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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:

Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, Advance ArticleDOI: 10.1039/C4CP03648D, CommunicationBo Yang, Feng-Xia Wang, Kai-Kai Wang, Jing-Hui Yan, Yong-Qiang Liu, Ge-Bo PanPI-PTCDI was synthesized and self-assembled into ultralong nanobelts, which exhibited excellent photodetector and photoswitching performance.To cite this article before page numbers are assigned, use the DOI form of citation above.The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. latest articles)

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Posted: October 30, 2014, 2:26 pm
Optogenetics is a novel technology that allows cell-specific controlling of membrane potential with light by expressing light-sensitive proteins in cells of interest [1]. This method is extensively used for optical stimulation of specific cell types in well-defined brain regions in vivo. Optogenetic cardiac pacing in vivo has also been demonstrated in adult mouse hearts [2] and embryonic zebrafish hearts [3] using transgenic animals expressing the blue light-sensitive cation channel Channelrhodopsin 2 (ChR2). (Source: Trends in Cardiovascular Medicine)
Posted: October 29, 2014, 11:00 pm
ConclusionsOur findings highlight the complexity of NOD2 activation and IL‐1 signalling effects that can be compounded by local environmental factors of the target organ. These observations may impact how we understand the molecular mechanisms by which NOD2 influences inflammation of the eye versus joint, and consequently, treatment options for uveitis versus arthritis. (Source: Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology)
Posted: October 29, 2014, 11:00 pm
Conclusions The transorbital approach is more practical than the supraorbital approach for retrograde cannulation of the ophthalmic artery. This study provides a reliable access route implication for hyaluronidase injection into the ophthalmic artery to salvage central retinal occlusion following hyaluronic acid injection. No Level Assigned This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each submission to which Evidence-Based Medicine rankings are applicable. This excludes Review Articles, Book Reviews, and manuscripts that concern Basic Science, Animal Studies, Cadaver Studies, and Experimental Studies. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Ins...
Posted: October 29, 2014, 11:00 pm
Journal of the American Chemical SocietyDOI: 10.1021/ja507147p (Source: Journal of the American Chemical Society)

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Posted: October 29, 2014, 1:37 pm
Title: Health Tip: Driving Safely at NightCategory: Health NewsCreated: 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 10/29/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Posted: October 29, 2014, 6:00 am
In a unanimous vote, The Dermatologic and Ophthalmic Drugs Advisory Committee voted to support the approval ofAIN457 (secukinumab)for adults suffering from moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis that are also appropriate candidates for systemic therapy and phototherapy. (Source: Pharmaceutical Online News)
Posted: October 29, 2014, 2:25 am
Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2014, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C4CP03791J, PerspectiveMijanur Rahaman Molla, Suhrit GhoshSelf-assembly of [small pi]-conjugated building blocks has been a topic of interest in last few years owing to their close relevance in optoelectronic device applications. If such building blocks are made...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. latest articles)
Posted: October 28, 2014, 11:18 pm
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C4CC06636G, CommunicationHuan-Huan LI, Yang Wang, Kai Yuan, Ye Tao, Run-Feng Chen, Chao Zheng, Xinhui Zhou, Junfeng Li, Wei HuangThe rhodium-catalyzed synthesis of phenazasilines from readily achievable biarylhydrosilanes is presented. This highly efficient method offers opportunities for preparing [small pi]-extended phenazasilines with enhanced optoelectronic properties for device applications in organic...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Chem. Commun. latest articles)

