Brolucizumab May Help Where Other Anti-VEGFs Fail in Wet AMD Brolucizumab May Help Where Other Anti-VEGFs Fail in Wet AMD
In real-world studies, switching to brolucizumab led to improvements in signs of wet macular degeneration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 14, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Supplement warning: Vitamins B6 & B12 linked to increased risk of lung cancer warns study
SUPPLEMENTS are used for a variety of health issues where one's diet may be lacking. B vitamins have been shown to help with a number of conditions including energy levels, eyesight, proper nerve function and even depression. Shockingly, however, they may in fact increase lung cancer risk particularly among men. What is the link? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Do You Fix Droopy Eyelids?
Title: How Do You Fix Droopy Eyelids?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 10/13/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/13/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - October 13, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Data up to 8-years for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) show early and ongoing treatment significantly reduced risk of requiring a walking aid in relapsing multiple sclerosis and disability progression in primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 13 October 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new long-term data that reinforce the benefit of early initiation and ongoing treatment of OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab) on disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS), as well as safety outcomes for an analysis of shorter 2-hour infusion in minority populations. OCREVUS data from all clinical trials consistently show a favourable benefit-risk profile over eight years. Roche and research partners will also present four late-breaking abstracts to share the latest data regarding COVID-19 and vacci...
Source: Roche Investor Update - October 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Data up to 8-years for Roche ’s OCREVUS (ocrelizumab) show early and ongoing treatment significantly reduced risk of requiring a walking aid in relapsing multiple sclerosis and disability progression in primary progressive multiple sclerosis
Basel, 13 October 2021 – Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced new long-term data that reinforce the benefit of early initiation and ongoing treatment of OCREVUS® (ocrelizumab) on disability progression in relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS), as well as safety outcomes for an analysis of shorter 2-hour infusion in minority populations. OCREVUS data from all clinical trials consistently show a favourable benefit-risk profile over eight years. Roche and research partners will also present four late-breaking abstracts to share the latest data regarding COVID-19 and vacci...
Source: Roche Media News - October 13, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Newborns With SARS-CoV-2 Show Ocular Injury Newborns With SARS-CoV-2 Show Ocular Injury
Signs of eye disease are appearing in newborns infected with SARS-CoV-2.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 13, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Posted Prices of Cataract Procedures May Confuse Patients: Study Posted Prices of Cataract Procedures May Confuse Patients: Study
The majority (77.3%) of hospital websites examined in a study attempted consumer-friendly presentations of prices, but data posted on those sites may leave patients ill-informed about costs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 12, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Face Masks May Reduce Endophthalmitis Face Masks May Reduce Endophthalmitis
Patients may be less likely to get endophthalmitis from intravitreal injections when everyone in the room wears a face mask.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Alternative Disinfectant Proposed for Intravitreal Injections Alternative Disinfectant Proposed for Intravitreal Injections
Hypochlorous acid could take the place of povidone iodine as a disinfectant for intravitreal injections.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Black Patients Benefit Less From Ranibizumab Black Patients Benefit Less From Ranibizumab
Findings raise questions that highlight the lack of data on ethnicity in clinical trials of retina treatments.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital to merge with Agarwals Eye Hospitals
Currently, Agarwals Group is present in 11 countries and over 10 states of India. Its facilities are staffed by a team of over 400 ophthalmologists and 4,000 employees, who have so far treated 12 million patients. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ophthalmologist Pleads Guilty to Using Misbranded Medication
FDA OCI, James Heroman, Charlotte NC, M.D., guilty plea, misbranded medication, opthalmologist, Carolina Retina, Vitreous Consultants, CRVC, unapproved, foreign, cheap, macular degeneration, Lucentis, Medicare, bill, price difference, profit, False Claims Act, violations, health care fraud (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 7, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

Asrs 2021 asrs 2021
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ASRS 2021Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: None Conference Coverage Source Type: news

What Does Toric Mean in Contact Lenses?
Title: What Does Toric Mean in Contact Lenses?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 10/7/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/7/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - October 7, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

PPE portal: how to order COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE), DHSC (updated 6th October 2021)
Eligible health and social care providers can order PPE through the portal to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 6 October 2021Updated order limits for pharmacies with 15 or more staff. They can now order up to (per week): 1,000 IIR masks, 1,000 aprons, 2,000 gloves (1,000 pairs). 27 September 2021Updated order limits for GPs, domiciliary care providers, residential care homes, pharmacies, dentists, orthodontists, optometrists, children's care homes and secure homes, residential special schools, and non-residential special schools (which conduct aerosol-generating procedures),...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opticrom (Cromolyn Sodium Ophthalmic Solution) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - October 6, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Dallas private equity firm closes on deal to give optometry platform "significant capital"
Riata Capital Group said the GP-led secondary transaction valued AEG Vision at more than $500 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Catherine Leffert Source Type: news

