Congo-Kinshasa: The Republic of Congo Starts Vaccinating 2.2 Million Children Against Measles and Rubella
[WHO] BRAZZAVILLE - March 5, 2019. Under the high patronage of the President of the Republic of Congo, His Excellency Denis SASSOU NGUESSO, the Government of Congo launched today a measles and rubella vaccination campaign, which aims to provide protection to more than 2.2 million children. This campaign, which targets boys and girls aged 9 months to 14 years will cover 43% of the country's population and will also include Vitamin A supplementation and mebendazole deworming for children aged 9 to 59 months. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 13, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Minute: Why and when your children should be vaccinated
Ensuring your child gets a flu shot is important to prevent the flu. It's also important to make sure your child is up to date on?immunizations?with all of the recommended childhood vaccines which prevent serious diseases, such as measles, mumps, rubella, varicella, diptheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis. Watch: The Mayo Clinic Minute https://youtu.be/ReIcJedkViY Journalists: Broadcast-quality [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 8, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

New research finds no link between measles vaccine and autism
A 10-year study of more than 650,000 children found no link between the measles, mumps and rubella vaccination series given to children and an increased risk of autism. The study of Danish children born to Danish mothers published in the medical journal Annals of Internal Medicine agrees with earlier studies in concluding that there was no overall increased risk of developing autism among children who received the vaccine compared to those who did not, even if th ey had a sibling with autism, U.S.… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - March 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Measles, Mumps, Rubella Vaccination and Autism: A Nationwide Cohort Study
A Danish nationwide cohort study evaluating data from 657,461 children born between 1999 through 31 December 2010 and followed up until the age of 13 years concludes that MMR vaccination does not increase the risk for autism, nor does it trigger autism in susceptible children. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

‘Propagating These Lies Is Dangerous.’ Ohio Teen Vaccinated Against His Mother’s Wishes Calls for End to Misinformation
The Ohio teenager who made headlines for getting vaccinated against his mother’s wishes told the Senate on Tuesday that spreading vaccine misinformation is dangerous — but urged the public not to vilify those who do so. “Approaching this issue with the concern of education and addressing misinformation properly can cause change, as it did for me,” 18-year-old Ethan Lindenberger said while testifying before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Tuesday. “Although the debate around vaccines is not necessarily centered around information, and concerns for health and sa...
Source: TIME: Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime vaccines Source Type: news

MMR vaccine does not cause autism, another study confirms
The measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine does not increase the risk of autism and does not trigger autism in children who are at risk, according to a new study of over 650,000 children. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Largest Study Ever Finds No Link Between Measles Vaccine, Autism
Amid ongoing U.S. measles outbreaks, one of the largest studies to date provides fresh evidence that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not cause autism. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles vaccine doesn't cause autism, even in high-risk kids
(Reuters Health) - The measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine isn't associated with an increased risk of autism even among kids who are at high risk because they have a sibling with the disorder, a Danish study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Study: MMR Vaccine Does Not Cause Autism
BOSTON (CBS) — A new large study should reassure parents there is no link between the measles, mumps, rubella vaccine, and autism. Unfortunately, despite all of the evidence to the contrary, there are some parents who still worry that getting the shot will trigger autism in their children. This new study should finally put the issue to rest. Researchers looked at more than a half million children born in Denmark over 10 years. They found absolutely no increased risk of developing autism after getting the MMR vaccine. They also found that even in children at risk, the vaccine did not trigger autism in those kids. Mean...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Autism Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV MMR Vaccine Source Type: news

Yet Another Study Shows There ’s No Link Between the Measles Vaccine and Autism
In this study, the scientists addressed some potential criticisms of how previous studies were designed in order to provide additional evidence to inform concerned parents. “We see vaccine skepticism growing,” says the study’s lead author Anders Hviid, an investigator at the Statens Serum Institut, the national public health organization in Denmark. “So we thought it was a good idea to revisit the hypothesis and try to get scientific answers to the different criticisms from skeptics of the original study.” Hviid and his colleagues analyzed data involving more than 650,000 children born in Den...
Source: TIME: Health - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

MMR Not Linked to Autism in Danish Cohort Study
MONDAY, March 4, 2019 -- Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination is not associated with an increased risk for autism, including in children with autism risk factors, according to a study published online March 5 in the Annals of Internal... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Largest Study Ever Finds No Link Between Measles Vaccine, Autism
MONDAY, March 4, 2019 -- Amid ongoing U.S. measles outbreaks, one of the largest studies to date provides fresh evidence that the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not cause autism. Danish researchers found no link between the MMR... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 4, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

