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.

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Opthamologist News:

They tend to deal with psychosocial care more than male colleagues but can take steps to reduce stress (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted: October 17, 2017, 4:00 pm
This study has the potential to change the management of patients with RP and, if successful, greatly expand the patient population who can benefit from this treatment, and for whom the Argus II could be a solution,” Dr. Walter of Germany’s Universitätsklinikum Aachen said in a prepared statement. In July, Second Sight said its Argus II retinal prosthesis system won expanded reimbursement coverage from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 11 additional states and the District of Columbia. See the best minds in medtech live at DeviceTalks West, Dec. 11–12 in Orange County, Calif. The post Second Sight wins go-ahead for German Argus II study in better-sighted RP patients appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Posted: October 17, 2017, 2:40 pm
Human eyes display an impressive color palette, ranging from dark brown through shades of green, and to light blue. But what determines these unique hues? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Posted: October 17, 2017, 2:00 pm
Ophthalmologists spent more than three and a half hours per clinical day using EHRs, although billing levels and clinic volume led to variations in EHR use among physicians, a study has found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:50 am
[Vanguard] As the world weekend marked 2017 World Sight Day, Entomologist has disclosed that 80 percent of blindness could be prevented. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:28 am
A new biotech startup has scored $42.5 million in financing from Atlas Venture and other prominent investors as it looks to develop treatments for the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the U.S. Cambridge-based Gemini Therapeutics came out of stealth mode on Tuesday by announcing the Series A round, which was co-led by Atlas, Lightstone Ventures and OrbiMed. The three venture firms also invested in Gemini’s seed round last year. The company is focused on age-related macular degeneratio n,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)

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Posted: October 17, 2017, 10:00 am
(Bentham Science Publishers) The Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) has accepted to index three Open Access journals published by Bentham Open. The titles recently accepted to be indexed are: The Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal, The Open Ophthalmology Journal and The Open Dentistry Journal. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Posted: October 17, 2017, 3:00 am
In the wide field of incubators, accelerators, co-working and wet lab spaces, and venture capital, Naglreiter Medical Device Development Organization (NMDDO) occupies a unique niche. The company, based in Miramar, FL, was started with the goal of reducing the time and resources that go into building a new medical device company or developing an innovative medical technology. Weeks or months, as well as millions of dollars can go into finding or building a facility, crafting a quality system, and hiring talent. NMDDO offers entrepreneurs a chance to skip to the fun stuff—developing the technology or product. The company’s business model differs from outsourced development and consulting arrangements by keeping management of the project under one roof with aligned timelines. “We provid...
Posted: October 17, 2017, 12:17 am
Sexual harassment by patients can negatively affect physician - patient relationship, quality of care (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Posted: October 16, 2017, 11:00 pm
Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) offers advantages over the more widely used Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK) for the surgical treatment of corneal endothelial dysfunction, according to an Ophthalmic Technology Assessment from the American Academy of Ophthalmology.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Posted: October 16, 2017, 9:11 pm
The FDA advisory committee approved a new drug application for once-daily glaucoma drug netarsudil (Rhopressa), introducing a new drug class for this indication.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:51 pm
U.S. judge William Bryson ruled that patents covering Allergan‘s (NYSE:AGN) Restasis medicine are invalid on the grounds of obviousness, driving the company’s shares down more than -6% in afternoon trading today. The decision, made in a Texas federal court, is part of an ongoing case between Allergan and generic drugmakers like Mylan (NSDQ:MYL) and Teva Pharmaceuticals (NYSE:TEVA). Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Texas judge rules Allergan’s Restasis patents invalid appeared first on MassDevice. (Source: Mass Device)
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:38 pm
Owners of a Southern Tier ophthalmology practice are expanding with a new $1 million surgery center in Olean. Allegany Associates LLC doing business as Southern Tier Surgery Center filed plans with the state Department of Health to build an ambulatory surgery center with two operating rooms on Buffalo Street in Olean. The Cattaraugus County site is just over a mile from the South Union Road offices of Al legany Eye Associates, a practice that also has sites in Wellsville and Hornell. It’s the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Posted: October 16, 2017, 3:47 pm
[Vanguard] Asaba -Delta State Commissioner for Health, Dr Nicholas Azinge, has said hypertension and diabetes are major causes of blindness. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Posted: October 16, 2017, 8:57 am
Medical rules of eligibility permit severely injured Iraqi and Afghan nationals to receive care in Coalition medical facilities only if bed space is available and their injuries result directly from Coalition fire. The first rule favors Coalition soldiers ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:41 am
Title: Can You Go Blind from Astigmatism?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)

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Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:00 am
Title: What foods are good for your eyes?Category: Doctor's& Expert's views on SymptomsCreated: 10/16/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/16/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:00 am
Meeting a young Syrian refugee inspires Mark Cousins to imagine how different our defining images can beWe have work lives and love lives, but we also have looking lives. If we ’re lucky enough to have eyesight, an inner photo album accrues throughout our lives. On its pages are the sunsets we’ve seen, the dead bodies, and many other defining images – these are the visual shocks and pleasures which help us understand and read emotion.In a refugee camp in Calais last year, I played football with a young teenage boy from Syria. We had no common language, but we had a laugh as we played. Afterwards I wondered what he had seen in his life so far.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Posted: October 15, 2017, 4:00 am
A cell-based therapy derived from umbilical cord tissue could someday treat geographic atrophy caused by age-related macular degeneration, early trials of this novel therapy suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Posted: October 15, 2017, 2:51 am
Several measures improved with the use of blue light-blocking glasses in a randomized trial, but not everyone is convinced.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Posted: October 15, 2017, 2:19 am

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