Opthamologists and opometrists

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:

Conclusions: Medicare MTM services resulted in lower mortality and odds for hospitalization for enrolled patients compared with matched controls. This study observed an increase in ED visits and no differences in change in daily medication costs in MTM services. PMID: 24738554 [PubMed - in process] (Source: The American Journal of Managed Care)

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Posted: April 19, 2014, 2:10 am
Dr. Roger Steinert reports on the latest data on intracorneal inlays for the treatment of presbyopia. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Posted: April 18, 2014, 7:23 pm
ForSight Vision5 says it landed a $15 million Series C round for its Helios ocular insert. ForSight Vision5, which is developing devices to treat front-of-the-eye conditions such as glaucoma and dry eye disease, said it pulled down a $15 million Series C round. ForSight Vision5 is a spinout of ForSight Labs, a Menlo Park, Calif.-based incubator focused on developing ophthalmic treatments. ForSight VisionNews Well, Funding Roundup, Optical/Ophthalmic, Venture Capital/Private Equityread more (Source: Mass Device)
Posted: April 18, 2014, 2:16 pm
Patients treated with a reactive as-needed approach, rather than a proactive approach, could lose visual acuity that cannot be regained, a new analysis suggests. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Posted: April 18, 2014, 1:41 pm
Communities in Africa and Thailand that worked together on HIV-prevention efforts saw not only a rise in HIV screening but a drop in new infections, according to a new study in the peer-reviewed journal The Lancet Global Health.   The U.S. National Institute of Mental Health's Project Accept — a trial conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network to test a combination of social, behavioral and structural HIV-prevention interventions — demonstrated that a series of community efforts boosted the number of people tested for HIV and resulted in a 14 percent reduction in new HIV infections, compared with control communities.   Much of the research was conducted in sub-Saharan Africa, which has particularly high rates of HIV. The researchers were interested not just in how the clinical ...
Posted: April 18, 2014, 4:26 am
ConclusionsColor Doppler ultrasonography provides additional insights into the pathophysiology of CSC and may support the vasospasm hypothesis. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Ultrasound, 2014; (Source: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound)
Posted: April 17, 2014, 11:00 pm
Stable at high temperatures, refractory plasmonic materials could boost existing optoelectronic technologies. Authors: Urcan Guler, Alexandra Boltasseva, Vladimir M. Shalaev (Source: Science: Current Issue)
Posted: April 17, 2014, 11:00 pm
There are a multitude of diseases that commonly affect both the skin and the eye. Part II of this 2-part series reviews the oculocutaneous manifestations of neoplasms, both benign and malignant, and adverse drug reactions affecting the skin and the eye. Though rare, a number of neoplasms that primarily involve the skin, such as melanoma and basal cell carcinoma, can metastasize to the eye, leading to permanent damage if not properly treated. In addition, periocular neoplasms can irritate the conjunctiva and lid, reducing a patient's ability to see clearly. Neoplastic diseases, such as xeroderma pigmentosum, Sturge–Weber syndrome, and multiple myeloma, can also lead to permanent changes in the eye if not discovered and managed promptly. Furthermore, there are a multitude of drugs, includi...
Posted: April 17, 2014, 8:12 pm
Many skin diseases are associated with ocular findings, emphasizing the need for dermatologists to be fully aware of their presence, and as a result, avoid overlooking conditions with potentially major ocular complications, including blindness. We review important oculocutaneous disease associations with recommendations for the management of the ocular complications and appropriate referral to our ophthalmology colleagues. Part I of this 2-part review focuses on the infectious, inflammatory, and genetic relationships. (Source: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology)

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Posted: April 17, 2014, 8:12 pm
CrystEngComm, 2014, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C4CE00627E, PaperWei Gao, Hairong Zheng, QingYan Han, Enjie He, Ruibo WangRare earth ions doped upconversion materials show great potential applications in optical and optoelectronic devices due to these novel optical properties. In this work, the NaYF4:Yb3+/Ho3+ microrods have been successfully...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - CrystEngComm latest articles)
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:37 pm
Chem. Commun., 2014, Accepted ManuscriptDOI: 10.1039/C4CC01490A, CommunicationMorteza Javadi, Zhenyu Yang, Jonathan VeinotGermanium dioxide has many applications in the optoelectronics sector and is the subject of substantial research interest. In this contribution we report the preparation of germanium dioxide nanoparticles of varied...The content of this RSS Feed (c) The Royal Society of Chemistry (Source: RSC - Chem. Commun. latest articles)
Posted: April 17, 2014, 2:37 pm
(Source: American Journal of Ophthalmology)

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Posted: April 17, 2014, 11:37 am
(Source: American Journal of Ophthalmology)
Posted: April 17, 2014, 11:37 am
(Source: American Journal of Ophthalmology)
Posted: April 17, 2014, 11:37 am
(Source: American Journal of Ophthalmology)
Posted: April 17, 2014, 11:37 am
(Source: American Journal of Ophthalmology)
Posted: April 17, 2014, 11:37 am
(Source: American Journal of Ophthalmology)

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Posted: April 17, 2014, 11:37 am
The risk for falls and fractures is highest with diplopia, which can cause poor depth perception and an impaired ability to avoid obstacles. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Posted: April 17, 2014, 11:23 am
Title: Bacteria May Survive Longer in Contact Lens Solution Than ThoughtCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/17/2014 9:35:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/17/2014 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Posted: April 17, 2014, 6:00 am

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