Preoperative Tests Still Too Frequent for Cataract SurgeryPreoperative Tests Still Too Frequent for Cataract Surgery
Preoperative medical tests are still being ordered too frequently for Medicare patients undergoing cataract surgery, despite evidence that such tests have no effect on surgical outcomes. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 17, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Calcium Supplementation Associated With Macular DegenerationCalcium Supplementation Associated With Macular Degeneration
A study has shown a potential link between calcium supplementation and macular degeneration, particularly in those older than 68 years. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 11, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Study Identifies Medium Drusen That May Signal Worsening AMD Study Identifies Medium Drusen That May Signal Worsening AMD
Finding medium drusen plus retinal pigment abnormalities appears to signal a greater likelihood of progression to late-stage AMD. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 10, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Varying Tear Osmolarity Readings May Be Hard to InterpretVarying Tear Osmolarity Readings May Be Hard to Interpret
Measurements of tear osmolarity taken with the TearLab Osmolarity System vary highly in individuals with and without dry eye, according to a new study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 3, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Vision Loss Increases Risk for Suicidal IdeationVision Loss Increases Risk for Suicidal Ideation
Vision loss was linked with suicidal thoughts or suicide attempts, in a new study from South Korea. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 1, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Ohr Pharma's Eye Drug Fails in Mid-Stage Study, Shares PlungeOhr Pharma's Eye Drug Fails in Mid-Stage Study, Shares Plunge
Ohr Pharmaceutical Inc said its experimental eye drug failed the main goal in a mid-stage study as a combination therapy, sending the company's shares plunging 64 percent in premarket trading on Friday. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 30, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Eyeliner Too Close to the Eye Leads to ContaminationEyeliner Too Close to the Eye Leads to Contamination
Eyeliner applied on the inside of the lash line is very likely to move into the eye itself and cause symptoms, according to a small study that captured migrating makeup on video. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 30, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Lowering Ocular Hypertension Meds Needn't Boost Glaucoma RiskLowering Ocular Hypertension Meds Needn't Boost Glaucoma Risk
Patients with ocular hypertension (OH) can often lower their medication dosage and cut costs without a significantly increased glaucoma risk, Chinese researchers say. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 18, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Ocular Therapeutix Eye Drug Meets Goal in Late-Stage StudyOcular Therapeutix Eye Drug Meets Goal in Late-Stage Study
Ocular Therapeutix Inc said its lead eye drug reduced pain and inflammation in patients following cataract surgery in a late-stage trial. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 12, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Repeated Intravitreal Ranibizumab May Increase Intraocular PressureRepeated Intravitreal Ranibizumab May Increase Intraocular Pressure
Repeated intravitreal injections of ranibizumab for diabetic macular edema (DME) may result in sustained elevation of intraocular pressure (IOP), according to results from the Diabetic Retinopathy Clinical Research Network investigators. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 5, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Eyeing the Future: Bionic Eye Offers Hope to the BlindEyeing the Future: Bionic Eye Offers Hope to the Blind
The FDA-approved Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System, the so-called bionic eye, restores some vision to the blind and may lead to the development of better devices in the future. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 2, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Expert Interview Source Type: news

Seeing the Future: Innovations in VisionSeeing the Future: Innovations in Vision
The seed of hope for significantly reducing rates of blindness -- with advances in drugs, stem cell treatments, and technology such as artificial retinas -- has been planted. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 2, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Article Source Type: news

Glaucoma Implants at 5 Years: Know the DifferencesGlaucoma Implants at 5 Years: Know the Differences
Five years down the road, the differences between glaucoma implant devices are small but important and may help clinicians make better choices for individual patients. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 27, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Europe Approves Western World's First Stem-Cell Therapy for Rare Eye ConditionEurope Approves Western World's First Stem-Cell Therapy for Rare Eye Condition
Europe has approved the Western world's first medicine containing stem cells to treat a rare condition caused by burns to the eye, marking a milestone in the use of the technology. International Approvals (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 24, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

A Dissolving Film Could Replace Eye Drops for Ocular Drug DeliveryA Dissolving Film Could Replace Eye Drops for Ocular Drug Delivery
A dissolving film in development now may someday prove more effective than eye drops in treating eye conditions, new data from mouse trials suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 12, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

New Wave of Drugs Poised to Shake up Glaucoma TreatmentNew Wave of Drugs Poised to Shake up Glaucoma Treatment
For the first time in 20 years, patients suffering from the eye disease glaucoma may soon have new treatments as several young companies look to shake up the $5.6 billion global market Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 11, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

