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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | Medical Studies

Clinical Study Shows That Retinal Imaging May Detect Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

A study led by researchers at Cedars-Sinai and NeuroVision Imaging provides the scientific basis for using noninvasive eye imaging to detect the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s. The experi…

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Monday, August 21, 2017 | Medical Studies, AcuFocus

European Post-Market Study of AcuFocus IC-8 Small Aperture IOL Published

AcuFocus announced the publication of a European post-market study with its extended depth-of-focus small-aperture IC-8 IOL in the July issue of the Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. …

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Monday, August 21, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina

Early, Late Outcomes of Therapy for Diabetic Macular Edema Correlate

Early vision gains correlate with long-term visual outcomes in patients with diabetic macular edema (DME) treated with bevacizumab or dexamethasone implants, according to results from the BEVORDEX cli…

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Friday, August 18, 2017 | Medical Studies

Eyewire Exclusive: Q&A with Solar Eclipse Expert

With the first total solar eclipse in the United States in 37 years now just days away, millions of Americans will be looking up at the sky to get a glimpse of the rare event. But eclipse experts are …

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Friday, August 18, 2017 | Medical Studies

More Kids Have Vision Problems, Especially Poor Children

Perfect eyesight may be less common for kids today than it was a generation ago, and poverty appears to increase the likelihood that children may have severe visual impairments, a recent UK study sugg…

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Friday, August 18, 2017 | Medical Studies

Adolescent, Adult Contact Lens Wearers Have Risky Habits

More than 85% of adolescents who wear contact lenses do not follow recommendations for proper contact lens hygiene, a nationally representative online survey found, aacording to a report in Medscape. …

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina

First Patient Enrolled in USH2A Natural History Study

The first patient has been enrolled in a 4-year natural history study of people with mutations in the USH2A gene which are the leading cause of the combined vision and hearing loss associated with Ush…

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Thursday, August 17, 2017 | Medical Studies

Corneal Patch Grafts Thin After Aqueous Drainage Device Placement

Gradual thinning of gamma-irradiated sterile cornea (GISC) patch grafts covering glaucoma-treating aqueous drainage devices (ADDs) suggests ensuing tube exposure, according to researchers in the Unite…

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017 | Medical Studies, ThromboGenics

New ThromboGenics’ Ocriplasmin Clinical and Health Economic Data Presented at ASRS

ThromboGenics NV announced that further ocriplasmin clinical and health economic data was presented at the 35th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) in Boston…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Medical Studies, Ellex

Ellex Announces Release of Study Detailing Safety and Efficacy of YAG Laser Floater Removal

Ellex Medical Lasers announced the release of a study evaluating the safety and efficacy of YAG laser vitreolysis for symptomatic Weiss Ring floater patients in the peer-reviewed journal, Journal of t…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina

UofL Researchers Discover Procedure to Regenerate Dormant Cone Cells, Potentially to Improve Vision in Retinitis Pigmentosa

Researchers at the University of Louisville have discovered a way to revitalize cone receptors that have deteriorated as a result of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). Working with animal models, Henry J. Kap…

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina

Real-World Anti-VEGF Results Fall Short in Macular Edema

Real-world patients with diabetic macular edema treated with anti -- vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) do not do as well as similar patients in clinical trials, according to an analysis of med…

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Friday, August 11, 2017 | Medical Studies

Google DeepMind is Funding NHS Research at Moorfields Eye Hospital

DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence (AI) lab owned by Google, is funding research being carried out by the National Health Service (NHS), according to a report in BusinessInsider. Th…

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Friday, August 11, 2017 | Medical Studies

Platinum Chains Yield Fewer Complications of Upper Eyelid Loading

In the management of lagophthalmos, platinum chains are associated with fewer complications than gold weights for upper eyelid loading, researchers from UK report in a Medscape article. "I fou…

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017 | Medical Studies

Progress in Diabetic Retinopathy in the Spotlight at ASRS

Treatments for diabetic retinopathy with new mechanisms of action and new options for age-related macular degeneration will be garnering attention here at the American Society of Retina Specialists (A…

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