​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

161 genetic factors for myopia identified
(Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz) The international Consortium for Refractive Error and Myopia (CREAM) recently published the worldwide largest genetic study of myopia, which identified 161 genetic factors for short-sightedness. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Time Spent in Education Is Causal Risk Factor for Myopia
THURSDAY, June 7, 2018 -- More time spent in education seems to be a causal risk factor for myopia, according to a study published online June 6 in The BMJ. Edward Mountjoy, Ph.D., from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom, and colleagues... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Myopia could be linked to longer periods spent in education
Educational practices may need to change to prevent damaged vision Related items fromOnMedica Eye problems: the eyelids Eye problems Eye health care placing avoidable pressure on GPs in London Two thirds of eye units restricting access to cataract surgery Stem cell 'patch' offers hope for macular degeneration (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 7, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Highly Educated, Very Nearsighted?
People who spent more years in school were more likely to have myopia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Genetics and Heredity Eyes and Eyesight Education Source Type: news

Study finds spending more time in education causes myopia (short-sight)
Myopia, or short-sight, is one of leading causes of visual disability in the world. The global prevalence is rising rapidly and has reached epidemic levels in the developed countries of East and Southeast Asia. Now a new study, led by the University of Bristol, has shed some light on why the length of time spent in education is a causal risk factor for myopia. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 6, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

Alcohol consumption and trait anger strengthen the association between perceived quarrelsomeness and quarrelsome behavior via feeling angry - Sadikaj G, Moskowitz DS.
BACKGROUND: Alcohol intoxication facilitates interpersonal aggression, but this effect depends on person and situation characteristics. Using the Alcohol Myopia Model, we examined the joint influence of alcohol, trait anger, and state anger on the associat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Columbia engineers invent a noninvasive technique to correct vision
(Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science) Columbia engineers have developed a noninvasive approach to permanently correct vision that shows great promise in preclinical models. The method uses a femtosecond oscillator for selective and localized alteration of the biochemical and biomechanical properties of corneal tissue. The technique, which changes the tissue's macroscopic geometry, is non-surgical and has fewer side effects and limitations than those seen in refractive surgeries. The study could lead to treatment for myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, and irregular astigmatism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 29, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Singapore's measures to reduce short-sightedness
As global rates of short-sightedness - or myopia - increase around the world, Singapore is hoping to buck the trend with three simple but innovative solutions. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prescription for worsening myopia in Canadian kids? Head outdoors
All children with myopia benefit from spending more time outdoors, doctors say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Prescription to slow worsening myopia in Canadian kids? Head outdoors
All children with myopia benefit from spending more time outdoors, doctors say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - April 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

PolyU's Spectacle Lens for Myopia Control named the champion in Geneva's Invention Expo
(The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has brought glory to Hong Kong by winning 9 prizes, namely the Grand Prize (overall championship), one Grand Award, three Special Gold Medals, and four Gold Medals, at the 46th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA clears J & J Vision ’ s Acuvue Oasys light-responsive contact lens
The FDA today cleared the first contact lens designed to darken when exposed to bright light, the Acuvue Oasys made by Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ). The lens, which uses J&J’s Transitions light-intelligent technology, contains a photochromic additive that reacts to the amount of ultraviolet light it’s exposed to, according to the federal safety watchdog, which granted 510(k) clearance for lenses to treat both myopia and hyperopia. The FDA said it based the clearance on a 24-patient study examining daytime and nighttime driving performance by patients wearing the light-sensitive lenses. “The result...
Source: Mass Device - April 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance johnsonandjohnson Source Type: news

ACR partners with MICCAI to make AI a clinical reality
Two influential radiology groups have signed a partnership to foster development...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Radiology and AI: From bête noire to nuts and bolts Subtle Medical wins NVIDIA Inception Award 4 reasons why AI won't replace radiologists AIUM: Radiologists must get out of their comfort zone Video from ECR 2018: Wiro Niessen on how AI can help youComments: 3/30/2018 3:22:14 AMDr.Sardonicus Very smart.  What would you suggest as a target for AI.   My list   Fix voice recognition Searching the EMR for pertinent history. Be able to produce a list of physicians workin...
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - March 30, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Starving Science: A Shortsighted National Strategy
The US Geological Survey is about to shut down one of its oldest units and mothball its collection of over 1 million animal specimens, currently housed in the Smithsonian. Shutting the Biological Survey Unit will save an insignificant amount of money, but the loss to science will be permanent. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Steven Salzberg, Contributor Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Regulators Say Herbal Supplement Kratom Contains Opioids
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug de...
Source: JEMS Patient Care - February 8, 2018 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Matthew Perrone, Associated Press Tags: Patient Care News Source Type: news