BRVO: Bevacizumab and Ranibizumab Both EffectiveBRVO: Bevacizumab and Ranibizumab Both Effective
Treatment with anti-VEGF therapy results in rapid improvements in anatomy and function in patients with macular edema caused by branch retinal vein occlusion. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 11, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Mixed Reviews on Rotational Stability of Toric IOLsMixed Reviews on Rotational Stability of Toric IOLs
Although the toric intraocular lens proved rotationally stable, not everyone has found the data to be convincing. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 27, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Patient Satisfaction Equal for Competing Multifocal LensesPatient Satisfaction Equal for Competing Multifocal Lenses
Two commonly used multifocal lenses provided similar outcomes for patients in a randomized controlled trial, with four of five patients spectacle-free after implantation in each group. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 13, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Biogen Experimental Drug Shows Evidence of Optic Nerve RepairBiogen Experimental Drug Shows Evidence of Optic Nerve Repair
An experimental drug from Biogen Idec Inc showed evidence of biological repair of the optic nerve in a mid-stage study in patients with acute optic neuritis, an inflammation of the optic nerve that can lead to vision loss. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 9, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Does Ocular Surface Prep Promote Antibiotic Resistance?Does Ocular Surface Prep Promote Antibiotic Resistance?
A study seeks to determine whether repeated use of povidone-iodine for the prevention of endophthalmitis can have negative microbial consequences. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 8, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Test Finds Visual Field Defects in Very Young ChildrenTest Finds Visual Field Defects in Very Young Children
A test developed by Dutch researchers can detect peripheral visual field defects in children who are too young or neurologically impaired to perform standard conventional perimetry (SCP), according to a large retrospective study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 7, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Rituximab May Be Helpful in Graves' OrbitopathyRituximab May Be Helpful in Graves' Orbitopathy
Compared to IV methylprednisolone for Graves' orbitopathy, rituximab offers a number of advantages, Italian researchers say. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 6, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Looking Back on an Innovative Year in OphthalmologyLooking Back on an Innovative Year in Ophthalmology
The authors survey seven of the most notable and exciting devices, drugs, and developments from 2014. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 29, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Expert Column Source Type: news

Decreased Ocular Motility After Facial TraumaDecreased Ocular Motility After Facial Trauma
What has caused this child's impairment after taking a kick to the eye region? And is his vomiting related? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 17, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Retinoblastoma: 50 Years of Progress, With More to Be DoneRetinoblastoma: 50 Years of Progress, With More to Be Done
Dr Roger Steinert shares the key points from the Jackson Memorial Lecture on retinoblastoma. Despite treatment advances, more remains to be done to combat this significant global health problem. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 14, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

One Third of Ophthalmologists Join IRIS RegistryOne Third of Ophthalmologists Join IRIS Registry
With information on 10 million patient visits, the Intelligent Research in Sight (IRIS) database is expected to lead to improved care, faster clinical trials, and lower costs. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 13, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

One-third of Ophthalmologists Join IRIS RegistryOne-third of Ophthalmologists Join IRIS Registry
With information on 10 million patient visits, the Intelligent Research in Sight (IRIS) database is expected to lead to improved care, faster clinical trials, and lower costs. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 13, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Ophthalmologists Simplify Education Materials for PatientsOphthalmologists Simplify Education Materials for Patients
To promote better communication of healthcare information, American Academy of Ophthalmology physicians lowered the reading level of material and changed the design. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 12, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Dry, Itchy Eyes Could Mean More Than Just AllergyDry, Itchy Eyes Could Mean More Than Just Allergy
Patients suffering from both allergies and dry eyes could have more severe disease, according to a new study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 11, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Gradual Loss of Vision and Chorioretinal ScarringGradual Loss of Vision and Chorioretinal Scarring
What is the cause of this man's loss of vision and eye exam findings? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 6, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Case Challenge Source Type: news