Dallas private equity firm closes on deal to give optometry platform "significant capital"
Riata Capital Group said the GP-led secondary transaction valued AEG Vision at more than $500 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 6, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Catherine Leffert Source Type: news

NIH Director Francis Collins to Retire by Year ’ s End
The 71 - year - old physician - geneticist will return to his lab at the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - October 6, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Energy-Saving Lightbulbs Can Interfere With Sleep Energy-Saving Lightbulbs Can Interfere With Sleep
A new type of LED lightbulb is being designed by scientists to save energy and preserve eyesight and sleep with a soft glow of evening light.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Ophthalmologist using iPhone 13 macro feature responds to criticism
We recently reported on an ophthalmologist using the iPhone 13's new macro photography feature to document patient progress ... (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Simple eye test could detect early signs of heart disease, scientists say
American researchers found that a retina scan, a type of eye scan used in optometrists, could be used to detect a person's signs of heart attack or a stroke based on cell damage within the retina. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Handheld Device Can Detect Amblyopia in Children As Young As 2 Handheld Device Can Detect Amblyopia in Children As Young As 2
The screening device is able to detect amblyopia quickly and accurately.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Complications of Retinopathy of Prematurity Treatment Complications of Retinopathy of Prematurity Treatment
A new review highlights the potential complications associated with laser ablation and anti-VEGF injections for retinopathy of prematurity.Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

High cholesterol: Three worrying symptoms picked up by opticians - eye changes to look for
HIGH cholesterol is often referred to as a "silent killer" due to its lack of symptoms. However, there are some changes to your eyes which opticians often spot. What are they? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The (Re)Tired Geriatrician
I practiced internal medicine and geriatrics for nearly four decades. Those in my cohort of doctor-friends have been retired for years. The surgeon has gone fishing, the ophthalmologist moved to his cabin in the woods, the orthopedist raises cattle, the pediatrician paints in her studio, the cardiologist looks out from his eyrie on the top of a mountain, and the neurologist plays online bridge. (Source: Caring for the Ages)
Source: Caring for the Ages - October 1, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Jerald Winakur Tags: Meditations on Geriatric Medicine Source Type: news

Videoconference-based adapted physical exercise training is a good and safe option for seniors - Kuldavletova O, Pasquier F, Bigot L, Langeard A, Gauthier A, Quarck G.
Videoconference-based adapted physical exercise combines the benefits of supervised exercise training with staying at home, when conventional training is inaccessible. However, exercising with the use of a screen can be considered an optokinetic stimulatio... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Elder Adults Source Type: news

Pharmacies Often Not Notified of Discontinued Rx
Interventions, including phoning pharmacies and enabling CancelRX in electronic medical records, may reduce risk for medication safety events (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 29, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Psychiatry, P Source Type: news

DNA in Cell Cytoplasm Implicated in Age-Related Blindness
A new study suggests that DNA synthesized in the cell cytoplasm drives retinal cell death in an advanced form of age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 29, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Neurolens Names Mark Kremer Chief Revenue Officer
CEO Pierre Bertrand continues to grow the Leadership Team COPPELL, Texas, Sept. 29, 2021 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Following his announcement as CEO, Pierre Bertrand has simplified the leadership structure of Neurolens to ensure unif... Devices, Ophthalmology, Personnel Neurolens (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - September 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

What Is the Difference Between Optometry and Ophthalmology?
Title: What Is the Difference Between Optometry and Ophthalmology?Category: Health and LivingCreated: 9/29/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/29/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 29, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Ophthalmologist Patricia Bath inducted posthumously into National Inventors Hall of Fame
Dr. Patricia Bath, the first female faculty member in ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has been inducted posthumously into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.She and Marian Croak,  vice president of engineering at Google, are the first Black women to be honored by the organization, an achievement noted byNational Public Radio, CNN andFast Company. “Dr. Bath was a trailblazer for women and minorities in the field of ophthalmology,” said Dr. Bartly Mondino, department chair of ophthalmology and director of the UCLA Stein Eye Institute.Bath is credited with in...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 29, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Barbara Evers named executive director for EyeSight Foundation of Alabama
A new leader will take the helm of EyeSight Foundation of Alabama. Barbara Evers will assume the executive director position Oct. 1, succeeding Torrey DeKeyser, the organization's only other leader since its position was created in 1999. Evers, who is an accountant by trade, will lead when DeKeyser retires on Sept. 30. DeKeyser built up the nonprofit after it w as founded in 1997 after the sale of the former Eye Foundation Hospital — now Callahan Eye Hospital — to the University of Alabama… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 28, 2021 Category: Health Management Authors: Stephanie Rebman Source Type: news

Optogenetics Scientists Take Lasker Prize for Basic Research Optogenetics Scientists Take Lasker Prize for Basic Research
Three scientists who have been integral to the discovery and development of using light-sensitive proteins to determine the function of neurons have won the 2021 Lasker Award for basic research.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - September 28, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