Is Herbal Supplement Kratom an Opioid? The FDA Says Yes
(WASHINGTON) — U.S. health authorities say an herbal supplement promoted as an alternative pain remedy contains the same chemicals found in opioids, the addictive family of drugs at the center of a national addiction crisis. The Food and Drug Administration analysis, published Tuesday, makes it more likely that the supplement, kratom, could be banned by the federal government. The FDA also said it has identified 44 reports of death involving kratom since 2011, up from 36 reported in November. Sold in various capsules and powders, kratom has gained popularity in the U.S. as a treatment for pain, anxiety and drug depen...
Source: TIME: Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matthew Perrone / AP Tags: Uncategorized Addiction APH healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Millions of screen-addicted kids at risk of going blind
EXCLUSIVE: David Allamby, an ophthalmologist and director of London's Focus Clinic, claims a lack of sunlight leaves youngsters at risk of short-sightedness, or myopia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Multifocal IOL Implant: OK After Prior Refractive Surgery? Multifocal IOL Implant: OK After Prior Refractive Surgery?
A study on outcomes of multifocal IOL implantation in patients who had had prior refractive surgery for myopia is reviewed.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Medical Device Design Is Critical to Bringing Healthcare into the Home
Medical technology is going consumer. Both patients and care givers hold an increasing expectation that the devices they use to manage care will operate with the same ease and usability as the digital products they use every day to manage their lives. As healthcare moves to a home setting, patients require design elements that make the technology easier to use, more intuitive, and more accessible. Medical device companies are responding by focusing during design and development on those needs that are harder to tease out. To succeed in this potential consumer market, the biggest asset to any device is good design and ...
Source: MDDI - November 17, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Scott Thielman Tags: Design Source Type: news

New payment rules for overseas patients could hit primary care
Doctors should not police health tourism, says RCGP Related items fromOnMedica Charging migrants to access health services is ‘shortsighted’ Migrants should not be denied fundamental right to healthcare Surgeries must not become border agencies says RCGP Government set to miss target for recouping costs of overseas visitor care ‘Chaotic’ recovery of NHS costs from overseas patients (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 23, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Dual-Focus Contact Lens Slows Myopia Progression in Kids Dual-Focus Contact Lens Slows Myopia Progression in Kids
For slowing the progression of myopia in children, a dual-focus contact lens proved significantly better than a single-vision lens, and efficacy was maintained out to 3 years, researchers reported.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Is Being Short Sighted (Myopia) Hereditary?
Title: Is Being Short Sighted (Myopia) Hereditary?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/9/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - October 9, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

‘A Dazzling New Sight in the Heavens’: Remembering Sputnik’s First Days
When Sputnik 1 launched 60 years ago — on Oct. 4, 1957 — LIFE Magazine’s audience had to get used to a new reality. In a very literal sense, there was a “dazzling new sight in the heavens,” as the magazine put it, and a Soviet device passed overhead several times a day. And figuratively, things were different too. The world had entered a new age of space exploration and, much to the shock of many in the U.S., it did not begin with American glory. In an Oct. 21 cover package about the satellite, LIFE looked at the situation from a variety of angles. An essay from guided-missile expert C.C. Fur...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - October 4, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Lily Rothman and Liz Ronk Tags: Uncategorized 1957 LIFE Magazine photography space Sputnik Source Type: news

It ’s about time the government addressed the impact of scrapping the nursing bursary
Responding to the government’s announcement today (Tuesday) that it will increase the number of training places for nurses, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s about time the government addressed the impact of their decision to scrap the nursing bursary. Young people have been put off training to become nurses because of this shortsighted policy. “UNISON strongly supports apprenticeships for nurses, but these only work if the government provides sufficient support and funding. Only a handful of the new nursing apprenticeships promised by the government last year have actuall...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS NHS bursary nursing nursing students Sara Gorton save the NHS bursary Source Type: news

The government needs to address the impact of scrapping the nursing bursary
Responding to the government’s announcement today (Tuesday) that it will increase the number of training places for nurses, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s about time the government addressed the impact of their decision to scrap the nursing bursary. Young people have been put off training to become nurses because of this shortsighted policy. “UNISON strongly supports apprenticeships for nurses, but these only work if the government provides sufficient support and funding. Only a handful of the new nursing apprenticeships promised by the government last year have actuall...
Source: UNISON Health care news - October 3, 2017 Category: UK Health Authors: Charlotte Jeffs Tags: News Press release NHS NHS bursary nursing nursing students Sara Gorton save the NHS bursary Source Type: news

