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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Medical Studies

Global Ophthalmology Market to Surpass $35 Billion by 2023, Says GBI Research

The global ophthalmology market revenue is forecast to increase from $22.2 billion in 2016 to $35 billion in 2023, despite patents expiring for the therapy area’s three most successful products:…

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | Medical Studies

Most Physicians Lack Basic Knowledge of Resources to Treat Travelers Experiencing In-Flight Medical Emergencies

When someone experiences a medical emergency during a commercial airline flight, the call usually goes out for any medical personnel onboard to assist. In a first-of-its-kind survey of physicians, 42%…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017 | Medical Studies

Regenerating the Retina; Preventing Clots by Blocking PCSK9; Mimicking the Health Benefits of Exercise

Scientists at the NIH’s National Eye Institute have discovered that they can use a transcription factor called Ascl1, combined with a common cancer drug, tamoxifen, to prompt regeneration of dam…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017 | Medical Studies

FDA to Increase Regulatory Oversight of Stem Cell Therapies, Regenerative Medicine

The FDA announced that it was ramping up oversight of companies involved in regenerative medicine. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb remarked that as the agency "takes new steps to advance an efficient…

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Monday, August 28, 2017 | Medical Studies

Predictors of Fungal Keratitis-Related Corneal Perforation Identified

Baseline presence of hypopyon and infiltrate depth and size are significant predictors of corneal perforation and/or need for therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty (TPK) in patients with severe fungal …

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Friday, August 25, 2017 | Medical Studies

Scientists Reversed Glaucoma in Mice With the Help of a Single Gene

For the first time, scientists at the Vision Institute (Sorbonne University) and the National Institute of Health and Medicine have prevented and reversed glaucoma in over 70 mice by injecting them wi…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017 | Medical Studies

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

A groundbreaking study provides the scientific basis for using noninvasive eye imaging to detect the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. Experimental technology developed by Cedars-Si…

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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 Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. The prospective…

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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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