Environmentalists are the arsonists of Australia: Fires made worse by shortsighted environmental policies that prohibit removal of forest fuel
(Natural News) The horrific wildfires that are scorching many areas of Australia right now are creating quite a disturbing scenario for the island nation, as photos and videos continue to emerge that can only be described as apocalyptic. But it didn’t have to be this way, according to English journalist James Delingpole, who blames misplaced... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of induced hyperopia on fall risk and Fourier transformation of postural sway - Moon BY, Choi JH, Yu DS, Kim SY.
The objective of this study was to investigate whether... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

FDA Approves Contacts To Prevent Poor Vision For Use In Children As Young As 8
When used in children, these contacts can prevent the progression of myopia, also known as nearsightedness. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 26, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Dana Dovey, Contributor Source Type: news

Contact lens for childhood myopia coming to the US in 2020
(McDougall Communications) CooperVision announced it has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval on Nov. 15, 2019 of its innovative MiSight ® 1 day contact lens. The cornerstone of a comprehensive myopia management approach to be offered by CooperVision, this daily wear, single use contact lens is the first and only FDA-approved product clinically proven to slow the progression of myopia (nearsightedness or short-sightedness) when initially prescribed for children 8-12 years old. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Contact Lens to Slow Myopia
in Children (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 19, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Contact Lens That Slows Myopia Progression
Title: FDA Approves First Contact Lens That Slows Myopia ProgressionCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/19/2019 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - November 19, 2019 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Contact Lens to Slow the Progression of Nearsightedness in Kids
Children with nearsightedness (myopia) may now benefit from the first contact lens approved by FDA for slowing the progression of the common condition. Until now, traditional eyeglasses and contact lenses available in the United States have only been developed to correct blurred vision (a symptom of myopia), but not for slowing the progression of the condition.  “Today’s approval is the first FDA-approved product to slow the progression of myopia in children, which ultimately could mean a reduced risk of developing other eye problems,”...
Source: MDDI - November 19, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Business Source Type: news

FDA approves first contact lens for nearsighted kids
Cooper Vision gets regulatory clearance to start selling disposable product for children with myopia (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Contact Lens to Slow Myopia in Children FDA OKs First Contact Lens to Slow Myopia in Children
MiSight (CooperVision Inc) soft, disposable contact lenses are meant to be worn daily (but not overnight) to correct nearsightedness and slow the progression of myopia in children 8 to 12 years old.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Contact Lens That Slows Myopia Progression
MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 -- MiSight, the first contact lens indicated to slow the progression of myopia in children ages 8 to 12 years, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Friday. The single-use,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 18, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

One Billion People Have Preventable Eye Conditions, Increasingly Linked to Lifestyle Choices, According to WHO
A child receives treatment in the northeastern district of Mymensingh, Bangladesh. Credit: Naimul Haq/IPS By External SourceGENEVA, Oct 8 2019 (IPS) A staggering 2.2 billion people already suffer from eye conditions and visual impairment today, but the global need for eye care is set to increase “dramatically”, with lack of exercise a key factor, the UN health agency said on Tuesday, unveiling its first ever report on vision across the world. While welcoming recent successes in eliminating common conditions such as trachoma in eight countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) highlighted evidence indicating ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: External Source Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Strategies for Slowing Myopia Progression in Kids Differ Widely Between Ophthalmologists Strategies for Slowing Myopia Progression in Kids Differ Widely Between Ophthalmologists
The strategies for slowing myopia progression differ widely among pediatric ophthalmologists around the world and include both effective and ineffective approaches, according to an online survey.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

In the past, nearsightedness wasn't a thing – then technology happened
(Natural News) Have you ever wondered how people with myopia (nearsightedness) lived before eyeglasses were invented? Experts noted that instead of treating the condition as a disability of sorts, people with myopia were valued because of their contributions to the arts, such as illustrating manuscripts. What is myopia? Myopia occurs when a person’s eyeballs are too... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Yet Another Health Problem Linked to Air Pollution: Eye Disease
It’s no secret that air pollution isn’t good for your health. In particular, exposure to the byproducts of burning the fuel that powers most of our motor vehicles has been linked to higher risk of lung cancer, respiratory infections, stroke and heart disease, as well as an increased risk of death from these conditions. A new study now adds another worrisome pollution-related risk: eye disease. Dr. Suh-Hang Hank Juo, from the center for myopia and eye disease at China Medical University in Taiwan, and his colleagues documented for the first time in a large population that exposure to two common air pollutants&md...
Source: TIME: Health - August 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized health macular degeneration Pollution Source Type: news

