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.

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Opthamologist News:

Conclusion: Topography-guided PRK in keratoconus may be effective for reducing myopia and astigmatism and may offer a temporary or permanent alternative to keratoplasty in contact lens-intolerant keratoconus. In the present study, we found a low risk of keratoconus progression after PRK.Case Rep Ophthalmol 2015;6:260-268 (Source: Case Reports in Ophthalmology)

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Posted: August 4, 2015, 5:01 pm
Authors: Capó-Aponte JE, Jurek GM, Walsh DV, Temme LA, Ahroon WA, Riggs DW Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine whether repetitive exposure to low-level blasts during military breacher training produces acute and cumulative damage to the ocular tissues or visual system. The effects of low-level blast exposure on high-contrast visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, oculomotor function, color vision, visual field (VF), pupillary light reflex, corneal endothelial cell density (ECD), macular thickness, retinal nerve fiber layer thickness, and cup-to-disc ratio were assessed using a battery of standard clinical ophthalmic tests administered 10 times over a 2-year period. Data from nine breacher instructors (Cadre) were compared with data from four breacher engineers (Contr...
Posted: August 4, 2015, 3:10 pm
CONCLUSION: Ophthalmological findings after surgeries were uncommon, and most of the included patients were relatively healthy. Minor complications, such as dehydration or superficial ocular trauma, should be prevented by following systematic protocols that provide appropriate ocular occlusion with a lubricating ointment and protect the eye with an acrylic occluder. These procedures will refine the quality of anesthesia services and avoid discomfort among patients, surgeons and anesthesia staff. (Source: Clinics)
Posted: August 4, 2015, 2:25 pm
(Source: Irish Journal of Medical Science)
Posted: August 4, 2015, 2:22 pm
An emergency department clinician diagnosed poison ivy. What do you think has caused this rash? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)

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Posted: August 4, 2015, 1:16 pm
A 26-stone woman has claimed that she is going blind after drinking 28 cans of the stimulant drink every day (Source: Telegraph Health)
Posted: August 4, 2015, 9:44 am
Implementation of guidelines for mild ocular alkali burns improved outcomes in an emergency department; an outside expert agrees a standardized protocol can improve patient care. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Posted: August 4, 2015, 9:14 am
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C5CC05239D, CommunicationJing Zhao, Bole Yu, Ying Chen, Mei Hong, Pingping Duan, Zujin Zhao, Shifeng Gan, Hui ChaoAggregation-induced emission (AIE) materials are attracting increasing attention for their unique applications in optoelectronic materials and chemical sensors. However, novel molecular designs and studies on the structure-property relationship of AIE...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Chem. Commun. latest articles)
Posted: August 3, 2015, 11:13 pm
Chem. Commun., 2015, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C5CC05729A, CommunicationHung-Chin Wu, Jicheng Zhang, Zhi-shan Bo, Wen-Chang ChenStar-shaped molecule possesses superior solution processability, which is related to its unique chemical architecture, compared to common linear-type materials, and is largely used in optoelectronic devices, such as field-effect transistors...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Chem. Commun. latest articles)
Posted: August 3, 2015, 11:13 pm
Abstract Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is a large-vessel vasculitis predominantly affecting older people, with a peak incidence between 70 and 79 years of age. If untreated, ischaemic complications can be catastrophic for the patient, including blindness. We review the current treatment paradigms for this condition, the mainstay of which is immediate high-dose glucocorticoid therapy with a gradual dose tapering. Adverse events of glucocorticoid therapy are often observed after 12–24 months and corticosteroid-sparing adjuvant therapies are used in severe disease, multiple flares or patients at high risk of prolonged therapy. The current understanding of the pathogenesis of GCA is explored. This has informed the identification of new potential targets and approaches to treatment. B...

