Is an R & amp;D Race Driving the Surgical Robotics Market?
Robotic-assisted surgery has emerged with an attempt to overcome the limitations of traditional minimally invasive surgical procedures. With increasing competition, the way to gain market share in this quickly growing market is with innovative technology. This means R&D is at the forefront of this market, driving adoption, expanding applications, and leading to a market that will more than double in size by 2025. It’s been a steady trajectory since the first medical robot, Arthrobot, was developed in Canada in 1983 for use during orthopedic procedures1. Then, the first robotic-assisted procedure, neur...
Source: MDDI - April 16, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Yulia Sorokina and Jeff Wong Tags: R & D Orthopedics Source Type: news

Six-month-old girl who had laser surgery on her heart in the WOMB is finally going home
Ivy Finn, six months, was diagnosed with rare congenital heart defects before she was born that made her chances of survival unlikely. But an experimental surgery helped her defy the odds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Candela(R) Announces Results of The Largest Published Study of Infants And Children Using Vbeam(R) Laser System
JAMA-Dermatology publishes Dr. Roy Geronemus' authored largest study of infants and babies receiving a non-invasive treatment (vs. surgery) for birthmarks, port wine stains and other vascular related skin conditions on the face and body using the Vbeam las... Devices, Dermatology Candela, Vbeam laser, vascular birthmark (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - March 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

15-minute laser treatment best for glaucoma
Trial results suggest new treatment could save the NHS £250m a year Related items fromOnMedica Two out of three hospital eye units reliant on locums to fill senior doctor posts Tackle continuing eye care crisis now, royal college urges Hunt Number of FGM concerns in children has more than doubled over past year Harms out-weight benefits for knee surgery for persistent pain Huge surge in rejection of requests for knee and hip surgery (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - March 11, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

15-minute laser is best treatment for glaucoma patients, says study
Top surgeon hails fast procedure that saves a lifetime using eye dropsLasers should become the principal method in the UK for treating patients with the debilitating eye condition glaucoma. That is the stark conclusion of a three-year study published on Sunday.The report, which appears in theLancet, says the laser technique – known as selective laser trabeculoplasty or SLT – should replace the prescribing of eye drops, the current favoured way to treat glaucoma. The study has revealed that SLT is not only more effective and safer, but should also save the NHS £1.5m a year in tackling the condition.Continu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 9, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie science editor Tags: Health NHS Society Science Source Type: news

Thinking of laser eye surgery? For some the results can be devastating — and leave you with regrets
Every year, around 100,000 Britons undergo refractive eye surgery, as it’s known, at a cost of around £4,000 for both eyes. But is it worth it? Read this report and decide for yourself... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Flirts with the Learning Curve
In FDA’s recent announcement on robotic surgery for various cancers, the agency raised the little-discussed issue of surgeon skill and the role of experience in building that skill. In general, we would expect that reasonably talented surgeons would get better as they performed more procedures, even though they might start off a little bit rough. This improvement would be expected to be reflected in better outcomes and fewer complications. We might also expect that the improvement would plateau after some number of procedures, with that plateau preferably being at a decent level of...
Source: MDDI - March 5, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: William A. Hyman Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Source Type: news

Is Medtech Ready for an On-Demand Manufacturing Model?
Manufacturing has traditionally been a lengthy process from initial design to finished part. And given regulations, medical device manufacturing has been cast as a pretty conservative one. But industry’s use of stock component offerings and the rise of industrial-grade 3D printing could be propelling medtech toward an on-demand approach to manufacturing. Annie Cashman, global segment manager/business development-medical for Protolabs, an on-demand, quick-turn contract manufacturer, believes most of the medical industry is using an on-demand business model today in some fashion. â€&#...
Source: MDDI - February 28, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: Contract Manufacturing Source Type: news