No link found between MMR vaccine and autism
(American College of Physicians) A nationwide cohort study of all children born in Denmark to Danish-born mothers between 1999 through 2010 concluded that the mumps, measles, and rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase the risk of autism, does not trigger autism in susceptible children, and is not associated with clustering of autism cases following vaccination. The findings are published in Annals of Internal Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

A Brooklyn Yeshiva Is Responsible for 21 Measles Infections In Growing Outbreak, Health Officials Say
A measles outbreak is spreading within New York City’s Orthodox Jewish community, with 21 cases coming from a single yeshiva in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, according to city health officials. The New York City Department of Health announced Thursday that 121 people have contracted measles since the outbreak began in October, and 31 cases have been newly identified. The vast majority of cases have affected children, particularly in the Borough Park and Williamsburg neighborhoods of Brooklyn. The outbreak’s initial case was acquired when a person visited Israel, where a measles outbreak is in progress, according to h...
Source: TIME: Health - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime public health Source Type: news

' We Need to Get to Zero' on Measles: NIAID Chief to House Panel
(MedPage Today) -- Members from both parties express support for measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 27, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Measles Outbreak: Your Questions Answered
The disease was declared eliminated in 2000. So far this year, there have been more than 100 cases. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK and ADEEL HASSAN Tags: Measles Vaccination and Immunization Children and Childhood Mumps Babies and Infants Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Health Organization Washington (State) Texas New York City German Measles (Rubella) Source Type: news

Why a Mom Finally Decided to Vaccinate Her Kids After 15 Years —And What That Can Teach Us About Talking to Vaccine Skeptics
For 15 years, Kristina Kruzan refused to vaccinate her three children. When the Seattle-area doula’s eldest son was 3, she says, she started to search the internet for more information about vaccines. She realized that there was a lot she didn’t know about vaccines — but when she went to pediatricians for answers, she says, they seemed annoyed that she was even asking questions. “You want me to poke a needle in my baby’s skin, put chemicals in them and you can’t even tell me what it’s made of?” she says. Without more information, she says, she didn’t feel like she could...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized Infectious Disease onetime washington Source Type: news

Washington measles outbreak draws crowd to hearing on vaccine law
Hundreds of Washington residents demanding the right to choose whether to vaccinate their children packed a public hearing Friday to oppose a bill that would make it harder for families to opt out of immunization requirements for measles, mumps and rubella amid the state’s worst measles outbreak in more than two decades. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lena H. Sun Source Type: news

Amid Measles Outbreak, Docs Hope Facts Top Myths
According to the CDC, more than 90% of children have gotten the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine. But there are pockets in the country that fall well below the 90% considered crucial for protection. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Measles Outbreak Is Hitting the Pacific Northwest. Now There ’s a Surge in People Getting Vaccinated
MMR vaccine rates in two areas in the Pacific Northwest, which has been at the epicenter of a measles outbreak, are surging as people rush to protect themselves and their children from the virus. In Clark County, Washington – where about 50 people have been infected since the outbreak started – more than 6 times as many people were vaccinated for measles from January 13 to February 2 compared to the same period last year, according to a spokesperson for Washington State Department of Health. The rush to receive the MMR vaccine – which inoculates the recipient from measles, mumps and rubella – in Cla...
Source: TIME: Health - February 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized health onetime washington Source Type: news

Morning Break: Instagram Egg'Cracks'; Rubella Scare; Trump to Tackle HIV
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - February 5, 2019 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Rubella: Why Its Appearance At A Detroit Auto Show Is A Problem
Rubella is also called German measles, but it is not caused by the measles virus and has a completely different set of problems. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - February 3, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Officials: Detroit auto show attendee diagnosed with rubella
Michigan health officials say people who attended the North American International Auto Show in Detroit might have been exposed to the viral illness rubella (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - February 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

