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Friday, July 07, 2017 | Medical Studies

Continuing Nivolumab After Melanoma Progression Benefits Some Patients

Some clinically stable patients with advanced melanoma benefit from continued nivolumab treatment after disease progression, researchers say. Immune checkpoint inhibitors such as nivolumab have atypic…

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Thursday, July 06, 2017 | Medical Studies

Better Vision-Related QOL With Fluocinolone Acetonide Implant for Uveitis

Treatment of noninfectious uveitis with fluocinolone acetonide implants is associated with better vision-related quality of life, compared with systemic corticosteroid therapy, according to results fr…

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Wednesday, July 05, 2017 | Medical Studies

Global IOLs Market to Grow at CAGR of 4.42% to 2021

A new research document with title ‘Global Intraocular Lens (IOLs) Market 2017-2021’ covering detailed analysis, competitive landscape, forecast, and strategies. The study covers geographi…

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Tuesday, July 04, 2017 | Medical Studies

Leafy Greens Good for the Eyes Also Boost Kids' Brain Function

Higher levels of retinal carotenoids are associated with superior academic achievement and increased efficiency in performing cognitive tasks, new research shows. A team of investigators led by Naiman…

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Friday, June 30, 2017 | Medical Studies, AMD

An Eye to Health: Diet and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a leading cause of vision loss in the developed world, with advanced AMD affecting approximately 2 million people in the United States.[1,2] AMD is characteri…

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Medical Studies

Quick and Accurate Diagnosis of Dry Eye Disease

Over 25 million Americans suffer from chronic dry eye disease (DED), and this number is predicted to approach 30 million by 2022.[1] DED is the most common presenting symptom to a comprehensive ophtha…

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Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina, AMD

Risk of Age-related Macular Degeneration Higher With Myeloproliferative Neoplasms

Patients with chronic myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) have an increased risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a Danish registry study. "Blood cancers, which most recent…

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Wednesday, June 28, 2017 | Medical Studies

Novel Multifocal Contact Lens Technologies Get High Ratings

Some of the newest multifocal contact lenses have elicited sky-high satisfaction rates in patient surveys, with almost all patients preferring them over their habitual lenses, according to two reports…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | Medical Studies, Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness Offers Free Information to Protect Eyes During Upcoming Solar Eclipse

Across North America on Monday, August 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible to millions of people. According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a solar eclipse occurs wh…

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Monday, June 26, 2017 | Medical Studies, ArcScan

ArcScan Announces New, Reimbursable Glaucoma Imaging Capabilities of Insight 100

ArcScan announced positive results of its study using existing reimbursement codes for glaucoma imaging with the Insight 100, ArcScan’s FDA 510(k)-cleared precision point-and-shoot ultrasou…

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Monday, June 26, 2017 | Medical Studies

Central Serous Retinopathy Requires Individualized Approach

One treatment clearly does not fit all patients with central serous retinopathy (CSR). Determining which approach to try on which patient, and getting it paid for, is a challenge for eye care practiti…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017 | Medical Studies, AMD

International Academy of Low Vision Specialists Recognizes the Mental Health Changes That May Come with a Diagnosis of AMD

The diagnosis of low vision due to age, such as macular degeneration, often comes with more consequences than just the inability to see. A new study by the National Eye Institute (NEI) reports that pa…

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Friday, June 16, 2017 | Medical Studies

Akron Zoo Monkey has Cataract Surgery, Considered a First for Such a Small Animal

Ana the Akron Zoo’s female golden lion tamarin has a fresh look at life. And the 13-year-old tiny primate can thank two Cleveland doctors. Zookeepers at the Akron Zoo noticed that Ana was having…

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Thursday, June 15, 2017 | Medical Studies, Retina, AMD

Aflibercept May Be Effective for Resistant Exudative AMD

Aflibercept appears to improve outcomes in patients with exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) resistant to treatment with ranibizumab or bevacizumab, researchers from Norway report. "…

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | Medical Studies

Prevent Blindness Works to Educate the Public on Dangers of Consumer Fireworks

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), estimated that injuries from fireworks sent 8,000 Americans to the emergency room over the Fourth of July holiday. The latest CPSC annual report sta…

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