WATCH: New details about woman who committed suicide after eye surgery
The family of Jess Star, a popular Detroit meteorologist, speaks to ABC News after Starr took her own life a few weeks after undergoing corrective laser eye surgery. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Indocyanine Green Laser Angiography in Tumescence Indocyanine Green Laser Angiography in Tumescence
What benefits might indocyanine green laser angiography offer in the assessment of tissue perfusion during breast surgery?ePlasty, Open Access Journal of Plastic Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Mauna Kea Nixes Deal with Cook Medical
Citing a lack of commercial progress, Mauna Kea Technologies is calling off an agreement with Cook Medical that was signed a little over three years ago involving Mauna Kea's Cellvizio platform. Paris, France-based Mauna Kea said the decision to terminate the development and distribution agreements with Cook was mutual. Cook has not officially commented on the news. Cellvizio is a multidisciplinary probe and needle-based confocal laser endoscopy platform. The device enables direct visualization of human tissues at the cellular scale and allows doctors to detect anomalies invisible with standard techniques, part...
Source: MDDI - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

Mauna Kea, Cook Medical terminate Cellvizio dev, distro deal
Mauna Kea (ENT:MKEA) said today that it and Cook Medical have mutually decided to terminate their development and distribution agreement. The deal, originally inked in late 2015, included the development of Mauna Kea’s Cellvizio confocal laser endomicroscopy systems for urologic applications. Paris-based Mauna Kea said that it agreed to develop a private-label version of the Cellvizio with an emphasis on characterizing upper urinary tract urothelial cancer. “Mauna Kea was understandably excited by the prospect of combining our innovative, confocal laser endomicroscopy technology with an established medical...
Source: Mass Device - February 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Imaging Urology Cook Medical Mauna Kea Technologies Source Type: news

Comprehensive review analyzes vocal-cord restoration in 18 Grammy Award-winning singers
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A retrospective review of laser microsugery performed in 18 Grammy Award-winning performers treated by surgeons at the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Laryngeal Surgery has revealed insights into the treatment and management of vocal-cord disease in elite performers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Thinking of laser eye surgery? For some the results can be devastating — and leave you with regrets
Every year, around 100,000 Britons undergo refractive eye surgery, as it ’s known, at a cost of around £4,000 for both eyes. But is it worth it? Read this report and decide for yourself... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News 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. Glaukos’ CEO Thomas Burns began his presentation speaking on the strengths of the firm and its goals going forward. “Our mission is aspirational,” Burns said. “As 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

New method to study biomechanical changes in tissues after laser surgery
(AKSON Russian Science Communication Association) Although currently laser surgery is a very popular tool for various vision disorders correction, it is still difficult to ensure proper control over the accuracy, efficiency and safety of such procedures. Therefore, Russian scientists proposed a new method that helps to describe tissue changes after such operations. This method was described in a series of publications in the Journal of Biophotonics, Journal of Biomedical Optics and Laser Physics Letters. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Transgender woman who has to shave twice a day says NHS is 'mucking around with people's lives'
Jessica Samson, from Salisbury, said she has spent months waiting for laser hair removal surgery as one of the final stages of her gender reassignment from male to female. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The other laser eye surgery patients who were driven to suicide
At least three other people - in addition to Jessica Starr - who underwent laser eye surgery to correct their vision also committed suicide afterwards - and their families blame LASIK. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Academy of Laser Dentistry Partners Again with the Greater New York Dental Meeting to Provide Unbiased Laser Training
3 Essential Sessions Will Provide a Glimpse of What ’s Aheadat the ALD ’s Annual Meeting in AprilCoral Springs, FL – November 12, 2018 – For the 11th consecutive year, the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) will carry on its mission of providing unbiased, non-commercial laser education and training with three hands-on sessions during the upcoming Greater New York Dental Meeting.According to ALD executive director Gail Siminovsky, “We’re pleased to announce that the, ALD is continuing its tradition of sponsoring several objective CE programs, taught by some of the world’s most pr...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 14, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

CEO of Durrie Vision will step down
Durrie Vision will see a change in leadership at the end of the year. Harry Campbell said he will step down as CEO of the Overland Park-based laser surgery practice. He’ll be succeeded by Dr. Jason Stahl, the majority owner of the practice. Campbell, who was named the first CEO of Durrie Vision in 2013, said the transition had been planned and comes at a logical time. The practice moved a year ago and in October, Stahl completed work on an executive business degree from Northwestern University’s… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 12, 2018 Category: American Health Authors: Brian Kaberline Source Type: news

