Nanoscope Therapeutics Announces FDA Clearance of IND for MCO-010 Gene Therapy in Stargardt Macular Degeneration Patients
BEDFORD, Texas, Jan. 25, 2022 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Nanoscope Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing gene therapies for retinal degenerative diseases, today announced it received IND clearance from the ... Regenerative Medicine, Ophthalmology, FDA Nanoscope Therapeutics, Stargardt, optogenetic, gene therapy (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - January 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19: Infection prevention control guidance remains in place in primary care settings, PSNC
Following the announcement that face coverings will no longer be mandatory in public places from 27th Jan, it should be noted the UKHSA's infection prevention control guidance remains in place for all staff and patients in GP and dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 25, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Lancet publishes studies showing Roche ’s faricimab improved and maintained vision in two leading causes of vision loss, extending time between treatments up to four months
Basel, 24 January 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that The Lancet has published two papers highlighting one-year results from four pivotal phase III studies of faricimab, an investigational bispecific antibody, in neovascular or “wet” age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME). [1,2] All four studies – which enrolled more than 3,000 people in total – met their primary endpoints, showing that people treated with faricimab up to every four months achieved non-inferior vision gains compare d to aflibercept given every two months. Notably, about ha...
Source: Roche Media News - January 24, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Lancet publishes studies showing Roche ’s faricimab improved and maintained vision in two leading causes of vision loss, extending time between treatments up to four months
Basel, 24 January 2022 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that The Lancet has published two papers highlighting one-year results from four pivotal phase III studies of faricimab, an investigational bispecific antibody, in neovascular or “wet” age-related macular degeneration (nAMD) and diabetic macular edema (DME). [1,2] All four studies – which enrolled more than 3,000 people in total – met their primary endpoints, showing that people treated with faricimab up to every four months achieved non-inferior vision gains compare d to aflibercept given every two months. Notably, about ha...
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 24, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A national analysis of ophthalmic features and mortality in abusive head trauma - Shah YS, Iftikhar M, Justin GA, Canner JK, Woreta FA.
IMPORTANCE: It is important to recognize presenting features and factors associated with mortality in abusive head trauma (AHT) owing to the severity of the diagnosis and the necessity for prompt action. OBJECTIVE: To describe the prevalence and ec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Does expertise reduce rates of inattentional blindness? A meta-analysis - Ekelund M, Fernsund H, Karlsson S, Mac Giolla E.
Inattentional blindness occurs when one fails to notice a fully visible stimulus because one's attention is on another task. Researchers have suggested that expertise at this other task should reduce rates of inattentional blindness. However, research on t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 24, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery May Reduce Your Dementia Risk
Older adults who had cataract removal to restore their vision had a lower risk of Alzheimer ’s disease and other forms of dementia. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 24, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nicholas Bakalar Tags: Cataracts Alzheimer ' s Disease Eyes and Eyesight Surgery and Surgeons Dementia Brain Glaucoma JAMA Internal Medicine (Journal) Source Type: news

Some Patients With Macular Degeneration Could Stop Monthly Eye Injections
Title: Some Patients With Macular Degeneration Could Stop Monthly Eye InjectionsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/24/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/24/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - January 24, 2022 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Eyesight warning: The food eaten by millions that can cause 'blindness' - what to avoid
EYESIGHT is a precious commodity that you don't fully appreciate until it is in decline. A harrowing case report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests living off a particular type of food can cause blindness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 23, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eyesight: Two smelly foods which could be 'great' for your eye health
THE NHS recommends that most people should get their eyes tested every two years. Indeed, there are certain foods which can be bad for your eye health, and others that can have positive effects. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Herpes Zoster Vaccine Can Save Your Patients' Eyesight Herpes Zoster Vaccine Can Save Your Patients' Eyesight
Herpes zoster ophthalmicus can be devastating. Dr Rapuano urges all ophthalmologists to discuss the zoster vaccine with their patients.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Two Patients With Macular Degeneration Get Artificial Retinas Two Patients With Macular Degeneration Get Artificial Retinas
Two patients in Lyon have been among the first people to receive an artificial retina implant as part of a multicenter clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of the PRIMA implant system.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 21, 2022 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Eye health: The 'worst' foods and drinks for your vision
HAVE you ever considered that whatever you eat or drink could impact the way you will see in the future? A board-certified optometrist verified that this could indeed be the case. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