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Posted: October 28, 2014, 11:15 pm
Campus officials today dedicated a landmark new research and patient-care facility on UCLA’s Stein Plaza. The state-of-the-art Edie & Lew Wasserman Building completes the trio of buildings envisioned for the Stein Eye Institute more than half a century ago by Hollywood agent and studio chief Lew Wasserman, Music Corporation of America founder Jules Stein and then-UCLA Chancellor Franklin Murphy. The facility also houses the UCLA Global Neurosurgery Center and the Institute of Urologic Oncology. The building is named for long-time UCLA supporters, the late Edie and Lew Wasserman, whose philanthropy extended beyond UCLA. The Wasserman Foundation made the project possible. Among the approximately 120 people attending the ceremony were Casey Wasserman, grandson of Edie and Lew Wasserman,...
Posted: October 28, 2014, 11:02 pm
This study is related to the synthesis of TPUs with chemical compositions that comprise chemically grafted filters for the hazardous‐light. GC‐MS, attenuated total reflectance Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and UV–vis spectroscopies confirmed the reaction completion and the beneficial effect of the filters on the light transmittance, respectively. Relatively high refractive index of the material was measured and allows for the manufacturing of thinner lenses. The contrast sensitivity determined for a model intraocular lens (IOL) was satisfactory. Few optical defects were, however, present on the model lens prepared by thermoplastic injection molding. The elasticity of the materials was evaluated in view to their potential applicability as foldable IOLs by determining their ...
Posted: October 28, 2014, 11:00 pm
Nature advance online publication 29 October 2014. doi:10.1038/nature13829 Authors: Xingliang Dai, Zhenxing Zhang, Yizheng Jin, Yuan Niu, Hujia Cao, Xiaoyong Liang, Liwei Chen, Jianpu Wang & Xiaogang Peng Solution-processed optoelectronic and electronic devices are attractive owing to the potential for low-cost fabrication of large-area devices and the compatibility with lightweight, flexible plastic substrates. Solution-processed light-emitting diodes (LEDs) using conjugated polymers or quantum dots as emitters have attracted great interest over the past two decades. However, the overall performance of solution-processed LEDs—including their efficiency, efficiency roll-off at high current densities, turn-on voltage and lifetime under operational conditions—remains inferio...
Posted: October 28, 2014, 11:00 pm
Conclusions Mitochondrial disease caused by SLSMDs is clinically heterogeneous, and not all cases conform to a classical mitochondrial syndrome. Multisystem disease is the norm, with anaemia, renal impairment and endocrine disturbance being the most frequent extraneurological features. SLSMDs should be considered in the differential diagnosis of all children presenting with ptosis. (Source: Journal of Inherited Metabolic Disease)

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Posted: October 28, 2014, 11:00 pm
Conclusions mfVEP and tVEP showed good reproducibility in normals and RRMS. TRV for mfVEP latency was larger in ON than normal or non-ON. mfVEP global latency’s TRV was about half the respective values for tVEP in all groups, due to averaging of multiple responses. (Source: Documenta Ophthalmologica)
Posted: October 28, 2014, 11:00 pm
Abstract Accurate interpretation of orbital imaging in the presence of either orbital implants requires a sound knowledge of both the surgical approach used and the imaging characteristics of the implanted devices themselves. In this article, the radiological appearance of the various devices used in ophthalmology, and their relationship to other orbital structures, is reviewed. In addition, the intended anatomical location, function of these devices, and clinical indications for their use are provided. (Source: Neuroradiology)
Posted: October 28, 2014, 7:11 pm
Conclusions This device enabled the subjects to see objects that could not be recognized by the unaided eye. Our visual aid effectively assisted RP patients with night blindness. (Source: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology)
Posted: October 28, 2014, 5:34 pm
Retinal macroaneurysms are an acquired vascular anomaly primarily associated with advancing age and hypertension. Although a rare pathology, it is not uncommon for a patient with a macroaneurysm to present to the primary care optometrist. Macroaneurysms have various presentations and they constitute one of the few clinical entities that can produce preretinal, intraretinal, subretinal or vitreal haemorrhage or any combination thereof. A review of the pathophysiology, differential diagnosis and newest treatments will be provided. A 68‐year‐old Caucasian male patient with a history of a previously treated retinal macroaneurysm presented to the eye clinic with acute‐onset visual loss in the same eye. The patient had a known diagnosis of hypertension and had been untreated by his primary...

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Posted: October 28, 2014, 5:31 pm
Dr Roger Steinert describes the latest presbyopia-correcting intraocular lenses expected to reach the US market soon. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Posted: October 28, 2014, 5:20 pm
A pair of just-published studies examine different pharmacologic agents with the aim of preventing hypertensive phase associated with Ahmed glaucoma valve implantation. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Posted: October 28, 2014, 1:02 pm
German ophthalmic device maker Implandata Ophthalmic Products raises €3 million in its latest round of funding and establishes a Delaware-based subsidiary to help launch its lead product in the U.S. German ophthalmic device-maker Implandata Ophthalmic Products said it raised €3 million (about $3.8 million) in its latest funding round and established a Delaware-based subsidiary to help launch its lead product in the U.S. Implandata Ophthalmic ProductsNews Well, Funding Roundup, Glaucoma, Optical/Ophthalmicread more (Source: Mass Device)

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Posted: October 28, 2014, 11:44 am

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