What Causes Post-Inflammatory Hypopigmentation?
Discussion Hypopigmentation can be worrisome for many families because of cosmesis and the worry that “something is wrong.” The normal natural changes in skin-tone over the year due to different light exposure and wide variations within individuals is not something that many people are aware of. Post-inflammatory hypopigmentation is a common cause of hypopigmentation. Vitiligo is the most common cause of depigmentation. Vitiligo is an acquired, depigmenting disorder with typical lesions appearing as milky white macules with distinct margins that are not scaly. Hair (including eyebrows and eyelashes) can be dep...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 12, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nigeria:The Rise of Cosmetic Surgery in Nigeria
[Guardian] When 27-year-old Modupe Ozolua introduced her plastic surgery company, Body Enhancement in 2001, in Nigeria, she promised that her introduced business held the secret to a youthful appearance with offerings of plastic surgeries, facelift, Botox, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, laser liposuction among others. Despite the criticism from members of the public, her expensive service attracted the bourgeoisie of the society. Among the bourgeoisie who embraced this new method is the self-confessed liposuction d (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 30, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Clerio Vision launches first-in-man trial of Liric laser vision correction
Early stage opthalmalogical device maker Clerio Vision said today it launched a first-in-human trial of its Liric non-invasive vision correction system and associated procedure, and that it already enrolled and treated five subjects in the study. The system uses femtosecond laser technology developed by Gerard Mourou and Donna Strickland at the University of Rochester intended to change the refractive index of corneal tissue to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. “In addition to being able to offer a noninvasive vision correction alternative to patients concerned about surgery, we are...
Source: Mass Device - October 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic Clerio Vision Source Type: news

5 Steps to Move 3D Printing Processes from Prototyping to Production
Advances in 3D printing could make medtech mass customization a reality. Matt Sand, president of 3DEO, will discuss the role of 3D printing in medtech in the MD&M Minneapolis session, “3D Printing: The Journey from Prototyping to Production to Metal 3DP.” His October 31 talk will include five tips for moving from prototyping to production. “Mass customization is the capability of producing in volume in an efficient manufacturing flow, instead of ‘one at a time,’ while still being able to offer options in color, size, a...
Source: MDDI - October 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Daphne Allen Tags: MD & M Minneapolis 3-D Printing Source Type: news

Getting Rid of Cellulite Is Tough. But Here ’s What Works Best
It was of course the French—the keenest observers and arbiters of aesthetics—who first studied, named and attempted to develop treatments for cellulite. The term “cellulite” initially appeared in a French medical dictionary back in the 1870s, and the condition was described as an inflammation of cellular tissue. Fast forward 150 years, and dermatologists today know better—though they still don’t know everything. For example, they know that cellulite is not a sign of inflammation or any other type of medical concern. It’s a completely harmless and purely cosmetic condition that affe...
Source: TIME: Health - October 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness Source Type: news

Carl Zeiss Meditec buys cataract surgery device maker IanTech
Carl Zeiss Meditec (ETR:AFX) said today it inked a deal to acquire micro-interventional cataract surgery tech dev IanTech for an undisclosed amount. Reno, Nev.-based IanTech designed and developed the miLOOP device intended for micro-interventional cataract surgery. The system uses thin, super-elastic, self-expanding nitinol filament technology and is intended to allow the user to achieve full thickness lens fragmentation for any grade cataract to reduce intraocular ultrasonic vibrations and phase power, according to the company’s website. “We expect that IanTech will complement our leading portfolio of eq...
Source: Mass Device - October 23, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Featured Mergers & Acquisitions Optical/Ophthalmic Carl Zeiss Meditec iantech Source Type: news