Another reason to get your kid outside: Kids who play outdoors can SEE better, study finds
(Natural News) Encouraging children to spend more time playing outdoors may help them reduce the risk of developing various eye conditions such as nearsightedness or myopia, optometry experts told the Daily Mail online. Professors Karla Zadnik and Don Mutti of Ohio State University’s College of Optometry argued that easy access to technology — such as computers, video games,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The NHL Is Not Allowing Players to Compete in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Here ’s What to Know
The National Hockey League will not participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, which means some of the world’s greatest hockey players, including Alex Ovechkin and Sidney Crosby, will not be allowed at the Games. The NHL decided earlier this year not to give its players a break during the 2017-18 season to compete for Team USA and other countries, and the issue remains controversial as the NHL’s season gets underway on Oct. 4. The move puts an end to the NHL’s streak of sending its players to the Winter Olympics for the past five Games. The NHL’s April decision leaves the U...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer Calfas Tags: Uncategorized olympics 2018 onetime Source Type: news

7 medtech stories we missed this week: Sept. 15, 2017
[Image from unsplash.com]From Acera Surgical and Telos Medical’s partnership to Xtant Medical’s 510(k) clearance, here are seven medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth a mention. 1. Acera Surgical partners with Telos Medical for Restrata wound matrix trial Telos Partners announced in a Sept. 14 press release that Acera Surgical has chosen Telos to lead its Restrata wound matrix study. The study will surgery the clinical outcomes of Restrata treatments for diabetic foot ulcers and test for effectiveness and safety. Restrata is a fully synthetic wound matrix that is FDA-cleared for ...
Source: Mass Device - September 15, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Danielle Kirsh Tags: 510(k) Business/Financial News Clinical Trials Dental Diagnostics Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Surgical Acera Surgical Contego Medical Fresenius MedTech OBP Medical Pinnacle Sciences Plusoptix Telos Source Type: news

Retina Specialists Seek to Stem Myopia Epidemic Retina Specialists Seek to Stem Myopia Epidemic
In an effort to slow the explosive increase in myopia and its subsequent progression, retina specialists are recommending early intervention.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

By creating a market for universities, the government has snookered itself
Shortsighted politicians are reaping the consequences of an unsustainable market in higher education that they themselves createdThe government has a problem. Open any newspaper or turn on the news and there are items about the cost of universities and theburden of debt on students, at levels higher than the cost of most of their parents ’ first house.People arecomplaining about universities at a time when the present government thought it had the issue sorted. The creation of a full-blown market for higher education with its own regulator –the Office for Students– heralded by the recentHigher Education a...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Sir Keith Burnett Tags: Science policy Higher education Politics UK news Source Type: news

European Retina Meeting Will Focus on Myopia Epidemic European Retina Meeting Will Focus on Myopia Epidemic
Myopia, which is on the rise in the United States and nearing epidemic proportions in other countries, will be in the limelight at the Society of Retina Specialists 17th EURETINA Congress.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

How to Start Making Plans When You ’re Recovering from Depression
“You can never plan the future by the past.” – Edmund Burke I know a little bit about being depressed, having worked hard together with my psychotherapist to overcome the debilitating and frightening mental health condition of depression when I was a young woman. Not only did I have a history of persistent sadness, having failed to effectively deal with the loss of my father when I was 13, I also accumulated losses and failures for the following 15 years to the point where I continually felt bad about myself. I found it hard to plan anything, other than surrendering to spontaneous pursuits, often accompan...
Source: Psych Central - August 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Bipolar Depression General Grief and Loss Self-Help Coping Skills Depression Recovery Depressive Episode Hobbies Positive Attitude Socializing Source Type: news

Kaiser's McCulloch unloads on GOP health care plan
Andrew McCulloch, who will retire this week, sees Republican efforts to dismantle Medicaid as "extraordinarily shortsighted." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Kaiser's McCulloch unloads on GOP health care plan
Andrew McCulloch, who will retire this week, sees Republican efforts to dismantle Medicaid as "extraordinarily shortsighted." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 5, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Implantable Collamer Lens Effective in Low-to-moderate Myopia Implantable Collamer Lens Effective in Low-to-moderate Myopia
Posterior-chamber implantation of a phakic intraocular lens using the Hole Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) appears to be as effective for low-to-moderate myopia as it is for high myopia, researchers from Japan report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - July 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Three-year study says new contact lens therapy slows myopia progression in children by 59 percent
(McDougall Communications) A pioneering contact lens therapy has considerable potential to impact the rising prevalence of myopia (nearsightedness) in children, according to study outcomes presented today at the British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference in Liverpool, England. Three-year findings indicated that use of the dual-focus contact lens was effective in slowing myopia progression: 59 percent as measured by mean cycloplegic spherical equivalent when compared to the children in the control group wearing a single vision 1-day contact lens. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 10, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

