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Opthamologist News

Welcome to the Opthamologist News page (Ophthalmologist News ).

This page is intended as a quick update on whats going on in the world of Opthamology, including ophthalmology studies, news and general articles. Have a browse and see if something catches your eye.

We have also added another  Opthalmology news page, that includes only the latest medical studies and results, so if you are an Opthamologist, then it is also worth a read: Ophthalmology Journal.

For our ‘General Eye Health’ news page, please see: Eye Health.

Enjoy reading.

Opthamologist News:

SkQ1 proven effective against Dry Eye Syndrome in a topical ophthalmic formulation at preclinical stage of compound development, moves to Phase II of clinical program.(PRWeb April 23, 2014)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/04/prweb11782381.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

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Posted: April 24, 2014, 6:05 am
(Source: Survey of Ophthalmology)
Posted: April 24, 2014, 5:27 am
A question that seems to be of intrigueIs asked about some truly big leagueComposers who could hardly hear,And painters whose eyesight was not at all clear.1Edgar Degas and Charles MonetHad nothing good at all to sayAbout their sight, as it grew faint,And made it extremely hard to paint.Ludwig Beethoven also complainedAs hearing failed and tinnitus pained.But he kept composing when his ears went deadAnd his greatest works were still ahead.The reason is that he had availableA surrogate for music playable:He could read a musical score and “hear”As if he still had a working ear.In fact, what makes a deaf composerStop his work and lose composure,Is not the silence, but noise internal:Tinnitus with screams infernal.Now one might think that a loss of visionShould not affect a composing music...
Posted: April 24, 2014, 5:27 am
ConclusionsThe customised lenses provided substantial reductions in ocular aberrations in these keratoconic patients; however, the poor visual performances achieved with these lenses are most likely to be due to small, on‐eye lens decentrations. (Source: Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics)

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Posted: April 24, 2014, 5:23 am
The FDA has announced that injections given to treat neck and back pain and radiating pain in the arms and legs may result, on rare occasions, in blindness, stroke, paralysis, and death. News Alerts (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Posted: April 24, 2014, 3:23 am
(MedPage Today) -- Injectable corticosteroids must now carry a new label warning about the risks of severe adverse effects from epidural injections including death, stroke, and permanent blindness and paralysis, the FDA said. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Posted: April 24, 2014, 2:13 am
Conclusions: Fluoroquinolone susceptibility of P. aeruginosa isolated from the SCUT is consistent with previous studies showing elevated resistance involving exoU encoding (cytotoxic) strains, and suggest worse clinical outcome from infections involving resistant isolates. Determination of exoU expression in clinical isolates of P. aeruginosa may be helpful in directing clinical management of patients with microbial keratitis. (Source: BMC Ophthalmology - Latest articles)
Posted: April 23, 2014, 11:00 pm
Tell the truth: Did you stay inside today? If you did, was any of it due to the sky-is-falling (literally), Earth-shaking (again, literally) reports that at any moment we could be hit by a city-killing meteor? According to research by Peter Brown of the Meteor Physics Group at the University of Western Ontario, since 2000, there have been 26 meteors that exploded in the Earth’s atmosphere and released the equivalent of at least 1,000 tons of TNT (1 kiloton); four of those packed a bigger punch than the 16-kiloton bomb that leveled Hiroshima. MoreThe Next ‘City-Killer’ Asteroid Could Be Closer Than We ThinkWANTED: Asteroid HuntersMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From...
Posted: April 23, 2014, 8:12 pm
According to a new pilot study, patients with diabetes are adherent to — and even enthusiastic about — self-monitoring their vision with a mobile app, but the study was not able to quantitatively demonstrate a health effect from the intervention. Diabetic retinopathy, a degradation of vision that can lead to blindness, is one of the most [...] (Source: mobihealthnews)
Posted: April 23, 2014, 3:31 pm
What does obstructive sleep apnea have to do with glaucoma? This new study investigates the possible connection. BMC Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Posted: April 23, 2014, 3:00 pm
Title: Glaucoma Drug May Help Reverse Obesity-Related Vision LossCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/22/2014 4:35:00 PMLast Editorial Review: 4/23/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)

