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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:

Retinal vein occlusion is the most frequent retinal vascular disease after diabetic retinopathy, and a common cause of blindness. What key risk factors play a role in the development of this disease? International Journal of Clinical Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted: July 22, 2014, 2:13 pm
We demonstrate a scheme for long-range, high-precision absolute distance measurement based on frequency detection using two optoelectronic oscillators to convert distance information to frequency information. The two-oscillator design offers the unique advantage of self-referencing. By taking ... (Source: Optics Letters)
Posted: July 22, 2014, 7:31 am
The material properties of silicon nitride (SiN) play an important role in the performance of SiN membranes used in optomechanical applications. An optimum design of a subwavelength high-contrast grating requires accurate knowledge of the membrane thickness and index of refraction, and its ... (Source: Applied Optics)
Posted: July 22, 2014, 7:31 am
(Source: Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics)
Posted: July 21, 2014, 11:00 pm
Abstract PurposeFor visually impaired individuals, motivation to be mobile and the individual's emotional states are predetermining factors of functioning. In addition, loss of confidence at the time of diagnosis could inhibit the ability to make progress. The aim of this study is to evaluate whether Problem‐Solving Treatment, a brief, structured psychological intervention, leads to better psychological well‐being in people who have been recently diagnosed as blind or partially sighted. MethodsA pilot randomised controlled trial: the trial aims to recruit 120 individuals who have either: (1) been diagnosed with severe, irreversible sight loss, or (2) registered as blind or partially sighted within the last 3 months. Individuals will be randomly allocated to either the intervention or ...

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Posted: July 21, 2014, 11:00 pm
Blindness drug developer Avalanche Biotechnologies Inc. boosted its IPO target to $93 million from $86 million, hoping to sell 6.2 million shares at between $13 and $15 per share. In addition, the Menlo Park gene therapy company will receive $10 million from partner and part-owner Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) from a private placement of stock, the company said in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Monday. The upsized IPO by Avalanche, which would trade on the NASDAQ exchange… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Posted: July 21, 2014, 6:49 pm
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C4CC03649B, CommunicationAbhishek Lahiri, Natalia Borisenko, Andriy Borodin, Frank EndresGroup III-V semiconductors are important in the production of a variety of optoelectronic devices. At present, these semiconductors are synthesized by high vacuum techniques. Here we report on the electrochemical...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Chem. Commun. latest articles)
Posted: July 21, 2014, 3:58 pm
More years of education may mean increased likelihood of myopia. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)

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Posted: July 21, 2014, 2:10 pm
When a trichromatic laser field is applied to a cavity optomechanical system within the single-photon strong-coupling regime, we find that the motion of mirror can evolve into a dark state such that the cavity field mode cannot absorb energy from the external field. Via tuning three components of ... (Source: Optics Express)
Posted: July 21, 2014, 4:00 am
Conclusions: Our results suggest that relative dimensions of the eyeball's anterior portion in PAC (G) eyes might be within the normal range. And the value of LV relative to that of the AV (i.e., the relative LV) is more closely related to PAC (G) than is the absolute value of LV. (Source: BMC Ophthalmology - Latest articles)
Posted: July 20, 2014, 11:00 pm
ConclusionsAAV8 is a promising vector for human clinical gene therapy trials for choroideremia. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. (Source: The Journal of Gene Medicine)

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Posted: July 20, 2014, 11:00 pm
A 65-year-old woman presented with head/facial trauma secondary to seizure. Examination revealed right-sided facial contusions and subconjunctival hemorrhage. Over 24 hours she developed bilateral periorbital ecchymoses: "raccoon eyes" (figure 1). Neuroimaging revealed right orbital fracture with hemorrhage into the orbit (figure 2). There was no basilar skull fracture or Battle sign (mastoid ecchymosis). (Source: Neurology)
Posted: July 20, 2014, 11:00 pm
CONCLUSION: Morphological parameters, such as PED height, number of peaks per PED in OCT images and hyperreflectivity in NIR images are prognostic factors for RPE tears in exudative AMD. The PED height and number of peaks per PED are useful for classification of PED in the daily routine. PMID: 25033948 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Der Ophthalmologe)
Posted: July 18, 2014, 11:00 pm
Authors: Hayes AR, O'Sullivan AJ, Davies MA Abstract UNLABELLED: Pituitary apoplexy is a rare event in pregnancy. A 41-year-old woman with a known pituitary microadenoma presented with visual disturbance and headache during the second trimester of pregnancy. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated pituitary apoplexy with chiasmal compression. After treatment with corticosteroid therapy, she underwent transsphenoidal excision of the pituitary adenoma. Visual abnormalities were completely restored and pituitary function preserved. There was no evidence of impact on the foetus. The literature on the subject is reviewed with emphasis on the management of the apoplectic patient with mild and stable neuro-ophthalmological signs. LEARNING POINTS: There are no clear guidelines on...

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Posted: July 18, 2014, 2:15 pm
[Ghanaian Chronicle]About 12 million people living in 98 districts in Ghana stand the risk of contracting lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis). Four million others, from 63 districts are also at risk of being infected with onchocerciasis (river blindness), according to the Ministry of Health. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Posted: July 18, 2014, 7:39 am
Authors: D Somer, E Karabulut, F G Cinar, U E Altiparmak & N Unlu (Source: Eye)
Posted: July 18, 2014, 6:00 am
Authors: O A Bekir, S Toufeeq, E Woods & M Jabir (Source: Eye)
Posted: July 18, 2014, 6:00 am
A safety audit of the first 10 000 intravitreal ranibizumab injections performed by nurse practitioners Eye advance online publication, July 18 2014. doi:10.1038/eye.2014.153 Authors: P Simcock, B Kingett, N Mann, V Reddy & J Park (Source: Eye)
Posted: July 18, 2014, 6:00 am
Authors: N Narayan & M S Sridhar (Source: Eye)

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Posted: July 18, 2014, 6:00 am

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