TRPV1 and Migraines
Conclusion-the present findings indicate that insulin may activate TRPV1 receptors in the trigeminovascular system. Modified TRPV1 receptor function induced by insulin may also increase the sensitivity of both neural and vascular TRPV1 receptor for its agonists. Our data may provide a pathophysiological basis for the increased incidence of migraine in patients with hyperinsulin levels. (Source: Neuromics)
Source: Neuromics - January 21, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: news

Why Do We Lose Our Eyesight as We Age?
Title: Why Do We Lose Our Eyesight as We Age?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/21/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/21/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - January 21, 2022 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Bionic eye implant enables blind UK woman to detect visual signals
Breakthrough offers hope of restoration of sight to people suffering vision loss because of dry AMDAn 88-year-old woman has told of her joy at becoming the first patient in the UK to benefit from a groundbreaking bionic eye implant that enabled her to detect signals for the first time since going blind.The woman from Dagenham suffers from geographic atrophy. The condition is the most common form of dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which affects millions of people worldwide and can cause loss of sight.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Blindness and visual impairment Health Disability Society Medical research UK news Source Type: news

Infection prevention control remains in primary care settings
Following the Government announcement that face coverings will no longer be mandatory in public places it should be noted that the UK Health Security Agency's infection prevention control (IPC) guidance remains in place for all staff and patients, in GP practices, dental practices, optometrists and pharmacies to ensure that everyone is protected. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 21, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Modular IOL Systems Add to Ophthalmologists' Armamentarium Modular IOL Systems Add to Ophthalmologists' Armamentarium
Dr Garg discusses a paper from Ang and colleagues presenting visual outcomes after optic exchange from a modular intraocular lens.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 20, 2022 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Professor David Easty, 1933-2022
David Easty, retired Professor of Ophthalmology, died last week. John Armitage, Professor Emeritus at Bristol Medical School, offers this remembrance. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - January 20, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Obituaries; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School Source Type: news

What Is the Most Common Inherited Retinal Disease?
Title: What Is the Most Common Inherited Retinal Disease?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/19/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/19/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - January 19, 2022 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Specialized Spectacles Slow Myopia During Lockdown Specialized Spectacles Slow Myopia During Lockdown
Spectacles designed to slow the progression of myopia appear to work even during a COVID-19 lockdown.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Roche ’s virtual event on key ophthalmology data presented at the Angiogenesis 2022 Meeting
  (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - January 17, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Dentistry and oral health update
Sara Hurley, England ’s Chief Dental Officer and Ali Sparke, Director for Dentistry, Community Pharmacy, Optometry and the NHS Standard Contract, have issued an update to the dental profession regarding exceptional circumstances. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 17, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Nigeria: Ngf Director General's 'Amazing' 60th Birthday Celebration With His Igarra Community
[Premium Times]To round off the activities, the elderly and the youths received free medical check-ups by specialists, including surgeons, dentists, and ophthalmologists. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2022 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Senate Committee Backs Califf Nomination to Head FDA
Among those who voted against Califf's nomination were Democrats who expressed concerns about his links to pharmaceutical companies (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 15, 2022 Category: Psychiatry 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

Supreme Court Blocks Biden ’ s Vaccine Mandate for Large Employers
Mandate was a crucial component of the White House plan to tackle the COVID - 19 pandemic (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 15, 2022 Category: Psychiatry 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

Declining eyesight: Small red food may protect against age-related vision loss
DECLINING eyesight can be caused by many different factors. It's normal for vision to change throughout the life. A new study has found that eating a small food may help protect against age-related vision loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dr Glaucomflecken on Why We Can All Use a Laugh Right Now Dr Glaucomflecken on Why We Can All Use a Laugh Right Now
Two bouts with cancer and a cardiac arrest at age 35 haven't stopped this ophthalmologist-comedian from becoming a social media phenomenon for hilariously poking fun at medicine and himself.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

Dr. Glaucomflecken on Why We Can All Use a Laugh Right Now Dr. Glaucomflecken on Why We Can All Use a Laugh Right Now
Two bouts with cancer and a cardiac arrest at age 35 haven't stopped this ophthalmologist-comedian from becoming a social media phenomenon for hilariously poking fun at medicine and himself.Medscape (Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines)
Source: Medscape Hiv-Aids Headlines - January 13, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Internal Medicine Expert Interview Source Type: news

How Long Does It Take for Allergic Conjunctivitis to Go Away?
Title: How Long Does It Take for Allergic Conjunctivitis to Go Away?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/13/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/13/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - January 13, 2022 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Is Allergic Conjunctivitis the Same as Conjunctivitis?
Title: Is Allergic Conjunctivitis the Same as Conjunctivitis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/13/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/13/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - January 13, 2022 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