Google Glass Causes Blind Spots, Study FindsGoogle Glass Causes Blind Spots, Study Finds
A small study has shown that the eyeglass-mounted computer Google Glass causes scotoma in the upper right visual field; the blind spots were not related to distraction from software. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 5, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Up-and-Coming IOLs Up-and-Coming IOLs
Dr Roger Steinert describes the latest presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses expected to reach the US market soon. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 28, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Implanted Ring Aims to Replace Reading GlassesImplanted Ring Aims to Replace Reading Glasses
A corneal inlay awaiting FDA approval would mean people who have good distance vision, but need glasses for up-close reading, wouldn't have to keep taking glasses on and off. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 25, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Regeneron's Eylea Works Better vs Avastin and Lucentis in StudyRegeneron's Eylea Works Better vs Avastin and Lucentis in Study
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said its drug Eylea (aflibercept) for diabetic macular edema produced significantly greater improvement in visual acuity from baseline to 52 weeks compared with Genentech's Avastin (bevacizumab) and Lucentis (ranibizumab). Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 21, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Significant Retinopathy Risk With Long-Term HydroxychloroquineSignificant Retinopathy Risk With Long-Term Hydroxychloroquine
Long-term use of hydroxychloroquine may carry a significant risk of toxic retinopathy, according to a retrospective case-control study. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 15, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

The Vexing Problem of Retained Lens FragmentsThe Vexing Problem of Retained Lens Fragments
This comprehensive article covers the prevention, management, and outcomes of retained lens particles during cataract surgery. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 9, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Expert Column Source Type: news

Distant Vision, Toric Intraocular Lenses After Cataract SurgeryDistant Vision, Toric Intraocular Lenses After Cataract Surgery
Toric intraocular lenses provide higher spectacle-free distant vision rates than do aspherical control intraocular lenses, researchers from The Netherlands report. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 4, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Eye Implant Iluvien for Diabetic Macular Edema Clears FDAEye Implant Iluvien for Diabetic Macular Edema Clears FDA
The FDA has approved eye implant Iluvien, from Alimera Sciences and pSivida Corp, for treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME) in patients who have been previously treated with a course of corticosteroids and did not have a clinically significant rise in intraocular pressure. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 30, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

Protein Content in Compounded Bevacizumab Varies ConsiderablyProtein Content in Compounded Bevacizumab Varies Considerably
The protein concentration of bevacizumab prepared by U.S. compounding pharmacies for intravitreal injection shows significant variations, according to New York-based researchers. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 29, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Nicox Glaucoma Drug Effective in Late-Stage StudiesNicox Glaucoma Drug Effective in Late-Stage Studies
French pharmaceutical firm Nicox unveiled positive topline Phase 3 results for its glaucoma drug and said, if approved by regulators, the product could reach peak annual sales of over $1 billion worldwide. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 26, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Risk Factors for Geographic Atrophy in the CATT TrialRisk Factors for Geographic Atrophy in the CATT Trial
The CATT results are discussed -- will they help ophthalmologists choose either bevacizumab or ranibizumab? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 19, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Vitamin E, Selenium: No Effect on Cataract Risk in MenVitamin E, Selenium: No Effect on Cataract Risk in Men
Selenium and vitamin E had no significant effect on cataract risk in older men. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 19, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

2014 Compensation Report Finds Ophthalmologists Doing Well2014 Compensation Report Finds Ophthalmologists Doing Well
Despite earning more than most doctors, many ophthalmologists are dissatisfied with their situation, echoing beefs by colleagues in other specialties, Medscape's latest Compensation Report finds. Medscape Business of Medicine (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 18, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Article Source Type: news

Amniotic Membrane or Mitomycin-C Trabeculectomy?Amniotic Membrane or Mitomycin-C Trabeculectomy?
Could amniotic membrane therapy take the place of mitomycin-C in trabeculectomy surgery? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 13, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Retinal Artery Occlusion May Increase Risk for ACSRetinal Artery Occlusion May Increase Risk for ACS
Patients with retinal artery occlusion (RAO) may be at increased risk for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), new research from Taiwan suggests. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 12, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

14th EURETINA Congress14th EURETINA Congress
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from EURETINA 2014. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 11, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Targeted Retinoblastoma ManagementTargeted Retinoblastoma Management
This new study explores the outcomes of several methods of chemotherapy delivery for the targeted treatment of retinoblastoma. Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 11, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Endophthalmitis Following Pars Plana VitrectomyEndophthalmitis Following Pars Plana Vitrectomy
Gain a better understanding of this rare and devastating complication following pars plana vitrectomy. The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - August 21, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Eye Test May Diagnose ADHD, Predict Treatment ResponseEye Test May Diagnose ADHD, Predict Treatment Response
A simple test examining involuntary eye movement may provide an objective physiologic marker for diagnosing ADHD and gauging the efficacy of stimulant medication. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - August 21, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news