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.

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Opthamologist News:

Conclusions: Synchronised vertical 2-split-screen surgical videos are beneficial for the education of young surgical trainees when learning surgical skills including the surgeons' hand movements.Ophthalmologica (Source: Ophthalmologica)

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Posted: August 31, 2015, 2:10 pm
Conclusions: HVEM in human corneal epithelial cells may act to dampen the production of some cytokines and chemokines and thus it may modulate the innate immune response against HSV-1. This may provide a novel mechanism for the pathogenesis of HSV-1 infection in the cornea.Ophthalmic Res 2015;54:128-134 (Source: Ophthalmic Research)
Posted: August 31, 2015, 2:10 pm
Conclusions The volume of orbital fatty tissue seemed to be unchanged after methylprednisolone pulse therapy while that of total extraocular muscles was decreased. The proptosis value seemed to be unchanged after treatment. (Source: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology)
Posted: August 31, 2015, 2:09 pm
Review the current options for treatment of glaucoma, and when each is most appropriate, in this comprehensive overview. U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Posted: August 31, 2015, 12:33 pm
When we move our head, the whole visual world moves across our eyes. Yet we can still make out a bee buzzing by or a hawk flying overhead, thanks to unique cells in the eye called object motion sensors. A new study on mice helps explain how these cells do their job, and may bring scientists closer to understanding how complex circuits are formed throughout the nervous system. The study was funded by the National Institutes of Health, and was published online in Nature. Language English (Source: News from NEI)
Posted: August 31, 2015, 12:14 pm
Publication date: 15 October 2015 Source:International Journal of Pharmaceutics, Volume 494, Issue 1 Author(s): Gabriella Horvát, Mária Budai-Szűcs, Szilvia Berkó, Piroska Szabó-Révész, Judit Soós, Andrea Facskó, Mónika Maroda, Michela Mori, Giuseppina Sandri, Maria Cristina Bonferoni, Carla Caramella, Erzsébet Csányi Hyaluronic acid (HA) and its derivatives play important roles in many fields of therapy, such as arthritis treatment, plastic surgery, dermatology, otology, ophthalmology, etc. With a view to increase the beneficial properties of HA in ocular drug delivery, many types of chemical structural modifications have been performed. In the course of our research work, we characterized nanosized cross-linked – (CLNaHA), linear sodium hyaluronate (NaHA) and ...
Posted: August 30, 2015, 11:00 pm
Conclusion This study showed that a higher percentage of women with PE had a longer latency. We are now studying the association between the VEP results and the cerebral blood flow measured with transcranial Doppler in these women. (Source: Pregnancy Hypertension: An International Journal of Womens Cardiovascular Health)
Posted: August 30, 2015, 11:00 pm
(NEW YORK) — Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat” probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82. Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said. Sacks had announced in February 2015 that he was terminally ill with a rare eye cancer that had spread to his liver. As a practicing neurologist, Sacks looked at some of his patients with a writer’s eye and found publishing gold. In his best-selling 1985 book, he described a man who really did mistake his wife’s face for his hat while visiting Sacks’ office, because his brain had difficulty interpreting what he saw. Another story i...

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Posted: August 30, 2015, 12:13 pm
Conclusion We identified a novel RS1 (97delT) mutation in a Taiwanese family with XLRS. This finding expands the RS1 mutation spectrum and may help to further understand the molecular pathogenesis of XLRS. (Source: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association)
Posted: August 29, 2015, 11:00 pm
This article reviews the endoscopic treatment of orbital fractures. (Source: Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports)
Posted: August 29, 2015, 11:00 pm
Conclusion According to numerous reports, small incidental paraclinoid aneurysms have a lower risk of rupture and growth than PcomA aneurysms. Recently, preoperative radiological examination of unruptured small aneurysms was performed using magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and/or three-dimensional CT angiography (3DCTA). Because the ability of MRA and 3DCTA to detect small branches of the ICA is inferior to digital subtraction angiography (DSA), the location of an unruptured ICA aneurysm should be evaluated with other diagnostic modalities aside from MRA and 3DCTA. (Source: World Neurosurgery)
Posted: August 29, 2015, 11:00 pm
CONCLUSION: Functional long-term follow-up of glaucoma patients can be monitored with visual field indices. We herein report our fifteen year follow-up results in open angle glaucoma. PMID: 26311586 [PubMed] (Source: Open Ophthalmology Journal)
Posted: August 29, 2015, 11:27 am
CONCLUSION: The technique is simple, relatively cheap, and the creation of the corneal pocket is possible even in patients with vascularized and opaque cornea. PMID: 26311293 [PubMed] (Source: Open Ophthalmology Journal)

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Posted: August 29, 2015, 11:27 am
CONCLUSION: 1, 2 and 3 years after brachytherapy, eyes with CCM had significantly decreased visual acuity, contrast sensitivity and color vision. PMID: 26312123 [PubMed] (Source: Open Ophthalmology Journal)
Posted: August 29, 2015, 11:27 am
CONCLUSION: Functional long-term follow-up of glaucoma patients can be monitored with visual field indices. We herein report our fifteen year follow-up results in open angle glaucoma. PMID: 26311586 [PubMed] (Source: Open Ophthalmology Journal)
Posted: August 29, 2015, 11:27 am
CONCLUSION: The technique is simple, relatively cheap, and the creation of the corneal pocket is possible even in patients with vascularized and opaque cornea. PMID: 26311293 [PubMed] (Source: Open Ophthalmology Journal)
Posted: August 29, 2015, 11:27 am
Conclusions: We hypothesized that the clinical features in our case may have been modified by a combination of postoperative wound healing and degenerative vascular remodeling, in addition to microvascular alterations secondary to both diabetes and consequent ocular ischemia, which may have played a role.Case Rep Ophthalmol 2015;6:272-278 (Source: Case Reports in Ophthalmology)

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Posted: August 29, 2015, 11:27 am
Uveitis is a common association of juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) that has previously been characterized by poor visual prognosis with limited options for effective treatment. Since corticosteroid treatment is not a preferred long-term option for most patients with this condition, systemic immunosuppressive therapy is frequently employed. The medical options for the treatment of JIA-associated uveitis have recently expanded beyond conventional immunosuppressive drugs to the biological agents. The biological drugs that are most commonly employed for JIA-associated uveitis are the tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitors. Other biological agents that have been used to treat the disease include drugs that target cytokine receptors, lymphocyte antigens and lymphocyte co-stimulation signals. Th...
Posted: August 29, 2015, 11:19 am
No abstract available (Source: AJN)
Posted: August 29, 2015, 9:03 am
Abstract: Nocardia species are gram-positive, filamentous, branching bacteria that are found in water, soil, dust, and decaying vegetation. Infection of the eye with Nocardia may cause keratitis, scleritis, or endophthalmitis. A 70-year-old man presented with progressive left eye redness associated with pain, blurry vision, excessive tearing, and photophobia. An ophthalmologic examination was significant for scleral necrosis and thinning as well as a large corneal infiltrate. The patient was subsequently diagnosed with sclerokeratitis. Fungal cultures obtained from the cornea grew Nocardia abscessus complex/Nocardia exalbida. This case demonstrates that Nocardia should be included in the differential diagnosis of sclerokeratitis. (Source: Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice)
Posted: August 29, 2015, 5:00 am

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