What Are Common Causes of Blindness in Children?
Discussion According to the World Health Organization, about 1.3 billion people have some form of visual impairment. Most people with visual impairments are>50 years old, more are female than male, and more live in resource-limited areas than resource-rich areas. Most visual impairments are avoidable (80%) in all age groups with the leading causes globally and across ages being uncorrected refractive errors and cataracts. The most common causes of blindness are: Refractive errors, uncorrected Cataract Age-related macular degeneration Glaucoma Diabetic retinopathy Corneal opacity Trachoma The exact numbers vary by regi...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - January 28, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Eritrea: NRS - Successful Measles and Rubella Vaccination Program
[Shabait] Massawa. -At an assessment meeting conducted in Massawa on 17 January it was reported that successful measles and rubella vaccination and Vitamin A distribution was conducted in the Northern Red Sea region. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 21, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Measles and rubella elimination UK Strategy 2019
This report explains the UK's strategy towards measles and rubella elimination. It focuses on four core components: achieve and sustain ≥ 95% coverage in the routine childhood programme; achieve ≥ 95% coverage with 2 doses of MMR vaccine in older age cohorts through opportunistic and targeted catch-up; strengthen measles and rubella surveillance; and ensure easy access to high-quality, evidence-based information. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eritrea: Successful Measles and Rubella Vaccination
[Shabait] Barentu -At an assessment meeting conducted in Barentu on 13 January it was reported that successful measles and rubella vaccination and Vitamin A distribution was conducted in the Gash Barka region through strong participation of the public and stakeholders. The vaccination program was conducted from 21 to 30 November 2018. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 16, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

New strategy on elimination of measles and rubella
GP practices to help boost MMR uptake Related items fromOnMedica Vaccination plea as measles outbreak continues Childhood vaccine uptake slumps in England Tonsillectomy in childhood raises risk of respiratory diseases GPs put on alert for measles as cases rise (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

A measles and rubella free future
Public Health England ’s new measles and rubella elimination strategy depicts a future that is free of measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome (CRS). (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - January 10, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

What are Some of the Causes of SGA?
Discussion Intrauterine growth retardation or fetal growth retardation is due to a pathological process that causes decelerated fetal growth velocity. Small-for-gestational age (SGA) is an infant with growth parameters below the normal range for gestational age. More commonly, SGA is defined as a birth weight
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 10, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Rubella Endangers Pregnant Women, Their Developing Babies
Rubella can be deceptively mild, causing no symptoms in up to half the people who get the viral illness. But if pregnant women get the disease, it can kill, causing miscarriages and stillbirths, or can leave the babies with lifelong disabilities.  (Source: TMA News Room)
Source: TMA News Room - December 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eritrea: The Ministry of Health Eritrea Launches the National Measles Rubella Vaccination and Vitamin a Supplementation Campaign for Children Under 15
[WHO] After months of preparation, MOH together with their partners WHO and UNICEF conducted a National Measles Rubella vaccination campaign from the 19 to 30 November 2018. The launch of the event was at Asmara Community Hospital. The main objectives were to introduce new Measles Rubella vaccine, a pathway for measles elimination in the country and a proved way to minimize occurrence of neonatal rubella syndrome. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Eritrea: Launch of Measles and Rubella Vaccination Program
[Shabait] Asmara -The measles and rubella vaccination program and distribution of Vitamin A was officially launched today 21 November at a ceremony conducted at the Asmara Community Hospital in the presence of senior government officials. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Indonesia is set to face a measles epidemic after Muslim clerics declared its vaccine 'sinful'
Vaccinations rates in Indonesia against measles and rubella have plummeted from the recommended 95 per cent to as low as just eight per cent. Gelatine is added as a stabiliser to vaccines. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

InDevR's VaxArray platform to tackle measles-Rubella vaccines
(InDevR, Inc.) InDevR announced today that it will pursue proof of concept development for new VaxArray potency assays for measles (M) and rubella vaccines sponsored by the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation. The long-term objective is to create in vitro measles and rubella potency assays in order to deliver high quality MR vaccines to market faster and with lower production costs. The project will leverage the multiplexed VaxArray platform, which was first developed and validated for more efficient potency testing of influenza vaccines. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Rubella is eliminated in Australia as the disease prompts a travel warning for Japan
Australia has eliminated rubella, a disease also known as German measles that's already been eliminated in the Americas and across much of Europe, the World Health Organization said Wednesday. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - October 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Measles: Is the MMR vaccine safe? Dr Ranj reveals how to avoid ‘severe consequences’
MEASLES is a highly infectious viral illness which can result in serious complications, including fatality. The MMR vaccine can prevent measles, mumps ad rubella, but is it safe? Dr Ranj Singh issued his advice on This Morning. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take-up of MMR vaccine falls for fourth year in a row in England
Proportion of children being immunised down to 91.2% as experts warn of measles riskThe proportion of children in England getting immunised for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) has fallen for the fourth year in a row, as uptake for a further nine out of the 12 routine vaccinations has dropped, figures show.Related:Resurgence of deadly measles blamed on low MMR vaccination ratesContinue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Sarah Marsh Tags: MMR Vaccines and immunisation Health Infectious diseases Medical research NHS Microbiology Children Science Society Source Type: news

