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Personal Health: Vision and Hearing Loss Are Tied to Cognitive Decline
When the brain struggles to make sense of the world it may be less able to perform other important tasks. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Ears and Hearing Eyes and Eyesight Memory Alzheimer's Disease Brain Elderly Dementia Hearing Aids Source Type: news

Forsight Vision6 drums up another $3m
The sixth company to come out ophthalmology incubator ForSight Labs said today that it raised $3.0 million from a syndicate of nine unnamed investors. Stealthy ForSight Vision6 revealed the equity round in a regulatory filing today. The company added $3.0 million in December 2014 to the $1 million is raised in 20153 from a lone backer. Forsight Labs has a record of successful spinouts. In YYadte Allergan (NYSE: AGN) agreed to pay $95 million for ForSight Vision5 and its Helios drug-eluting ophthalmological implant, with a possible milestone payment for launching its drug-eluting device. The He...
Source: Mass Device - September 22, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Funding Roundup Optical/Ophthalmic Wall Street Beat ForSight Vision Source Type: news

Graphene variants promise new possibilities
Modified forms of few-layer graphene allow novel applications in flexible optoelectronics. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - September 22, 2017 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Marric Stephens Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Arcus senilis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment
In this article, learn about arcus senilis. What are the risk factors, how is it diagnosed, how is it linked to high cholesterol, and can it be treated? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 22, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Coming Soon: Glaucoma Self-Care, From Home?
Title: Coming Soon: Glaucoma Self-Care, From Home?Category: Health NewsCreated: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/22/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 22, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

You Won't Believe What Lived Inside This Boy's Eye
Title: You Won't Believe What Lived Inside This Boy's EyeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/20/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/21/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 21, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Key Micronutrients and Food Groups in Late-Stage AMD Key Micronutrients and Food Groups in Late-Stage AMD
How does nutritional intake differ between healthy patients and those with late-stage age-related macular degeneration?The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Insurer Market Power Lowers Providers ’ Prices
Evidence seen for specialists in markets with high provider, insurer concentration (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 21, 2017 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

Avoiding Malpractice in Refractive Surgery Avoiding Malpractice in Refractive Surgery
Dr Christopher Rapuano looks at new data on how an avoidable error may be costing ophthalmologists millions.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Antibiotics for Viral Conjunctivitis: It's Still Happening Antibiotics for Viral Conjunctivitis: It's Still Happening
According to a new study, prescription of antibiotics for viral conjunctivitis continues to be a widespread practice.'Sobering'and'discouraging,'says an optometrist.Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Sympathetic ophthalmia following accidental burn with hot water involving the other eye - Rahman Z, Ali S, Dutta Majumder P.
[Abstract unavailable] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 20, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Eye Problems & Conditions Quiz
Title: Eye Problems& Conditions QuizCategory: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 7/22/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/20/2017 1:11:46 PM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 20, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Keeping Calm in the OR: Ophthalmology Times
(MedPage Today) -- Also, approaches to promote cone regeneration in retinitis pigmentosa (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 19, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee Roster
This page contains the DODAC roster, which lists the current members and the current number of vacancies for the committee. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - September 19, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

ACP Does Not Support Legalization of Assisted Suicide
Legalization would affect trust in the patient - physician relationship, and in the medical profession (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Morning Break: Controlling HIV; War on Cholera; You'll Shoot Your Eye Out
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology)
Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology - September 19, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

What Are Cataracts?
Title: What Are Cataracts?Category: MedicineNet QuizCreated: 4/11/2016 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 6:36:50 PM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 19, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' Guns
Title: Doctors Eye the Danger From 'Nerf' GunsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/19/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 19, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

College of Optometrists launches videos for National Eye Health Week
As part of National Eye Health Week (18-24 September), the College of Optometrists has launched a series of educational videos that explain some of the most common eye conditions experienced by patients. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Artificial Intelligence May Transform Retinal Screening Artificial Intelligence May Transform Retinal Screening
The new technology is a potential breakthrough for diabetic retinopathy screening, but is not without risks.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

AMD: Brolucizumab Noninferior to Aflibercept in Early Study AMD: Brolucizumab Noninferior to Aflibercept in Early Study
A small phase 2 study suggests that brolucizumab is as safe and effective as aflibercept for treating patients with age-related macular degeneration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Physicians Tweeting About Drugs May Have Conflict of Interest
Physicians with financial conflict of interest often mention specific drugs for which they have a conflict (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 16, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Life- and Eye-Saving New Treatments for Uveal Melanoma Life- and Eye-Saving New Treatments for Uveal Melanoma
Gene testing and immunotherapy have opened the door to treatments that could save the eyesight and the lives of people with uveal melanoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - September 15, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Doctors Spend Almost Six Hours Per Day on EHR Tasks
Clerical and administrative tasks including order entry, billing account for almost half of hours (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2017 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Radiolo Source Type: news