'Shortsighted' and 'wrong': Ontario moving forward with municipal funding cuts
Ontario will move ahead with some of its controversial municipal funding cuts for public health and child care next year, Premier Doug Ford announced Monday at a gathering of municipal leaders in Ottawa. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Critics call it 'shortsighted' and 'wrong', but Ontario government moving forward with municipal funding cuts
Ontario will move ahead with some of its controversial municipal funding cuts for public health and child care next year, Premier Doug Ford announced Monday at a gathering of municipal leaders in Ottawa. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Why Myopia Matters: 5 Things to Know Why Myopia Matters: 5 Things to Know
Half of the world's population is projected to be myopic by 2050. Here are two facts to know about this common cause of impaired vision, along with three strategies to respond to its rising incidence.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Article Source Type: news

The Libyan Disaster: Little Bits of History Repeating
By Jan LundiusSTOCKHOLM / ROME, Jul 9 2019 (IPS) The Libyan catastrophe and the suffering of ”illegal” migrants are generally depicted as fairly recent events, though they are actually the results of a long history of greed, contempt for others and fatal shortsightedness. Like former Yugoslavia, Libya was created from a mosaic of tribal entities, subdued by colonial powers and then ruled by an iron-fisted dictator. Now, Libya is a quagmire where local and international stakeholders battle to control its natural resources. The country holds the largest oil reserves in Africa, oil and gas account for 60 percent o...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jan Lundius Tags: Africa Armed Conflicts Crime & Justice Economy & Trade Featured Global Global Geopolitics Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Natural Resources TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Too much screen time is making kids nearsighted; record number of youngsters being diagnosed with myopia
(Natural News) If you think you’ve been seeing a lot more kids with glasses lately than you have in the past, it’s not just your imagination: A record number of young people are being diagnosed with nearsightedness – and excessive screen time appears to be the culprit. Nearsightedness, or myopia, currently affects 40 percent of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philip Hammond won ’t tackle the climate crisis. But a Green New Deal would | Molly Scott Cato
The chancellor says we can ’t afford to save ourselves. Let’s leave such absurd thinking behind – and invest in green policies• Molly Scott Cato is the Green MEP for the South West of EnglandI ’m surprised I can still be shocked at the incompetence and shortsightedness of this government. But then along comes the chancellor, Philip Hammond, expressing his inane and irresponsible view that wecan ’t afford to tackle the climate crisis. He has warned that Theresa May ’s distant target of 2050 to achievenet zero greenhouse gas emissions will cost the UK over £1tn and starve school...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 6, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Molly Scott Cato Tags: Climate change Environment Science Philip Hammond Politics Green deal and energy companies obligation (ECO) Energy efficiency Green economy Greta Thunberg UK news Source Type: news

A Simple Fix for Nearsightedness
What's the best thing parents can tell their children to help prevent myopia, or nearsightedness? "Go outside and play,” a researcher says. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

US$244 billion lost annually because people don't have spectacles to correct myopia
(Brien Holden Vision Institute) Vision impairment caused by uncorrected myopia cost the global economy an estimated US$244 billion in lost productivity in 2015, according to a new study published in the scientific journal Ophthalmology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Common Are Brain Tumors Seen in Spasmus Nutans?
Discussion Nystagmus is periodic eye movement that is involuntary where there is a slow drift of fixation. The slow drift can be followed by a fast saccade back to fixation. The pathological movement is the slow phase, but nystagmus is described by the fast phase (i.e. horizontal nystagmus, vertical nystagmus). Spasmus nutans (SN) is a movement disorder that is rare. The classic triad includes nystagmus, head bobbing or titubation, and torticollis, with these problems being in the absence of any ophthalmological or neurological condition. Onset is in the first year of life but ranges from 6-36 months. Time to resolution ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 15, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How Commonly Are Brain Tumors Seen in Spasmus Nutans?
Discussion Nystagmus is periodic eye movement that is involuntary where there is a slow drift of fixation. The slow drift can be followed by a fast saccade back to fixation. The pathological movement is the slow phase, but nystagmus is described by the fast phase (i.e. horizontal nystagmus, vertical nystagmus). Spasmus nutans (SN) is a movement disorder that is rare. The classic triad includes nystagmus, head bobbing or titubation, and torticollis, with these problems being in the absence of any ophthalmological or neurological condition. Onset is in the first year of life but ranges from 6-36 months. Time to resolution ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 15, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Too much screen time linked to an epidemic of myopia among young people 
Myopia is not just a commonplace vision defect. It is a significant risk factor for serious eye disease. Researcher Langis Michaud explains why less screen time will curb rising rates. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Personality traits moderate connections from drinking attitudes to alcohol use and myopic relief, self-inflation, and excess - Lac A, Donaldson CD.
This study examined ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How too little time outside might damage our children's sight  
In both the UK and the U.S., myopia rates have doubled since the Sixties and continue to rise. In Western Europe some 56 per cent of people are expected to be short-sighted by 2050. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

