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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:

At twelve months, patients with normal tension glaucoma sustained IOP reduction and less medication use after one session of selective laser trabeculoplasty. BMC Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted: March 5, 2015, 4:00 pm
A 24-week study compares the VEGF inhibitor against macular grid laser photocoagulation used at baseline to gauge which offers superior vision improvements. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Posted: March 5, 2015, 3:21 pm
Conclusions. RCVA formation induced by retinochoroidal incisions could improve venous flow, and decrease CMT and retinal hemorrhage. However, only eyes with nonischemic CRVO showed visual improvement. PMID: 25734009 [PubMed] (Source: Journal of Ophthalmology)
Posted: March 5, 2015, 3:06 pm
CONCLUSIONS: A C596G mutation in FBN1 was identified in a Chinese family with MFS. Our results expand the spectrum of FBN1 mutations and contribute to the understanding of the role of FBN1 in the pathogenesis of Marfan syndrome. PMID: 25729264 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Molecular Vision)
Posted: March 5, 2015, 8:04 am
Publication date: Available online 4 March 2015 Source:Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology Author(s): Syed Shoeb Ahmad , Lalit Lad , Shuaibah Abdul Ghani A 17-year old young girl was seen by us with complaints of progressive, painless decreasing vision in one eye for the last 4 years. No other supporting history could be elucidated. On examination, a large choroidal mass was found. Since the features were suggestive of malignant melanoma of the choroid, an enucleation of the eye was performed. Subsequently, histopathological examination of the enucleated eye revealed findings consistent with melanocytoma of the choroid. This case is unique in that the patient was of relatively young age and the tumor was huge compared to previous such reports. (Source: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology)
Posted: March 4, 2015, 11:00 pm
ConclusionsSD‐OCT confirms that AMNR may occur in different patterns. Microperimetry demonstrated that functional alterations are also discernible in apparently uninvolved areas. Both examinations are extremely valuable in characterizing the changes associated with AMNR. (Source: Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology)
Posted: March 4, 2015, 11:00 pm
ConclusionsPLK1 expression was associated with poor tumor differentiation and histopathological high risk factors. These proteins may be involved in tumorigenesis and progression of disease. These results suggest that PLK1 may act as a potential therapeutic target and a promising marker for developing potent small molecule inhibitors of PLK isoforms in retinoblastoma. (Source: Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology)

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Posted: March 4, 2015, 11:00 pm
Conclusions Our study indicates that the Child-IXTQ is a reliable and valid instrument for assessing the health-related quality of life among children with strabismus. (Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences)
Posted: March 4, 2015, 11:00 pm
Publication date: 4 March 2015 Source:Neuron, Volume 85, Issue 5 Author(s): Linda Madisen , Aleena R. Garner , Daisuke Shimaoka , Amy S. Chuong , Nathan C. Klapoetke , Lu Li , Alexander van der Bourg , Yusuke Niino , Ladan Egolf , Claudio Monetti , Hong Gu , Maya Mills , Adrian Cheng , Bosiljka Tasic , Thuc Nghi Nguyen , Susan M. Sunkin , Andrea Benucci , Andras Nagy , Atsushi Miyawaki , Fritjof Helmchen , Ruth M. Empson , Thomas Knöpfel , Edward S. Boyden , R. Clay Reid , Matteo Carandini , Hongkui Zeng An increasingly powerful approach for studying brain circuits relies on targeting genetically encoded sensors and effectors to specific cell types. However, current approaches for this are still limited in functionality and specificity. Here we utilize several intersectional s...

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Posted: March 4, 2015, 11:00 pm
Authors: W K Lefferts, W E Hughes & K S Heffernan (Source: Journal of Human Hypertension)
Posted: March 4, 2015, 11:00 pm
(Source: Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology)
Posted: March 4, 2015, 11:00 pm
We report a case of association between Cogan’s syndrome and ileal Crohn’s disease which we believe deserves attention since, after an accurate review of the literature, we have found approximately 250 reports of patients with Cogan’s syndrome, only 13 of whom with concurrent chronic inflammatory bowel disease; of these 13 cases, none experienced improvement after therapy. In the light of the good outcome obtained in our case, we proposed a valid treatment option with boluses of steroids, combined with early systemic immunosuppression and intra-tympanic steroid injections. (Source: American Journal of Otolaryngology)
Posted: March 4, 2015, 11:00 pm
Conclusion Wide variation in follow up intervals was associated with a worse visual acuity outcome although longer mean follow up interval was not. Smokers presented at a significantly younger age than non-smokers or ex-smokers. This was a large study with an adjusted R2 of 0.44 . The results are relevant to other macular degeneration service providers around the world. (Source: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology)
Posted: March 4, 2015, 11:00 pm
(Source: Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology)
Posted: March 4, 2015, 11:00 pm
Trabecular micro-bypass stents work as well as travoprost to reduce intraocular pressure in glaucoma, say researchers. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Posted: March 4, 2015, 9:54 pm
New J. Chem., 2015, Advance ArticleDOI: 10.1039/C4NJ02359E, PaperPaolo Coghi, Antonio Papagni, Riccardo Po, Anna Calabrese, Alessandra Tacca, Alberto Savoini, Milda StuknyteA series of Donor-Accepting-Donor (D-A-D) and Accepting-Donor-Accepting (A-D-A) compounds have been prepared and employed in the synthesis of oligomers potentially useful in optoelectronic applications.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 - New J. Chem. latest articles)
Posted: March 4, 2015, 5:03 pm
Authors: Ross WT, Olsen M Abstract Individuals with Down syndrome have an increased risk for many conditions, including cardiovascular disease, cancer, infections, and osteoporosis, and endocrine, neurological, orthopedic, auditory, and ophthalmic disorders. They also are at increased risk for abuse and human rights violations and receive fewer screenings and interventions than the population without Down syndrome. In this literature review, the most common health conditions associated with Down syndrome are examined, along with the topics of sexual abuse, menstrual hygiene, contraception, and human rights. Clinical guidelines for this population are summarized in an effort to assist practicing physicians in improving their provision of health care to the adult patient with Down sy...
Posted: March 4, 2015, 4:06 pm
CONCLUSIONS: As the largest existing study of Gullah individuals, our study offers insight into not only the level of cardiovascular risk in this population but also the pathophysiological mechanisms central to ancestral differences in cardiometabolic risk in the broader African American population. PMID: 25279862 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] (Source: Southern Medical Journal)
Posted: March 4, 2015, 4:06 pm
Here's a look at some of the top mergers & acquisitions stories for medical device companies this week: J&J deals Cordis to Cardinal Health for nearly $2B; Cyberonics to buy Italy's Sorin for $1.4B; Boston Scientific to buy Endo's urology portfolio for $1.65B; Nikon pushes into medtech with $400 mln Optos acquisition; Allergan CEO in line for $100M payout from Actavis deal J&J deals Cordis to Cardinal Health for nearly $2B March 2, 2015 by Brad Perriello Actavis, Boston Scientific, Cardinal Health, Cordis Corp., Cyberonics Inc., Endo Health, Johnson & Johnson, Nikon, Optos Inc., Sorin Group, Allergan Inc.News Well, Mergers & Acquisitionsread more (Source: Mass Device)

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Posted: March 4, 2015, 2:00 pm
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Posted: March 4, 2015, 6:00 am

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