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Posted: August 3, 2015, 11:00 pm
We present a case of a central Descemet’s Membrane detachment (DMD) induced by an Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Device during phacoemulsification surgery that resolved spontaneously, leaving a best spectacle corrected visual acuity of 20/20. The detachment was monitored with serial anterior segment optical coherence tomography images. Most cases of central DMD reported in the literature have been managed surgically to facilitate rapid visual recovery and minimize the risk of scarring. Our case adds to the literature in providing an alternative management strategy where surgical intervention may not be possible. (Source: Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology)
Posted: August 3, 2015, 11:00 pm
Opthalmologist and laser eye surgeon David Allamby, clinical director of London's Focus clinic, says the surge in people using laughing gas could lead to a 'sight loss epidemic' in future years. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Posted: August 3, 2015, 10:18 pm
Peter's wife came to see me to discuss help regarding ways to best care for him. Jane had gotten worn down by years of traveling down the path of Parkinson's with him. In the midst of her story, she casually referred to the latest in a series of setbacks. Peter had just been diagnosed with dementia by their family doctor. As I enquired about the specifics of how exactly this had come about, Jane recounted how the doc had asked Peter during their last visit about memory symptoms, and how based on Peter's positive answers, the doctor had decided on a dementia diagnosis. I urged Jane to seek a second opinion and take her husband to see a dementia specialist at the nearest memory clinic. It turned out Peter did not have dementia, only memory loss from normal aging. Such story is unfortunately ...
Posted: August 3, 2015, 6:45 pm
According to the new report from BCC Research, the global ophthalmic therapeutic drug market was valued at $12.3 billion in 2014. This market is expected to reach $19 billion by 2019, with a compound...(PRWeb August 03, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/08/prweb12883662.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)

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Posted: August 3, 2015, 5:15 pm
Approval by the European Commission Follows Unanimous Recommendation by the EMA SEATTLE, Aug. 3, 2015 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Omeros Corporation (OMER) today announced that the European Commission (EC) has granted marketing authori... Biopharmaceuticals, Ophthalmology, RegulatoryOmeros Corp, Omidria, phenylephrine, ketorolac (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Posted: August 3, 2015, 5:14 pm
Abstract Toxoplasmosis is a relatively rare complication in renal transplant patients and can pose diagnostic challenges, especially when it manifests as an ocular inflammation. Authors hereby report an unusual case of a 57-year-old male who developed retinochoroidal toxoplasmosis after 15 years of renal transplant, the diagnoses of which were challenging as the patient was also a known case of cerebral post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease (PTLD) of Hodgkin’s type, which misled the ophthalmologists towards a clinical diagnosis of ocular PTLD. Histopathology examination of the enucleated eye revealed numerous toxoplasmosis cysts within the retina and choroid. No ocular PTLD was observed. (Source: Journal of Ophthalmic Inflammation and Infection)
Posted: August 3, 2015, 4:31 pm
Conclusions There were no clinically significant differences among the three groups in terms of IOP diurnal curves, and thus LPI did not have a significant effect on diurnal patterns of IOP. Though the diurnal IOPs of affected eyes after LPI was significantly higher than those of normal eyes, the IOP range was not acute. (Source: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology)
Posted: August 3, 2015, 4:27 pm
Children who sleep in unventilated rooms with cooking fires are at greater risk for severe trachoma, a leading cause of preventable blindness in developing countries, according to the findings of a recent study conducted in Tanzania. The study was supported by the National Eye Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health. (Source: News from NEI)
Posted: August 3, 2015, 3:51 pm
Learn about the different forms of age-related macular degeneration, preventive strategies, and lastest therapeutic options in this overview. U.S. Pharmacist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Posted: August 3, 2015, 3:00 pm
Researches have developed a new method for optical communication on a chip, which will give a possibility to decrease the size of optical and optoelectronic elements and increase the computer performance several tenfold. According to their article, they have proposed the way to completely eliminate energy losses of surface plasmons in optical devices. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Posted: August 3, 2015, 1:30 pm

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