SightGlass Vision launches trial for pediatric myopia-controlling eyeglasses
Opthalmalogical device maker SightGlass Vision said yesterday that it launched a pivotal clinical trial exploring the use of its novel lenses designed to reduce the rate of progression in children between six and nine years old. The Palo Alto, Calif.-based company’s Cypress trial is a multicenter, double-blinded, randomized controlled clinical trial that aims to enroll 255 patients across 14 clinical sites in the U.S. and Canada. The primary endpoint of the trial is the progression of myopia over 36 months, the company said. SightGlass Visions’s lenses are intended to reduce the progression of myopia, something...
Source: Mass Device - January 11, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic sightglassvision Source Type: news

Problematic alcohol use and acute intoxication predict anger-related attentional biases: a test of the alcohol myopia theory - Massa AA, Subramani OS, Eckhardt CI, Parrott DJ.
Previous research has demonstrated a significant association between alcohol and aggression. However, the precise mechanisms underlying this relationship have yet to be fully elucidated. In the present study, we examined alcohol's effects on an attentional... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

How China can fix its eyesight crisis
President Xi Jinping recently described myopia as an epidemic affecting China's younger generations. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - November 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

J & J Vision inks $26m Singapore collaborative myopia research deal
Johnson & Johnson‘s (NYSE:JNJ) Vision business said this week that it inked an approximately $26.4 million collaborative research deal with The Singapore National Eye Centre and the Singapore Eye Research Institute looking to improve treatments for myopia. The public-private strategic partnership is the first of its kind in Asia, according J&J, and will promote exploration of how myopia develops, progresses and possible interventions. “SNEC is honored to be working with collaborators coming together to address the growing burden of myopia,” Professor Wong said. “By leveraging the diverse str...
Source: Mass Device - November 13, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Optical/Ophthalmic Research & Development johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

Self-induced DISASTER: California fires the direct result of shortsighted environmentalist policies that prohibit forest management
(Natural News) Actions have consequences, and bad actions often have bad consequences. In much the same way that liberal policies have burned Venezuela’s economy to the ground, California environmentalist policies have unleashed a catastrophic fire that has so far claimed the lives of 11 people and countless animals. This is what liberal policies always lead... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EMR Data Can Predict Myopia Development
FRIDAY, Nov. 9, 2018 -- Big data and machine learning approaches can improve prediction of myopia in Chinese children, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in PLOS Medicine. Haotian Lin, M.D., Ph.D., from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 9, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Visioneering Tech touts NaturalVue contact lens pediatric myopia study
Visioneering Technologies Inc yesterday released results from a pediatric study of its NaturalView multifocal contact lens intended to treat myopia, touting Results from the trial were presented by study lead Dr. Thomas Aller of the UC Berkeley School of Optometry at the American Academy of Optometry Conference in San Antonio this week. In the trial, investigators examined changes in vision and eye shape in myopic children wearing the NaturalVue multifocal contacts, with 24 children completing a six-month follow up and 19 completing 12 months. The average age in the study was 10.8 years old, the Atlanta-based company said....
Source: Mass Device - November 8, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic Visioneering Technologies Source Type: news

Study IDs Early Life Factors Predictive of Myopia
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 7, 2018 -- Early life factors associated with myopia include maternal education, fertility treatment, summer birth, and hours spent playing computer games, according to a study published online Nov. 6 in the British Journal of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Children urged to play outdoors to cut risk of shortsightedness
Research reveals link between environmental factors and rising cases of myopiaChildren should be encouraged to spend time outdoors to reduce their risk of becoming shortsighted, experts have said.Shortsightedness isrising around the world, with the condition said to have reached epidemic proportions in east Asia: estimates suggest about 90% of teenagers and young adults in China have the condition.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 7, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Medical research Science UK news Health Children Society World news Source Type: news