5 Benefits Of Being Outdoors
This article is part of The Whole Family Happiness Project series. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shortsighted priorities
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Source: ScienceNOW - June 1, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Berg, J. Tags: Editorials Source Type: news

Californian Sues Jelly Belly Over Sugar-Packed Jelly Beans
A California woman claims that the candy company Jelly Belly tricked her into buying its Sport Beans, a candy that doubles as a diet supplement to “fuel” the body and help burn fat, which had more sugar than she thought. Jessica Gomez, of San Bernardino County, filed a class-action lawsuit against the jelly bean company in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles in February. She claims that the company attempted to mask how much sugar was in its Sport Beans Energizing Jelly Beans by labeling sugar as “evaporated cane juice” on the list of ingredients, Forbes magazine reported. “...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Californian Sues Jelly Belly Over Sugar-Packed Jelly Beans
A California woman claims that the candy company Jelly Belly tricked her into buying its Sport Beans, a candy that doubles as a diet supplement to “fuel” the body and help burn fat, which had more sugar than she thought. Jessica Gomez, of San Bernardino County, filed a class-action lawsuit against the jelly bean company in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles in February. She claims that the company attempted to mask how much sugar was in its Sport Beans Energizing Jelly Beans by labeling sugar as “evaporated cane juice” on the list of ingredients, Forbes magazine reported. “...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - May 26, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Staar Surgical wins CE Mark for EVO+ Visian ICL, readies presbyopia study
Staar Surgical (NSDQ:STAA) said today it won CE Mark approval in the European Union for its Evo+ Visian ICL intraocular lens with Aspheric Optic technology, and reported that a presbyopia study of the device is underway. The Monrovia, Calif.-based company’s EVO+ Visian ICL is the company’s next-gen lens, designed to be surgically implanted and operate with the patient’s eye to correct vision. The lens is designed to be positioned inside the eye between the iris and natural lens where it stays indefinitely. The EVO+ Visian ICL won indications for correcting or reducing hyperopia and myopia betwee...
Source: Mass Device - May 11, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Optical/Ophthalmic Regulatory/Compliance STAAR Surgical Co Source Type: news

8 Stupid Office Rules That Drive Everyone Crazy
Companies need to have rules—that’s a given—but they don’t have to be shortsighted and lazy attempts at creating order. I understand the temptation. As my company has grown, so has our difficulty maintaining standards. There have been many instances where someone crossed a line, and we were tempted to respond with a new rule that applied to everyone. But that’s where most companies blow it. In just about every instance, upon closer inspection, we realized that establishing a new rule would be a passive and morale-killing way to address the problem. The vast majority of the time, the problem ne...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - March 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Visioneering Technologies closes $26m IPO
Visioneering Technologies Inc said today it closed a $25.5 million (AUD $33.3 million) initial public offering in Australia, with funds slated to support its NaturalVue multifocal contact lenses. In the offering, the Alpharetta, Ga.-based company floated approximately 79.4 million shares of Class A common stock at 32¢ (AUD 42¢) per share, with strong support from Australian and Asian investors. The IPO was fully underwritten by Cannacord Genuity. “With a very successful pilot launch completed, with the calibre of sales leadership we have recently attracted and installed, and with a successful IPO enabl...
Source: Mass Device - March 16, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Initial Public Offering (IPO) Optical/Ophthalmic Visioneering Technologies Source Type: news

Halting nearsightedness epidemic goal of UH vision scientist
(University of Houston) Funded by a $1.9 million grant from the NIH's National Eye Institute, UH College of Optometry's Earl Smith is looking at how certain aspects of indoor lighting affect eye growth and testing a new pharmaceutical agent that has shown promise in slowing the development of myopia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 10, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

2 ways the GOP ACA replacement plan would alter Medicaid in Oregon
House Republicans ’ American Health Care Act would alter Medicaid in fundamental ways. Rather than an Obamacare repeal, one commentator called the proposal “a Medicaid repeal.” U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden said the Republican bill “ends Medicaid as we know it.” Gov. Kate Brown lamented that it “represents a radic al change that is shortsighted and moves health care backward, not forward.” This was just days after U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, the sole Oregon Republican in the congressional delegation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 9, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

2 ways the GOP ACA replacement plan would alter Medicaid in Oregon
House Republicans ’ American Health Care Act would alter Medicaid in fundamental ways. Rather than an Obamacare repeal, one commentator called the proposal “a Medicaid repeal.” U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden said the Republican bill “ends Medicaid as we know it.” Gov. Kate Brown lamented that it “represents a radic al change that is shortsighted and moves health care backward, not forward.” This was just days after U.S. Rep. Greg Walden, the sole Oregon Republican in the congressional delegation… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - March 9, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news