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:

Association identified using data from two nationally representative samples (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)

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Posted: August 18, 2017, 8:00 pm
Title: Get Ready, Safely, for the Great American EclipseCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/18/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Posted: August 18, 2017, 6:00 am
Title: 6 Out of 7 Teens Slip Up on Contact Lens Guidelines: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/17/2017 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/18/2017 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Posted: August 18, 2017, 6:00 am
Most contact lens-wearing adolescents and adults reported poor compliance with contact lens hygiene recommendations, increasing their risk for severe and potentially sight-threatening eye infection.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Posted: August 17, 2017, 8:47 pm
Scientists at Stanford University said their findings provide the 'first evidence' of a strong link between poor vision and dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Posted: August 17, 2017, 7:37 pm
Scientists at Stanford University said their findings provide the 'first evidence' of a strong link between poor vision and dementia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)

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Posted: August 17, 2017, 3:09 pm
Despite all the warnings, patients may view the solar eclipse without proper protection. Be on alert for signs and symptoms of solar retinopathy, says a specialist.Medscape Optometry (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Posted: August 17, 2017, 1:13 pm
Optogenetic stimulation of the perirhinal cortex can cause macaques to process never-before seen-objects as familiar and known objects as brand new. (Source: The Scientist)
Posted: August 17, 2017, 1:01 pm
Not all patients with diabetic retinopathy benefit from treatment with vascular endothelial growth-factor (VEGF) inhibitors, new research confirms.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Posted: August 17, 2017, 11:41 am
Although itch sensation is an important protective mechanism for animals, chronic itch remains a challenging clinical problem. Itch processing has been studied extensively at the spinal level. However, how itch information is transmitted to the brain and what central circuits underlie the itch-induced scratching behavior remain largely unknown. We found that the spinoparabrachial pathway was activated during itch processing and that optogenetic suppression of this pathway impaired itch-induced scratching behaviors. Itch-mediating spinal neurons, which express the gastrin-releasing peptide receptor, are disynaptically connected to the parabrachial nucleus via glutamatergic spinal projection neurons. Blockade of synaptic output of glutamatergic neurons in the parabrachial nucleus suppressed ...
Posted: August 16, 2017, 11:00 pm
CRO launches efficiency model, focusing on dermatology, women’s health and ophthalmology(PRWeb August 17, 2017)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/08/prweb14612017.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Posted: August 16, 2017, 11:00 pm
At the final stage of the ventral visual stream, perirhinal neurons encode the identity of memorized objects through learning. However, it remains elusive whether and how object percepts alone, or concomitantly a nonphysical attribute of the objects ("learned"), are decoded from perirhinal activities. By combining monkey psychophysics with optogenetic and electrical stimulations, we found a focal spot of memory neurons where both stimulations led monkeys to preferentially judge presented objects as "already seen." In an adjacent fringe area, where neurons did not exhibit selective responses to the learned objects, electrical stimulation induced the opposite behavioral bias toward "never seen before," whereas optogenetic stimulation still induced bias toward "already seen." These results su...

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Posted: August 16, 2017, 11:00 pm
BOSTON (CBS) – On Monday, August 21, all eyes will be on the solar eclipse, a spectacular sight, but even though the sun will be shaded, it will still be dangerously bright. As Dr. Mallika Marshall reports, if you have the right protection, you can safely enjoy the rare show. “I’ve never seen an eclipse before but I’ve heard it’s a cool experience,” says 22-year-old Simon Archambault who plans to watch Monday’s solar eclipse with a bunch of friends in Boston, but he knows he’s taking a risk. “I heard you can go blind,” he admits. RELATED: Where To Watch Eclipse You could indeed go blind, says Dr. Nicole Sopp, an optometrist at EYESPOT in Chestnut Hill. “From the high energy solar radiation,” explains Dr. Sopp, “It can cause the photoreceptors which...
Posted: August 16, 2017, 8:33 pm
Dr. Jamie Kuhn, an optometrist at Midwestern University Eye Institute in Glendale, had a busy morning handing out free solar eclipse glasses. At the rate people are traipsing into the Eye Institute on the university campus at 59th Avenue and Utopia Road, Kuhn expects there won't be any left by tomorrow morning. "People are going to look at the sun," she said. "Wearing dark sunglasses is not enough." Midwestern University ordered 2,000 paper sunglasses from American Paper Optics LLC, which are… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Posted: August 16, 2017, 8:19 pm
Optometrist and eclipse-chaser Ralph Chou describes how even a partially eclipsed sun can damage the eye. (Source: The Scientist)

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Posted: August 16, 2017, 7:00 am
Source: National Eye Institute - Related MedlinePlus Pages: Vision Impairment and Blindness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Posted: August 16, 2017, 3:21 am
No notable improvement in timely access to specialty services following implementation of standards (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Posted: August 15, 2017, 11:00 pm
And, efficacy of drugs granted accelerated approval often confirmed only years after approval (Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Posted: August 15, 2017, 11:00 pm
(MedPage Today) -- Office-based procedure offered better visual acuity scores at 1 year (Source: MedPage Today Ophthalmology)
Posted: August 15, 2017, 7:35 pm
OPT-302, a new vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) inhibitor, appears to be safe and shows signs it could slow the progression of neovascular age-related macular degeneration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Posted: August 15, 2017, 5:16 pm

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