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Friday, March 24, 2017 | Medical Studies

How Blind People's Brains Rewire to Improve Other Senses

A new study delves into the neurological changes in people with blindness. It demonstrates that losing one's sight before the age of 3 causes long-term alterations and subsequent enhancements to t…

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Friday, March 24, 2017 | Medical Studies

Repeated Bevacizumab Injections Tied to Higher Glaucoma Surgery Risk

Seven or more intravitreous bevacizumab injections in a year is associated with a higher risk of glaucoma surgery, researchers in Canada say. "The advent of intravitreous anti-vascular endothelia…

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Thursday, March 23, 2017 | Medical Studies

Optical Coherence Tomographic Angiography Helps Track Diabetic Retinopathy

Vessel density as measured by optical coherence tomographic angiography (OCTA) correlates with the severity of diabetic retinopathy (DR) and may yield insight beyond that provided by fundus photograph…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Medical Studies, Ocular Therapeutix

New Publication Describes Positive Patient Experience in Study of Ocular Therapeutix’ Dextenza Following Cataract Surgery

Ocular Therapeutix announced positive results of a patient experience study of Dextenza (dexamethasone insert) 0.4 mg for intracanalicular use. The study, published in Patient Preference and Adhe…

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | Glaucoma, Medical Studies

Body-tilt Test Helps Predict Optic Nerve Tissue Loss in Glaucoma

Changes in pattern electroretinogram (PERG) and other measures associated with head-down-body-tilt (HDT) position predict future loss of optic nerve tissue in individuals at risk for glaucoma, accordi…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Medical Studies

"Living with Sjögren's" Survey Demonstrates Impact Sjögren’s Has on Ability to Function at Home and At Work

For the overwhelming majority of patients living with Sjögren’s, an autoimmune disorder affecting more than 4 million Americans (90% of whom are women), every day is a challenge in coping w…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Medical Studies

China’s Ophthalmic Market to Grow to $4 Billion by 2022

Market Scope forecasts that China’s $2.7 billion ophthalmic market will grow at a compound annual rate of 8.5 percent to $4 billion in 2022 in constant currency terms. China, the most populous c…

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Monday, March 20, 2017 | Cataract Surgery, Medical Studies, Imprimis Pharmaceuticals

Peer-Reviewed Paper Demonstrates the Benefits of Dropless Cataract Surgery

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, an ophthalmology-focused pharmaceutical company, today announced the publication of a dropless therapy article in the peer-reviewed journal, Current Pharmaceutical Desig…

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 | Medical Studies

Stem Cell Therapy Blinds Three Patients at Florida Clinic

Three women with non-neovascular ("dry") age-related macular degeneration (AMD) experienced profound visual loss after receiving bilateral intravitreal injections of autologous adipose tissu…

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Medical Studies

Report: Eye Infections Treatment Market Poised for Steady Growth in the Future

The eye infections treatment market is growing. This is attributed to aging population, rising prevalence of ophthalmic diseases, increasing company investments for launching new product forms, health…

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 | Medical Studies

Retinopathy Signals Future PAD, Critical Limb Ischemia Risk

Having retinopathy predicted an increased risk of developing peripheral artery disease (PAD), especially the severe form of the disease, critical limb ischemia, in a new study[1]. Specifically, partic…

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 | Medical Studies

Report: Eye Health Supplements Market to Reach $2.85 Billion by 2024

Prevalence of cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma and many other eye diseases is prompting people to get eye health supplements prescribed from their ophthalmologists. For visually-impaired peop…

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Monday, March 13, 2017 | Medical Studies

Headache-Related QoL Improves After Ptosis Repair

Ptosis repair or blepharoplasty may reduce tension-type headaches and improve headache-related quality of life (QoL), new research hints. “This type of headache can be another functional indicat…

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Friday, March 10, 2017 | Cornea, Medical Studies

Stem Cell Treatment May Restore Vision to Patients With Damaged Corneas

Researchers working as part of the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center have developed a new way to identify and sort stem cells that may one day allow clinicians to restore visi…

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Friday, March 10, 2017 | Medical Studies

Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Retinal Damage in Kids

When women smoke during pregnancy or have underweight babies their children have a greater risk of retinal nerve fiber layer thinning, a Danish study suggests. Thinning of the retinal nerve fiber laye…

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