FDA exempts 1,003 Class II devices from 510(k) requirements
The FDA this week finalized a list of 1,003 Class II medical devices that will no longer require 510(k) clearances. The list was drafted and published in March as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, looking to decrease the regulatory burden on the FDA and decrease costs for medical device companies. Included on the list are dentures, cartridge syringes, surgical light sources, esophageal dilators, surgical drapes, forceps and umbilical clamps, perineal heaters, ophthalmoscopes and a wealth of other devices. The federal watchdog noted that while the devices are exempt from 510(k) clearance, they are still under their regula...
Source: Mass Device - July 14, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: 510(k) Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Regulatory/Compliance Source Type: news
New glaucoma test could save millions from blindness
Conclusion Glaucoma is responsible for about 10 in 100 people registered blind in the UK. About 2 in 100 people over 40 in the UK have glaucoma, and around 10 in 100 of those aged over 75. Because there is no cure, but early treatment can often help slow or prevent damage, early diagnosis is important. Regular eye tests may pick up glaucoma, but often there's no sign of the disease until people have already begun to lose vision. That's why this test is interesting. If it can be shown to work well and safely, it could be a quick and efficient way to diagnose glaucoma before people have started to lose their sight. However, ...
Source: NHS News Feed - April 27, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medical practice Older people Source Type: news
Dx: Ruptured Vessel
The ultrasound image shows a view of the globe with the retina at the bottom of the image. The vitreous humor appears anechoic (black) and the retina echoic (gray). Just in front of the retina is a small echoic area that was not present in the unaffected eye. It does not appear to be connected to the retina, making it a bit atypical in appearance for a retinal detachment. A vitreous detachment could also look like this on ultrasound, but would also be attached at some point to the posterior globe. Examination by ophthalmology with his fancy gadgets and unique skill set revealed that this echoic area seen on ultrasound was ...
Source: EPMonthly.com - December 2, 2016 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Logan Plaster Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Detection of airbag impact-induced cone photoreceptor damage by adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy: a case report - Kaizu Y, Nakao S, Yamaguchi M, Murakami Y, Salehi-Had H, Ishibashi T.
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to report a case of traumatic maculopathy with para-central visual field defects following an impact by airbag deployment using adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AO-SLO). CASE PRESENTATION: A 51-year-o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Study identifies risk factors associated with eye abnormalities in infants with presumed Zika virus
Researchers have assessed and identified possible risk factors for ophthalmoscopic (an instrument used to visualize the back of the eye) findings in infants born with microcephaly (a birth defect characterized by an abnormally small head) and a presumed clinical diagnosis of Zika virus intrauterine infection. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 26, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news
Cheap device for examining eyes successfully tested
Pocket-sized ophthalmoscope could improve medical care and training in developing countries. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - April 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
Make the Diagnosis: Blurred vision, "flashes of light"
(MedPage Today) -- Case Findings: A 70 year old man presents with blurred vision and a nasal field defect in one of his eyes. Prior to arriving in the emergency department, he saw flashes of light and floaters, accompanied by a shower of black dots blocking his vision. When examining his eye with indirect ophthalmoscopy with scleral depression, you see the accompanying picture. (Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology)
Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology - October 5, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news
Unusual intraocular foreign bodies after an explosion: patient's hand bone fragments - Sonmez M, Duzgun E, Yildirim Y, Ayata A, Unal MH.
A 26-year-old Turkish Army soldier underwent full ophthalmoscopic examination after a penetrating ocular injury in the left eye due to the accidental explosion of a detonating fuse during handling. Visual acuity of the left eye was hand motion level. Fundu... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 8, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news
NEI awards Case Western Reserve up to $3.3 million to develop two-photon ophthalmoscope
(Case Western Reserve University) Imagine an instrument that peers deep inside the eye and sees how well the retina's cells function. Such advanced technology would provide unprecedented options for early detection of disease -- not only of the eye, but other organs as well. Case Western Reserve Professor Krzysztof Palczewski, PhD, believes he can create this revolutionary device - and the federal government has invested up to $3.3 million to support his efforts (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 21, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news
5 Humble Medical Devices Get a mHealth Makeover (PanOptic Ophthalmoscope)
Source: MDDI - July 28, 2014 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Arundhati Parmar Tags: Design Services Source Type: news
Stanford develops two low-cost, smartphone-enabled eye cameras
Researchers at Stanford University have developed two new low-cost iPhone adapters for optical photography. In two papers recently published in the Journal of Mobile Technology in Medicine, first spotted by Medgadget, the researchers suggest that existing smartphone-connected ophthalmoscopes, like Welch Allyn’s iExaminer are still larger and more complicated than necessary, especially for particular settings like rural areas [...] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - March 17, 2014 Category: Information Technology Authors: Jonah Comstock Tags: Uncategorized iPhone-connected ophthalmoscope ophthalmology smartphone-connected ophthalmoscope Stanford University Welch Allyn iExaminer Source Type: news
Short, Intensive Ophthalmic Training Boosts Students' SkillsShort, Intensive Ophthalmic Training Boosts Students' Skills
Short, intense training puts medical students' ophthalmoscope skills on par with those of residents. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 6, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news