Computer games linked to greater myopia risk, study shows
Environmental factors may now outweigh genetic ones Related items fromOnMedica Myopia rises sharply due to lifestyle factors Eye problems: the eyelids Eye problems New genes found that cause myopia Myopia could be linked to longer periods spent in education (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Smartphones, Summer Birth Could Raise Kids' Odds for Nearsightedness
TUESDAY, Nov. 6, 2018 -- Kids with summer birthdays, especially those who spend long hours playing on smartphones and tablets, might be at greater risk for vision problems, a new study suggests. Nearsightedness, also called myopia, is on the rise... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Staar Surgical shares jump on Q3 Beat
Shares in Staar Surgical (NSDQ:STAA) have risen in after-hours trading today after the medical device maker beat expectations on Wall Street with its third quarter results. The Monrovia, Calif.-based company posted profits of approximately $1.5 million, or 3¢ per share, on sales of approximately $31.8 million for the three months ended September 28, for bottom-line growth of 24.4% on sales growth of 35.3% compared with the same period during the previous year. Adjusted to exclude one time items, earnings per share were 7¢, well ahead of the 3¢ loss-per-share expectation on Wall Street, where analysts ex...
Source: Mass Device - October 31, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News MassDevice Earnings Roundup Wall Street Beat STAAR Surgical Co Source Type: news

Newly Approved Toric ICL Implanted in First US Patient Newly Approved Toric ICL Implanted in First US Patient
A 37-year-old Illinois truck driver has become the first person in the United States to receive new implantable lenses for the correction of myopia with astigmatism approved by the US Food and Drug Administration last month.News Alerts (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert 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

ZEISS Receives FDA Approval for ReLEx SMILE, Expanding Myopia Treatment to Patients with Astigmatism
Small Incision Lenticule Extraction, better known as ReLEx SMILE from ZEISS is a minimally-invasive corneal refractive procedure performed on the ZEISS VisuMax femtosecond laser DUBLIN, Calif., Oct. 5, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- ... Devices, Ophthalmology, FDA ZEISS, ReLEx SMILE, myopia, astigmatism (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - October 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Staar Surgical wins FDA nod for Visian Toric ICL
Staar Surgical (NSDQ:STAA) said yesterday that it won FDA approval for its Visian toric implantable collamer lens designed for correcting myopia with astigmatism. The Monrovia, Calif.-based company said that with the approval, its ICL product line is now cleared for the correction of refractive errors in patients with both myopia and astigmatism. Staar Surgical said that its ICLs in both spherical and toric designs have been associated with “significant improvements in quality of life,” and touted that patients who’ve received ICL surgery as “life changing,” according to a press rele...
Source: Mass Device - September 14, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance STAAR Surgical Co Source Type: news

A 5-Year-Old Boy's Failing Vision A 5-Year-Old Boy's Failing Vision
A boy comes to your clinic with myopia in the right eye. Can you determine the cause?Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Endothelial Cell Density After Iris-Fixated Phakic IOL Endothelial Cell Density After Iris-Fixated Phakic IOL
How common is endothelial cell loss after implantation of iris-fixated phakic intraocular lenses in myopia and astigmatism? Not uncommon at all, says Dr Christopher Rapuano.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Trait jealousy moderates the relationship between alcohol problems and intimate partner violence among men in batterer intervention programs - Brem MJ, Shorey RC, Rothman EF, Temple JR, Stuart GL.
Informed by alcohol myopia theory and Leonard's heuristic model of intimate partner violence (IPV), we hypothesized that alcohol problems would positively relate to IPV among men with high, but not low, trait jealousy. We collected cross-sectional, self-re... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

High Incidence of Myopia Among Chinese Schoolchildren
THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 -- The incidence of myopia among Chinese students may be as high as 20 to 30 percent each year from first grade onward, according to a study published online July 5 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Sean K. Wang, from Sun Yat-sen... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Myopic government and strategic rebels: exchange and escalation of violence - Silwal S.
This study presents a model in which the innate inability of a government to fully comprehend the ramifications of its actions, herein referred to as the myopia of the government, leads to underinvestment in counterinsurgency measures and examines the natu... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

​What’s next for Elizabeth Holmes in the Theranos fraud case?
Once celebrated as a Silicon Valley unicorn, Theranos has become the latest tale of corporate hubris and investor myopia. The indictment of founder Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos' former president on charges of conspiracy and wire fraud can be viewed as evidence that the company was built on little more than a pack of lies. But proving a criminal case is not always as easy as it first appears. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - June 19, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Peter J. Henning 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