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Monday, January 29, 2018 | Medical Studies

Steady Increase in Eyelid Cancer Found in England

There has been a steady rise in the incidence of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the eyelid in England since 2000, say researchers who believe that behavioral changes and medical advances may underli…

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Monday, January 29, 2018 | Medical Studies

Fewer Infections Seen With Intracameral Antibiotics After Cataract Surgery

Using intracameral antibiotics after cataract surgery is associated with lower endophthalmitis rates, a new meta-analysis shows, according to a report in Medscape. "The studies in this systema…

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Friday, January 26, 2018 | Cornea, Medical Studies

Study Finds Genetic Link Between Thinner Corneas and Increased Risk of Glaucoma

Genetic studies in mice point to a protein called POU6F2, which can modulate corneal thickness, as a possible risk factor for glaucoma in humans, report Eldon Geisert of Emory University, and colleagu…

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Friday, January 26, 2018 | Medical Studies

Routine Preoperative Physical Exams for Cataract Surgery Are Unnecessary, Costly

Routine preoperative medical testing should be avoided in patients undergoing cataract surgery, particularly when surgery is performed more than 30 days after biometry, to reduce costs as well as inco…

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Thursday, January 25, 2018 | Medical Studies

Art Class Improves Medical Students' Observation Skills

Interest in integrating the arts and humanities into medical education is not new. Several programs around the country now either offer or require medical students to take classes in the arts or human…

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Medical Studies

Uveitis May Signal Cardiac Sarcoidosis in Some Patients

Some older patients with apparently idiopathic uveitis may in fact have sarcoidosis-associated disease, which can have cardiac consequences, according to a retrospective case series. Senior author …

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | Medical Studies

OneLegacy Announces Record-Setting Year in Organ and Cornea Donation

OneLegacy, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit organ procurement organization, announced a record number of organ donors in 2017, surpassing the previous mark set just a year earlier. OneLegacy also announc…

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | Medical Studies

Survey: 42% of Physicians Report Burnout, Some Cite Depression

Forty-two percent of physicians said they feel burned out, while 15% reported feeling depressed, according to a new Medscape survey. Half of those who reported burnout experienced those feelings on…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | Medical Studies

Ophthotech Announces First Patient Enrolled in the Phase 2b Clinical Trial of Zimura for the Treatment of Autosomal Recessive Stargardt Disease (STGD1)

Ophthotech announced that the first patient has been enrolled in the phase 2b randomized, double-masked, sham-controlled clinical trial assessing the efficacy and safety of Zimura (avacincaptad pegol)…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | Medical Studies

Smartphone App May Help Prevent Hydroxychloroquine Retinopathy

A recently developed smartphone app, DoseChecker, can rapidly calculate a patient’s optimal weekly hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) dose, thereby helping to avoid toxicity and eye injury, research…

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Monday, January 15, 2018 | Medical Studies

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island Expands Glen Cove Presence with New Office Move

Ophthalmic Consultants of Long Island has moved its Glen Cove office today. It is now in a larger, more modern facility with eight exam rooms with a focus on an exceptional patient experience and comp…

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Monday, January 15, 2018 | Medical Studies

Combining Cataract Surgery, Baerveldt-tube Implant Sometimes Useful for Glaucoma

Cataract surgery and implantation of a Baerveldt tube (BT) for glaucoma should be done separately in most cases, but may be combined in some, research from Switzerland suggests, according to a Reuters…

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Friday, January 12, 2018 | Medical Studies

Wills Eye Hospital Reveals Ophthalmology Trends for 2018 and Beyond

A survey of ophthalmologists conducted by Wills Eye Hospital and Ocular Surgery News uncovered current realities and forward-looking trends in the field of ophthalmology. "The survey data conf…

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Friday, January 12, 2018 | Medical Studies

More Kids Getting Eye Injuries From Paintball and Pellet Guns

A growing number of children are getting treated in U.S. emergency rooms for eye injuries from paintball or BB and pellet guns, a new study suggests, according to a report in Reuters. While team sp…

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Thursday, January 11, 2018 | Medical Studies

Low-dose Ranibizumab Effective for Retinopathy of Prematurity

Low doses of anti-VEGF therapy with ranibizumab are effective in infants with retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), according to results from the CARE-ROP study, as reported in Medscape. "The CARE…

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