CS 9600 Ideal Solution for OMS Specialty
CHICAGO—The CS 9600 cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system is a highly intelligent piece of technology designed with oral surgeons and implantologists in mind. Intuitive features give the five-in-one system the capability to deliver exceptional image quality for more precise diagnoses, while maintaining ease-of-use and patient comfort.This advanced system combines 2D panoramic technology, CBCT imaging, 3D model/impression scanning1 and 3D facial scanning,2 along with optional cephalometric imaging,2 to meet every clinical need. Up to 14 fields of view, including FOVs ideal forexamining the maxillofacial region, ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - October 18, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Plastic surgeon augments office to livestream procedures, film commercials
Dr. Jon Mendelsohn, a plastic surgeon who operates Advanced Cosmetic Surgery& Laser Center in Norwood, is augmenting his office by building a production facility that will be used to livestream both cosmetic and surgical procedures. The facility also will be used to make commercials, including taping patients as they recount their cosmetic and surgical transformations as part of the ongoing “True Selfies” series created by Mendelsohn to promote his practice. “We’ve had tremendous success… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 16, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Barrett J. Brunsman Source Type: news

Getting relief from sexual dysfunction and incontinence caused by menopause
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Microablative fractional CO2 lasers are energy-based devices designed to help manage troublesome menopause symptoms such as painful sex, dryness, itching/burning, urinary frequency, and incontinence. Although there is ongoing debate regarding the safety and effectiveness of vaginal laser surgery, a new study suggests that it may be effective, especially after multiple treatments. Study results are published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Carl Zeiss Meditec wins FDA nod for ReLEx SMILE
Carl Zeiss Meditec (ETR:AFX) said today it won FDA premarket approval for its ReLEx Smile laser system intended for ophthalmological use. The German company said that with the approval, its ReLEx Smile system is now cleared for patients with astigmatism. The approval also allows for a small entry incision to be made, allowing the company’s Smile procedure to be less disruptive to the corneal surface tissue. “The expansion of Myopia treatment to patients with Astigmatism will enable current and future Smile surgeons to expand their patient base, paving the way for a new generation of refractive surgery...
Source: Mass Device - October 5, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Pre-Market Approval (PMA) Regulatory/Compliance Carl Zeiss Meditec Source Type: news

Nobel prize in chemistry awarded for pioneering work on proteins – live
Americans Frances H Arnold and George P Smith and Briton Gregory P Winter will share the prize of 9m Swedish kronor ( £770,000)Frances H Arnold, George P Smith and Gregory P Winter win Nobel prize in chemistry12.25pmBSTAnd there we have it: the Nobel science prizes are done for another year. Yes, the awards come in for a lot of stick, and much of it is justified. But they do force us to stand back and look at what scientists and engineers have achieved. On Monday, we saw the medicine prize awarded for checkpoint inhibitors, the radical new drugs that help direct the full force of the immune system on to cancer. On Tu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 3, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Nobel prizes Chemistry People in science Science prizes World news Medical research Source Type: news

Nobel Prize in Physics Goes To U.S., Canadian and French Scientists for Laser Breakthrough
(STOCKHOLM) — Three scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for work with lasers described as revolutionary and bringing science fiction into reality. The American, Arthur Ashkin, entered the record books of the Nobel Prizes by becoming the oldest laureate at age 96. Donna Strickland, of the University of Waterloo in Canada, became the first woman to win a Nobel in three years and is only the third to have won the prize for physics. Frenchman Gerard Mourou of the Ecole Polytechnique and University of Michigan will share half of the 9 million kronor ($1.01 million) t...
Source: TIME: Science - October 2, 2018 Category: Science Authors: David Keyton and Jim Heintz / AP Tags: Uncategorized nobel prize onetime Source Type: news

Prepping for Value-Based Care in the Medtech Space
Value-based healthcare greatly depends on improving patient outcomes at lower cost, and the ability of healthcare providers to impact quality of care measures, such as reducing hospital readmissions or improving preventative care.   Medtech companies need to go beyond providing medical devices and products to their customers in order to remain successful and retain customers long-term. Healthcare providers no longer just need devices: they want comprehensive and connected systems that help them provide integrated care.   We spoke with several leaders in the medtech space to better gauge how compani...
Source: MDDI - October 1, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Corrina Kane Tags: Business Source Type: news