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Posted: April 23, 2014, 6:00 am
ConclusionsA new step‐along method for astigmatic wavefront propagation using power vectors has been presented and validated for classical as well as new numerical examples. The method provides algebraic calculation as well as graphical monitoring of the wavefront vergence during propagation. (Source: Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics)
Posted: April 22, 2014, 11:00 pm
ConclusionsBoth corneal asphericity and anterior chamber depth play important roles in determining peripheral wavefront aberrations. The two factors nonlinearly interact to affect peripheral aberrations. Higher corneal Q and/or shorter anterior chamber depth tend to produce relatively more myopic peripheral refraction. Increasing the Q value of the anterior surface of a contact lens might provide an interesting intervention to slow myopia progression. (Source: Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics)
Posted: April 22, 2014, 11:00 pm
ConclusionThe results of the present study suggest that a traditional didactic approach, in isolation, is unlikely to be suited to training optometrists to achieve or develop the clinical competencies required for glaucoma detection and management. Consideration should be given to the development of specialist postgraduate training that is more practice‐based, provides opportunities for active learning and includes strategies for feedback and reinforcement. (Source: Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics)
Posted: April 22, 2014, 11:00 pm
Shhh! Listen! Hear that steady thumping? That’s the sound of scientists—particularly climate scientists—across the country pounding their heads against their desks. And at this point, that’s perfectly understandable, given a new poll released by Gallup concerning Americans’ beliefs about climate change. MoreFan TV Highlights Everything Wrong with Cable Right NowWant to Heal the Planet? Make Environmental Degrees FreeMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington PostGet the Look: Whitney Port's Pretty Dinner Table PeopleThe United States breaks down into three camps on the question of whether the Earth is warming and human activities are p...
Posted: April 22, 2014, 6:59 pm
The sudden spike in cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS, in Saudi Arabia came soon after camel racing events at the Jenadriyah Festival in Riyadh. That suggested the surge in the incurable coronavirus, which resembles pneumonia but is fatal to one in three who contract it, confirmed what scientists already knew of the disease: that camels seem to be reservoirs for the virus, and transmit it to humans more easily than humans do to one another. MoreSaudi Arabia Confirms 20 New Cases of Deadly MERS VirusMERS Death Toll Climbs as Man Killed By Virus in Saudi ArabiaMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington PostGet the Look: Whitney Port's Pretty ...
Posted: April 22, 2014, 5:32 pm
MoreStudy: Climate Change to Blame for Worsening U.S. WildfiresU.N.: Time Is Running Out for Climate-Change ActionThe Docu Series Years of Living Dangerously Tries to Close the Climate GapI had the chance to see the Grand Canyon last week for the first time, and I can tell you this: it is really big. So big, in fact, that I led my partner on an endless walk along the rim, searching for the entrance a trail that would take us some of the way down the canyon. It turned out that I misread the map scale just a tiny bit. I think she may have forgiven me by now. MoreSpending Earth Day at Ground Zero for Climate Change In AmericaPoll: One in Four ‘Solidly Skeptical’ of Global WarmingMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally...
Posted: April 22, 2014, 3:40 pm
Charlotte Alter / TIME Young people are facing two enormous problems: income inequality fueled by the rising cost of college, and the fact that they’re entering adulthood and will be raising their families on a planet with a climate that is growing less stable and more dangerous all the time. There’s a way to begin addressing both of these problems at once. It’s not cheap, but it’s not as expensive as rebuilding New York City, and it’s much better for the economy. MoreFan TV Highlights Everything Wrong with Cable Right NowAmericans Flunk Science—AgainMen Charged With Toppling Ancient Rock Formation Avoid Jail Time Huffington PostHere's An Updated Tally Of All The People Who Have Ever Died From A Marijuana Overdose Huffington PostGet the Look: Whitney Port's Pretty Dinner Ta...
Posted: April 22, 2014, 2:39 pm
For the ophthalmic surgeon, managing antiplatelet and anticoagulant treatment in patients undergoing elective surgery can be 'challenging,' note the authors of a new paper. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Posted: April 22, 2014, 11:21 am

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