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Friday, October 20, 2017 | Cornea, Medical Studies

Newcastle Scientists Eye-Up Cornea 'Breakthrough'

Artificial corneas have been grown using a new method described as "revolutionary." Scientists at Newcastle University have developed a process they say makes them fit better and offer bette…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Genetic Testing Recommended for Children Considered at Risk for Most Common Eye Cancer

Children who are considered to be at risk of developing eye cancer should receive genetic counseling and testing as soon as possible to clarify risk for the disease. This is the consensus of leading o…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Medical Studies

Ophthalmologists Spend Substantial Time on EHR Use

Ophthalmologists spent more than a quarter of their time with patients on electronic health records (EHRs), despite already having limited time overall to spend with patients, according to a single-ce…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Medical Studies

NanoViricides to Present Results On Successful Treatment Of Herpes-Induced Acute Retinal Necrosis

NanoViricides will present the results of its anti-herpes nanoviricide treatment for Viral Acute Retinal Necrosis (vARN) at the 2017 Annual meeting of the Ocular Microbiology and Immunology Group (OMI…

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | Medical Studies

A Liquid Biopsy for Retinoblastoma Developed by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Keck Medicine of USC

Retinoblastoma is a tumor of the retina that generally affects children under 5 years of age. If not diagnosed early, retinoblastoma may result in loss of one or both eyes and can be fatal. Unlike mos…

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Monday, October 16, 2017 | Medical Studies, STAAR Surgical

Staar Surgical Survey Examines How Americans Prioritize Eye Care

The majority of Americans prioritize eating out over spending money on eyecare, including appointments with eye doctors and prescription glasses, according to a new survey conducted by Staar Surgical,…

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Monday, October 16, 2017 | Medical Studies

Retinal Pharmaceutical and Biologics Market to Grow to $13.9 Billion by 2022

The retinal pharmaceuticals and biologics market is the biggest market segment in ophthalmology, and it keeps growing as the companies marketing Eylea (Regeneron, Bayer, and Santen) and Lucentis (Roch…

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Friday, October 13, 2017 | Glaucoma, Medical Studies, New World Medical

Dr. Kaweh Mansouri Presented Kahook Dual Blade Clinical Data at 2017 ESCRS Congress

New World Medical announced data was presented comparing the IOP lowering efficacy of cataract extraction (CE) combined with either goniotomy performed with the Kahook Dual Blade (KDB, New World Medic…

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Friday, October 13, 2017 | Medical Studies

Orbis Puts Spotlight on Cameroon on World Sight Day with Flying Eye Hospital Program

On World Sight Day, Orbis, a leading non-profit in the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness, began conducting a 4-week training program on the Flying Eye Hospital -- in Yaoundé, Came…

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Friday, October 13, 2017 | Medical Studies

Steady Increases in Ophthalmic Surgery Volume to Fuel Single-Use Ophthalmic Device Market

Market Scope expects the global ophthalmic single-use surgical products market to generate $3.1 billion in sales in 2017 and grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 4.2 percent to $3.7 billion…

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 | Medical Studies

Report: Lutein & Zeaxanthin Supplementation Could Save EU Billions in Healthcare Costs Associated with AMD

A new study produced by Frost & Sullivan has found that savings of €6.20 billion ($7.33 billion) a year could be generated through the daily consumption of 10 mg of lutein and 2 mg of ze…

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | Medical Studies, Alcon

New Data Shows Astigmatism Tends to Worsen Following Cataract Surgery With a Standard Monofocal IOL

Alcon presented a real-world data analysis that looks at the impact of not treating astigmatism during cataract surgery, and results from the "More to See" survey that reveal a widespread la…

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 | Clinical Trials, Medical Studies, Spark Therapeutics

Spark Gene Therapy Improves Vision, At Least in Short Term: FDA

Spark Therapeutics’s experimental gene therapy for a rare inherited form of blindness improves vision, though it is unclear whether the benefit lasts over time, according to a preliminary review…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Conferences, Medical Studies, Alcon

Data Presentations at ESCRS on Astigmatism, CyPass, and AcrySof IOLs

Alcon will present a real-world data analysis that looks at the impact of not treating astigmatism during cataract surgery, and results from the “More to See” survey that reveal a widespre…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 | Clinical Trials, Medical Studies, Retina, ThromboGenics

ThromboGenics Announces Publication in Experimental Eye Research of Preclinical Data Supporting Therapeutic Potential of THR-317 in DR

ThromboGenics NV announced that preclinical data on its THR-317 have been published in Experimental Eye Research. ThromboGenics’ preclinical studies are designed to investigate inhibition of pla…

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