NHS England medical director warns parents against hoax Covid vaccine letters
The letter, which includes a fake NHS England logo, contains a 'consent checklist' and a number of false assertions about the jab, including that it can cause miscarriages and blindness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Insulin Pumps Linked to Lower Retinopathy Risk in Youths With T1D Insulin Pumps Linked to Lower Retinopathy Risk in Youths With T1D
The association may be due to reduced glycemic variability and increased time in range.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Meet The First 2 Black Women To Be Inducted Into The National Inventors Hall Of Fame
Dr. Patricia Bath transformed cataract surgery and fought to eradicate preventable blindness. Marian Croak pioneered the technology behind audio and video conferencing and text-to-donate services. (Image credit: National Inventors Hall of Fame) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Treisman Source Type: news

PPE portal: how to order COVID-19 personal protective equipment (PPE), DHSC (updated 27th September 2021)
Eligible health and social care providers can order PPE through the portal to meet the increased need that has arisen as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 27 September 2021Updated order limits for GPs, domiciliary care providers, residential care homes, pharmacies, dentists, orthodontists, optometrists, children's care homes and secure homes, residential special schools, and non-residential special schools (which conduct aerosol-generating procedures), community drug and alcohol services and residential drug and alcohol services. Removed'nitrile'from gloves for all providers. 18 May 2021Added information on small hand...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Optogenetics and mRNA Vaccines Net Lasker Awards
This year's winners are Dieter Oesterhelt, Peter Hegemann, Karl Deisseroth, Drew Weissman, Katalin Karik ó, and David Baltimore. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - September 24, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Overall Cancer Incidence, Mortality Lower for U.S. Hispanics
But rates higher for infection - related cancers, such as liver and stomach cancers, and cervical cancer (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 24, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Dermatology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Nephrology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, ENT, Pulmonology, Urology, Journal, Source Type: news

Survival Up With Tebentafusp in Metastatic Uveal Melanoma
Overall survival longer with tebentafusp for HLA*02:01 - positive patients with previously untreated metastatic uveal melanoma (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 23, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Oncology, Ophthalmology, Pharmacy, Journal, Source Type: news

Penn gene therapy spinout taking on rare retinal diseases launches with $19M in seed funding
A new gene therapy company attempting to commercialize the research of Penn Medicine's Dr. Jean Bennett launched Wednesday in North Carolina with $19 million in seed capital. The company, Opus Genetics, is the first spinout company internally conceived and launched by the Retinal Degeneration Fund (RD Fund), the venture arm of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The fund was created to further the foundation's mission of backing research to prevent, treat and cure retin al degenerative diseases. Opus… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 22, 2021 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Novartis acquires Arctos Medical, expanding optogenetics portfolio to bring gene therapies to patients with severe vision loss
Novartis announced that it has acquired Arctos Medical, adding a pre-clinical optogenetics-based AAV gene therapy program and Arctos’ proprietary technology to its ophthalmology portfolio. The acquisition underscores the Novartis commitment to finding treatments for patients with vision loss and the potential of optogenetics as the basis of successful therapeutics. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Novartis Business and Industry Source Type: news

Specialty Pharmacies Cater to the Blind and Those With Impaired Vision
The pandemic has exposed flaws in services for people who can ’t easily access a drive-through window for Covid shots or testing or can’t read prescription labels. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joshua Brockman Tags: Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drugstores Disabilities Labeling and Labels (Product) Blindness Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Braille Containers and Packaging your-feed-science your-feed-healthcare audio-neutral-informative Source Type: news

How Specialty Pharmacies Cater to the Blind and Those With Impaired Vision
The pandemic has exposed flaws in services for people who can ’t easily access a drive-through window for Covid shots or testing or can’t read prescription labels. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joshua Brockman Tags: your-feed-science Drugs (Pharmaceuticals) Drugstores Disabilities Labeling and Labels (Product) Blindness Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Braille Containers and Packaging your-feed-healthcare audio-neutral-informative Source Type: news

Aflibercept Matches Laser for Retinopathy of Prematurity Aflibercept Matches Laser for Retinopathy of Prematurity
Aflibercept appears to work as well as laser photocoagulation for retinopathy of prematurity — at least in the short term.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

National eye health week
Research published by The College of Optometrists to mark national eye health week has shown that only 14 percent of people would visit an optometrist as a priority when thinking about taking care of their body. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 21, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves Ranibizumab Biosimilar FDA Approves Ranibizumab Biosimilar
Byooviz has the potential to be less expensive than Lucentis, the reference product.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

Biogen scores FDA approval for generic eye disease biologic
The Cambridge drugmaker has nabbed an approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a biosimilar that can treat three disorders causing progressive blindness. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 20, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Diabetes: The vitamin-packed herb that ‘significantly lowers blood sugar’ levels
THE INCIDENCE of diabetes saw a sharp rise during the pandemic, particularly among children. The condition, which is too often brushed off as benign, comes with a host of complications including amputation, blindness and death. One vitamin-packed herb, however, could lower blood sugar levels by up to a quarter. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news