERY might be a daunting prospect, but the reality is not as scary as you think. A patient from the London Vision Clinic in Harley Street has explained the cost, what the procedure involves and her aftercare exclusively to Express.co.uk. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eye care firm to donate free laser surgery to nurses
Eye care specialist Optical Express has announced that it will donate £1m worth of laser eye surgery to NHS nurses and other emergency service workers. (Source: Nursing Times)
Source: Nursing Times - July 17, 2017 Category: Nursing Source Type: news

Imaging Tracks Changes in Gastric Microcirculation During Surgery Imaging Tracks Changes in Gastric Microcirculation During Surgery
Laser speckle contrast imaging (LSCI) during esophagectomy shows that changes in gastric microcirculation have more to do with surgery than thoracic epidural anesthesia (EA) or use of vasopressors, according to Danish researchers.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 13, 2017 Category: Radiology Tags: Radiology News Source Type: news

Clever catheter lets surgeons see inside arteries to trim plaque
The Pantheris catheter developed by Avinger takes the physician out of the radiation field. [Image courtesy of Avinger] A clever catheter design lets cardiologists see inside arteries and precisely remove plaque from diseased tissue. The Pantheris catheter is safer than conventional radiation-guided procedures because it takes the surgeon out of the radiation field, and along with on-board optics, it allows greater precision than previous methods. “The device is the culmination of recent size reduction – it’s 2 mm in diameter − and resolution in fiberoptics, combined with signal processing capabilit...
Source: Mass Device - June 23, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Paul Dvorak Tags: Cardiovascular Catheters Avinger MedTech Source Type: news

How Does PRP Therapy Work
We’ve known for years that platelets are the part of your blood that’s responsible for clotting. But we’re only beginning to learn about their powerful rejuvenating power and their potential to heal. Platelets are your body’s “first responders.” They initiate a cascade of healing that’s 10 times more powerful than any drug available today. In fact, it’ll be centuries before Big Pharma will be able to come up with a drug that can come close to doing what platelets can do. Platelets work in two ways. First, they contain hundreds of growth factors. These proteins are criti...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - June 22, 2017 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Nigeria: Centre Offers Affordable, Corrective Eye Surgery
[This Day] Benin City -The Managing Director, African Eye Laser Centre, Benin, Dr. Godwin Stanley Okoye, has promised to ensure that people suffering from eye problem get solutions at relatively affordable rates. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 8, 2017 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Monteris Medical raises $27m Series C for NeuroBlate brain surgery device
Monteris Medical said yesterday that it raised a Series C round worth nearly $27 million it plans to use on R&D, clinical trials and expanding the commercial footprint of its NeuroBlate brain surgery device. Versant Ventures and SightLine Partners led the round, joined by prior backers Birchview Capital and BDC Capital’s Healthcare Venture Fund, Monteris said. The MRI-guided NeuroBlate device is designed to ablate, necrotize or coagulate soft tissue during neurosurgery procedures using laser thermotherapy. “We were very pleased with the level of interest we received through our fund...
Source: Mass Device - June 2, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Neurological Surgical Monteris Medical Source Type: news

6 Unexpected Ways Your Body Changes After Pregnancy
You can’t seem to get rid of your bellyIt’s no surprise that for many women, muscles in their abdomen separate to accommodate the baby. The thing is, it can stay that way after birth. When the bands of muscles, which run parallel down your belly, separate, they leave behind a space in between, a condition called diastasis recti. Without the ab muscles in the middle of your belly to hold everything in, you might see a bulge or ridge of soft tissue there, aka a pooch that just won’t go away. In fact, one-third of women still had it even one year postpartum, reported a 2016 study in the British Journal of Sp...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Crosslinking, IOLs, and Femtosecond Laser Prominent at ASCRS Crosslinking, IOLs, and Femtosecond Laser Prominent at ASCRS
The annual meeting of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery will feature new types of intraocular lens, femtosecond laser, collagen cross-linking, and microinvasive glaucoma surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Data analysis finds lower risk of infection with LASIK than with contacts over time
(University of Tennessee Health Science Center) A meta-data analysis comparing the incidence of microbial keratitis, an infection of the cornea caused by bacteria or a virus, for contact lens wearers versus post-LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) patients indicates that over time the infection rate for the contact lens wearers was higher than for those who had LASIK to correct their vision. An article on the findings was published in the Journal of Cataract& Refractive Surgery, a high-impact, peer-reviewed scientific journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Cataract surgery: When is the laser method a good idea?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ditch contact lenses after 10 years or risk going BLIND
Wearing contacts for 10 years makes you six times more likely to suffer a serious eye infection - such as parasitic amoeba bugs that burrow into the cornea - compared to having laser eye surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

UCLA surgeons use minimally invasive procedure to cure boy with rare form of seizures
​Justin Cho is an engaging 9-year-old. Although he’s somewhat shy, he is quick to smile and has an infectious laugh.“Justin has always been a happy child — very energetic and bubbly,” said his father, Robert Cho. “We assumed that giggling was just part of his personality.”What Robert and his wife, So, didn ’t know was that the laughing fits he often had before bedtime were actually seizures and signs of a serious medical problem. One morning as Justin was waking up, the couple saw him go into a full seizure.“We were terrified,” Robert Cho said. “Had we not witne...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 22, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Physician Who Tricked Patients Into Surgery Gets 10 Years Physician Who Tricked Patients Into Surgery Gets 10 Years
David Ming Pon, MD, bilked Medicare by telling patients they needed laser treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration they didn't have. Make him an example, two peers said.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

The 7 Most Common Causes Of Itchy Red Bumps
For SELF, by Amy Marturana. Regardless of your skin type, chances are you’ve had an itchy, red, bumpy rash at one time or another. It’s like the international sign of skin irritation. If it’s not affecting your daily life or covering whole body, and you’re not feeling sick otherwise, chances are it’s nothing to worry about and will clear up on its own, Rebecca Kazin, M.D., dermatologist and associate director at the Washington Institute of Dermatologic Laser Surgery, tells SELF. Treating it with over-the-counter hydrocortisone itch relief cream until it goes away may be sufficient. “But...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How the cold weather could make you go BLIND
Tears are fundamental for overall eye health and clear vision. But cold weather can cause a lack of tears, leading to dry eye syndrome, says London-based laser eye surgeon Dr David Allamby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson completes acquisition of Abbott Medical Optics
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) has completed the acquisition of Abbott Medical Optics (AMO), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Abbott. The all-cash $4.325 billion acquisition was originally announced Sept. 16, 2016, and includes ophthalmic products in three areas of patient care: cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery and consumer eye health. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 1, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Johnson & Business and Industry Source Type: news