COVID - 19 Pandemic Tied to Burnout in Health Care Professionals
Emotional exhaustion and depersonalization increased as the pandemic wore on in 2020 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 5, 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

Half of Cases of Childhood Blindness in U.S. Didn't Have to Happen
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 5, 2022 -- More than half of sightless children in the United States did not have to lose their vision, according to a new study. The findings suggest the need to prioritize addressing preventable vision loss in all children in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 5, 2022 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medicare Eligibility Linked to Improvements in Health Care Access
For low - income adults, Medicare eligibility linked to reduction in percentage delaying or avoiding medical care due to cost (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 5, 2022 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Nephrology, Neurology, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Psychiatry, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Surgery, Urology, Source Type: news

Vibrotactile guidance for trips with autonomous vehicles for persons with blindness, deafblindness, and deafness - Ranjbar P, Krishnakumari PK, Andersson J, Klingeg ård M.
Autonomous vehicles are becoming a reality with great potential. However, persons with blindness, deafblindness, and deafness, who usually receive information and guidance from the driver, could miss information when travelling in an autonomous car. In thi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 5, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Engineering, Physics, Structural Soundness and Failure Source Type: news

Study Links Poor Physical Fitness to Children's Eye Allergies Study Links Poor Physical Fitness to Children's Eye Allergies
Children who were less physically fit and lived in urban settings are more vulnerable to ocular allergies.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 5, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Parental Leave Does Not Negatively Impact Ophthalmologic Residents
TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2022 -- Among ophthalmologic residents, there are no differences across performance metrics between residents taking parental leave versus their peers not taking leave, according to a study published online Sept. 29 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AI eye checks can predict heart disease risk in less than minute, finds study
Breakthrough opens door to a highly effective, non-invasive test that does not need to be done in a clinicAn artificial intelligence tool that scans eyes can accurately predict a person ’s risk of heart disease in less than a minute, researchers say.The breakthrough could enable ophthalmologists and other health workers to carry out cardiovascular screening on the high street using a camera – without the need for blood tests or blood pressure checks – according to the world’s largest study of its kind.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 4, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Andrew Gregory Health editor Tags: Heart disease Health Science Artificial intelligence (AI) Medical research Source Type: news

Combined Glaucoma + Cataract Surgery as Effective as Separate Combined Glaucoma + Cataract Surgery as Effective as Separate
A national registry study of 153,000 eyes found that glaucoma surgery done during cataract procedures had lower failure rates than doing two separate operations.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Life sciences firm snaps up its fifth company in less than two years
The Emmes Co., a Rockville, Maryland, clinical research organization, has snapped up its fifth company in less than two years, and its CEO says it ’s still on the prowl for more acquisitions. The company, which runs research for public and private sector customers, has purchased Clinical Edge Inc., a Milwaukee firm that trains and certifies examiners for ophthalmology-related clinical trials. A sale price was not disclosed. The deal, an nounced Wednesday, will expand Emmes’ reach in Europe… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 4, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

With Approval Pending, Pegcetacoplan Phase 3 Results Mixed With Approval Pending, Pegcetacoplan Phase 3 Results Mixed
With an FDA action date set, investigative complement inhibitor pegcetacoplan showed a signal for improving visual function in geographic atrophy but also a risk for conversion to wet AMD.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 3, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Janssen Announces Late-Breaking Data from Two Gene Therapy Programs at the American Academy of Ophthalmology 2022 Annual Meeting
In this study, patients (n=17) were sequentially enrolled at a low, intermediate and high dose without steroid prophylaxis, and all three doses of JNJ-1887 met the primary endpoint of safety over the two-year follow-up period.6 In addition, the supportive efficacy measures, including evaluation of GA lesion growth rates, showed a continual decline in lesion growth over six-month increments.6 These results are the first shared from the Company's common eye disease portfolio and indicate further evaluation of this investigational gene therapy is warranted.6About the Phase 1/2 MGT009 Trial and Botaretigene SparoparvovecThe Ph...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 1, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Eyesight warning: Three foods loved by Britons found to 'slow down blood flow to the eyes'
The impaired blood flow is attributed to the saturated fats and cholesterol found in these items. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 1, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maryland life sciences firm buys Milwaukee's Clinical Edge
The Milwaukee firm trains and certifies examiners for ophthalmology-related clinical trials. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 30, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Reusable Contacts Increase Risks for Acanthamoeba Keratitis
FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2022 -- The risk for Acanthamoeba keratitis (AK) is tripled in daily wear (DW) reusable contact lens users versus daily disposable (DD) contact lens users, according to a study published online Aug. 8 in Ophthalmology. Nicole... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 30, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Phakic IOLs for Myopia and Myopic Astigmatism Phakic IOLs for Myopia and Myopic Astigmatism
This review provides an update on the currently available phakic intraocular lenses for the correction of myopia or myopic astigmatism.Current Opinion in Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news