Are You Tall? Better Watch Out For Varicose Veins
(CNN) — In what researchers are calling “the largest genetic study ever performed” on varicose vein disease, a Stanford University School of Medicine study found a person’s height to be a significant risk factor for developing varicose veins. “We not only found an association between height and varicose veins, but the genetic studies we did showed a causal link,” said cardiologist and study author Dr. Nicholas Leeper, an associate professor of surgery and cardiovascular medicine at Stanford. “That suggests that the genes and pathways that drive human height are also likely to be ca...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Varicose Veins Source Type: news

Carestream Dental ’s New CBCT System Drives Precision Through Intelligence
ATLANTA —Today at CDA North, Carestream Dental launched an all-new imaging system: The CS 9600 cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) system, which enables new levels of image quality, usability and, ultimately, precise diagnostic capabilities. Featuring intelligent automation, first-time-right imaging technology and highly simplified workflows, this system ensures reliable patient positioning, reproducible results and exceptional images. For a future beyond today, the CS 9600 can also grow with a doctor ’s practice—thanks to upgradeable fields of view, versatile imaging options and intuitive software....
Source: Dental Technology Blog - September 12, 2018 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

UCLA ’s epilepsy center offers hope to people with drug-resistant seizures
More than 20 new anti-seizure drugs have been introduced in recent decades — a number that means little to people with drug-resistant epilepsy. For them, treatment has not improved.Some people are willing to try medication after medication — coping with side effects and getting no relief from seizures — because they believe, as do their doctors, that maybe the next drug will work. Others have been afraid of procedures that could ease their seizures, or have believed wrongly that surgery is their only other option. Still others don ’t actually have epilepsy at all, but don’t know it. In fact, 4...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 5, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

‘Invisible scalpel’ wins CE Mark for Guided Therapy Systems
Guided Therapy Systems has launched its intense therapeutic ultrasound (ITU) Actisound device in the U.K. and Europe following CE Mark approval. Actisound acts like an invisible scalpel, working beneath the surface of the skin to precisely deliver small thermal ablations to tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissue to stimulate collagen growth and the regeneration of connective tissue. Unlike other energy sources such as laser, microwave and radio frequency, ultrasound is the only energy source that can penetrate safely through intervening tissue and be focused to a specific point and shape within the body, according ...
Source: Mass Device - August 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Orthopedics Pain Management Ultrasound ardentsound CE Mark guidedmedicalsystems Source Type: news

OmniGuide to buy German urological laser-maker
OmniGuide (Cambridge, Mass.) plans to acquire Lisa Laser Products, a surgical laser company based in Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany. Terms were not disclosed. Lisa Laser’s product portfolio consists of laser hardware units, laser fibers, endoscopes and other accessories for laser-assisted surgery. The company has been developing surgical laser technologies consisting of both thulium and holmium lasers for the treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia, since 1989. More than half of men in the United States will develop the condition by age 60, and 30 million already have it, according to the American Urological ...
Source: Mass Device - August 6, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Blog Business/Financial News Urology lisalaser OmniGuide Source Type: news

Pioneering surgery using a tiny laser to BURN away brain tumours
The private Harley Street Clinic in London will offer the Visualase technology to brain tumour patients battling the tumours within weeks. It is expected to cost between £10,000 and £20,000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Syneron Candela wins FDA nod for Vbeam Prisma cosmetic laser
Syneron Candela said today it won FDA clearance for a next-gen version of its Vbeam, the Vbeam Prima cosmetic laser designed to treat skin conditions. The newly cleared device is intended for use in treating skin conditions including rosacea, port wine stains, acne, facial, leg and spider veins, scars, benign pigmented lesions and wrinkles, warts, stretch marks and photo aging, the Wayland, Mass.-based company said. “In a clinical study using Vbeam Prima, facial redness and rosacea symptoms were dramatically reduced after 4 treatments. I’ve worked with the Vbeam platform for years, and I am extremely excited ab...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Syneron Medical Ltd. Source Type: news