Healthcare cuts 'strongly linked' to the resurgence of measles
(Bocconi University) Studies show that primary reason for the measles outbreak, affecting several European countries, is the decline in vaccination coverage, for which mainly the 'spread of anti-scientific theories' can be blamed. However, a new study in the European Journal of Public Health shows that cuts in public health expenditure also play an important role, with measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination coverage decreasing 0.5 percentage points for each 1 percent expenditure cut (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - September 12, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Measles Is Returning to a Range of Places —But Not for the Same Reasons
By now, measles ought to be optional. As long as parents are conscientious and governments are competent, no child has to contract the sometimes fatal disease again. But across Europe and in the U.S., that’s not what’s happening. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were more than 40,000 cases of measles–including 37 deaths–across Europe in just the first six months of 2018. That’s a huge jump: in all of last year, there were 23,927 cases, and only 5,273 the year before. More than half of those 2018 cases were found in Ukraine, while six other countries (Serbia, France, Ital...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized global health Source Type: news

Measles Is Returning to a Range of Places — But Not for the Same Reasons
By now, measles ought to be optional. As long as parents are conscientious and governments are competent, no child has to contract the sometimes fatal disease again. But across Europe and in the U.S., that’s not what’s happening. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there were more than 40,000 cases of measles–including 37 deaths–across Europe in just the first six months of 2018. That’s a huge jump: in all of last year, there were 23,927 cases, and only 5,273 the year before. More than half of those 2018 cases were found in Ukraine, while six other countries (Serbia, France, Ital...
Source: TIME: Health - August 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized global health Source Type: news

Why Is Italy ’s Government Trying to Overturn a Lifesaving Vaccination Law? Here’s What to Know
Italy’s parliament shocked the scientific community on Tuesday by voting to lift a legal requirement that parents vaccinate their children before sending them to pre-school. The move, driven by Italy’s new populist coalition government, has been widely criticized by doctors, who say vaccinations are essential to avoiding outbreaks of serious diseases like measles. Here’s what to know about the Italian government’s decision: What did the Italian government do with vaccines? Italian lawmakers in the upper house of parliament voted 148 to 110 to amend a law that required children under the age of 6 to...
Source: TIME: Health - August 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ciara Nugent and Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Anti-Vaccines Italy Source Type: news

Technical Note: Clarification on the Possible Cross Reactivity in Serological Tests for IgM-measles and IgM-Zika virus
Source: World Health Organization, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Published: 7/30/2018. This two-page document discusses false-positive results due to cross-reactions that have been documented between measles IgM antibodies and human parvovirus (B19), rubella, and herpes virus. However, no cross-reactivity has been described between species of the Flaviviridaefamily (Zika, dengue, etc.) with those of the Paramyxoviridae family (measles). (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mumps Outbreaks at Four Universities - Indiana, 2016
In 2016, large mumps outbreaks occurred at four Indiana universities. At some universities documentation of receipt of 2 doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine (MMR) was not available and required substantial personnel time to verify. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - July 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa:Cracking the Cold Chain Challenge Is Key to Making Vaccines Ubiquitous
[The Conversation Africa] Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of disease and saved millions of lives. Infectious diseases like polio, measles, diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), rubella (German measles), smallpox, mumps, tetanus and rotavirus used to be common around the world. Today vaccines can prevent them. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - July 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Unvaccinated Kids Create Risk of U.S. 'Hot Spots'
The researchers found that among children enrolling in kindergarten, the number of those with nonmedical exemptions has increased since 2009 in 12 states, resulting in lower rates of vaccination for measles, mumps and rubella. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Imported Congenital Rubella Syndrome, United States, 2017 Imported Congenital Rubella Syndrome, United States, 2017
What have we learned about the risk for imported cases of congenital rubella syndrome?Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Progress Toward Rubella and Congenital Rubella Syndrome Control — South-East Asia Region, 2000–2016
(Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - May 31, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA Approves First Artificial Iris
A German company has become the first to score FDA approval for a stand-alone prosthetic iris in the United States. The agency said Wednesday afternoon that it approved the CustomFlex Artificial Iris, made by Erlangen, Germany-based HumanOptics. The device, which is surgically implanted, is approved to treat adults and children whose iris is completely missing or damaged due to a congenital condition called aniridia or other damage to the eye. “Patients with iris defects may experience severe vision problems, as well as dissatisfaction with the appearance of their eye,” said Malvina Eydelman, MD, dire...
Source: MDDI - May 30, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Implants Source Type: news