‘ Science Spin ’ Found Prevalent in Biomedical Literature
Nature of spin varies, with highest variability in prevalence of spin seen in trials (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - September 15, 2017 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

Vision Problems Common in Babies Infected with Zika
Impairments range in severity, two studies foundSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Infections and Pregnancy, Vision Impairment and Blindness, Zika Virus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Breakthrough Treatments Arriving for Uveal Melanoma Breakthrough Treatments Arriving for Uveal Melanoma
Gene testing and immunotherapy have opened the door to treatments that could save the eyesight and the lives of people with uveal melanoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Eye-Saving New Treatment Options for Uveal Melanoma Eye-Saving New Treatment Options for Uveal Melanoma
Gene testing and immunotherapy have opened the door to treatments that could save the eyesight and the lives of people with uveal melanoma.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pathology Headlines - September 14, 2017 Category: Pathology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Opto-thermophoretic technique assembles colloidal nanoparticles
New approach overcomes the limitations of existing methods and works for a wide range of different materials. (Source: Nanotechweb.org News)
Source: Nanotechweb.org News - September 14, 2017 Category: Nanotechnology Authors: Belle Dum é Source Type: news

Some Aspects of Empathy Improve During Medical Training
Decrease in empathy as assessed by JSPE, but overall cognitive empathy improved on the QCAE (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Pathology Source Type: news

Thirst-associated preoptic neurons encode an aversive motivational drive
Water deprivation produces a drive to seek and consume water. How neural activity creates this motivation remains poorly understood. We used activity-dependent genetic labeling to characterize neurons activated by water deprivation in the hypothalamic median preoptic nucleus (MnPO). Single-cell transcriptional profiling revealed that dehydration-activated MnPO neurons consist of a single excitatory cell type. After optogenetic activation of these neurons, mice drank water and performed an operant lever-pressing task for water reward with rates that scaled with stimulation frequency. This stimulation was aversive, and instr...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Allen, W. E., DeNardo, L. A., Chen, M. Z., Liu, C. D., Loh, K. M., Fenno, L. E., Ramakrishnan, C., Deisseroth, K., Luo, L. Tags: Cell Biology reports Source Type: news

The form and function of channelrhodopsin
Channelrhodopsins are light-gated ion channels that, via regulation of flagellar function, enable single-celled motile algae to seek ambient light conditions suitable for photosynthesis and survival. These plant behavioral responses were initially investigated more than 150 years ago. Recently, major principles of function for light-gated ion channels have been elucidated by creating channelrhodopsins with kinetics that are accelerated or slowed over orders of magnitude, by discovering and designing channelrhodopsins with altered spectral properties, by solving the high-resolution channelrhodopsin crystal structure, and by...
Source: ScienceNOW - September 14, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Deisseroth, K., Hegemann, P. Tags: Neuroscience, Online Only review Source Type: news

Mama June weight loss surgery could help eyesight
Researchers from the University of Melbourne, Australia, studied weight loss and how it impacts eyesight. Mama June Shannon has childhood cataracts that may have been due to her weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mylan Says Allergan Misusing Tribal Sovereignty in Patent Dispute Mylan Says Allergan Misusing Tribal Sovereignty in Patent Dispute
Generic drugmaker Mylan NV alleged in a court filing that rival Allergan Plc is trying to take advantage of Native American sovereignty to shield its patent for the blockbuster dry-eye treatment Restasis.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Pros of Scleral Tunnel'Glued' Fixation (Ophthalmology Times)
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the importance of blogging (Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology)
Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology - September 13, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Diabetes Threatens Kidneys, Vision of Millions of Americans
WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 -- Millions of Americans with type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes are at risk for chronic kidney disease, and another 59,000 Americans, 40 and older, are at risk for diabetes-related blindness. That's the sobering conclusion... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 13, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Contact Lenses Aren't Risk-Free
Title: Health Tip: Contact Lenses Aren't Risk-FreeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/13/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - September 13, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Infants with congenital Zika virus syndrome suffer serious visual impairment
(Elsevier) There is a broad collection of anomalies now known as congenital Zika syndrome (CZS). Some of the most serious are ophthalmologic. Two papers published in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS) evaluated visual function among infants with suspected and confirmed CZS. Both studies found that while about 40 percent of patients had ocular abnormalities, 100 percent of children tested had visual impairment. Thus, cortical visual impairment might be the most common cause of blindness among children with CZS. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 13, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This Girl Tr òn: The Forgotten Subject of Vietnam War Photographer Larry Burrows
Larry Burrows was a seasoned veteran of the Vietnam War when, in early 1968, he met 12-year-old Nguyễn Thị Tròn. Operating out of Saigon, the southern Republic of Vietnam’s capital, the photographer had been covering the conflict for LIFE magazine since 1962. He shadowed American troops, documenting ferocious firefights, surviving hours in the air with helicopter-gunship crews, and freeze-framing harrowing moments of bravery and despair, exhaustion, and appalling violence in combat zones. Though much of his best work had been shot in the thick of the action, he had come to be haunted by the trauma visited ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gary Jones/ Suối Đá Tags: Uncategorized Larry Burrows LIFE Magazine photography Vietnam Vietnam War Source Type: news