Syneron Candela wins FDA nod for Vbeam Prima cosmetic laser
Syneron Candela said today it won FDA clearance for a next-gen version of its Vbeam, the Vbeam Prima cosmetic laser designed to treat skin conditions. The newly cleared device is intended for use in treating skin conditions including rosacea, port wine stains, acne, facial, leg and spider veins, scars, benign pigmented lesions and wrinkles, warts, stretch marks and photo aging, the Wayland, Mass.-based company said. “In a clinical study using Vbeam Prima, facial redness and rosacea symptoms were dramatically reduced after 4 treatments. I’ve worked with the Vbeam platform for years, and I am extremely excited ab...
Source: Mass Device - July 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Cosmetic/Aesthetic Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Syneron Medical Ltd. Source Type: news

Watching the World Cup via VR goggles may cause painful eye conditions
EXCLUSIVE The thousands who have been watching the action in Russia via the BBC's VR app may go on to suffer dry and strained eyes, according to the laser-eye surgeon  David Allamby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Watching the World Cup via VR goggles may cause painful eye conditions
EXCLUSIVE The thousands who have been watching the action in Russia via the BBC's VR app may go on to suffer dry and strained eyes, according to the laser-eye surgeon David Allamby. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Boy, 9, left with an untreatable hole in his eye after playing with a laser pointer
Normally macular holes are treatable, but the surgery inevitably causes cataracts, which permanently clouds vision. However, in this case in Greece, even that wasn't an option. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HOPE Recuperative Care Center offers exactly that – hope and care
At the end of a quiet and unassuming neighborhood street in Pontiac, Michigan, a red-brick church stands forlorn. No sign indicates whether the tired building continues to hold Sunday-morning services; however, it respectfully stands erect. It’s here that I met Misa Mi on a warm October morning last fall. As the Director of Curriculum Evaluation and Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, as well as the school’s health information specialist, she received a GMR grant in 2016 to fund a health literacy project for the HOPE Recuperative Care Center, a n...
Source: The Cornflower - June 21, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Darlene Kaskie Tags: Blog Consumer Health Funding News from the Region Outreach Success Stories Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Vision wins FDA nod for iDesign Lasik device
Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Vision said today that the FDA approved its iDesign Refractive Studio for planning Lasik eye procedures. iDesign uses a three-second scan to perform a wavefront analysis of how light travels inside the eye and maps the topography of the cornea to customize Lasik treatments for myopia, hyperopia, mixed astigmatism and presbyopic myopia, Santa Ana, Calif.-based J&J Vision said. “As a practicing ophthalmologist for more than 25 years, I know firsthand the importance of taking precise measurements and tailoring Lasik procedures for each patient,” medical & clinical affa...
Source: Mass Device - June 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Intralesional Laser Therapy for Dermal Filler Complications Intralesional Laser Therapy for Dermal Filler Complications
Is intralesional laser treatment a safe and effective treatment option for complications caused by dermal filler treatments?Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

WATCH: Is laser eye surgery riskier than people think?
One man is speaking out about the potential risks of laser eye surgery, after he says the procedure left his vision permanently impaired. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: GMA Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long does laser hair removal last?
Laser hair removal is a popular long-term option for removing unwanted body hair. But is laser hair removal permanent, and how long would it take for hair to regrow? In this article, we look at how long laser hair removal lasts, the chances of regrowth, plus the costs and side effects of laser hair removal procedures. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cosmetic Medicine / Plastic Surgery Source Type: news

Clearing the Smoke in the Operating Room
Las Vegas aside, you’d be hard-pressed to find any employer in the United States that permits smoking in the workplace. The dangers of inhaling cigarette smoke have been well known for decades. But there is a place that harbors something even more hazardous in the air, and it is probably one you would have never expected—your local hospital’s operating room. This harmful substance is known as surgical smoke, and it is made up of toxic vapors, bioaresols that contain dead and living cell material, blood fragments, and viruses. It is generated by any surgery that uses instruments such as electrocautery and ...
Source: MDDI - June 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Susan Shepard Tags: Business Source Type: news