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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:

(Source: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology)

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Posted: October 21, 2014, 11:00 pm
Nearly half of the patients who underwent LASIK laser eye surgery reported problems after the procedure, according to an FDA study, although only 1% said the problems interfered with their daily lives. Some 45% of patients who had a laser eye surgery called LASIK later reported at least 1 visual symptom 3 months after the procedure, the FDA said yesterday. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), National Eye Institute, U.S. Defense Dept.News Well, Clinical Trials, Laser/Light-based Devices, Optical/Ophthalmicread more (Source: Mass Device)
Posted: October 21, 2014, 1:31 pm
The Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) approach eliminates upside-down grafts and has a low rate of graft failure. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Posted: October 21, 2014, 1:05 pm
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C4CP04154B, CommunicationJindong Xue, Jing Xu, Fangyun Hu, Lingyan Liao, Min Li, Wubiao Duan, Qingdao Zeng, Chen WangThe efficient photochemical reactions on surface are of great importance to its potential applications in optoelectronic devices. In this work, a high efficient photodimerization reaction of one olefin cocrystal built...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. latest articles)
Posted: October 21, 2014, 1:05 pm
(Source: Acta Ophthalmologica)

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Posted: October 21, 2014, 9:20 am
ConclusionThe techniques presented can be undertaken in the office rather than a day procedural unit, improving time and cost‐effectiveness for the ophthalmologist and patient. (Source: Clinical and Experimental Optometry)
Posted: October 21, 2014, 8:06 am
(Source: Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics)
Posted: October 21, 2014, 8:05 am
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals said its drug Eylea (aflibercept) for diabetic macular edema produced significantly greater improvement in visual acuity from baseline to 52 weeks compared with Genentech's Avastin (bevacizumab) and Lucentis (ranibizumab). Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Posted: October 21, 2014, 7:19 am
Larry Hester has been blind for half his life, watch the moment doctors help him to "see" again for the first time (Source: Telegraph Health)
Posted: October 21, 2014, 7:16 am
Abstract The aim of the study is to compare the surgical results of patients with an idiopathic and secondary epiretinal membrane (ERM) after pars plana vitrectomy and membranectomy. The medical records of 51 consecutive patients with ERM who underwent pars plana vitrectomy and membranectomy with a follow-up >1 year were reviewed retrospectively. Age, sex, best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA, logMAR), lens status, presence of additional removal of internal limiting membrane (ILM), and recurrence rate within 1 year after the operation were compared in the idiopathic and secondary ERM groups. Forty-one eyes had idiopathic ERM and 10 eyes had secondary ERM. Preoperative average BCVA values in the two groups were 0.47 and 0.70, respectively, and the postoperative average BCVA valu...
Posted: October 20, 2014, 11:00 pm
Conclusions: IOP rise and vision improvement appear to be correlated following IVTA for DMO, suggesting that the mechanisms that cause both may be linked.Trial Registration: Clinical trials.gov NCT00167518, September 5, 2005. (Source: BMC Ophthalmology)
Posted: October 20, 2014, 11:00 pm
We analyze a scheme to entangle the movable mirrors of two spatially separated nanoresonators via a broadband squeezed light. We show that it is possible to transfer the Einstein–Podolsky–Rosen-type continuous-variable entanglement from the squeezed light to the mechanical motion of ... (Source: Journal of the Optical Society of America B)
Posted: October 20, 2014, 9:05 pm
After learning they had progressive degenerative diseases, two authors reacted as almost any young person would, with denial. (Source: NYT Health)
Posted: October 20, 2014, 5:03 pm
Researchers have developed a fast and inexpensive way to make facial prostheses for eye cancer patients using facial scanning software and 3-D printing, according to findings released today at AAO 2014, the 118th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Their novel process can create more affordable prosthetics for any patients who have hollow sockets resulting from eye surgery following cancer or congenital deformities. (Source: Disabled World)

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Posted: October 20, 2014, 3:08 pm
Conclusions: Cataract surgery-related changes in ACD and TIA are determined by the type of the eye. Although the linear model of the relationship between baseline parameters of the eye and their postoperative changes is correct, it does not explain the degree of the latter phenomenon. Preoperative consideration of other parameters characterizing anatomical relationships of the eye would enable the prediction of phacoemulsification-related changes in the anterior segment. PMID: 25329357 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Current Eye Research)

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Posted: October 19, 2014, 11:00 pm
(Source: Clinical and Experimental Optometry)
Posted: October 19, 2014, 11:00 pm
This review examines methods for estimating the risk of post‐surgical ectasia in candidates for refractive surgery by establishing a diagnosis of keratoconus suspect as a contraindication for proceeding with surgery. Notwithstanding the desirability of achieving 100 per cent sensitivity, any associated reduction in specificity and increased numbers of false positives might deny some candidates the opportunity to proceed with refractive surgery. The introduction of a model for the risk of ectasia involving both pre‐ and post‐surgical findings has been followed by a plethora of attempts to achieve the same purpose based on topographic and/or tomographic evaluation before surgery. The desirability of being able to depend on objective assessment using one type of instrument needs to be w...
Posted: October 19, 2014, 11:00 pm
(Source: Acta Ophthalmologica)
Posted: October 19, 2014, 11:00 pm
ConclusionUsing our methods, rarebit perimetry can be administered in parallel to groups of subjects. The mean hit rate was comparable to that reported in previously published studies. This parallel technique may improve the efficiency of large‐scale visual field screenings. (Source: Clinical and Experimental Optometry)
Posted: October 19, 2014, 11:00 pm
Conclusions: The results suggested that the VEGF-A and the VEGFR-2 may be a more important pathway for lymphangiogenesis in rejected corneal grafts than the VEGFR-3. In addition, organized lymphangiogenesis is more prominent in HK than PBK. PMID: 25330436 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Current Eye Research)
Posted: October 19, 2014, 11:00 pm

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