Pros of Scleral Tunnel'Glued' Fixation: (Ophthalmology Times)
(MedPage Today) -- Also, the importance of blogging (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 13, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Are Physicians Obligated to Help on Planes?
One administrative physician explains his sense of obligation to help (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 13, 2017 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

Medical News Today: Central heterochromia (two different eye colors): Causes and types
Central heterochromia occurs when a person has different colors in the same eye. Variations in the spread and concentration of skin pigment cause this. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eye Health / Blindness Source Type: news

Will glasses from Poundland work when YOUR sight fails?
We asked Brendan O ’Brien, an optician from Vision Direct (visiondirect.co.uk), to test and review a selection of the best high-street options. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ranibizumab Beats Laser for Diabetic Retinopathy Ranibizumab Beats Laser for Diabetic Retinopathy
New trial findings are challenging the standard of care for diabetic retinopathy and are opening the door to wider use of anti-vascular endothelial growth factor drugs.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Analysis Favors Aflibercept for Diabetic Macular Edema Analysis Favors Aflibercept for Diabetic Macular Edema
Aflibercept appears to be more effective than ranibizumab, with or without laser photocoagulation, in a new meta-analysis of treatments for diabetic macular edema.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Shades of Noir: My Hunt for an Eclipse Glasses Villain
As the first reports of eclipse eye damage emerge, a reporter attempts to get to the bottom of the shady shades fiasco. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: HEATHER MURPHY Tags: Eclipses Eyeglasses Eyes and Eyesight Accreditation Accidents and Safety Amazon.com Inc Source Type: news

RightEye raises $7.3 million from VSP Global, angel investors
Eyecare company VSP Global said today that it has made an investment in RightEye and its game-based vision tests. VSP (Rancho Cordova, Calif.) did not disclose the amount it provided RightEye (Bethesda, Md.) in the Series A round. But an SEC Form D that RightEye filed in June shows a roughly $7.3 million money-raise, which a spokesperson for VSP confirmed included both the Series A round and a convertible note round from key angel investors. Read the whole story on our sister site, Medical Design & Outsourcing The post RightEye raises $7.3 million from VSP Global, angel investors...
Source: Mass Device - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: MassDevice Tags: Business/Financial News Optical/Ophthalmic righteye Source Type: news

China ’ s FDA releases revised medical device classifications
Late last month, the Chinese Food and Drug Administration announced a number of changes to medical device classifications, revising criteria and categories and reducing the risk level of 40 different categories of products, according to China Med Device. In the update, the CFDA added more than 5,000 product name examples, bringing the total up to 6,609 from the original 1,008 devices in the 2002 catalogue, according to the report. The CFDA decreased the number of sub catalogue items from 43 to 22, but increased the number of product categories from 260 total to 206 Level I product categories and 1157 Level II product categ...
Source: Mass Device - September 8, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Regulatory/Compliance China Food & Drug Administration (CFDA) 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

Ophthalmic Drugs Conference 2017
28 - 29 November 2017, London, UK. Ophthalmic Drugs Conference 2017 will gather industry leaders to discuss the latest challenges and changes in the field of ophthalmology. Explore novel approaches to treatment, ocular medical devices, targeted drug delivery technology and real-life challenges to pre-clinical and clinical trials, to deepen your understanding of inherited ocular diseases. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 8, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Events Source Type: news