Bilateral retinal toxicity as a result of poisoning with pure iodine - Esra BC, Yasin SG.
Iodine is an essential mineral that is necessary for the synthesis of thyroid hormones, which can cause many diseases in the body. The application of adding potassium iodate to table salts started in Turkey in 1998. High doses of iodate cause retinal toxic... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Marijuana for glaucoma treatment: a recipe for disaster - Daga FB, Almeida I, Prata TS, Paranhos AJ.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide(1). It occurs more frequently in elderly individuals, but it can also develop in young adults, children, and newborns. Glaucoma is characterized by the dysfunction and loss of retinal gangli... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Retinal-related blindness imposes high economic burden in Brazil
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - April 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Vitamin A for nerve cells
(University of Freiburg) Freiburg researchers prove structural and functional plasticity in human synapses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 31, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

An efficacy and safety study of intra-arterial recanalization of occluded ophthalmic arteries in patients with monocular blindness caused by injection of hyaluronic acid in facial tissues - Wang J, Shen H, Liu T, Li Q, Lyu Z, Yu Y.
PROPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of recanalizing hyaluronic acid-occluded retinal central artery by intra-arterially infusing hyaluronidase. METHODS: Between December 2015 and December 2016, 30 patients with monocular blindness due to t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Weighing the Risks of Treating Floaters With Vitrectomy Weighing the Risks of Treating Floaters With Vitrectomy
Although vitrectomy for floaters is largely safe, the risk for subsequent retinal detachment and cataract surgery remains a concern.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

NIH-led team sets new bar in retinal imaging
By eliminating extraneous light, the scientists improved resolution by 33%. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 11, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Retinal Imaging Study Diagnoses in COVID-19 Retinal Imaging Study Diagnoses in COVID-19
Are ocular signs and symptoms in COVID-19 under recognized? This patient presented with retinal lesions but no other symptoms of COVID-19.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

NIH-led team sets new bar in retinal imaging
(NIH/National Eye Institute) A team led by scientists at the National Eye Institute (NEI) has noninvasively visualized the light-sensing cells in the back of the eye, known as photoreceptors, in greater detail than ever before. Published in Optica, the researchers report how they improved imaging resolution by a third by selectively blocking the light used to image the eye. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 11, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Central Retinal Artery Occlusion a'Medical Emergency'Central Retinal Artery Occlusion a'Medical Emergency '
CRAO is a medical emergency, and systems of care need to evolve to allow prompt recognition, triage, and management in a manner similar to that of cerebral ischemic stroke, the new AHA statement concludes.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 10, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

Retinal implants can give artificial vision to the blind
(Ecole Polytechnique F é d é rale de Lausanne) A team of EPFL engineers has developed technology that could partially restore vision in blind people. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 5, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

How Retinal Imaging May Help Identify Alzheimer's Disease How Retinal Imaging May Help Identify Alzheimer's Disease
An exploratory analysis into combining optical coherence tomography and artificial intelligence shows promising results.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 5, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Frequency of vitreoretinal surgical procedures in US during COVID-19 pandemic
This study of more than 526,000 procedures across 17 institutions reports a significant decrease in the use of lasers and cryotherapy, retinal detachment repairs and other vitrectomies, beginning mid-March last year and lasting at least until May. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 4, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

A new blindness gene uncovered in a canine study
(University of Helsinki) A study recently completed at the University of Helsinki has uncovered a mutation in the IFT122 gene in blind dogs. The gene defect now discovered results in the progressive destruction of photoreceptor cells and retinal dystrophy. IFT122 is a new candidate also for retinal dystrophy in humans. A gene test in support of breeding and diagnostics has been developed based on the finding. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Oregon researchers unveil the weaving fractal network of connecting neurons
(University of Oregon) High-resolution imaging and 3D computer modeling show that the dendrites of neurons weave through space in a way that balances their need to connect to other neurons with the costs of doing so. The discovery emerged as researchers sought to understand the fractal nature of neurons as part of a project to design fractal-shaped electrodes to connect with retinal neurons to address vision loss due to retinal diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 2, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news