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Friday, April 07, 2017 | FDA Approval/Clearance, Medical Studies

Study Finds FDA Outpaces European Regulators in Review Times, Approvals of New Drugs

A new study published online in the New England Journal of Medicine reveals that the FDA outpaced the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in review times and approval of new drugs during a recent 5 year-p…

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Thursday, April 06, 2017 | Health Care, Medical Studies

Medscape's Annual Physician Compensation Report Reveals Significant Increases in Job Satisfaction and a Slight Improvement in the Gender Pay Gap

Despite a workday filled with "too many rules and regulations" and hours spent on paperwork, nearly 8 in 10 US physicians would choose medicine again as a career, according to the results of…

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Thursday, April 06, 2017 | Medical Studies

Home-based Macular Degeneration Monitoring Appears Cost Effective

Home telemonitoring of people at risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is potentially cost-effective, according to an economic analysis using a simulation model. As Dr. John S. Wittenborn ex…

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017 | Medical Studies

Near-Vision Loss in Older Patients Associated With Increased Dementia Risk

Decreased near-vision function in older patients may increase the risk for later dementia, new research suggests. Analyses from the population-based Three City study of more than 7700 participants old…

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017 | Medical Studies

Study: Hepatitis C Regimen Can Cause Cataracts

Interferon-ribavirin therapy was the standard of care prior to the advent hepatitis C virus (HCV)-specific antivirals in 2011. Hepatitis C itself causes cataract-inducing systemic oxidative stress. Sm…

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Friday, March 31, 2017 | Medical Studies

NEI Audacious Goals Initiative Report Outlines Strategies to Replace or Reprogram Neurons in the Retina

A new report gives recommendations for regenerating retinal ganglion cells (RGCs). Authored by Monica Vetter, PhD, University of Utah, and Peter Hitchcock, PhD, University of Michigan, the report stem…

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Thursday, March 30, 2017 | Medical Studies

Timolol May Be Effective for Treating Ocular Pyogenic Granuloma

Topical timolol 0.5% twice daily appears to be effective for children with ocular pyogenic granuloma, according to a new case series. "Ocular pyogenic granulomas are scar tissues that are traditi…

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | Medical Studies

Telemedicine Cuts Wait Time for Diabetic Retinopathy Screening

Telemedicine based in a primary-care doctor's office can reduce waiting time and improve screening rates for diabetic retinopathy in a large public-safety-net health system, according to the resul…

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Monday, March 27, 2017 | Medical Studies

Many Youths Not Adequately Screened for Diabetic Retinopathy

Many youths with diabetes did not receive timely eye examinations to screen for diabetic retinopathy (DR), a new study shows. Sophia Y. Wang, MD, from the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Ar…

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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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