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Friday, April 28, 2017 | Medical Studies

Ophthalmic Diagnostic Equipment Market to Generate $4 Billion in 2022

The global ophthalmic diagnostic equipment market is expected to reach $4 billion in manufacturer revenues by 2022, growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4 percent over the next 5 years…

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Friday, April 28, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Artificial Intelligence Shows Potential to Fight Blindness

Researchers from the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University have found a way to use artificial intelligence to fight a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes. This advance has the potentia…

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Friday, April 28, 2017 | Medical Studies

Medication, Money and Maps: How to Fight a Debilitating Eye Disease

In some of the world's remotest corners, health workers armed with smartphones, digital maps and medication are making steady progress in eliminating trachoma, the world's leading infectious c…

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 | Medical Studies

Systemic Antihypertensives Have Little Effect on IOP

Systemic beta blockers, ACE inhibitors and other cardiovascular medications don’t meaningfully affect IOP, researchers say. Although IOP is associated with blood pressure and other cardiovascula…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Medical Studies

Market Scope: Surgeons’ Expanding Needs for Retinal Devices to Fuel Revenue Growth

Retinal surgery uses more specialized products than any other ophthalmic surgical segment, resulting in annual revenues second only to cataract surgery. Market Scope expects steady growth in the globa…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017 | Medical Studies

Ocular Manifestations of Congenital Zika Syndrome Identified

Infants with congenital Zika syndrome have severe ocular abnormalities in both eyes, researchers have found. In November, the World Health Organization changed the status of Zika virus infection from …

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Monday, April 24, 2017 | Health Care, Medical Studies

NIH-Funded Study Shows Individualized Eye Exam Schedule Results in Lower Costs, Better Outcomes

New research results may lead to a reconsideration of how often people diagnosed with type 1 diabetes should have an eye screening. The current practice recommends that type 1 diabetics (after three y…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina

Okayama University Research: Successful Test of Retinal Prosthesis Implanted in Rats

Researchers at Okayama University report in the Journal of Artificial Organs the promising performance of a retinal prosthesis material when implanted in rats. The material is capable of converting ex…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina

IBM Machine Vision Technology Advances Early Detection of Diabetic Eye Disease Using Deep Learning

IBM this week released the results of new research using deep learning and visual analytics technology to advance early detection of diabetic retinopathy (DR). The results, which classify the degree o…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 | Medical Studies

Targeted Retinopathy Screening Proposed in Type 1 Diabetes

A data-based model for individualizing retinopathy screening schedules for patients with type 1 diabetes could significantly reduce the frequency of eye exams without delaying the diagnosis of sight-t…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | Medical Studies

Flying Eyes Optics Sponsors Website Dedicated to Pilot-Friendly Opticians

Flying Eyes Optics sponsors EyesThatFly.com, a website dedicated to pilots, looking for eye care professionals who understand a pilot's unique vision requirements. The site www.EyesThatFly.com is …

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017 | Medical Studies

‘Poppers’ Use Tied to Maculopathy

Using “poppers,” which are volatile alkyl nitrite compounds inhaled for their sexual enhancement and psychoactive effects, can be associated with maculopathy, according to a new case serie…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | Medical Studies

New Cells Found in the Retina, Paving Way for Jet Lag Therapy

Our bodies have a natural way of adjusting themselves to the day-night cycle. Many of us know that these are our 'biological clocks' or 'circadian rhythms.' However, when behavioral or…

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Monday, April 17, 2017 | Cornea, Medical Studies

Stanford Lab Grows Cornea Cells for Transplant

A Stanford research team has created a potentially powerful new way to fix damaged corneas -- a major source of vision problems and blindness. Millions of new eye cells are being grown in a Palo Alt…

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Monday, April 17, 2017 | Medical Studies

Cardiovascular Safety of Ranibizumab for Diabetic Macular Edema Still Unclear

Uncertainty lingers about the cardiovascular safety of intravitreal ranibizumab injections for diabetic macular edema, a pooled analysis of clinical trials shows. The study “includes the largest…

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