The College of Optometrists research scholarships
The College of Optometrists ’ research scholarships are part-funded by donations from College members. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 13, 2022 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Alan Scott, Doctor Behind the Medical Use of Botox, Dies at 89
An ophthalmologist and researcher, he discovered a drug that treated serious eye conditions. It also smoothed wrinkles — and an alternative industry was born. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Penelope Green Tags: Scott, Alan B Eyes and Eyesight Botox (Drug) Research Deaths (Obituaries) AbbVie Inc Allergan Inc Source Type: news

Myopia Progression May Continue in Young Adults Into Late 20s
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 12, 2022 -- Myopia progression may continue for more than one-third of young adults during the third decade of life, according to a study published online Jan. 6 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Samantha Sze-Yee Lee, Ph.D., from the Lions Eye... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 12, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Epidemiological profiling of mechanical ocular trauma and analysis using proposed new classification for ocular adnexal injuries - Shukla A, Singh M, Garg A.
OBJECTIVES: Mechanical ocular trauma can result in wide spectrum of injuries with varying levels of severity. A complete ophthalmic examination is important to achieve a thorough evaluation and provide optimal management. The ocular adnexa play a significa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

pilocarpine hydrochloride (Vuity ophthalmic solution)
Title: pilocarpine hydrochloride (Vuity ophthalmic solution)Category: MedicationsCreated: 1/12/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/12/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - January 12, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

How Do I Know if I Have Bacterial or Viral Conjunctivitis?
Title: How Do I Know if I Have Bacterial or Viral Conjunctivitis?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 1/12/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/12/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - January 12, 2022 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

At-Home Coronavirus Tests Are Inaccessible to Blind People
With visual cues and complex steps, at-home coronavirus tests are often inaccessible to blind people. But some low- and high-tech workarounds could help. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 10, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Morris Tags: Tests (Medical) Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Blindness your-feed-science Braille Source Type: news

Chloromycetin (Chloramphenicol Ophthalmic Ointment) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - January 10, 2022 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Want to Avoid Glaucoma? Look at What You Eat
Title: Want to Avoid Glaucoma? Look at What You EatCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/10/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/10/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - January 10, 2022 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Countering Social Media Misinformation Countering Social Media Misinformation
Our patients are turning to the internet for answers instead of believing in us. And what they find online can be scary.Medscape Blogs (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 9, 2022 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Blog Source Type: news

New treatment may save eyesight of children with ‘devastating’ Batten disease
Brineura, already given to children with life-limiting genetic disease, to be injected into back of eye in Great Ormond Street trialEight children born with a “devastating” genetic disease in England have become the first in the world to receive a pioneering treatment aimed at stopping them from going blind.Doctors at Great Ormond Street hospital in London are trialling a drug they believe may save the eyesight of the children who have CLN2-type Batten disease. Brineura, already successful in animals, is being administered to four boys and four girls on a compassionate use basis.Continue reading... (Source: Gua...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 9, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Health Children Drugs Science England UK news Source Type: news

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Biden ’ s Vaccine Mandate for Big Business
Court also hearing arguments on separate vaccine mandate for most heath care workers (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 8, 2022 Category: Psychiatry 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

Physicians Lack Knowledge About Responsibilities Under ADA
71.2 percent of the physicians answered incorrectly about who determined reasonable accommodations for patients with disability (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 5, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumat Source Type: news

What Is the Safest Eye Correction Surgery?
Title: What Is the Safest Eye Correction Surgery?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 1/4/2022 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/4/2022 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - January 4, 2022 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Changes to Ophthalmic Clinical Care During COVID-19 Changes to Ophthalmic Clinical Care During COVID-19
What challenges has the COVID-19 pandemic brought to the field of ophthalmology and how have ophthalmologists adapted?Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Treating glaucoma
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month, which makes this a good time to learn more about treating this group of eye conditions. About 3 million people in the U.S. have glaucoma, and it's the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, often due to abnormally high pressure in your eye. Elevated eye pressure is due to… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 3, 2022 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

How Often Does LASIK Need to be Redone?
Title: How Often Does LASIK Need to be Redone?Category: Procedures and TestsCreated: 12/30/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/30/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - December 30, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Ophthamologist Alan Scott Dies at Age 89
The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute scientist developed Botox for medicinal use. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - December 29, 2021 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency: The deficiency that causes hundreds of thousands to go blind annually
VITAMIN deficiency is an avoidable ailment that sets the stage for life-altering disease if left unmanaged. The risks of deficiency are wide-ranging, but lacking one vitamin could substantially increase the risk of blindness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news