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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Medical Studies

International Academy of Low Vision Specialists Recognizes the Mental Health Changes That May Come with a Diagnosis of AMD

The diagnosis of low vision due to age, such as macular degeneration, often comes with more consequences than just the inability to see. A new study by the National Eye Institute (NEI) reports that pa…

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Friday, June 16, 2017 | Medical Studies

Akron Zoo Monkey has Cataract Surgery, Considered a First for Such a Small Animal

Ana the Akron Zoo’s female golden lion tamarin has a fresh look at life. And the 13-year-old tiny primate can thank two Cleveland doctors. Zookeepers at the Akron Zoo noticed that Ana was having…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina

Aflibercept May Be Effective for Resistant Exudative AMD

Aflibercept appears to improve outcomes in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) resistant to treatment with ranibizumab or bevacizumab, researchers from Norway report. "…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Medical Studies

Prevent Blindness Works to Educate the Public on Dangers of Consumer Fireworks

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), estimated that injuries from fireworks sent 8,000 Americans to the emergency room over the Fourth of July holiday. The latest CPSC annual report sta…

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | Medical Studies

Antibiotic-Associated Adverse Events Common

One in five hospitalized patients experienced adverse drug events (ADEs) when prescribed antibiotics, according to a study published online June 12 in JAMA Internal Medicine. "Although antibiotic…

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Monday, June 12, 2017 | Medical Studies

IOLs in India Priced up to 300 Percent Higher than Purchase Cost: Report

In a recent report to India's National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA), the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) noted that IOLs are priced at least 200 percent to 300 percent hi…

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Monday, June 12, 2017 | Medical Studies

Eye stroke: Symptoms, risks, and treatment

The eyes, as all the body's organs, depend on the flow of oxygen-rich blood to function. They have nerves and tissues that send signals to the brain to create a visual image. One of these critical…

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Monday, June 12, 2017 | Medical Studies

New SUSTAIN-6 Data Could Explain Retinopathy Worsening

New data from the Trial to Evaluate Cardiovascular and Other Long-term Outcomes With Semaglutide in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes (SUSTAIN-6) provide a plausible explanation for the worsening retinopa…

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Thursday, June 08, 2017 | Medical Studies

Eyesight Continues to Develop Until Your 40s, New Study Finds

Until now, researchers thought that the development of the human brain's visual-processing center stopped in the first few years of life. But a new study challenges this belief, instead suggesting…

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Thursday, June 08, 2017 | Medical Studies

Consider Optic Nerve Head Edema in Some ED Patients

Emergency department physicians should check certain patients for optic nerve head edema (ONHE) by fundus photography, researchers say. "The FOTO-ED study showed that non-mydriatic retinal photog…

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017 | Medical Studies, Alcon

New Alcon Survey Reveals People are Happier, More Satisfied With Their Lives After Cataract Surgery

A new survey from Alcon demonstrates that people experience significant emotional and lifestyle benefits after cataract surgery. Nearly three in four respondents who expressed an opinion agreed that a…

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Wednesday, June 07, 2017 | Medical Studies

Healthy Diet Tied to Lower Cataract Risk

A healthy diet is associated with a lower risk of age-related nuclear cataract (ARNC), new research from the U.K. suggests. “Evidence of the relationship between the gut microbiome and age-relat…

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Monday, June 05, 2017 | Medical Studies

Cognitive Decline Tied to Increased Visual-Field Variability in Glaucoma

Cognitive decline is associated with increased visual-field variability over time in patients with glaucoma, suggesting a need to screen and monitor for cognitive dysfunction, according to a new study…

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Friday, June 02, 2017 | Medical Studies

In Latinos, Ancestry and Income Associated With Glaucoma Risk

In Latinos, the likelihood of developing primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) is related to ancestry and income, new research suggests. "Our results demonstrate for the first time that Latinos who …

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Friday, June 02, 2017 | Medical Studies

Minimal Differences Between Anti-VEGF Drugs on IOP Over Time

Patients on anti-VEGF therapy may have a small decrease in intraocular pressure (IOP) over time, but with minimal differences between aflibercept, ranibizumab, and bevacizumab, a new large study sugge…

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